Posted January 17, 2017 by Creature Features

A new species of gibbon discovered by Chinese researchers in the lush tropical rainforest of southwestern China has been named after iconic Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

Posted January 4, 2017 by Ron Callari

My blogs over the years have covered the perils and forecasts of the many endangered species on this planet. In my post, “Why We Should Be Concerned About The Sixth Mass Extinction?” I reported on the current ‘extinction event’ that is happening in our lifetimes. Think about that! There have only been five periods of heightened animal extinction since the dawn of time, and the most current one is happening right under our noses.

Posted December 28, 2016 by Creature Features

A newly discovered species of Hawaiian coral reef fish has been named after President Barack Obama – the second fish to be named in honor of America's 44th president.

Posted December 11, 2016 by Ron Callari

Most recently I documented research in a blog post pertaining to the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ which is shockingly taking place as we speak. While under-reported, the current indicators point to several species diminishing as much as 67 percent by the year 2020. In light of those devastating findings, it’s encouraging to learn about efforts to save and reverse the extinction process of one mammal you may never have been aware of — namely, the Pacific fisher.

 

 

Posted November 30, 2016 by Ron Callari

Animals are herd animals. As such, and according to the American Zoological Association [ASA], which sets elephant care standards for zoos — female elephants should be kept in groups of three. This is the minimum standard they require and crave in the wild.

Posted November 10, 2016 by John P. Barker

This baby hippo was abandoned by his family.  He was sad and all alone.  But the kindness of people led him to find happiness again... and a new friend.

Posted November 10, 2016 by Creature Features

African Wild Dogs are slightly less endangered now that a mated pair at Australia's Taronga Western Plains Zoo produced a litter of eleven cuddly, colorful and very hungry pups.

Posted November 5, 2016 by John P. Barker

Elephants.  Pumpkins.  Never would I have considered this to be such an entertaining mix of how to play with your food before dinner.