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  • Wallaby Fosters Tree Kangaroo in Pouch

    Animals News : Discovery News
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Zookeepers say they have successfully fostered an orphaned tree kangaroo with a surrogate wallaby.
  • Hermaphrodite Worm Has Sex With Its Head

    Animals News : Discovery News
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    No mate? No problem for a free-living flatworm that shoots sperm into its head to fertilize itself. Continue reading →
  • Newly discovered 48-million-year-old lizard walked on water in Wyoming

    Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    A newly discovered, 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a 'Jesus lizard' for its ability to walk on water, may provide insight into how climate change may affect tropical species.
  • Death Rattle For The Horse Carriage Ban: Peeking Inside The Hate Bubble

    Bedlam Farm Journal
    Jon Katz
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Death Rattle A few weeks ago, a young woman who once worked with me at a newspaper in Philadelphia, and who is now working with NYClass, the animal rights group spearheading the ban against the carriage horses, messaged me and said she was working on something "very big, a game-changer. When you see it, you will not believe it, you will stop writing that the carriage drivers are good people and you will stop writing all that garbage about the animal rights movement in New York. It's big, very big, it will upend the City Council and touch off an uproar against the carriage trade,  you'll…
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Animal Concerns Community ( will cease operation at the end of August.
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    Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • Newly discovered 48-million-year-old lizard walked on water in Wyoming

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    A newly discovered, 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a 'Jesus lizard' for its ability to walk on water, may provide insight into how climate change may affect tropical species.
  • Dagger-like canines of saber-toothed cats took years to grow

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. The findings, for the first time, provide specific ages for developmental dental events in Smilodon. The eruption rate of the cat's permanent upper canines was a speedy six millimeters per month, but the teeth weren't fully developed until three years of age.
  • Human-like 'eye' in single-celled plankton: Mitochondria, plastids evolved together

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Scientists have peered into the eye-like structure of single-celled marine plankton called warnowiids and found it contains many of the components of a complex eye.
  • Bizarre mating habits of flatworms

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Failing to find a mating partner is a dent to the reproductive prospects of any animal, but in the flatworm species Macrostomum hystrix it might involve a real headache. Zoologists have discovered the extraordinary lengths to which this animal is willing to go in order to reproduce -- including apparently injecting sperm directly into their own heads.
  • Virus-carrying mosquitoes are more widespread than ever, and spreading

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause disease.
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    Bedlam Farm Journal

  • Death Rattle For The Horse Carriage Ban: Peeking Inside The Hate Bubble

    Jon Katz
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Death Rattle A few weeks ago, a young woman who once worked with me at a newspaper in Philadelphia, and who is now working with NYClass, the animal rights group spearheading the ban against the carriage horses, messaged me and said she was working on something "very big, a game-changer. When you see it, you will not believe it, you will stop writing that the carriage drivers are good people and you will stop writing all that garbage about the animal rights movement in New York. It's big, very big, it will upend the City Council and touch off an uproar against the carriage trade,  you'll…
  • Spring Rain

    Jon Katz
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Spring Rain
  • Chewing On Red

    Jon Katz
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Chewing On Red Fate loves herding sheep and she loves going for walks and hanging out with Maria. But near the top of the list is chewing on Red. She chews on his ears, on his nose, on his neck, he is unfailingly gracious, accepting and tolerant of her. This photo was taken a few weeks ago, and Fate's teething is easing up a bit, but just a bit. She still loves chewing on Red, he still lets her do it (as long as he isn't eating, then there is a low growl that sends her skittering.)
  • July 1. With An Open Heart

    Jon Katz
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    With An Open Heart Do you celebrate the first anniversary of near death, and Open Heart Surgery? I don't know, truly. It is not something I ever experience or imagined I would experience. Last June I went into the hospital for the first time in my life and on July 1, doctors stopped my heart, put my on life support machines, moved some veins and arteries around, open the pathways to life. They say recovery takes a year, so I am now officially recovered.  If people ask me how I am, I am not sure what they are talking about. My cardiologists doesn't even want to see me for another year. We…
  • Team Herding

    Jon Katz
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Team Herding Red teaches Fate a lot, mostly his presence gives her strength and confidence. Two of the sheep have been charging at  her and butting her, she doesn't run but she is a bit wary so I'm being careful to keep her back. She's too young to battle with them  yet, and when Red is there, the sheep don't dare try anything, this is boosting her confidence. She is calm and steady around him. I remember every day when I take the dogs in, I tell myself "this is fun, if the dogs and I are not having fun, then stop and go for a walk."
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    Endangered Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • Dagger-like canines of saber-toothed cats took years to grow

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. The findings, for the first time, provide specific ages for developmental dental events in Smilodon. The eruption rate of the cat's permanent upper canines was a speedy six millimeters per month, but the teeth weren't fully developed until three years of age.
  • Hydroelectric dams drastically reduce tropical forest biodiversity

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But new research reveals that these major infrastructure projects are far from environmentally friendly.
  • Red gorgonian, key organism to improve marine reserve conservation and management

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    Marine reserves are fundamental tools for the conservation of worldwide marine biodiversity. The analysis of both genetic and demographic structures of some habitat-forming species, for example the red gorgonian, is a key factor to improve marine reserve conservation management plans.
  • Fewer tiger subspecies, better protection?

