Posted February 9, 2012 by Lady Bee

The one easy part of taking your pet to
the vet's office is getting him on the scale; the other part is reading
his weight.  Well, Hammacher Schlemmer has an electronic scale like the ones at the vet's office that you can use at home... and it's on sale while supplies last!

Posted February 9, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Gay penguins can be found in several zoos around the world, but one gay
penguin couple at the Harbin Polarland Zoo in northeastern China, who
repeatedly tried to steal the eggs from a heterosexual penguin couple,
was recently given a chance to adopt.

Posted February 8, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

While in the U.S., we're still trying to
figure out whether gay humans should be legally permitted to marry,  the
Yunnan Wild Animal Park is holding a wedding ceremony for an interspecies couple - a male ram and a female deer.  The ceremony will be held at the zoo on Valentine's Day.

Posted February 7, 2012 by Lady Bee

Italian geneticists have traced the
mitrochondrial DNA of 83 horses from around the globe and have
determined that these horses shared a common ancestor.  She is approximately 140,000 years old, and the researchers have named her 'Equine Eve.' 

Posted February 6, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Oh, I'm not accusing Newt Gingrich of being abusive to animals. Heavens
no!  What's abusive, not to mention totally ridiculous, is that his
campaign has put up a website for Newt supporters to post their pet
pictures and have campaign slogans coming out of their pets' mouths!  It's worse than using babies to further one's campaign!

Posted February 3, 2012 by Lady Bee

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued new warnings on February 3,
2012 that underlined the danger of keeping small turtles, frogs, and
reptiles as pets.  They carry salmonella.

Posted January 26, 2012 by Lady Bee

Researchers from the University of Arizona have discovered a 33,000 year
old dog skull in the Altai Mountains of Siberia... and it is well
preserved... enough to allow the team to determine it was domesticated.

Posted January 22, 2012 by Lady Bee

A team of scientists, exploring the jungles of Indonesia's Borneo
Island, set up camera 'traps,' hoping to get photos of clouded leopards,
orangutans, and other wildlife known to be drawn to mineral salt licks,
such as are found on Borneo.  Instead, their cameras returned images of
the enchanting Miller's Grizzled Langurs, thought to have been extinct
since wild fires destroyed their natural habitats on the northeastern
part of the island.