Posted October 24, 2016 by Creature Features

The 2016 election is a big turn-off for many but will voters disgusted with human candidates turn to our feline friends for political salvation? These 10 cat candidates are running – on little cat feet – for office, as long as said office comes with a clean litter box and a never-empty food dish.

Posted October 12, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Perhaps the most famous teddy bear in the history of bears is Winnie ther Pooh. Yes, I mean "ther." If you go back and read the original book. That is what Christopher Robin insists is the bear's actual name.

Posted October 7, 2016 by Creature Features

They once rocked generations of city kids for a quarter a pop but thanks to artist Lisa Brawn, a small herd of retired, rescued and refurbished mechanical horses now gently rocks the wind-swept Alberta prairie.

Posted September 26, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

The kids are back in school and that means that it is time for college football. And what would college football be without mascots? For the University of Colorado Buffaloes that means the personal appearance of Ralphie, the live mascot for the team, on campus and at games. Ralphie was recently named the #2 live college football mascot in the country. If you haven't heard of her (yes, she's a girl) then it's time you did.

Posted September 22, 2016 by Creature Features

So much for progress: traditional draught horses are returning to French vineyards, displacing the tractors that replaced them in favor of a kinder, gentler way to plow France's famous grape orchards.

Posted September 4, 2016 by Ron Callari

From wars to poverty, there is an exponential amount of strife circumnavigating the globe. Socially, economically and politically when we go mano-a-mano with each other, we can’t seem to get it right, no matter how many centuries have come to past. But environmentally, this should not be the case, particularly when it pertains to other lifeforms that share the planet with us. Extinction is serious business. The wiping out of an entire species is an unbalance that has consequences — and it’s unthinkable we are not doing more to thwart conditions that lead to that type of travesty.

Posted August 22, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

It seems that most places have memories and tales of an animal that stands out in the hearts and minds of the locals. In England it was Olly, a cat that lived at the Manchester Airport. In Japan it was Tama, a cat that was made stationmaster at a train station. In Colorado it was Shep, a stray dog that came to live at the tollbooths along the Boulder-Denver Turnpike.

Posted July 27, 2016 by John P. Barker

Insects weren't always small.  Check out the variety of bugs that would freak people out if they still lived today...