How do you tell an albino gorilla from other members of his species? Perhaps, because he sports a dapper white coat? Albinism in animals and humans is associated with a number of defects such as photophobia and pertains to a complete absence of melanin, resulting in little to no color in their skin, hair and eyes. It is so rare that to date there’s only one albino gorilla on record. But albinism is not the only condition that whitens an animal's appearance.
When it comes to global warming animal dung is high on the list of offenders for creating methane. When it comes to commerce animal dung is really big business -- and we're not just talking fertilizer here. From fine coffee that comes from being processed through the digestive system of civet cats and elephants to the use of llama dung in the purification of toxic water running off of old mines.
With all of those outdoor summer activities luring you into the dust, dirt, and even mud you need to be careful going back indoors again. This awesome Animal Tracks Doormat can help you wipe your paws, er, hooves, um, feet before coming in.
A lot of people are into rustic decorating. These designs can be relaxing and comfortable, but they can sometimes use a touch of humor. This cute and fun Moose and Bear in a Boat Statue is just the thing to lighten the mood.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
In some places, no matter how hard you try, a wild animal will get into your house. And I'm not talking about the run of the mill flies or ants. In January a family in Hailey, Idaho got the surprise of a lifetime when they discovered that a full-grown moose cow had managed to get into their basement in the middle of the night. It was apparently one of those things that go bump in the night.