Posted February 8, 2016 by John P. Barker

What's so special about the horse in this video?  The answer will surprise you...

Posted February 3, 2016 by John P. Barker

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.

Posted January 31, 2016 by Rebecca West

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.

Posted January 30, 2016 by John P. Barker

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...

Posted January 29, 2016 by Rebecca West

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

Posted January 29, 2016 by John P. Barker

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...

Posted January 25, 2016 by John P. Barker

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

Posted January 22, 2016 by John P. Barker

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?