Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and each year, the ASPCA urges supporters across the country to support our efforts and Go Orange for Animals in honor of the signing of the ASPCA's charter in 1866. Throughout the month, we’ll be encouraging our members to show their support by donning our signature color and going orange for animals. Please join us for this month-long celebration of our victories in the fight against animal cruelty.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
The majestic African elephant — a creature that mesmerizes people young and old — is disappearing at an alarming rate. A new study of forest elephants found that more than half of them have died over the past decade, with their numbers down by 62 percent between 2002 and 2011. The study by the Wildlife Conservation Society comes as governments and conservationists are meeting in Thailand to discuss changes in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
ZooBorns showcases baby animals born at accredited zoos and aquariums as ambassadors for their species in the wild, raising awareness and support for conservation while they entertain. Spring is in the air in Cheshire (UK), Tokyo, and Sacramento, where zoos debuted adorable babies over the past week.
Monday, March 11, 2013
From the endless amount of cat content on the Internet, it’s clear that cats are adorable, sly, and sassy. These cats are all of those things, with an emphasis on the sass. These 27 cats have taken your stuff for ransom and they are not giving it up.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is heading to Broadway. Not to see a show — to be in one. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Banana Joe, the 5-year-old affenpinscher who emerged triumphant Tuesday at America's premier dog competition, will appear for one night only in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Wednesday. The dog will replace Macaco, the 5-year old Maltese-Yorkie mix that is the real-life pet of actress Stephanie J. Block.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Scientists are unveiling a rare octopus that has never been on public display before. And unlike other octopuses, where females have a nasty habit of eating their partners during sex, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate by pressing their beaks and suckers against each other in an intimate embrace. The beautiful creature can also morph from dark red to black-and-white stripes and spots and can shape-shift from flat to expanded.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Harald Olsen, a Korean translator looking for work -- "casualty of the sequester," he says -- thought he was about to go home after having lunch with a friend. Instead, he and three other people helped escort a family of ten ducks a mile through downtown D.C.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Some zoo workers in Cincinnati are going ape over a baby gorilla. They are wearing all-black outfits, grunting affectionately, and generally imitating mother gorillas to help the month-old baby adjust to a new home and get ready for a surrogate mother. Later, they will don hairy vests and carry baby Gladys on their backs, put on kneepads and gloves to move around like a gorilla, and they might knuckle-walk and climb a tree with baby on board.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here's to a super-cuddly start to the long-awaited weekend. On Friday, an adorable polar bear cub made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo, tickling onlookers with her unbearably cute antics.