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    New scientific research could help to protect tigers (Panthera tigris) from extinction. The findings indicate that tigers should be classified as only two subspecies – up to now nine subspecies were previously recognized. This will have a significant impact on species conservation since management efforts and breeding programs can now be organized in a simpler, more flexible and effective way.
  • More endangered pygmy sloths in Panama than previously estimated

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Pygmy sloths wander inland in addition to inhabiting the mangrove fringes of their island refuge. A researchers now suggests that the population size of the pygmy sloth has been underestimated; a new, higher estimate for the number of sloths on Panama's Escudo de Veraguas Island points to how little is known about the species, and it underscores the need to conserve the sloths' isolated home.
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    Animals on Huffington Post

  • INK361: 15 Amazing Wild Animals on Instagram

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    The National Geographic Instagram account, @natgeo, is one of our favorite things to read and follow. We could spend hours catching up on all the diff... Read more: Animals, World, Travel, Photography, Travel Photography, Endangered Species, Nature, National Geographic, Instagram, Travel News
  • Gail Vida Hamburg: Evidence of Things Seen: The Art of Nancy Lu Rosenheim

    Gail Vida Hamburg
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Though the subject matter of the exhibition is about the organic and natural, the colors in the exhibit look synthetic, acrid, flamboyant, and playful. There is a nod to Dr. Seuss in the exhibition. Read more: Chicago, Chicago Around Town, Chicago Artists, Chicago Art Galleries, Birds, Environment, Environmentalism, Ecology, Slidepollajax, Arts News
  • Portraiture Has Gone To The Dogs -- And Cats

    The Huffington Post News Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Illustrator and comic artist Ramsey Beyer didn’t start her art career thinking she would be drawing strangers’ pets. The opportunity grew from... Read more: Pet Portrait, Working Artists, Dog Portrait, Pet Gifts, Whatsworking, Animals, Arts News
  • Suzanne Donaldson: Welcome to The Park Hyatt NYC Where Dogs Are People Too

    Suzanne Donaldson
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    In the city that never sleeps dog owners find it difficult to stay at a luxury hotel that allows pups to rest their heads. Since its opening last ... Read more: Animals, Animal, Pets, Dogs, Mrs. Sizzle, Mrs-Sizzle,, Suzanne Donaldson, Suzanne-Donaldson, Animal Rescue, Friends-of-Finn, Humane Society, Humane Society of the United States, The Park Hyatt, New York Hotels, Hotels, Pet-Friendly Hotels, Georgina Bloomberg, Dylan Lauren, Fabiola Beracasa, Kick Kennedy, New York News
  • 9 Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe During July 4th Weekend

    The Huffington Post News Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Don't let the bright lights distract you on the fourth. According to the ASPCA, many dogs will go missing over Independence Day weekend. The day-l... Read more: Pet Health, Healthy Living Healthy Pets, Dog, Dog Safety, Dogs, Dog Safety Tips, Pet Sitting, Anxious Dogs, How to Calm Your Dog, Fourth of July, 4th of July, Dogs and Fireworks, HuffPost Home News
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Migrating humpback whale freed from fishing trap near Sydney – video

    Guardian Staff
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Australian national parks staff and water police freed a migrating humpback whale from a fishing trap near Sydney Heads on Sunday. Whale watchers, tracking a pod of three frolicking whales, raised the alarm when it became clear one distressed adult was entangled in a fishing trap, dragging three buoys behind it Continue reading...
  • Tim Burgess at Glastonbury 2015: 'Morrissey is right – meat is murder'

    Gwilym Mumford
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Charlatans frontman gives us the lowdown on his dietary beliefs over a spicy beanburger at Worthy Farm following their Friday morning Other stage set Related: The Charlatans at Glastonbury 2015 review – indie everymen let the good times roll Tim is eating: a spicy beanburger with salsa and olive tapenade Continue reading...
  • In the dog house: when does crating your canine become pet abuse?

    Sofija Stefanovic
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Americans love to put their dogs in crates. But in Europe and Australia, it’s a big no-no. In Finland, it’s even illegal If you want to start a fight in a dog park, mention crates and watch the pro- and anti- tempers rise. The process of crate training consists of keeping a puppy in a crate and letting it out to pee and poop. A dog won’t soil where it sleeps, so it will hold on until you let it outside. Many people continue using a crate throughout their dog’s adulthood to avoid destructive behaviors, or because they believe a crate makes a dog feel safe. Continue reading...
  • Is it OK to eat dogs? | Julian Baggini

    Julian Baggini
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Before you sign the petition against the dog meat festival in China, consider that eating man’s best friend is a matter of cultural tastes, not moral worthWhenever western meat-eaters get up in arms over barbarous foreigners eating cute animals, it’s easy to throw around accusations of gross hypocrisy. Easy, because such accusations are often true. But responses to the dog meat festival in Yulin, China, which draws to a close today, merit more careful consideration. The double standards at play here are numerous, complicated, and not always obvious. Related: 'When the buying stops, the…
  • 'When the buying stops, the killing can too' – Chinese dog meat festival faces internal pressure

    Jennifer Duggan in Shanghai
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
    Event in south-western city had previously drawn international condemnation, but now opposition to it is rising among China’s growing middle classThe Yulin dog meat festival is facing an increasing backlash from within China, after years of international criticism.About 10,000 dogs are likely to slaughtered during this year’s event, which got underway on Sunday and marks the summer solstice in the town in south-west China. Continue reading...
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    Animal Crazy - Orlando Sentinel

  • From mourning one pet to welcoming another

    Todd Stewart
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    When you have to say goodbye to a pet, it's dark days for the entire family.
  • Shhhhh... Don't tell this happy pooch he's homeless

    Kate Santich
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    If I were a dog bought as a puppy in a pet shop, kept for 12 years and then dropped off at a shelter one day because my humans said they were moving and couldn't take me, I think it's safe to assume I'd be bitterly depressed or angry at the world.
  • Epic cute: Kittens & pups at Orange animal shelter

    Joe Burbank
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Meet some of the canine and feline residents waiting to be adopted at Orange County Animal Services as their kennels are very busy with a 74% spike in 'surrendered' pets this month. Photographed Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at their facility across from the The Mall at Millenia in Orlando.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando...
  • Photos: Zoo animals escape

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:05 am
    A collection of wild animals that escaped zoos or private residents in Florida and elsewhere over the years.
  • Homeless dog Tutu is one spunky senior

    Kate Santich
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    If Betty White were a dog, she'd be a lot like Tutu: smart, spunky, adorable, a little flirtatious. No nearby butts would go unsniffed.
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Corgi surprised by “rock”

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    This cute Corgi named Turbo thinks he found a nice rock. Imagine his surprise when the rock moves! Luckily it was all caught on video and you can see the cute reaction below. The post Corgi surprised by “rock” appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    June 26th is Take Your Dog to Work Day! It’s a day when offices allow workers to bring their pets with them to work. Personally we wish everyday included that, and at Petplan, headquarters they do! After sharing their office … Continue reading → The post Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Holy Cuteness

