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.
Jonathon, an approximately 183-year-old tortoise, is living proof a healthy diet can change your life. Find out here exactly what he ate and the amazing transformation it had on him. You'll also learn the average lifespan of giant tortoises and how taking a cue from them can help extend our own lives and that of our pets.
The Internet contains a ton of news about pets and wildlife from all
over the world, and we don't get to read all of it. Well, here's some
of the buzz you may have missed over the last few weeks that can inform
you, pique your interest, make you laugh out loud, or just plain
When Japanese funeral director Mitani Hisao first met Bon-Chan, an African Spurred Tortoise, the reptile was just about two inches in size. Hisao's wife discovered the tiny tortoise at a pet store. There was an instant connection between the two. Now, 19 years later, the man and his tortoise are a common sight in their Tokyo neighborhood as they take walks together -- very slowly.