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  • 'How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied' by Jess Keating
    'How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied' by Jess Keating
    "How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied" by Jess Keating is a clever and humorous middle grade book filled with middle school angst and lots of interesting creature information.Ana (short for Anaconda) is miserable about...
  • Christopher Cruz
    DA: Long Beach man who killed cat sentenced to jail time
    A Long Beach man accused of tossing a cat to the ground and then stuffing the animal in a plastic baggie until it died was sentenced Thursday to serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges, Nassau County prosecutors said...
  • Almond milk v. Dairy milk
    The truth about milk
    Milk, by definition, is an opaque white fluid rich in fat and protein, secreted by female mammals for the nourishment of their young.That being said, why in the world would it make sense to drink something that is meant to turn a calf into a one...
  • Frilled shark captured: Bizarre shark seen off coast, monster a real thing?
    Frilled shark captured: Ancient monster caught, 6-foot eel body and shark tail
    A frilled shark captured off the Victoria coast has people thinking about times long past this week. In a catch that stunned local fishermen, this ancient monster of the deep was caught during a routine morning angling out on the water. Sport Act...
  • The cost of silence
    The cost of silence
    If you see animal abuse or neglect and don't say anything, does it really matter?Nonhuman animals have forged trusting friendships and partnerships with humans for thousands of years. Animals are very sensitive to human cues and communicate...
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Adventures at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Ride in a safari truck and get up-close with a Giraffe.Walk with a lemur.Get face-to-face with a cheetah.Hear a lion roar.These are just some of the awesome adventures you can have at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is...
  • Architects for Animals created cat houses for D.C.'s homeless felines Jan. 14
    Architects for Animals created cat houses for D.C.'s homeless felines Jan. 14
    Bauhaus-esquedesigns took the two top prizes at Architects for Animals' "Giving Shelter" contest for housing homeless cats Jan. 14 at the American Institute of Architects headquarters in D.C.And the winner is... "Meowhaus"...
  • Ira Fischer
    The Dark Side of the Big Top by Ira Fischer
    Revelations about behind-the-scenes practices by circuses raise serious questions about an event that many parents regard as a rite of passage for their children. For the most part, the circus is a wonderful event. The clowns, acrobats and other...
  • Cat
    Local rescue saves burned cat
    An outdoor farm cat named OJ sustained severe injuries after falling into a burning industrial fire pit earlier this month. When the owners noticed OJ did not come home for dinner, they became worried and started searching for him. Shortly...
  • Como Zoo baby orangutan
    Female baby orangutan the latest addition at the Como Zoo
    Last Wednesday, January 7, Como Zoo welcomed a new baby to its menagerie of animals. Markisa, a 27-year-old Sumatran Orangutan, gave birth to a female infant weighing a healthy, 3.45 pounds. The baby orangutan was delivered via Caesarean section...
  • Minks standing
    American Mink (Neovison vison)
    The mink has a long, sleek body about two feet long. It has short, stubby legs, a long neck, small ears and eyes and a long thick tail. In fact,most of the mink is tail! It has brown to black fur with white fur on its chin and a little bit of...
  • Hoss's Family Steak and Sea House
    What to do at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in 2015
    It’s that time of year. For many Pennsylvanians, as mid-January rolls around, thoughts of milkshakes, potato donuts, tractors and rodeos are enough to venture out in even the worst of cold fronts. The Pennsylvania State Farm Show has arrived...
  • Neo the bongo
    John Ball Zoo welcomes critically endangered bongo calf, Neo
    On December 16, John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan welcomed a new Eastern Mountain Bongo calf. Bongos are a critically endangered antelope species found in central and western Africa. The zoo’s veterinarian, Dr. Ryan Colburn, spoke with...
  • Horses
    Animal advocates declare victory for neglected horses
    Earlier this week, local residents in Somers, Wisconsin started noticing two horses in an empty lot without any shelter to protect them from the elements. Complaints to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department went unanswered or disregarded as...
  • Leavesden Studios animals
    Leavesden Studios "Harry Potter" tour to include animals
    Thanks to popular demand, the "Harry Potter" studio tour at Leavesden Studio in London will include the film's animals for a limited time.From February 13 through 25, the tour will showcase owls, cats--including Hermione's pet...