  • Pitbull Becomes a Baby Turkey Playground

    Holy Cuteness
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm Our pitbull is obsessed with baby fowl. Also, at around 57 seconds, you can see her head straighten out with the quickness as soon as she feels a baby hop on board. Almost like she was at the doctors office getting a rectal exam lol……pretty funny
  • Baby Raccoon Steals Grapes

    Holy Cuteness
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Baby raccoon Lilly steals grapes from the fridge — because grapes are so yummy yummy!
  • Tiny Puppy, Big Beanbag

    Holy Cuteness
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    A miniature husky puppy takes a nap in an oversized beanbag.
  • Goslings vs Cat

    Holy Cuteness
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Just some fluffy goslings annoying a very patient cat…
  • Woof Washer is Awesome

    Holy Cuteness
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    The woof washer is definitely the best and funniest way to wash your dog…
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    Inside Conservation Blog

  • SeaWorld Orlando Cares For Beached Rough-Toothed Dolphin This Father's Day

    Jessica Volk
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    This Father's Day morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team was called by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to receive and care for a rough-toothed dolphin that was discovered beached on the shoreline of Clearwater Beach.  The 200 pound, 7 foot sub adult male rough-toothed dolphin was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium earlier this morning and transported to our facility for further care and rehabilitation. Upon arrival, the dolphin was placed in a quarantine area where our Animal Rescue Team and veterinarians provided immediate…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Returns Kemp’s Ridley at Titusville Sea Turtle Festival

    Brandon Bruce
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    Over the weekend, our Animal Rescue Team returned a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, the world’s most endangered species of sea turtle, to Canaveral National Seashore’s Playalinda Beach during the Titusville Sea Turtle Festival. Weighing 4.5 pounds at the time of rescue, the turtle has been thriving during rehabilitation, gaining strength and weight. The healthy turtle now weighs 8.5 pounds, nearly double its rescued weight. The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was returned was part of the 72 sea turtles that were rescued last November during a mass cold stranding off the…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Returns Two Endangered Sea Turtles to Florida Waters

    Brandon Bruce
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    This past Thursday, our SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team returned two endangered species of sea turtles to their natural environment, a Kemp’s ridley and Green sea turtle. Both turtles were rescued earlier this year and received veterinary care at SeaWorld Orlando. The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was returned to the north beach of Canaveral National Seashore. The malnourished and underweight turtle came to us in January after being found stranded in Vero Beach, Fla. Upon rescue it was discovered that the juvenile turtle became entangled in a fishing buoy around its front right…
  • Mother-and-Calf Manatee Pair Rescued by SeaWorld Orlando This Mother’s Day

    Brandon Bruce
    14 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    This past Sunday, Mother’s Day, the SeaWorld Rescue Team responded to rescue a distressed mother manatee – and her still-nursing calf – near Satellite Beach, Fla. and brought the pair back to SeaWorld Orlando. The mother has a collapsed lung, which creates buoyancy issues, so our team outfitted her with a “manatee wetsuit” they designed for such rescue cases. The wetsuit helps assist the manatee with floating and allows our team to draw out trapped air and fluids.The mother manatee weighs 1,070 pounds, is 9 feet long and is estimated to be 10 years old; her…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Returns Five Endangered Animals Following Rehabilitation

    Brandon Bruce
    6 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Today our Animal Rescue Team returned a male manatee to Kennedy Point Park in Titusville, Fla., and four green sea turtles to Florida’s east coast beaches following a successful rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando.     The manatee, at the time weighing 445 pounds, was rescued Jan. 7, 2015, with the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff. The sub-adult male suffered from a watercraft injury near Oak Hill on the Indian River just north of Titusville, Fla. The injured manatee was taken into our care suffering from a pneumothorax, a collapsing of…
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    India's Endangered

  • iSharkFin for Better Protection of Endangered Sharks

    Shilpi Gemawat
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    A new technology that will help quickly identify shark species and help save them is here. The software called iSharkFin was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) jointly with the University of Vigo and was funded by the Government of Japan and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora ...Read the Rest
  • New Nesting Ideas Helping Grey Hornbills Survive in Treeless Cities

    Ramya Naresh
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Adaptation is one of the key requirements for successfully evolving and staying alive in the race of “the survival of the fittest”. The Indian Grey Hornbills of Indore are playing by these rules and have adapted to a highly urbanized environment created by human beings. In the concrete jungles where there are very few trees ...Read the Rest
  • Hidden Jungle Animals Caught on Camera by School Children

    Atula Gupta
    29 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    Living in Pawani village in Maharashtra one would not usually consider the village to be a tiger territory. Rightly so, as the village does not fall within the boundary of any protected tiger reserve. However, the children of this village studying in Jai Seva Adarsh High School have proved everyone wrong. Armed with highly sensitive ...Read the Rest
  • New Plant Species of Camphor Discovered in the Western Ghats

    Ramya Naresh
    23 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    A new tree species has been discovered in the Western Ghats, the leaves and stem of which, when crushed, gives out a strong smell of camphor. The species was first reported from Agasthyamala hills in the southern part of the Western Ghats and was hence named Cinnamomum Agasthyamalayanum. Image courtesy The genus Cinnamomum contains ...Read the Rest
  • Artificial Coral Reef Structures create Ecosystems and Boost Livelihood

    Shilpi Gemawat
    20 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    It might not be the real thing, but for fish swimming in southern Indian coastal waters, the artificial coral reef structures, a project initiated by The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) are a good enough place to live and thrive. It is also a reason why fishermen from about 25 villages in Tamil Nadu ...Read the Rest
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  • What You Should Consider Before Outsourcing E Statements

    Barry Welford
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Keeping track of employee and contractor financial matters has become increasingly complex in the past several years. This complexity has convinced many offices to think about credit union statement outsourcing as a viable solution to their document and marketing needs. Member Focus Credit unions that offer online statements and functions to their members have a common set of concerns, some of which are: Dependability Security Easily accessed statements and notices Loan and mortgage statements Loan coupons 1099 forms for contractors Easy access on mobile devices The last item on the list,…
  • Proudly Fly the Flag

