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Posted August 3, 2017 by Ron Callari

Adam Smith, the father of modern-day economics noted in his seminal work The Wealth of Nations that Homo economicus was the only species on the planet who engaged in commerce. The ability to “exchange one thing for another,” he declared, “is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”

Posted August 2, 2017 by Creature Features

A calf from Kerrville, Texas entered the world sporting KISS-like black & white facial markings that impressed not just her owners but Gene “The Demon” Simmons himself.

Posted August 1, 2017 by Ron Callari

The posting of animal and plant photography to your Instagram, Snapchat, Rabadaba and Facebook social networks just got a lot easier. With a new app launched by iNaturalist, you can now identify flora and fauna, while you are getting up close and personal with them with your smartphone camera.

Posted July 31, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Most of us remember the excitement of getting to go on a sleepover when we were kids. For most girls the slumber party was a significant rite of passage. You can rediscover the joys of those nights in a whole new way -- by getting to have your sleepover with sloths at the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in Rainier, Oregon. It is an experience you will never forget!

Posted July 30, 2017 by Rebecca West

Here's one for the books: a cat in Brisbane exhibiting signs of antifreeze poisoning was miraculously pulled back from the brink of death by a quick-thinking nurse and a bottle of vodka.

Posted July 29, 2017 by Ron Callari

Service and therapy dogs are in demand these days. They address a lot of humanitarian issues affecting a wide variety of folks and demographics.




Posted July 29, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Recently the first large-scale study of feline DNA was undertaken and the results are in. They show how cats likely spread globally until they now live in 37% of American households and outnumber dogs as pets. The study sequenced the DNA of more than 200 cats that lived between 15,000 years ago and the 18th century. The study showed that cats likely expanded across the globe in two waves -- and washed ashore in our heats.

Posted July 29, 2017 by Ron Callari

Tucked away in Eastsound, Washington located on Orcas Island, this intimate tourist destination consists of a few hostelries, pubs and eateries, gift stores, public beaches — and one very active and creative animal shelter.