Posted April 13, 2017 by Ron Callari

In bucolic Beaufort, South Carolina where I now reside, the locals are keen to set Northerners straight about alligators. They’re omnipresent —  they’re everywhere. They’re like squirrels in the Lowcountry [and believe me, my backyard is full of squirrels.]  And while intimidating, recorded alligator attacks are few and far between.

Posted March 6, 2017 by Ron Callari

Those who follow Google Doodles have come to expect the unexpected from the world’s largest search engine. From birthdays of sometimes little-known historic figures to the celebration of esoteric holidays, Google invests time, money and labor into entertaining us regularly with their innovative and creative Doodles.

Posted February 24, 2017 by Kitty Devine

You don't have to be a student at Hogwarts to be interested in studying divination. Many ancient cultures have believed that animals were guides, guardians, and protectors of humans. With the Druid Animal Oracle Deck you can dip into the Celtic tradition of animal beliefs.

Posted January 16, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

It's time to give dragons some love today since it is Appreciate Your Dragon Day. Here is a baby Chinese water dragon to get you started.

Posted January 11, 2017 by Ron Callari

Over the years, I’ve blogged a lot about the animal abuses and outright cruelty incurred by sea animals at SeaWorld. Most recently, I penned a testimonial piece in memoriam for the passing of the killer whale, Tilikum. This case caused global protests by animal activists worldwide when it became a center piece for CNN’s award-winning documentary, Blackfish, that shined a glaring light on the maltreatment of Orca whales in captivity.

Posted December 30, 2016 by Creature Features

You don't have to be a Sea Snake to enjoy seafood but it helps to have a forked tongue when wrangling a meal from the watery depths.

Posted December 1, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night. During the month of December zoos all over North America change this up by creating month-long events called Zoo Lights or Wild Lights. They decorate their grounds with millions of twinkle lights and displays of animals made of lights right alongside the live animals that live there.

Posted October 25, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is the sort of thing that wouldn't be everyone's dream job, but for Harry Kunz it has been a labor of love to be the heart and soul of the Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He isn't getting any younger and he is in search of someone who will love and care for these animals with the same passion he has had for them over the years.