    Barry Welford
    14 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Have you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. If you have never encountered this gentleman before, he has a podcast and radio show 99% Invisible, which has accumulated a massive following so that he is now viewed as a broadcast and Internet phenomena. The title of his presentation was “Why city flags may be the worst design thing you ever noticed“. Here is…
  • You should laugh more

    Barry Welford
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Few will disagree with the title of this post.. After all laughter is the best medicine we are told. But why do we do it? Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who can explain to you exactly why we laugh. You can see her TED presentation below. It is fun to watch and worth every minute you will spend on viewing it. Copyright © 2015 The Other Blokes Blog. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact so we can take legal…
  • Services an Online Marketing Company Should Provide

    Barry Welford
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Online marketing has never been more important than it is right now. It is a necessary form of survival for all new online businesses. Without the proper marketing, the general public will never find out that an online business exists. Needless to say, if people don’t know a business exists, it will have a very hard time staying afloat, especially if it is involved in an industry that is extremely competitive. Fortunately, there are many companies out there which offer professional online content marketing. Hiring one of these companies will help a fledgling business to get their name…
  • Walking my dog

    Barry Welford
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Every morning at about the same time I go with Tia, my dog, for a 25 minutes walk. We always go the same way and it got me thinking. Some might ask me,” Isn’t that boring?” My answer is a strong denial….. and why would I say that? The best answer is probably that ancient quote by Heraclitus. You can never jump into the same river twice. There are so many ways in which the scene changes every time we visit. Of course it is obvious that we have the seasonal variations as we move from Winter into Spring. At this time the trees are starting to bud and we are blessed in…
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  • Knitting Nests For Injured And Abandoned Baby Animals

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    Wildlife Rescue Nests is a non-profit group created by Katie Deline-Ray in Ontario, Canada that provides free knitted and crocheted nests to wildlife rescue groups. These little nests and burrows help rescued and orphaned wildlife feel warm and safe while they heal and recover. It has earned her the nickname of "the crazy nest lady." #pets #animals
  • Windshield Wiper Vandalism Case Solved, Perps Won't Become Jailbirds

    Creature Features
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    Japanese police are “raven” after solving a mysterious case of auto vandalism in which up to 40 cars had the rubber stripped from their windshield wipers. No arrests will be made, however, as the perps turned out to be clever and resourceful neighborhood crows. #pets #animals
  • Tama, Japan's Feline Stationmaster, Says Sayonara

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sad news came out of Japan this week that Tama, the feline stationmaster for the Wakayama Electric Railway's Kishi station has passed away. The calico cat had taken up the post after it was noticed how much the little stray enjoyed meeting people who arrived at the station. Making her stationmaster saved the financially strapped Kishigawa Line from being closed. #pets #animals
  • Quasi Modo -- The World's Ugliest Dog 2015

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then so is ugly. A panel of three judges at the 27th World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California got together on Friday and declared Quasi Modo, a Pit Bull/Dutch Shepherd mix, the ugliest dog in the world. She beat out 25 other dogs for the title and took home $1,500 in prize money and a huge trophy. #pets #animals
  • Same-Sex Unions In Animal Kingdom Set A Precedent 560 Million Years Ago

    Ron Callari
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    While it just took 9 judges (with a 5-4 vote) to deliberate on the historic decision allowing same-sex marriages in the United States, there’s been no need for such formality in the animal kingdom. In fact, homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom has been around since our co-inhabitants first walked the Earth some 560 million years ago. #pets #animals
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  • CatConLA – Purrfect Success!

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:16 pm
    The dust has finally settled after the big event and I think most attendees would agree it was a huge success. I might be a little slow with my wrap up but now I’m able to report some final tallies from the show. First, though, I have to say how amazed I was at the turn out. I went on Sunday, waiting in a long line before the doors opened and heard it wasn’t as crowded as it was on Saturday! There was excitement & expectation in the air and general goodwill feelings towards fellow cat lovers. The crowd just getting started on Sunday. Inside it took a few minutes to get my…
  • CatConLA is Coming! 8 Days & Counting!

    29 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    It’s BIG! It’s NEW It’s going to be AMAZING!  I can’t believe the very first CatConLA is just a short drive away in downtown Los Angeles! Being featured as “comic-con for cat people” the event promises a unique experience of art & design, merchandise, and seminars. Not to mention the guests speakers including Simon Tofield (Simon’s Cat), Ben Huh (ICANHASCHEEZBURGER) and Angie Bailey (CatLadyLand), plus, drum roll here, Mike Bridavsky and Lil Bub! Lil BUB, from internet photo I want to inject here that I mentioned these seemingly well-known…
  • Say “Aloha” To New Tiki Cat Merchandise Coming Soon to Georgia’s Gifts!

    5 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    January is a favorite time of my year because of the wholesale gift shows that give me a chance to discover some new cat lover goodies. And this time I found something brand new to bring to you! Being a fan of cats and also Hawaii, I fell in love with the Tiki Cat art by Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker. His unique style is a result of a comic book illustration background combined with idealized Polynesian and Tiki culture art. Tiki art is referred to “low brow” art (as opposed to “fine” art) because it references pop culture. Low brow art has grown in…
  • Sun Bathing Beauty Caught In The Act!

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Like all cats, my sweet little Russian Blue always finds that patch of sunlight coming through the windows.  I recently caught her taking a vigorous sun bath in the afternoon light and couldn’t resist snapping a few shots of her “caught in the act”.   After a few tries, I finally caught her pink tongue. About to do the famous cat leg lift to for those hard to reach spots.   I  had to laugh when I saw this action. She went after her rear paw, actually holding it in place with her front paws! She spread the toes & cleaned each one, being very thorough.
  • Wacky, Whimsical and A Little Bit Wonderful Cat Ornaments

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    On my ongoing search for unique and fun cat themed items for my website, I recently discovered these delightful, eco-friendly cat ornaments.  And I love that they are designed and created by an artist following her dream. Jeanne Stern is an artist living in north Georgia. She specializes in folk and decorative art, inspired by the plants and animals she observes in the woods, lakes, rivers and farmland near her residence. I, of course, immediately focused on her wonderful cat designs. Each one is handcrafted from reclaimed wood and recycled components, helping to save our landfills.  They…
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  • YORKSHIRE TERRIER puppies for sale

