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 December 5, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Wisconsin hunter Brian Powers is no Elmer Fudd. Even though he was out hunting in deer season he set aside such thoughts when he saw a very young buck wearing an orange "scarf." The surprises didn't end there. The deer approached him and clearly asked to be pet. As he kindly obliged in showing the little guy some affection he realized that this was no completely wild deer.

Posted December 1, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night. During the month of December zoos all over North America change this up by creating month-long events called Zoo Lights or Wild Lights. They decorate their grounds with millions of twinkle lights and displays of animals made of lights right alongside the live animals that live there.

Posted November 16, 2016 by Kitty Devine

Add an extra touch of fantasy to your Christmas tree this holiday season with this incredible Direwolf Christmas Ornament. This is Ghost, the direwolf belonging to Jon Snow on the TV show Game of Thrones.

Posted November 15, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Stray cats and dogs are a fairly (and sadly) common thing.  So that rarely makes news. However, on November 1st a stray, injured alpaca came to the attention of the Boulder County Sheriff's Department in Colorado. The animal was found on Indian Lookout Road in the town of Lyons. She has been named LC for having been found in Lyons Crest and is now recuperating at a horse rescue in Longmont.

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kitty Devine

You've seen many mugs out there in the shape of a wide range of animals. I don't know about you, but this was the first time I saw this adorable Llana the Llama Mug and I fell in love.

Posted October 31, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

Sergeant Reckless was a hero, a horse and perhaps most important of all, a loyal marine. Read on for more about this amazing and almost forgotten equine who courageously served in the Korean War and saved the lives of many of her fellow marines.

Posted October 29, 2016 by Creature Features

A chimpanzee at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea is charming visitors (and infuriating animal rights campaigners) by smoking cigarettes to the tune of a pack a day.