Posted June 22, 2012 by Lady Bug

For our Fugly Friday post, we have chosen the Star Nosed Mole. The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

A hedgehog in Minehead, Somerset, in England has grown to three times normal hedgehog size. Last year he was undersized and starving when a couple found him in their garage, pathetically wrapped up in an old Father Christmas jacket. He was so thin that he wasn't able to hibernate. The couple installed him in their conservatory on a heating pad and started feeding him.

Posted June 20, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The current law in Arkansas is that you can capture up to six deer and
keep them as pets. As of July 1, 2012, that will no longer be the case
as a new law banning keeping deer as pets takes effect. People who
already have deer as pets will be grandfathered into the new law. Only
animals captured after the effective date will be subject to the law.

Posted June 20, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

Australian Parliament introduces new legislation to restrict hunters from inflicting unreasonable pain on the dugong. Here's more about the dugong and this legislation.

Posted June 19, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

Known as one of the smartest animals in the world, we just may find out how smart dolphins are if we could just understand what they are saying!  A new device called a Piezoelectric Underwater Speaker may allow us to do just that.  Researchers at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have created this device to capture the full range of a dolphins language.

Posted June 1, 2012 by Kitty Devine

If you have always dreamed of being a big game hunter, but never had the stomach for it, a cardboard animal head could be the answer.

Posted May 28, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Two hundred years ago much of Colorado was inhabited by large herds of American bison, more commonly referred to as buffalo, including the Boulder Valley. By the 20th century the only buffaloes left in Boulder were the sports teams of the University of Colorado. In October, 2011, Ted Turner offered the city of Boulder. Colorado a small herd of 20 bison as a gift.

Posted May 24, 2012 by Ron Callari

You'd expect to find elephants in the African Bush, but perhaps not in the UK, and certainly not at this year's Olympics to
be held in London, July 27 - August 12, 2012. Nonetheless, training for
the baton hand-off are two female African elephants, 20-year old "Five"
and "Latabe," 19. Hailing from the West Midlands Safari Park, these two
lively and affectionate pachyderms were ready for their "close-up" on the world's
largest international stage.