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Chinese Sichuan Bush Warbler Sings Out As New Bird Species

Even though it’s distinctive song tipped researchers off back in May, 1992, the elusive Sichuan bush warbler has hid its identity for over two decades. This shy bird also known by its’ breed name of ‘Locustella chengi’ (honoring the late Chinese ornithologist Cheng Tso-hsin) has been successful in hiding from the gazing eyes of humans.

Cock Of The Walk, Or How Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

The chickens of Hawaii are a very hardy breed, dissimilar to any that have made their way to your dining room table. While domestic chickens on the mainland no longer resemble their ancient ancestors, those that reside on the Hawaiian islands are a different story. The Red Junglefowl — the chicken's closest living relative — is believed to have been introduced to Hawaii by Polynesians centuries ago.

It’s The Year Of The Sheep, erh Goat, erh Ram, erh Yang?

The Chinese bid farewell to the Year of the Horse this past week when they ushered in the Year of Sheep on February 19, 2015. Or maybe it was the Goat. Or perhaps the Ram! But what's up with that Yang?

Everyone In This Bar Knows Mr. Wu

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a lot of pets were left homeless. It was a massive undertaking to round up the animals and find their old homes or provide them with new homes. Some particularly enterprising pets were able to find their own way into a new situation. Such was the case with Mr. Wu, a tabby cat that showed up at a bar in the French Quarter during the storm and made himself to home.

A New Year's Animal Video Of The Day!!!

This beautiful New Year's tale comes to us from China.  I'm not sure how I would do in a race involving such creatures as a tiger and a dragon.  But if they were behind me, you can rest assured that fear would increase my speed...

PetsLady's Pick: Cute Santa Lucia Dog Of The Day

Happy Santa Lucia's Day to all of my fellow Scandinavians. This day once fell directly on the Winter Solstice before the reformation of the calendar in the 16th century. The holiday is about the eternal struggle between darkness and light. A white gown with a crown of candles is a traditional costume used in the celebration.

Are Dogs Seeing Ghosts On The Overtoun Bridge?

There is something about Scotland that makes it a land of many mysteries and ghost stories. The myth of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, barely scratches the surface. One place that defies explanation is the Overtoun Bridge, near the town of Milton in the burgh of Dumbarton. It is also known as the "dog suicide bridge" due to the number of dogs that have leaped to their deaths from its heights.