Posted August 4, 2012 by John P. Barker

The combination of an Arctic cetacean and a Mexican band is rare indeed.  But it happens in today's video--and that whale looks like he's diggin' it.

Posted July 22, 2012 by Jessica Powers

Hannah Montana body spray repels raccoons and leaves you feeling "bold, yet sassy."

Posted July 11, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The baby giant panda born to Shin Shin and Ri Ri at the Tokyo Uena Zoo
just last week on July 6, 2012, has died just 6 days after birth. This
was the the couple's first birth and the first giant panda born at the
Tokyo Zoo in 24 years.

Posted July 9, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Badger holocaust -- an extreme solution to an extreme problem. However, a closer look at the plan being created for Northern Ireland shows that there is some compassion for the critters after all. Only badgers infected with bovine tuberculosis will be marked for death in a major operation to curtail the continuing spread of the disease among the island nation's cattle.

Posted July 9, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The world's smallest diving mammals, water shrews, apparently have a unique talent that allows them to survive diving in icy water. They seem to have the ability to quickly raise their body temperature before submerging themselves in water in search of such tasty tidbits as aquatic insects, small fish, tadpoles, snails, and slugs.

Posted July 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Zookeepers in Indonesia are hoping to get Tori, a 15-year-old orangutan, to kick the smoking habit that she picked up a decade ago when visitors would throw their cigarette butts into her open cage. She would mimic their behavior and soon became addicted. Previous attempts to get Tori smoke-free have failed.

Posted July 8, 2012 by John P. Barker

Okay--let's get this straight: I'm a man.  A manly man.  And I do manly things like camping, chopping giant stumps of wood with my bare hands, and wrestling alligators.  Yeah, that's right.  Like 20-foot long alligators.

But I found this video really cute...

Posted July 6, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Feeding wild animals is never a good idea. Doing so can lead to aggressive behavior, overpopulation, and the spread of disease. It has become such an issue in the parks around Tacoma, Washington, that the Metro Parks Tacoma is taking steps to deal with the problem -- feeding human food to animals now carries a hefty fine.