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How Eclipses And Other Celestial Events Affect Pets And Wildlife

We all know not to look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse—at least not without the right eyewear. But what about our furry friends? One curious listener called in to ask what zoos did to protect animals from optical damage during the solar eclipse, and we’re also wondering: Does wildlife behavior change during celestial events? What about your own pet dog or cat? Morning Shift talks to Dr. Katie Cronin, research scientist at Lincoln Park Zoo, who is leading the charge on the zoo’s eclipse research


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