November 19, 2018

An astoundingly dark recap of 2016’s animal news and videos

“Sometimes they’ll ‘hang out’ with each other for an hour,” says the Seattle Aquarium’s Tim Carpenter. “Sometimes it’s 12 hours.” Credit:

Michael Bentley via Flickr

Like many people, we here at Crosscut tempered the year’s barrage of bad news by turning to animal videos and stories on occasion.

We published several of our own as well. But in keeping with our journalistic standards, almost all of them were kind of grim. For those who steadfastly refuse to the call of easy animal-related content, we present some of our top stories of the year…