Posted March 11, 2016 by John P. Barker

Something urges me to go to Pig Island.  I'm not sure why.  The concept of swimming pigs that just want to hang out and eat treats has some odd appeal to me.

Posted March 10, 2016 by John P. Barker

So, how do you help a paralyzed rabbit?  You use a tiny toy skateboard and a sock (I think).  And the result is adorable.  Crank the cuteness level up to 11 on this one...

Posted March 9, 2016 by John P. Barker

Part of growing up, especially in the wild, is learning how to fight.  These two young elephants are trying to figure this out.  And don't worry--this is just friendly sparring.

Posted March 6, 2016 by Lady Bee

Owls are awesome. Sometimes we hear their calls at night indicating their whereabouts to their mates, but we seldom actually see
our neighborhood owls, because they are active at night, when we humans
don't see too well.  They say owls can't see during the daytime, but
that's not true.  They see fine in daylight, they just see incredibly well at night.  Here are some more facts about owls, some of which you may not have known....


Posted March 6, 2016 by John P. Barker

It's time for the Iditarod, the annual dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.  This video will give you a little taste of what this grueling event entails...

Posted March 5, 2016 by John P. Barker

There is relaxation and then there is RELAXATION.  This manatee takes sleep comfort to a new level.

Posted March 2, 2016 by John P. Barker

Okay... let's just start off with the phrase "Eagle Tummy Rubs."  That doesn't really make sense.  Eagles are pretty much the alpha predators of the bird world.  So, watching this... well... I just want to give an eagle a tummy rub.

Posted February 26, 2016 by John P. Barker

Thought to be extinct, the Lord Howe Stick Insect (known also as The Walking Sausage), is now a thriving--and somewhat scary looking--critter.  But how did it come back from the dead?