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Coachella woman sentenced to jail for dumping puppies in the trash

Coachella woman sentenced to jail for dumping puppies in the trash


Via: john-russell  •  Pets & Animals  •  8 Comments  •  3 days ago

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coachella-woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-dumping-puppies-in-the-trash/ The woman who was caught on a security camera throwing seven puppies into a trash can in...
Chaser, the ‘world’s smartest dog,’ dies at 15

Chaser, the ‘world’s smartest dog,’ dies at 15


Via: john-russell  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

The Rainbow Bridge just upped its IQ. The border collie Chaser, dubbed “the world’s smartest dog,” has died at 15. Chaser’s forever family, from Spartanburg, S.C., memorialized her on...
The 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

The 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Winners


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  13 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

Grand Prize Winner: Kathrin SwobodaRed-winged Blackbird by Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards Amateur Honorable Mention: Melissa RowellGreat Blue Herons by Melissa Rowell/Audubon...
On Pigeon Patrol, Rufus the Hawk Rules the Skies Over Wimbledon

On Pigeon Patrol, Rufus the Hawk Rules the Skies Over Wimbledon


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  2 Comments  •  one month ago

Imagine the fluttering kerfuffle. Roger Federer is serving for the Wimbledon title. He tosses the ball and cranes his neck. Plop. A gift from a pigeon, right on the forehead. Luckily,...
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Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  8 Comments  •  one month ago

These pictures were taken by Martin Muller while kyaking. Mt Isa Queensland .
Black bear killed for getting too friendly with humans

Black bear killed for getting too friendly with humans


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  12 Comments  •  2 months ago

The evolution of ‘puppy dog eyes’

The evolution of ‘puppy dog eyes’


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  4 Comments  •  2 months ago

A girl's unbreakable bond with her pet duck grows deeper every day

A girl's unbreakable bond with her pet duck grows deeper every day


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  38 Comments  •  2 months ago

Why do bats have such bizarrely long lifespans?

Why do bats have such bizarrely long lifespans?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  3 Comments  •  2 months ago

Ohio Department of Health In mammals, there's a relatively simple relationship among metabolism, body mass, and lifespan. For the most part, as the size of the mammal goes up, its metabolism...
Seagull photobombs professor's food porn moment

Seagull photobombs professor's food porn moment


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  6 Comments  •  2 months ago

Alicia Jessop knew Friday was going to be memorable, but she didn’t realize it would be a day she would never forget. The 34-year-old sports law professor from Pepperdine University in California...
The National Zoo’s Female Asian Water Dragon Successfully Reproduced Without a Male

The National Zoo’s Female Asian Water Dragon Successfully Reproduced Without a Male


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  2 months ago

A female Asian water dragon housed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has successfully produced healthy offspring without the assistance of a breeding male. The almost 3-year-old female offspring...
Dogs owners feeling long-term stress can transfer it to their dogs, science shows

Dogs owners feeling long-term stress can transfer it to their dogs, science shows


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  14 Comments  •  2 months ago

By Associated Press When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of...
Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils

Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  2 months ago

On bright mornings in the tropics, crocodiles haul themselves out of the water to bask in the sun. Like other reptiles, they rely on its warmth to help fuel their metabolisms. Crocodyliforms,...
Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago

Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  13 Comments  •  3 months ago

Now extinct, the giant beaver was once a highly successful species. Scientists have found its fossil remains at sites from Florida to Alaska and the Yukon. A super-sized version of the modern...
20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”

20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  3 Comments  •  3 months ago

There are two types of bugs I’ll never kill: spiders and bees. I don’t kill spiders because they eat mosquitoes and other critters that want my blood. I don’t kill bees because the world depends...
The Chernobyl Disaster May Have Also Built a Paradise

The Chernobyl Disaster May Have Also Built a Paradise


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  12 Comments  •  3 months ago

They burned down forest for pastureland and cut down trees for timber—or for fuel to make glass and vodka. By the middle of the 20th century, most of that industry was gone, and human-driven...
Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  25 Comments  •  3 months ago

The United States was home to just two native parrot species, the Carolina parakeet (now extinct) and the thick-billed parrot (now only found in Mexico). But that doesn’t mean Americans don’t...
One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  10 Comments  •  3 months ago

Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released today by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to human influence...
When life is but a stream, insects need something extra-sticky to survive

When life is but a stream, insects need something extra-sticky to survive


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  1 Comments  •  4 months ago

Mercifully for these minuscule creatures, they’re hatched into the world with something of a superpower for surviving the tough terrain: a versatile silk, dispensed from glands under their chin....
Will we ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog?

Will we ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  8 Comments  •  4 months ago

A female wolf and her pup in Canada. Photo by Enn Li Photography/Getty Living in the Canadian Rockies allows me ample opportunities to get out into nature. In an hour outside the city, I can be...
 The mistakes people make at the dog park that put their pet at risk

The mistakes people make at the dog park that put their pet at risk


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  12 Comments  •  4 months ago

By Dana McMahan If you've got spring fever and are itching to get out and play, you're not alone. Pups across America have a winter's worth of energy they're ready to unleash, so their people are...
Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE APRIL 27TH

Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE APRIL 27TH


By: kavika  •  Pets & Animals  •  155 Comments  •  4 months ago

My wife and I have been volunteering at VOCAL, (Voices of Change Animal League) in Ocala Florida.  I've been a dog lover and owner most of my adult life. Wiki is our mini Doxie and is 11 years...
Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes


Via: john-russell  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  4 months ago

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes Australia is waging war, but it has an unlikely opponent. The Australian government is trying to...
Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th

Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th


Via: kavika  •  Pets & Animals  •  23 Comments  •  4 months ago

Who farted?  Credit: Mike Burke Unsplash Even before the children’s book Walter the Farting Dog hit bookstores in 2001, the youngest members of society have known the truth. Dogs fart. They...
Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India

Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  17 Comments  •  4 months ago

The multi-hued, three-foot-long squirrels currently taking the internet by storm are no Photoshopped mythical creatures. As Jason Bittel reports for National Geographic, the colorful four-pound...
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