    8 Jun 2015 | 5:12 pm
    This Litter is all SOLD To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies were born on April 10, 2015 There are 4 Males in the litter This whole litter is SOLD 4 Black & Tan Males – all are  SOLD This litter of Yorkshire Terrier puppies will weigh between 6 – 8 lbs as adults. Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies are $ 1,500 plus HST If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale…
  • COTON de TULEAR puppies for sale

    2 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    We do not have any Coton de Tulear puppies available for homes right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Coton de Tulear is a rare breed dog originating in Madagascar. The Coton de Tulear is a very happy and social dog that is usually very quiet and rarely barks. The Coton de Tulear is a toy breed and typically weighs between 9 and 14…
  • YORKSHIRE TERRIER puppies for sale – 2nd Vaccination Done

    26 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies were born on March 28, 2015 There are 1 Male and 2 Females in the litter. This Litter is all SOLD 1 Black & Tan Male – SOLD 2 Black & Tan Females – both are SOLD This litter of Yorkshire Terrier puppies will weigh between 6 – 8 lbs as adults. Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies are $ 1,500 plus HST If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a…
  • HAVANESE puppy for sale – CKC Registered

    19 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Skeeter is a CKC Registered Havanese puppy. He was born on February 7, 2015. We were going to show him this year but his nose is not the right colour. He is Pee Pad Trained and up to date on his Vaccinations.  He is very well socialized with people and other dogs. He is being sold with his papers, but on a non-breeding agreement. Skeeter is $1,500 + hst. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised…
  • SHIH TZU puppies for sale

    5 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    We do not have any Shih Tzu puppies right now, If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290 To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Shih Tzu is a true companion dog and makes an ideal family pet. They are one of the original lap dogs and the quintessential house pet. Always bred to be a lap dog, and are happy, outgoing, and affectionate. Their excellent temperament and their friendly and…
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    Los Angeles » Listings

  • LA County Museum of Art‎ (LACMA)

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:17 am
    The OUTDOOR areas of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art are dog friendly. This is a very popular art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.  The out door areas are […]
  • Ray’s and Stark Bar

    Seamus' Dad
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Ray's & Stark Bar offer bold, farm-to-table Mediterranean cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a stunning setting, steps from LACMA's Urban Light installation
  • Naked Princess

    Seamus' Dad
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    NAKED PRINCESS is an award-winning modern boudoir luxury house, passionately creating exquisite beauty & body collections, timeless loungewear & lingerie, and elegant keepsakes.
  • Howl Event Space

    Seamus' Dad
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Howl is dedicated to inspiring adventures and visual bliss through collaborative gatherings + a bi-annual publication. Learn more about our event space in Downtown Long Beach, follow our adventures on the blog, or subscribe to our magazine. People. Places. Things. Ideas.
  • Dr. Patrick Mahaney

    Seamus' Dad
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:10 pm
    The services Dr. Mahaney provides include physical examination, acupuncture (needle/laser), provision of dietary supplements/medications/Chinese herbs, laboratory diagnostics (blood, urine, and fecal testing including vaccine antibody titers), travel health certificates, vaccinations, home environment evaluation, whole-food based diet consultation, quality of life assessment, hospice services, and euthanasia. - See more at:
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    Chelsea Dogs Blog

  • Teacher’s dog ‘sniffed out’ her lung cancer

    Bronwyn Hall
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    A 60 year old teacher has told how her German Shepherd, Inca, sniffed out her lung cancer. Colleen Ferguson – who is a non smoker – told The Mirror that she was surprised to find that Inca kept sniffing her breath. Colleen, a special needs teacher, said ‘Inca would just stop completely still and focus on my breath and sit there sniffing, waiting for the out breath. I knew she wasn’t begging for food or anything and dogs could detect health problems. I wondered if I might be pre-diabetic and she was picking up the smell of ketones, so I booked a health MOT.’…
  • Dogs CAN understand what you’re saying (kind of)

    Bronwyn Hall
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    You read that right. Dogs can understand you! Well, sort of. Research that was conducted at the University of Sussex found that even though dogs don’t understand the meaning behind everything that you say, they can suss out the emotion behind it. University of Sussex Victoria Ratcliffe, a doctorial candidate in psychology conducted a study that involved 250 dogs of all breeds and ages. During it, the dogs were placed in a room with a speaker on either side of their head. The speakers then played clip of their owners saying “Come on, then!” but with the emotion removed electronically…
  • Dog born in shelter waits 15 years for family

    Bronwyn Hall
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    A dog that was born in a shelter in South Africa had to wait 15 years until he found his family. Cross-breed Chip was taken in by the Save-A-Pet shelter in Port Elizabeth when he was seven weeks old. Nobody could have imagined that fifteen years later he was still there, waiting for a family to call his own. Facebook Chip has an eye condition as well as a skin condition and, as he got older, it became more and more difficult to find him a home. It was in light of this that a lady named Debbie Gillet posted this plea to Facebook: ‘Chip has NEVER had a home, NEVER had a family to love…
  • What happens when two foxes find a trampoline

    Bronwyn Hall
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    How adorable are these foxes?! It’s not just dogs that we love here at Chelsea Dogs; we love all animals. And we are always on the lookout for adorable pictures and videos like this one. You’ll be super surprised at what happened when these two foxes found themselves on a trampoline. When started out as what looked like a fight swiftly ends when these two fellas realise that the ‘ground’ is suddenly very bouncy. The post What happens when two foxes find a trampoline appeared first on Chelsea Dogs Blog.
  • Breed spotlight on: Doberman

    Bronwyn Hall
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The courageous Doberman hails from Germany where he was bred as a guard dog. His athletic stature and glossy coat give him a regal appearance whereas his smart, loyal and active personality make him a wonderful working dog. Although the Doberman can have the reputation for being big and scary, they are usually gentle dogs with a naturally watchful nature. Generally fearless and extremely protective of their owners, they make great family dogs. However, this gentle giant isn’t for everyone due to their size (between 60-80lbs) and their energetic nature.…
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  • Hot Weather Doggy Hacks You Need to Know!

