Delta and United Airlines have instituted more stringent rulings pertaining to the flight of comfort pets. The controversy surrounding this issue is hinged on free passage and security. Passengers who claim they need their pets to fly are not charged a fare for their seats. However, the fear of sitting next to on-board animals and travelers with serious allergies have voiced complaints over the years.
How do you tell an albino gorilla from other members of his species? Perhaps, because he sports a dapper white coat? Albinism in animals and humans is associated with a number of defects such as photophobia and pertains to a complete absence of melanin, resulting in little to no color in their skin, hair and eyes. It is so rare that to date there’s only one albino gorilla on record. But albinism is not the only condition that whitens an animal's appearance.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
Animal friendly hotels with a twist are perfect for animal/nature lovers who can't or don't always want to bring their pets along. With more and more options to traditional accommodations, these lodges make communing with nature and interacting with animals more enjoyable than ever before.
Just in case you haven’t tried it out yet, Bing is Microsoft’s search
engine, and it presents a stunning photo on its homepage each and every
day. I’ve collected ten of my favorite birdy backdrops for you to use as
desktop wallpaper. Enjoy!
If you’ve taken a fancy to our fine feathered friends to the point that
you’d like some extra ducks, eagles, jays, cranes, cardinals, kiwis,
crows and more birds in your mailbox each month, take a lark- I mean
look at the top three bird magazines: