Posted April 16, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Your calendar may be telling you that today is Easter, but did you know that it is also Save the Elephant Day? "Here comes Peter Hose Nose, seeing where a foot path goes . . . "

Posted March 13, 2017 by Creature Features

Everybody loves GoPro cameras – well, everyone except a peeved African elephant who wasn't getting a kick out of being surreptitiously filmed.

Posted February 28, 2017 by Ron Callari

The goal is 12,500 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.

Posted February 21, 2017 by Ron Callari

Robert Frost’s haunting refrain: “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep,” referenced a long trek on a cold wintry day in New England. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a metaphor for the self-determination that comes from fulfilling one’s self-imposed obligations.

Posted February 20, 2017 by Ron Callari

As much as it's been reported our world has entered the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ is it comforting to learn that scientists are experimenting with de-extinction? While the ethical issues may be of concern for some, such is the case with the scientific studies conducted by a Harvard team to create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryos in the next two years.

Posted February 9, 2017 by Creature Features

Rescued elephants at a conservation center in Mathura, India have been issued colorful fitted jackets and “pajamas” to help them withstand unseasonably frigid winter weather.

Posted January 16, 2017 by Ron Callari

As nostalgic as circuses were for many of us growing up, the “Greatest Show on Earth” is taking its final curtain call this May. In following this story for almost two years, I’ve reported on the waning public interest in circuses, due mainly to animal activist groups protesting against the maltreatment associated with animals held in captivity.

Posted January 9, 2017 by Ron Callari

As fate and the stats would have it, even though Alabama’s Crimson Tide took home the win and bragging rights last year, the odds-on favorite for 2017 by several sources is calling Alabama . . .