Posted September 20, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

On February 7, 1930 a lion cub was born at Goebel's Wild Animal Farm, an animal theme park and training facility in Thousand Oaks, California. Many of the wild animals there were destined for Hollywood to appear in movies. At the tender age of three weeks (!) this little lion cub was sold to Roscoe Turner, an airplane pilot, to help promote the Gilmore Oil Company. The cub was promptly named "Gilmore."

Posted September 11, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

In Scandinavia, like other parts around the world, it is imperative to get the cows home at night after they have spent the day in their grazing lands. Instead of using motor vehicles, horses, or dogs to herd them by force they sing. In Norway and neighboring parts of Sweden cows are led home by a haunting, ethereal, and somewhat nasal form of song that draws then to the person singing.

Posted September 8, 2018 by Ron Callari

Most mammals are not nocturnal. Many prefer the light of day. How often have you seen an alligator or turtle sunning in the afternoon sun.

Posted August 17, 2018 by Ron Callari

A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to describe an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities or a certain class or gender) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.

Posted August 15, 2018 by Creature Features

A Siberian seller of truly vintage clothing wants a cool ten grand for a one-of-a-kind, certified authentic, 'scratchy but not smelly' cap woven from prehistoric woolly mammoth wool.

Posted July 31, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

Dino the Dinosaur was television's original purple dinosaur (technically a "snorkasaurus"). He burst into pop culture almost 60 years ago along with his human caveman family, "The Flintstones." While his color changed from time to time over the course of the television show's six season in prime time, his primary color was purple. He was immediately a hit and made every kid in the United States want to own their own Dino.

Posted July 5, 2018 by Ron Callari

The Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. Yet, it’s only been a little over 100 years, that one of the major factors threatening wildlife extinction first emerged.

Posted June 30, 2018 by Ron Callari

State laws are often the precedent needed for federal legislation to follow suit. With that being the case, it’s only a matter of time that “animal registries for abuse” becomes the law of the land. And it’s about time.