Orangutans Form ‘Very Special Bond’ with Otters Sharing Zoo Home

 Good News Notes: “A group of orangutans living at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium is sharing a home with a family of Asian small-clawed otters — and they’re all getting along swimmingly! The close relationship between the animals is on display in a series of photos shared by the zoo, which shows the two…

Willie McDonald hailed as a hero for saving lives during Jonesboro tornado

Good News Notes: “Willie McDonald and his family were on their way to his cousin’s house when the tornado touched down in Jonesboro. The EF-3 ripped through several businesses in town including Academy Sports & Outdoors. Willie’s quick thinking and courage is credited with saving several lives. ‘We were on Race Street at the red…

Carson Daly & Wife Siri Welcome Baby #4

Good News Notes: “The couple just announced the arrival of their daughter Goldie Patricia Daly. Carson shared the happy news on Instagram, calling it a “Daly Planet Exclusive!” In the photo, Carson and Siri are wearing masks due to the coronavirus outbreak as they hold baby Goldie. He wrote in the caption, ‘Carson & Siri…

Camera traps in trees reveal a richness of species in Rwandan park

Good News Notes: “Camera traps set high up in trees in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park captured 35 different mammal species over a 30-day period, including a rare Central African oyan (Poiana richardsonii), a small catlike mammal that has not previously been seen in the park. Arboreal camera traps are a viable method for conducting mammal…

How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling

 Good News Notes: “From Arlo Guthrie, who wrote a seven-minute song about taking out the garbage, to Shel Silverstein’s Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout, who drowned in her own garbage, our society has long struggled with the excesses of its own existence. Today, Americans hold the title of biggest trash producers in the world, at 6.5…

Therapy dog brings comfort to ER doctors on the frontlines

Good News Notes: “Heroes come in all shapes and sizes — this one just happens to have four legs and a furry coat. Wynn, a service dog in training, is bringing joy and comfort to the medical staff on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in Denver. The one-year-old yellow Labrador serves up cuddles…