Posted April 20, 2017 by Ron Callari

On April 22, 2017, our planet will be celebrating its 47th Earth Day. This special event was launched for the first time in 1970.  Back then, only a few regions around the world marked the occasion. Today, almost 200 countries will join in consort with the Earth Day Network that features an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. Since the formal agenda does include some eco-friendly endeavors introduced by pet owners over the years, today I'd like to highlight a few of the successful and meaningful ways you can engage with your pets for Earth Day, 2017.

Posted April 12, 2017 by Lady Bee

There's a pair of bald eagles who have just had their third “convocation” in the National Arboretum, hatching two eaglets, “DC4” and “DC5,” this past February. These chicks really need better names, and you are invited to submit them! Even if you're not up to renaming DC4 and DC5, you MUST see them!

Posted March 28, 2017 by Creature Features

An Australian snake seeking to sneak into snake-free New Zealand stowed away on a private jet, only to be nabbed on the Auckland Airport's tarmac.

Posted March 16, 2017 by Ron Callari

What’s labeled ‘faux’ should be just that. The origin of this word is French and it's translated to mean “imitation.” Used as an adjective, it most often precedes a noun as a descriptor for an object, event or character that is ‘not the real deal.’ In the case of ‘faux fur,’ a garment can range from every-day wear to haute couture. However, it should not come from a fur-covered animal and if it does, it should never be marketed as ‘faux fur.’ Unfortunately in the case of ‘raccoon dogs’ that is not the case, and definitely a practice that should be banned.

Posted March 9, 2017 by Creature Features

It's a piggy bank, it's an animal sculpture, it's... both! This realistic Indian Star tortoise coin bank saves spare change while adding life to any room.

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 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 28, 2017 by Creature Features

A wild Giant Panda has shown the phrase “eats shoots & leaves” doesn't always apply to the endangered bears, though it still describes an armed robbery at Panda Express.