Animals

UF scientists construct the mammal tree of life

The study of the largest tree-of-life database ever created was published to the journal Science Thursday. A group of University of Florida scientists worked to create this database as part of an international team that researches genetic and physical characteristics of placental mammals, which evolved into many of the mammals on Earth today.

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Loose livestock cause closure of I-75

For a few hours Saturday afternoon, I-75 was closed in both directions after a cattle car transport crash on southbound I-75 near mile marker 387. Florida Highway Patrol and Alachua County Sheriff's officers were on scene and attempting to clean up the site and get traffic moving again.

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Paws on parole

Six dogs from Alachua County Animal Services were adopted into new families and loving homes on Friday. But unlike other shelter dogs, people have been lining up for two months to adopt them. WUFT-TV’s Emily Burris has more on the very special training program, which gives these pooches a second …

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