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    If your Dog’s Tongue is “too long” take Note! I was sitting here just the other day, wondering what to write about (it isn’t always easy to come up with topics for twice weekly publishing) and I was thinking it wasn’t long ago that I was writing an article on cold weather dog hacks! Who else has thought of throwing down a tarp the night before a snow storm so you can just peel it up the next day for your dog to have a path in the snow 😉 So I realized it was time for a hot weather dog hacks article! First of all, most of this article will focus on the dangers of warm…
  • Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    Malinois Puppies BITE As the new movie MAX gets ready to come out, I have mixed feelings. I used to get excited every time I saw a Malinois on TV or in film. Then it started happening more regularly. Person of Interest regularly shows a Malinois, and it worries me as people on the street ask if mine are “Malin-noise” like the one on TV.  Then they proceed to tell me how they want one… First thing’s first if you can’t say “Malin-wa” and pronounce it correctly, then perhaps you shouldn’t be looking into a Malinois. The same thing happened to Dalmatian’s after 101 Dalmatians…
  • Establishing a Safe Place For Your Dog, Preparing for Thunder and Fireworks

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Beagle dog on bed close-up In some instances, we can’t always protect our dogs from fears that might come into the house. The sounds of people, vehicles, thunder and even gun shots can permeate our walls and invade our dog’s homes. And, when you have a dog that suffers from noise fears, or other fears that may exist in the house (think vacuum) then it is critical to build a safe haven for your dog to go when he feels stress. I had dogs that were bomb proof. But as one of my dogs got older, somehow he developed meningitis. The fact that his brain was swollen made normal noises like gun…
  • How To Create (and Deal with) Separation Anxiety

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    naughty playful puppy dog after biting a pillow tired of hard work We tend to be a very busy society!  As I have said before, computers, jobs, smart phones, family, sports and many other things take time away from our dogs and our pets. 20 years ago people spent much more time at home. Also, 20 years ago more people chose to have families. Today, I think more and more couples are opting out of two legged children and opting into four legged children. Let me first say, I think this is fine and a personal choice; heck I am in this very demographic.  I have three furry children and no, well……
  • My Dog is in Charge

    8 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Branch Manager Yes, I did say my dog is in charge. And, yes, I mostly mean it! I’m not willing to ear pinch, shock, prong, smack or otherwise force my dogs to do anything. I prefer to use my mind, over my body. I am pretty sure this will ensure my ability to love and handle large dogs far into my senior years, because I won’t need to physically manipulate them. It also means I am more capable of handling seriously aggressive dogs. Recently Our First Place Protection Trophy Recently I saw a post from a famous dog trainer, who I won’t plug here, who is known for positive reinforcement…
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    Birding Pictures

  • Razorbills and Common Murres: Birding Machias Seal Island

    Lauren Shaffer
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Razorbills and Common Murres were among the penguin-like birds that were observed on our trip to Machias Seal Island, along with the Atlantic Puffin. All of these species are Alcids. Razorbills and Murres look very similar with their black and white coloring, but the Razorbills have a very thick, blunt bill with a white line going back towards the front of the eye. They spend their lives at sea, coming to rocky coasts and cliffs only to nest. They are great divers, able to dive up to 120 meters, dining on krill and fish, and are often seen in large rafts close to shore. The middle bird below…
  • Atlantic Puffins on Machias Seal Island

    Lauren Shaffer
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Seeing Atlantic Puffins was the principle reason for wanting to go birding in Maine this Spring. Getting there by boat can be iffy, depending on the fog and the wind. When the seas are too rough to land on Machias Seal Island, one of three islands where Puffins nest, they can at least be observed from a rocking boat. My friends and I were on a Road Scholar trip called “Chickadees, Grouse, Puffins and More: A Birder’s Dream in Down East Maine.” Of course we hoped for getting our bins on Spruce Grouse (didn’t happen) and Boreal Chickadee (barely happened), but the…
  • Warblers! Parade through the Puddles

    Lauren Shaffer
    16 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Early to mid-May is a warbler frenzy, both for the warblers migrating through the area and for the photographer who wants to catch these little jewels on camera. So what do you do when you are at Presque Isle for less than 24 hours, the light is horrible, the leaves are out, and it’s threatening to rain? The first day yielded few visible warblers, so I went to my secret spot which had a couple of inviting mud puddles, sat down at the edge of the trail at a respectful distance, and prepared for the show! Because of the distance and the poor light, you will have to enjoy the variety of…
  • Harlequin Ducks at Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey

    Lauren Shaffer
    5 May 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Harlequin Ducks are a feast for the eyes with all those stripes, spots, and exotic coloring going on! If you really want to see them though, it may require a trip in winter  to Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey, and a treacherous walk along the giant rocks that make up the almost mile-long jetty. This year and last, however, the ducks were still hanging out there in late March and early April, so even though there was a blustery cold wind off the ocean, at least there was no ice to contend with on the rocks! The male Harlequins are slate-gray with stark white spots and bright rust on the top…
  • Baltimore Orioles come to oranges–sometimes!

    Lauren Shaffer
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    For years, I have attempted to attract Baltimore Orioles to oranges during migration. I would see them in the yard, but they turned up their noses, er, beaks, at the expensive gift that I put out for them. Finally, last year, not one, but several came to sample the small Clementines that I put out on the deck for them! I figured using Clementines would be a cheaper way to go, rather than using up an orange at a dollar a piece. I sliced off the very top of the fruit and pushed a toothpick through the base of the orange into a crack in the deck railing. Lo and behold, I got Baltimore Orioles!
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  • Best and Worst Tank Mates for Red Bellied Piranhas

    24 Jun 2015 | 5:58 pm
      As you know from my previous posts (hopefully), I’m a huge fan of Red Bellied Piranhas (RBP). Anyone who already has or is thinking about getting one as a pet should know that these fish require specialized care. By that, I mean you have to make sure that their living space is good enough […] The post Best and Worst Tank Mates for Red Bellied Piranhas appeared first on
  • Top 5 Piranha Aquariums in the World

    19 May 2015 | 4:36 am
      Are you interested in seeing a shoal of piranhas up close and personal without putting yourself in danger? If so, add one of these five aquariums to your bucket list. They feature some of the coolest piranha exhibits in the world!   1. New York Aquarium – The New York Aquarium is located in […] The post Top 5 Piranha Aquariums in the World appeared first on
  • Aye Cariba! That’s one sexy piranha!

