Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for January 23, 2017. We have fetched some great reports for you so let’s get straight to our top story. Pierre?”
Pierre Westie: “Thank you, Bentley. This story is right out of Jurassic Park. Scientists have made a list of extinct animals that they would like to bring back to life. The key is finding an animal with similar DNA that is still alive. On their list of 25 possibilities, you’ll find the elephant for the wooly mammoth, the Siberian tiger would be used for the Caspian tigers that were lost in the 1960’s and Irish elks whose remains have been dated to around 7,700 years ago have similar genes as the Red deer. Do you think it is a good idea to try and bring back extinct animals?”
Bentley: “Did any of the scientists actually see Jurassic Park? Speaking of movies, there was quite an uproar over the new movie, A Dog’s Purpose. A video released to a television station appears to show a German Shepherd being forced into a pool of rushing water. The dog obviously does not want to participate. As of today, the premiere and publicity tour have been postponed while the leaked video is being scrutinized. We will keep you updated.”
Pierre: “The Barnum & Bailey’s circus has announced it is closing after 146 years. Most of the dogs and lions are owned by their handlers and will remain with them. As we reported last year, the circus elephants have already been retired from performing and are living their lives on a reserve. When the Big Top goes down this spring, it will leave dozens of camels, tigers, and horses looking for a place to retire. Although there has been no confirmation on where these animals will relocate, a spokesman for Ringling has said any place will “have to meet their high animal care standards.”
Bentley: “I hope that they are allowed to live where they can roam free without the constraints. None of them are probably looking for jobs but we did find some unusual guard animals. Donkeys, llamas, and alpacas are all being used to protect flocks of sheep. Geese have been standing guard at police stations in rural China because they can distinguish normal noises from anything unusual. Thankfully, it looks like a dog’s job is safe since most people don’t have room for a llama.
Let’s take a look at this week’s weather forecast with our Weather Lab, Paisley.”
Paisley: “I finally have a nicer outlook for most of the country. Both the west and east coasts will have rain the first part of the week but then, the sun will come out and dry things up. Those of you in the north will still experience really cold temperatures and some snow but I’m expecting less than in previous weeks. If you are in the center of the U.S., it will be pretty although high winds will blow through. Down south, you will have sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 70’s. As always, please check your local weather outlets for updates or warnings. I hope that no matter what the weather is where you live that you have a great week. Back to you in the studio, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Thank you, Paisley. We are looking forward to the sunshine.
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