by Kitty Devine
One of the biggest films of the year has been Jurassic World, much to the delight of the many dinosaur fans out there. To that end there is now a Jurassic World Monopoly Game so that you can pretend to be a part of the island attraction and buy up different parts of it.
The Weekly Buzz! Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer, Beer For A Cause, Bugs For Brunch, Best Holiday Gift, And Moreby Lady Bee
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!
by John P. Barker
While this picture is not really representative of a real hybrid creature, there are plenty of oddities out there. I mean, come on... a Rhinocochicken? But check this out...
by Kitty Devine
Lucky for us we don't live on the ice planet Hoth where the rebels set up a base in The Empire Strikes Back. Just as you might expect, there isn't a whole lot of life on this planet other than said rebels, but there is the wampa, a giant snow beast. Now you can get your own Star Wars Wampa Rug to help you stay warm this winter.
by Rebecca West
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.
by Laurie Kay Olson
British heraldry has a long tradition of using animals in its imagery. On the grounds of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite residence, Windsor Castle, is St. George's Chapel, and on the roof of the chapel are 76 heraldic statues representing the Queen's (or King's) Beasts. The original statues dated back to the 16th century but were removed in 1682. They were finally restored in 1925.
by Serena Dorman
While many people are set on killing snails, a new craze among animal lovers involves painting their shells in hopes to protect these tiny creatures. The results of this trend are stunning, creating tiny crawling "bug" art galleries.