In the cold winter months, it can be hard to find the motivation to get outside and enjoy the subzero temperatures waiting just beyond the door. Dog owners know that the need for exercise waits for no perfect temperature, which is why Kimberly Wells likes to Skijor with her Alaskan huskies.
On this week's Friday Furcast, Ellie Baty explains what Anchorage Animal Care and Control is doing to combat a feline virus going around, introduces us to a sweet 6-year-old boy in Fairbanks and spends the day with the unofficial mascot of Anchorage.
Researchers tracked penguins “in four seasons with contrasting sea-ice conditions.” During an ice-free season, the animals were able to swim more and walk less, which is more efficient because penguins swim faster than they walk.
The Iditarod announced a partnership with long-time Iditarod supporter David Pike, to create the Pike Dog Wellness First Initiative in order to help out the mushing community during the COVID-19 pandemic, has launched a $50,000 fund.
The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday petitioned to provide protections to harbor seals that live at Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska. Biologist Kristin Carden says without more protections, the seals could go extinct.