Posted November 30, 2016 by Ron Callari

Animals are herd animals. As such, and according to the American Zoological Association [ASA], which sets elephant care standards for zoos — female elephants should be kept in groups of three. This is the minimum standard they require and crave in the wild.

Posted November 28, 2016 by Ron Callari

The birth of a giant panda has been known to cause heightened excitement the world over —  hence the newly-minted term: "pandamonium." As an endangered species, the panda population has declined due to habitat fragmentation and poaching in the wild, as well as experiencing low birth rate and high infant fatalities in captivity.

Posted November 23, 2016 by Ron Callari

Dog or Cat? The one you prefer might tip your hand as to your liberal or conservative bias. However presidents on both sides of the aisle seem to prefer dogs over other pets. President Harry Truman once said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” And  every single presidency [both Democrats and Republicans] since Theodore Roosevelt’s administration (1901–09) has had a dog in the White House.

Posted November 21, 2016 by Creature Features

Heritage turkeys are long-lived, slow-growing and endangered to various degrees but these historic turkey breeds are increasingly being recognized as welcome alternatives to industrially-bred turkeys.

Posted November 8, 2016 by John P. Barker

Now that election day is upon us here in the United States, I had to wonder if we humans are the only species that votes.  It turns out that we aren't...

Posted November 7, 2016 by Creature Features

While presidential pets of the modern era have typically been dogs or cats, earlier Chief Executives thought much farther outside the litter box.

Posted October 31, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

Sergeant Reckless was a hero, a horse and perhaps most important of all, a loyal marine. Read on for more about this amazing and almost forgotten equine who courageously served in the Korean War and saved the lives of many of her fellow marines.

Posted October 28, 2016 by Ron Callari

What does the US’ 2016 World Series and a billy goat have in common? Well, if you were to check the etymology of ‘billy goat’ you would find its first known use surfaced in 1820, where the definition simply states: “a male goat.” Female goats, on the other hand are referred to as "does" or "nannies,” and juveniles of both sexes are called "kids”. However, when you Google search further, you’ll find one ‘billy goat’ reference that has historically impacted one very important baseball game.