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Conservation

Invasive Species: But It's Just A Goldfish!

Invasive species are a serious threat to wildlife in the U.S. and easily a problem that you think of as being something that happens in other places, not where you live. That's why I was shocked to find that ponds in my hometown have been hit with a huge invasion -- of goldfish. Okay, we aren't talking about the little guys you keep in a bowl. These are the big ornamental koi that people buy for their home ponds.

Be Nice And Water Your Bees

The plight of bees is of concern to everyone on the planet. Without them we are likely to starve. There is a lot of talk around about planting bee-friendly plants and letting a few of your dandelions hang around for them. But bees do not live by plants alone. It is time to be making sure that the helpful little insects also have plenty of water to drink without them having to risk their lives to get it.

Monkeying Around! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

What does that Gibbon have on her head?  And why?


Orphaned Baby Rhino Finds Love With A Sheep

Back in May staffers from the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa found a baby rhinoceros crying next to its mother that had been killed by poachers just for her horn. They wanted to give the baby another chance at life and so they took it back to their facility and named him Gerjie, or more commonly Little G. He didn't sleep at all that first night even though they brought Skaap the sheep in to help comfort him.

Strange But True: A Sturgeon Petting Zoo

Having a petting zoo for a fish is not the sort of thing you'd expect to find anywhere, let alone as far inland as Urbana, Ohio. It may sound strange (and it is) but true. A fish hatchery by the name of Freshwater Farms has set up a tank where several endangered White Sturgeons and several other species are kept for visitors to the hatchery to get to meet and get to know personally.

Precious Pandas For Your Paws

Pandas are one of nature's most adorable animals and unfortunately they are also endangered. You can show off your love of these adorable creatures with these incredible Precious Panda Women's Shoes.

Man Trains His Dogs To Fetch Trashed Plastic Bottles For Recycling

So your dog fetches sticks, frisbees and tennis balls... sure, it's fun but what do YOU get out of it? One clever pet owner from Chongqing, China trained his two dogs to seek out and fetch trashed plastic bottles, which he then turns in for recycling to the tune of around $160 annually. That'll buy a lot of frisbees.