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
      This good looking specimen goes by many names. The scientific one being Pygocentrus Cariba, however the more common ones are:   Black Shoulder Piranha Black Eared Piranha Orinoco Piranha Venuzuelan Red Belly Piranha Capaburro (i.e.: Donkey Castrator… my favorite)   Where Can It Be Found? This magnificent beast can be found in South America, […] The post Aye Cariba! That’s one sexy piranha! appeared first on
  • Oh Dios Mio, Vampire Piranhas!??

    4 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
      The vampire piranha, which is not really a piranha but often mistaken for one, is the bad boy you see above. The scientific name for this little fella is the “Hydrolycus scomberoides”, but for the purpose of this article, I’m going to go with its other well-known name, which is Payara.   The main […] The post Oh Dios Mio, Vampire Piranhas!?? appeared first on
  • Is That a Black Piranha in Your Tank???

    2 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
      Now that I’ve gone through most of the basics about owning pet piranhas, which mostly covered our friendly neighborhood red belly piranha as a starting point, I thought it was high time that I start showing off the other piranha bad boys. There are a lot to cover, so please bear with me… it […] The post Is That a Black Piranha in Your Tank??? appeared first on
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    Pet Talk News

  • My Dog Hates Fireworks – 5 Ways To Help

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    My Dog Hates Fireworks – 5 Ways to Help— It is very common across all types of dogs to hear owners say “My dog hates fireworks”. The breed does not matter and the size does not matter. Most of us have observed big dogs become frightened and trembly and nervous with that popping and breaking sound that fireworks make. The Summer season kicks off many events and celebrations that include fireworks. Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July celebrations and even summer baseball game frequently shoot off fireworks after a win. Next is Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and other…
  • Happy Dogs At the Beach – What Fun!

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Happy Dogs At the Beach – What Fun— Malibu Dog Training took 12 of their very well trained clients to a beach in Australia. You can see the happy dogs at the beach and Pharrell William’s song Happy just goes along perfectly with their fun and excitement. Dogs will naturally start dog paddling when in water but that does not necessarily mean they can keep their head above the water. The front feet dog paddling is an instinct like barking and other dog behavior. Some dogs can be taught to swim even if they don’t immediately just swim like a pro, but then that means there…
  • Dog Playing With Crab On Beach – What is That?

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    Dog Playing With Crab On Beach – What Is That? Not sure what it is about dogs and crabs. There is such fascination with those little sideways walking creatures by most any size and type of dog. Dogs just seem to be wired to play with crabs if they encounter them on the beach. The initial meeting must give both the dog and the crab a real feeling of “what in the world is that?” Neither quite knows what to do with the other. Crabs will usually stand their ground and make themselves as big as possible and show no fear. If the dog gets too close they are likely to pinch that dog…
  • World’s Ugliest Dog Winner 2015 Is?

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    World’s Ugliest Dog Winner 2015 Is? —- The World’s Ugliest Dog Winner 2015 is Quasi Modo. He is the winner of the 27th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California. Quasi Modo and his owner received first prize and $1,500 prize money in the 25 dog competition. The ugly but yet beautiful winner this year is a 10-year old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix born with spinal birth defects and these birth defects made him hunchback. As you might suspect, he was abandoned as a puppy at an animal shelter and placed for adoption. He…
  • Bubbles Dog With 3D Wheels For Front Legs Runs With Her Friends

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Bubbles Dog With 3D Wheels For Front Legs Runs With Her Friends— Bubbles is her name and it is a perfect fit. Bubbles is a happy and sweet Dapple Dachshund. In this video you will she that she has 3D Wheels to replace her missing front legs and she is FAST with these new wheels. She has gone through a couple of revisions of her cart as she has grown. Not ever having had front legs she seems to not know the difference. She runs, chases, scampers and plays with her friends. She has even learned to put herself back on the path with her set of new wheels as you will see in the video.
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  • 2015 Vita International Honeybee and Beekeeping Photo Competition

    Editorial Board
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    The fourth annual Vita photo competition is now open for entries to anyone with an interest in beekeeping or honeybees. Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2016 Vita (Europe) Ltd Calendar and they will each receive a copy of the limited edition calendar. There will also be a cash prize plus beekeeping products for the best as judged by an international panel of beekeeping journalists and suppliers. All suitable entries will also be added to the Vita Gallery, a free online resource of more than 600 honeybee-related photos which is used by beekeeping lecturers and associations across…
  • Stingless Bee – Diversity in El Salvador

    Editorial Board
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Yes, you read it right, there are bees that cannot sting you. Actually, they have stingers, but are so reduced that they cannot be used for defense. 500 species big family also Meliponines as they call these bees, you can find them in tropical or subtropical regions (Australia, Africa…). Keeping Native Stingless Bees New information about stingless bee diversity in El Salvador So called “stingless” bees have been managed by man in Mesoamerica since the time of the Mayan civilization, but are threatened by deforestation and urbanization, and traditional beekeeping using stingless…
  • World Bee Day Initiative has Started

    7 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Almost every day, there is some international observance day. We have an International Day of Peace, International Day of Peace, World Vegetarian Day, World Diabetes Day… And now is the time to have World Bee Day, which will contribute to the awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping. Initiative for the World Bee Day is coming from Beekeeping Association in Slovenia. In April of 2015 the Republic of Slovenia, on the basics of initiative of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, proposes to the United Nations (UN) that the May 20th should be declared as World Bee Day.
  • Honeybee Health Initiatives Award launched by Vita

    Editorial Board
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Beekeeping associations across the world are invited to enter a new Vita award for honeybee health initiatives. The Vita Bee Initiative Awards will highlight the vital work of voluntary beekeeping groups to combat the ongoing health threats to honeybees and publicise good practice for the benefit of other beekeepers. Winners of the Award will receive trophies and equipment such as microscopes to a value of €250 to help them in maintaining healthy honeybee colonies. Entrants will also receive a limited edition booklet highlighting the best projects. Many projects will also be publicised…
  • New perspectives on the cultivation of our honeybee – Farming for the Landless

