Posted May 11, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Despite costing as much as several thousand dollars a pound, the demand for swiftlet nests to make the traditional Chinese bird's nest soup is taking its toll on swiftlet populations and habitat.

Posted May 11, 2012 by Kitty Devine

You can stay cool in more ways than one with these 10 fantastic feathered-friend fans.

Posted May 4, 2012 by Ron Callari

The lunar affect over animal life on this planet has been well
documented not only in fictional tales, but also in real life. The term
"lunacy" first entered our lexicon as a result. And while your dog is
not most likely to shape-shift into a werewolf, the Super Moon that's
arriving on the eve of Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has been known in the past
to affect our beloved pets in strange and unusual ways.

Posted April 30, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are
exchanging their best impersonations of humans doing, well, human
things.  Like the bird here, pretending he's an ornithologist... 

Posted April 28, 2012 by Lady Bee

Neuroscience
professors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have led us one
giant step closer to learning about how pigeons, and perhaps other birds
and animals, navigate their way home.  We know that they rely on the
Earth's magnetic field, but we know less about their brain's neural
mechanisms that allow the magnetic reception. The Baylor scientists found 53 neural cells that respond, dubbing them the pigeons' GPS cells.

 

Posted April 27, 2012 by Lady Bee

Birds of a feather stick together, and never is this more true
than when predators try to invade their nests. Now, in early spring you
can watch the crows ganging up against the predator hawks, the blue jays
against the predator crows, and the mockingbirds against the predator
blue jays, crows, and hawks. But a new Oxford University study of a common British bird, the Great Tit,
shows that when the larger birds or other predators come around, they will gang up, even

Posted April 26, 2012 by Lady Bee

Mothering pets is very special because pets give you direct and
immediate appreciation. Where else can you get that?  Pet mothers learn
much from their pets too, not just about mothering, but even about how
to be special to other people.  So this Mother's Day, why not give your
favorite pet moms something special to communicate your recognition of
them?

 

Posted April 20, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Which comes first; the chicken or the egg?  The way biology intends it,
it's the egg.  The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the
egg....