CREATURE FEATURES - Animal & Pet News, Clues and Views

Creature FeaturesCreature Features features creatures and more... as time goes by we'll look at news, reflect on views, and generally muse about animals, pets and their owners, and who's to say which is which?

When Joseph Merrick (the "Elephant Man") stridently shouted "I am not an animal! I am a human being!", did he inadvertantly infuriate our furry friends? When David Byrne of Talking Heads sang "Animals think they're pretty smart," was he also inferring that "Animals think! They're pretty smart!"?

Questions for the ages to be sure, but our longstanding and ongoing fascination with pets and animals of all sorts remains remarkable regardless of rhymes or reasons. We hope you enjoy these posts for their own sake and for the sake of the subjects. (image via Gilbert Shelton, © Rip Off Press, Inc.)

Hurricane Barry Unleashes Flood Of Armyworms
Posted on July 19, 2019

Hurricane Barry may have drenched America's agricultural heartland with life-giving water but all that moisture is also fueling a destructive wave of ravenous Fall Armyworms.

Cats & Docs: The Top 10 Awesome Animal Hospital Signs
Posted on July 17, 2019

These awesome animal hospital signs raise the bark when it comes to advertising emergency medical care for our furry, feathery and fork-tongued friends.

Pikachu Desk Vacuum Cleaner Robot Roomba's Your Workspace
Posted on July 16, 2019

The Pikachu desk vacuum cleaner robot keeps any desktop dust-free while bringing smiles to you and your co-workers.

Fatcats Love This Designer Cat Scratching Post
Posted on July 15, 2019

The MiaCara Volto designer scratching post mounts securely to any wall so your purring prince or princess won't claw your pricey furniture.

Newborn Barbary Lion Cubs Give Boost To Rare Lion Subspecies
Posted on July 10, 2019

A pair of rare Barbary Lion cubs born at a Czech Republic zoo park offer hope for a threatened lion subspecies that's already extinct in the wild.

Cat-Shaming Figurines Apologize For Catastrophes
Posted on July 9, 2019

These collectible cat-shaming figurines from Japan depict a passel of penitent kitties, each wearing a lettered sandwich board proclaiming the cat-egory of their crime.

Pikachu & Eevee Pokémon Wireless Chargers Light Up Your Mobile Lifestyle
Posted on July 5, 2019

Let popular Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee put a charge into your energy-depleted mobile devices via these officially licensed wireless chargers.

Fire & Furry: The Top 10 Fireworks Named After Animals
Posted on July 4, 2019

Fireworks and animals aren't a good mix but fireworks named AFTER animals are all kinds of awesome, as these 10 examples loudly and colorfully illustrate.

Cute Cat-Shaped Nyarageta Sandals
Posted on July 2, 2019

Cat-shaped 'Narageta' sandals put the puss in your boots, causing friends and family members to Shrek with joy every time you wear 'em.

Life-Size Detective Pikachu Plushie Solves Cases Silently
Posted on July 1, 2019

This life-size Detective Pikachu plushie brings home everything you love about the popular Pokémon while leaving out the oft-annoying Ryan Reynolds soundtrack.

Supersized Snorlax Pokémon Cushion Makes Headline Snooze
Posted on June 27, 2019

This humongous Snorlax Pokémon cushion might be too big to be a stuffed animal and too small to be a bed but when plush comes to shove, it's great at being both.

Cat's Head Magnetic Phone Holder Is Curiously Attractive
Posted on June 26, 2019

The Universal Magnetic Cat Car Phone Holder is the ideal mobile device accessory for cat fanciers on the go.

Nitty Gritty Kitty: 5 Unique Litter Boxes For Very 'Special' Cats
Posted on June 24, 2019

We love our cats and our cats love their litter boxes but matching the right litter box with the right feline can be a labor of pup pee love.

Cute Animal Pen Cases Have Got The Write Stuff
Posted on June 21, 2019

These cute PuniLabo pet and animal pen cases from LIHIT Lab transform from portable pen & pencil carriers to sturdy desktop pen stands.

New Delhi Charity Birds Hospital's Horribly Illustrated Hallways
Posted on June 20, 2019

The hand-painted hallways of the famed Charity Birds Hospital at the Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple in New Delhi, India, graphically illustrate the many ways birds suffer serious injuries.

Cat Tail Mosquito Coil Stands Make Skeeters Scatter
Posted on June 18, 2019

These cute cat-shaped mosquito coil holders don't have tails, just holes for inserting arcs of smoldering incense-style pyrethrum mosquito-repellent coils.

Medi Teddy Puts A Friendly Face On IV Drip Bags
Posted on June 17, 2019

Medi Teddy is a cute cover for IV drip bags designed by a child who hoped her design would relieve the fear she and many other kids experience when undergoing intravenous procedures.

Cactus Cat Scratching Post Really Nails It
Posted on June 14, 2019

The Cactus Cat Scratching Post is a claws for celebration for cats who delight in shredding furniture and wallpaper.

Deep Sea Dragonfish Stalk Prey With Stealth Teeth
Posted on June 13, 2019

Dragonfish rule the ocean deeps by virtue of huge, dagger-like teeth rendered nearly invisible by a coating of stealth-inducing nanocrystals.

Chic Caviar Cat Collars Complete Kitty's Couture
Posted on June 11, 2019

Caviar Cat Collars will have even the most pretentious kitty up to its neck in caviar-grained leather luxury.

Sour Pusses: The Internet's Top 10 Grumpiest Cats
Posted on June 10, 2019

Grumpy Cat wasn't the only grumpy, grouchy or disgruntled-looking cat out there, as this selection of 10 seriously scowling sour pusses shows.

Cat Face Shoulder Bag Puts Purrs In Your Purse
Posted on June 7, 2019

This metallic embroidered cat face shoulder bag allows you to show off your love of kitties when stepping out in the big city.

Supersized Sand Rat Stands Against Climate Change
Posted on June 6, 2019

A superb supersized sand sculpture on the South Bank of the Thames is a shout out to politicians who insist on ignoring repeated warnings of climate change.

Jumbo Creature Cat Beds Challenge Living Room Lions
Posted on June 5, 2019

These hollow wood & synthetic leather rhinos, elephants and triceratops offer cats cozy beds at night and majestic resting platforms during the day.

Ancient Chinese 'Turtle Town' Is A Tortoise-Shaped Fortress
Posted on June 4, 2019

The turtle-shaped walled Chinese city of Yongtai is just a shell of its former self after standing guard against foreign invaders for 400 years.