    Editorial Board
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Fresh Ideas to Forage As this year’s honeybee foraging season approaches, a fresh bee book launches. On Sunday 1st March 2015, Farming for the Landless: New perspectives on the cultivation of our honeybee, Platin Press, will be presented for the first time by author Sarah Waring and ecologist Caroline Birchall (the Bee Collective and Buglife’s B-Lines) at Freightliners Farm, Islington, London. “Devastating colony losses have resulted in rallying calls to ‘save our bees’. Media interest and a multitude of campaigns have rapidly raised public awareness. Concern for bees is now high…
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    My Life For Animals

  • Feed a hungry soul

    Urvashi Prasad
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    India is home to an estimated 25 – 30 million stray dogs. They live a hazardous life on the streets, often perceived by human beings as being a ‘nuisance’. But living on the streets is not the easiest thing in the world – they get no proper food or water, have to suffer in the heat, cold and rain and of course need to save themselves from speeding cars that often do not even bother to stop if they hit one of them on the road. So all in all it is a very tough life. Despite this, every stray dog who I have tried to help or feed has only given me limitless love and…
  • Have you been in love?

    29 Apr 2015 | 9:27 pm
    I am an animal lover, be it dogs, cats, tortoise, chicken or piglets. Yes, I just love them like I love humans, for the very reason they can never make you sad. They only know how to love regardless of your color, ethnicity or your Intelligence Quotient (IQ). This is NOT the reason I decided the title of this article. It came out of a conversation I had with a HUMAN BEING. It was a sunny and hot day at the animal shelter. Just like any other weekend, I was beating the heat with these speechless beings. Helping the old ones with their physiotherapy and trying to train the young ones. I saw…
  • I want to turn “Hannibal” now..

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Why this title and who am I to cast my thoughts on the most commonly found creature on this planet. More than 8 billions of us as of today and we are still eating other animals because we think we are on top of the food chain….really?? And then we say we are the most intelligent breed of animals on this planet. I can understand that during our initial civilizations we all had different cultures, ignorance about our environment and a learning curve on knowing what to eat and what not to. It might be due to the fact that we needed to know how to survive diseases and how to stay healthy…
  • Stray Dog Beaten to Death by University Security Guards | In memory of a life lost.

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:13 am
    Lovely Professional University, being one of the largest Universities in India has the most inhuman staff that considers dogs as nuisance and being doing things to get rid of them. On this Wednesday, April 1, 2015, The Chief security officer gave orders to the guards to beat the dog they spotted. The guards beat this helpless dog who used to stay in the premises of the university, until he bled, until he lost his final breath. You are not a ‘Lovely’ University if you can order a poor stray dog to be beaten to death on your premises in front of the students. We are shocked to…
  • The Inhuman torture on Lab Monkeys

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    For the various mammals used in laboratories (non-human primates) for experiments, it is a life of enormous pain, boredom, misery, insanity and finally death. Animals including new world monkeys are experimented for pharmaceutical tests, vaccine tests, infectious diseases, brain experiments and many other inhuman acts. Approximately 65000 of such mammals in United States are imprisoned every year in laboratories that are mostly purpose-bred and others caught in the wild. Its a life of torture, pain, screams, starvation, thirst, imprisonment and terrifying experiments. Animals lose their…
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    Peculiar Creatures - Rare and Unusual Animals - Creature Features

  • 10 Facts About the Gharial

    David Donald
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Scientific Name: Gavialis gangeticus 1. The bulbous growth on the tip of a male gharial's snout is called a "Ghara," an Indian word meaning "pot." This growth is believed to have two functions - a vocal resonator to create a buzzing noise during vocalization and to attract females. Source: Flickr 2. Their thin elongated jaw has 106 to 110 interlocking, razor-sharp teeth perfectly adapted for catching fish. Source: Flickr 3. Male gharials can reach lengths up to 20 to 23 feet, making it one the largest crocodilian species. Source: Flickr 4. You're not likely to see a gharial moving very fast…
  • 10 things you didn't know about the three-toed sloth

    David Donald
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The three-toed sloth is a strangely adorable slow animal that lives in the jungles of Central and South America. You probably already knew that, but here are 10 things that you may not know about the three-toed sloth. 1. If you've spent any time in Central or South America on vacation you've probably heard the long, high-pitched cries of the three-toed sloth. Their cries echo through the forest canopy as "ahh-eeee." This sound they emit from the hole in their face has earned them the nickname ais (pronounced "eyes). 2. Most mammals have 7 cervical vertebrae. Not the three-toed sloth. They…
  • Don't cuddle with this bright-colored caterpillar.

    David Donald
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    Keep your distance from this caterpillar. He's not cuddly. Source: Imgur The saddleback caterpillar, or acharia stimulea, is known for its bright color pattern and venomous urticating spines covering its body. These patterns look a lot like a saddle, hence its name. This species lives in the eastern United States and feeds on a variety of plants. It's favorite plant is the manila palm. Beware of the spines! When the sharp, hollow spines plunge into tissue it releases a venom that can cause painful swelling, blistering, nausea, migraines, asthma complications, and anaphylactic shock. If you…
  • What happens when these animals see their reflection in a mirror?

    David Donald
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    What happens when you set up mirrors in several different locations to capture animals walking by? French photographer Xavier Hubert-Brierre finds out on his trip to Gabon. Unless you are a vampire, you're probably very familiar with your own reflection whether you like it or not. Watch hilarity ensue as some of these animals wrestle with their own reflections. The video includes leopards, birds, elephants, and baboons. However, the highlight of the video has to be the aggressive male silverback gorilla. Bad hair day?
  • Scuba Diver Befriends Zebra Shark

    David Donald
    26 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    The Zebra Shark is a species of carpet shark that lives most of its life lying on the sea floor around coral reefs and sandy flats. You can find these beautifully patterned sharks throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. These sharks adapt well to captivity and are on display in public aquariums throughout the world. They are are known for their docile nature and are easy to approach underwater by humans. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists the Zebra Shark at a vulnerable species. Coral reef destruction and commercial fishing are the primary threats to this species. Come…
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