Posted February 13, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

This is a rare white humpback whale that lives off the coast of Australia. The popular cetacean has been named Migaloo, which means "white fella" in the aboriginal language.

Posted January 8, 2017 by Ron Callari

The death of an Orca whale on January 6 was a very sad event. We’ve heard a good number of reports over the years regarding these magnificent creatures being washed ashore at the end of their lives. While not the largest animal known to man [that distinction is reserved for the Blue Whale], Orcas are not light-weights either. They are known to weigh up to 6 tons in weight and 32 feet in length, at full maturity.

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 November 8, 2016 by John P. Barker

Nature abides by certain laws, many of which are not pleasant.  This video (though not graphic) displays a remarkable amount of intelligence used by Orca when hunting large prey...

Posted October 24, 2016 by John P. Barker

There is no denying that orca are some of the most intelligent animals on the planet.  Watch this coordinated effort to capture a seal.  It is quite amazing.

Posted September 28, 2016 by Ron Callari

Zoos have been under intense scrutiny in the U.S., as more and more animal advocacy groups protest against the inhumane treatment of animals held in captivity. In my recent blog titled, “Are Zoos & Animal Captivity Outdated Paradigms,” I referenced the killing of the 450-pound gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in addition to the derelict treatment of orca whales at Sea World, and the retirement of dolphins from the National Aquarium.

Posted September 27, 2016 by John P. Barker

It appears that humpback whales are the superheroes of the sea--minus the capes.  Capes would get too soggy.

Posted July 2, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

This is a shark. This is also what happens to a shark when it gets hammered.