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Meet Harry the Black Rhino

January 22nd, 2021

If you have had the pleasure of visiting the NHES campus, then you had a unique opportunity to see a life-size, black rhinoceros (rhino). This rhino statue is fondly referred to as Harry, or Hieronymus, by his previous owners—The Sweeney Family—who gifted him to NHES to raise awareness about the black rhino. After his arrival, […]

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Why Are There So Many Birds in Rescues?

January 5th, 2021

January is recognized as Adopt a Rescued Bird Month. In honor of the many homeless birds living in rescues and sanctuaries across the United States, let’s highlight some important facts about America’s fourth most popular companion animal. There are over 20 million birds living as pets in the United States. The most commonly kept birds are psittacines, […]

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Is an Elephant a Person?

December 5th, 2020

Do animals have the right to bodily autonomy? The plight of a very famous elephant living in captivity in The Bronx Zoo is bringing philosophical and legal issues of personhood to the limelight. Happy is a 49-year-old elephant who was born in the wild in 1971. Shortly after, she and her six siblings were captured […]

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Holiday Tips to Help Keep Your Animals Safe

December 1st, 2020

Decorating for the holidays and hosting celebrations are commonplace during this time of year. Whether you are an extravagant decorator or a minimalistic one, a host for a gathering or an attendee, here are a few things to consider to help keep your furry friends safe this holiday season: Decorations Lights–whether you like white or […]

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Stressed Out? Animals Can Help!

November 14th, 2020

Dear Friend of Animals,  Do you know that our animals help us reduce stress and anxiety? According to a survey by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), 74% of people feel improvement in their mental health due to having companion animals. Studies have further proven that companion animals help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol […]

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