Conservation

Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania's Tarangire National Park

Recently, a rare white giraffe was spotted within the confines of Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. The youngster was traveling within a group of mature Masai giraffes, and she stands out like a sore thumb.

Santa's Helpers? The Reindeer Police

Many Sami (or Laplander) people of Norway still make their living by engaging in reindeer herding and husbandry. Naturally this means that issues are bound to arise. So if you are having a problem with your reindeer who ya gonna call? No, not Reindeer Busters, but you will be phoning the Reindeer Police. And that's no joke.

2015, Watershed Year for Animal Rights

 According to many animal advocates, this year had the highest impact for animals, ever. And animal advocacy has had a long history from the early teachings of Buddha and nonviolence to Saint Francis’ doctrines of kindness to all living creatures to current times where the United States alone now counts more than 20,00 animal protection groups.


World's Oldest Tracked Bird Lays Egg At 64 Years Of Age

A Laysan albatross that was ringed for tracking back in 1956 and now believed to be 64 years old is not only still alive but was spotted at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge with a mate tending to their egg.

The Weekly Buzz! Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer, Beer For A Cause, Bugs For Brunch, Best Holiday Gift, And More

Pigeons can do some very important work - now they're being trained to detect breast cancer!  This week you can also learn more about cuddlefish in unnatural environments; how birds, insects, animals, and even humans find our way home; and what the spider ate for lunch?  Did you know that one company is planning to stop poaching of the African Rhino with beer?  Plus, what gift to get the kid who has everything!

U.S. Government Finally Ends Research On Chimps, Hooray!

Happy days are here at last for chimpanzees and animal lovers! The U.S. government has announced that it will finally end decades of research conducted on the primates that so closely resemble humans in their genetic makeup and behavior.

Less Given To Animal Charities, But Tsū Social Network Helps

While some charity reports have stated that bequests to animal charities far outweigh donations to human causes, and that there are more fundraisers for animals, the evidence doesn't support this thesis. On November 11th, the Mirror in the UK reported that huge donations bequeathed to dogs and cats dwarf those going to good causes helping vulnerable and abused children.