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Artist Deb Pettigrew Creates Magic With Pastels

Take a look at that image.  That's not a photograph.  It is an amazing pastel work by artist Deb Pettigrew.  I had to wonder why she chose animals as her subject matter and what drives her attention to detail--and she was kind enough to answer a few questions.

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.

Stung By A Scorpion In Slow Motion -- The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

I don't have many bug phobias.  Spiders don't bother me.  Roaches?  No problem.  But scorpions freak me out a bit--probably thanks to that sequence in Clash of the Titans.  This video does not help ease my mind...

Petfinder Can Help You Find The Perfect Pet

So, you’re looking to expand the family and adoption is the route you’ve chosen to make it happen. Petfinder can help.

Feeding A Baby Manatee -- The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Growing up in Florida, I've seen my fair share of manatees.  To me, they always look like giant potatoes with fins.  But I forget how truly cute they are when young...

Tuna! The Amazing Animal Video Of The Day!!!

The last time I went snorkeling I had a very bizarre panic attack.  I've never had that experience before.  I suspect it was a combination of the tightness of the diving mask, which was somewhat claustrophobic, and the immensity of the reef, which made me feel like I was falling into a bottomless pit.  I got past all of this and had a great time--but I can safely say I'm very glad that I didn't get caught in this

Why Don't We Ride Zebras? The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

As bizarre as this sounds, I've wondered why we don't ride zebras.  They seem robust.  The look like horses.  They seem to act like horses.  So, there has to be a reason that they've not been domesticated, right?