We're witnessing a profound shift in the way people regard animals. They matter more to us now. We think of them less as objects at our disposal, as science increasingly reveals them to be intelligent, emotional, social beings that are not as different from us as we used to think they were. We're increasingly committed to learning about them, more interested in understanding and improving our relationships with them, and more passionate about protecting them. The Dodo will channel this shift every day by covering the most important and fascinating stories including photos, videos, Vines, etc. And we want you to join us: Share your stories, your pictures, your media, anything animal-related, and you'll be part of an unprecedented community for all those who love animals, are concerned about their welfare -- and want to make a difference.

WHY “THE DODO"?

We're resurrecting the dodo -- a mysterious bird we drove into extinction nearly 400 years ago -- to remind us of just how great our impact on animals is, and to inspire us to get it right this time.

STAFF

Founder and Editor at Large: Izzie Lerer

Executive Editor: Joanna Zelman

Head of Product: Colin Sterling

VP, Media Innovation & Strategy: Akbar Ahsan

Deputy Editor: Katy Hall

Director of Business Operations: Jacob Krushel

Director, Media Innovation & Strategy: Kelly Burke

Senior Editors: Jessi Stafford, Marti Trgovich

Video Editor: Emily Pelleymounter

Associate Video Editors: April Son, Emily Watson

Reporter: Christina Russo

Staff Writer: Stephen Messenger

Associate Writer: Caitlin Anders, Solon Kelleher, Ameena Schelling, Sarah Schweig, Anna Swartz, Aurora Wells

Community Editor: David Becker, Eric Larnick

Outreach And Partnerships Manager: Shay McCay

Audience Development Manager: Brittney Gilbert

Strategic Social Editor: Monica Kornis