Posted January 8, 2017 by Ron Callari

The death of an Orca whale on January 6 was a very sad event. We’ve heard a good number of reports over the years regarding these magnificent creatures being washed ashore at the end of their lives. While not the largest animal known to man [that distinction is reserved for the Blue Whale], Orcas are not light-weights either. They are known to weigh up to 6 tons in weight and 32 feet in length, at full maturity.

Posted January 4, 2017 by Ron Callari

My blogs over the years have covered the perils and forecasts of the many endangered species on this planet. In my post, “Why We Should Be Concerned About The Sixth Mass Extinction?” I reported on the current ‘extinction event’ that is happening in our lifetimes. Think about that! There have only been five periods of heightened animal extinction since the dawn of time, and the most current one is happening right under our noses.

Posted January 3, 2017 by Ron Callari

In a few of my past posts, I reported on microchipping dogs and its importance in locating lost pets, particularly during inclement weather such as hurricanes. Of recent date, the application of microchipping has expanded to include some of our other most loved pets. For instance, with parrots, like dogs, this procedure is a lot safer than the standard, traditional leg bands. 

Posted December 31, 2016 by Ron Callari

Polar Bears are out in force, all over the country. It’s that time of year when normal people get a wild hair up their you-know-where, strip down to their skivvies and jump into some icy cold waters.

Posted December 29, 2016 by Ron Callari

For those of us who grew up reading Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down, your worldview may have been significantly altered as to how you thought about the treatment of animals. The novel, told in a fable-rich format was the tale of a rabbit family’s struggles to survive in the face of adversity and threats from the cruelty of humans.

Posted December 14, 2016 by Creature Features

Scollar smart collars for dogs and cats pack a wealth of modern pet care technology into a lightweight, comfortable and cool-looking collar.

Posted November 30, 2016 by Ron Callari

Animals are herd animals. As such, and according to the American Zoological Association [ASA], which sets elephant care standards for zoos — female elephants should be kept in groups of three. This is the minimum standard they require and crave in the wild.

Posted November 19, 2016 by Ron Callari

Remember the dinosaurs? Probably not . . . since it’s been 65 million years since they roamed the planet. An extinction event (also known as a mass extinction or biological crisis) is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth. When it happens, it occurs at an uneven rate. Based on fossil records, the rate of extinctions on Earth is about two to five species of animals every million years. Estimates of the number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years indicate there has been as many as five since the dawn of time.