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Posted September 9, 2016 by Ron Callari

There’s been a lot written about zoos and other captivity-oriented facilities in the U.S. over recent years. This past June, shockwaves were heard far and wide when Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo’s 450-pound gorilla was shot and killed after a 3-year old boy fell into his habitat enclosure. Elsewhere, Sea World will no longer breed orca whales due to human deaths resulting at their water parks, while the National Aquarium decided to retire its dolphins to a seaside sanctuary.

Posted September 7, 2016 by Creature Features

Mosquitoes don't bite chickens and are put off by their smell, which is good news for humans hoping to avoid being infected with malaria.

Posted September 6, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

Meet one very brave hound-mix named Sammy who saved his owner from certain death by smashing a window  and summoning help from his New Jersey home.

Posted September 4, 2016 by Ron Callari

From wars to poverty, there is an exponential amount of strife circumnavigating the globe. Socially, economically and politically when we go mano-a-mano with each other, we can’t seem to get it right, no matter how many centuries have come to past. But environmentally, this should not be the case, particularly when it pertains to other lifeforms that share the planet with us. Extinction is serious business. The wiping out of an entire species is an unbalance that has consequences — and it’s unthinkable we are not doing more to thwart conditions that lead to that type of travesty.

Posted September 2, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

There is a cat living in a hostel in the Swiss Alps who secretly leads another life  (one of nine, of course) as a St. Bernard rescue dog. Not confused at all, this  amazing cat rescued a hiker from the mountainside who was lost and injured by leading him to safety.

Posted August 31, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

In Western countries we don't think anything is wrong with having pets in our homes and loving them with a full heart. For hardline, conservative Muslims it is a different matter entirely. One man decided to challenge the view that dogs are "unclean" animals two years ago in Malaysia. Even though some Islamic officials declared that the "I Want to Touch a Dog" Event was offensive to their faith. The whole thing became very controversial.

Posted August 31, 2016 by Creature Features

A goggle-eyed purple squid spied by scientists from the oceanic research vessel E/V Nautilus takes tentacle grape to a new and lower level.

Posted August 31, 2016 by Ron Callari

Pet owners often struggle with dietary issues, as to just how much they should feed Socks and Fido? After all, most cats and dogs will eat as often as you put food in front of them. Overweight for them is just a fact of life, shifting the potential threat of obesity to fall squarely on the shoulders of their masters.