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Posted June 11, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

Zoos around the world stage escaped animal drills, but few of the drills end in the drama that one did at the Loro Parque in Tenerife, the Canary Islands. Earlier this month the zoo held just such a drill, but somehow not everyone got the memo. This led to a somewhat comic episode that could have ended in tragedy.

Posted June 10, 2014 by Ron Callari

Brazilian luxury magazine, TOP has
launched a brand new advertising campaign with a highly questionable
pitch. With an assist from their ad agency, ALMAPBBDO (now, say that one
five times fast), this marketing approach has gone to great lengths to
convince their readers and rich people in general. . .

Posted June 9, 2014 by Creature Features

An old and obviously overfed Clouded Leopard languishing alone at the Chengdu Zoo in southwestern China is direly in need of a diet, a workout and a purr-sonal trainer.

Posted June 9, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

Of all of the ideas out there for helping wild animals this one may be the strangest one ever. The Phillip Island Penguin Foundation has been using sweaters to help penguins recover from being caught up in an oil spill. There is a little controversy over this plan as to whether or not it is really necessary.

Posted June 6, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

We all know someone out there who is against keeping wild animals as pets. It is a controversial issue as more and more states are limiting or outlawing keeping wild animals. But what if that animal has chosen to stay with its human family of its own free will? The Renaud family of Ottawa, Canada, have found themselves in just such a position with Walter the Crow.

Posted June 5, 2014 by Ron Callari

A pair of phoenixes have winged their way to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Weighing in
at 6 tons apiece and measuring 100 feet, one would think these
creatures hailed from the Mesozoic Era of dinosaurs or escaped from a
Steven Spielberg movie set of a sequel to Jurassic Park. Instead they're the creation of a sculptor who transported his massive work of art from the East to the West.

Posted June 5, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

Tally is a beautiful husky mix DOG. It is important to make the point that she really is a dog because this pretty pooch acts more like a cat. She curls up with all four paws tucked under her, like a cat. She likes to hang out under the table, like a cat. And she loves to get into boxes, like a cat. It all makes for one unusual dog.

Posted June 4, 2014 by Ron Callari

The act of "Tree Hugging" has taken a bad rap over the years, particularly in the political arena, where conservative partisans on the right use the descriptor as a derogatory term for those on the left.
Liberals are chided as tree huggers primarily because of their
environmentally-friendly leanings towards a desire to preserve the
world's natural resources.