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  • The Dark Wild by Piers Torday
    'The Dark Wild' by Piers Torday: Second in 'The Last Wild' trilogy
    "The Dark Wild" is the second book in the trilogy by Piers Torday that began with "The Last Wild" and will end with "The Wild Beyond." Torday's wildly inventive future world features characters both naive and...
  • Sanctuaries are needed to help save abused farm animals
    Jon Stewart buys New Jersey farm to use as a farm animal sanctuary
    Jon Stewart, who has hosted the Daily Show since 1999, apparently purchased a farm in New Jersey for the sole purpose of using it as a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Both Stewart and his wife Tracey are champions of animal advocacy and have a...
  • The variations of animals and plants
    The variations of animals and plants
    One thing biologists know and agree with is that there are many variations of different kinds of animals and plants. These secular biologists go by what is called a species. Charles Darwin in his book "On the Origin of Species" (short...
  • Ninja Bunny to the rescue
    'Ninja Bunny' by Jennifer Gray Olson: Ninja bunny? Yes. Violence? No.
    "Ninja Bunny," a new picture book written and illustrated by Jennifer Gray Olson, is unique among books of its genre -- children's books about ninjas -- in welcome and wonderful ways. What with ninja pigs, ninja wolves, ninja Red...
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    Barbra Streisand's dog brutally attacks flight attendant at 36,000 feet
    Barbra Streisand's dog brutally attacked a flight attendant on a private jet, and the poor woman was injured badly enough to require stitches to close the wound, according to a May 1, 2015 report from TMZ.Never mind thatBarbra Streisand's...
  • Roaming goats corralled by Cheetos
    Roaming goats corralled by Cheetos
    Savannah, Georgia might be known as the "Hostess City of the South", but Thursdayit wasn't a cupcake that helped corral a wandering herd of goats in the middle of town, but a bag of Cheetos®. Apparently, six goats decided to take...
  • New animals at Miller Park Zoo
    Visit new animals at Miller Park Zoo this spring
    With the arrival of two new residents, April has been a busy month at Bloomington's Miller Park Zoo. Warm weather, interesting exhibits and two new animals to see make spring a perfect time for a visit to the local zoo.A new Sumatran tiger...
  • At The End Of The Day...
    At the end of the day: Musings by my best (and wisest) friend
    Don't get me wrong. I love my human. He's taken good care of me ever since I can remember. From the day he rescued me from that scary place, I've been well fed, well housed and well loved. I even take him for a run every morning, and a...
  • Man mauled by bears twice
    Man mauled by bears twice forbidden by fiancée to run on same trail again
    A man mauled by bears twice in four years has pledged to his frightened fiancée and his mother that he will stay away from a particular trail. It's the place whereBob Molinelli twice encountered an angry bear while jogging through a forest...
  • cop woman hot car
    Cop woman hot car: Punishment goes viral after officer makes dog owner sweat
    A cop, a woman and a hot car are making headlines today after one police officer took an unusual approach after being called to the scene where a dog was locked inside a black car in the sun. According to an April 26, 2015 report from the Daily...
  • water moccasin bites man
    Water moccasin bites man who repeatedly kissed it
    When a water moccasin bites a man, there is usually a good story behind it. At least that's the case with an 18-year-old snake owner in Florida who was attacked when he tried to kiss the poisonous snake that he kept on his bed.Austin Hatfield...
  • Prairie Dog
    Can you name these cute animals?
    The Internet is just chock full of random furry things begging you to fall instantly in love. But as you're clicking through these adorable animal pics, how much are you actually paying attention? Take the test and see how you fare. Can you...
  • Orion Readers
    Book review of Orion Reader 'Animals and People'
    Animals and People: a Selection of Essays from Orion Magazine. Foreword by Jane Goodall, Orion Magazine, 2013, 113 pages.Cambridge Professors taught Jane Goodall that animals do not have personalities, minds, and emotions. Goodall knew this wasn...
  • Taking care of our world-Earth Day 2015
    Taking care of our world-Earth Day 2015
    The truth is there are many stories of different species helping one another to a happy ending in a serious situation. http://www.cracked.com/article_20054_7-true-stories-animals-rescuing-people-from-certain-death And we have many stories of...
  • Ian Gibson was trampled to death by an elephant
    Ian Gibson trampled to death: Zimbabwe tragedy arouses criticism against victim
    Ian Gibson, trampled to death by an elephant, has stirred up anti-hunting criticism in the publicity surrounding his tragic passing. The hunter was killed whileleading a hunt with a client in Chewore North, Zimbabwe. The pair came upona bull...
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