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Thursday, July 19, 2018
The director and general manager of the Schönbrunn Zoo, Dagmar Schratter, spoke to us about activism, animal husbandry, why some frogs wave and the tricks of impregnating an elephantArriving at the oldest existing zoo in the world, our hosts guided us past the excited chatter of a school class, then a couple holding hands beside the giraffe enclosure and...
People think that our dogs just follow orders. But really, it’s a cooperation – we tell them what we need, and they see how they can implement it.”When dogs encounter each other on the street, there’s often a scuffle. Owners tug on leashes, by-standers are annoyed. But when an inquisitive pug barked at Ayhoka, she didn’t even flinch. Ayhoka...
Lifetimes of understandable resentment can boil over into presumptions of guilt. This is dangerous. And when important public careers are ruined, everybody losesAs former Green Party defense spokesman Peter Pilz returns to Parliament this month, it’s a good time to reflect on the short and intense history of the #MeToo campaign – from a website launched in Harlem a...
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at.To the editor, (In response to “Up & Down the Danube,” MET 28, June 2018)Nick Thorpe’s cover story “Up & Down the Danube“ in the June 2018 issue of...
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Slovenia
From snowy peaks to frothing waves, for the Slovenes, transition is a state of beingby Faris Kočan & Kaja PrimoracThe Republic of Slovenia is one of the youngest countries in Europe, but like its neighbors in Central Europe, it has a long history – a territory the stage again and again for the great conquerors of history. The monuments...
Every month, we're listing up a bunch of quotes that we like. Here are our best quotes about animals:
“Many people treat their cats like babies in fur costumes. But they are not replacements for children; they have their own special needs.”It is said, a cat has nine lives. But Shawnee, a 10-year-old Maine Coon living in Floridsdorf, seems pretty happy with just the one. His home is Zen-like, with a garden and swimming pool in the backyard....
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