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Jeff Lowe, the Other “Tiger King” Under Fire
On October 4th, 2020, Jeff Lowe, owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, lost his license to continue housing and raising exotic animals in the state of Oklahoma. This came because of a USDA inspection where he got charged for allegedly starving and burning animals under his care. As a result, they have removed several animals including 11 wolves and two bears from Lowe’s custody, and have they have sent them all to other facilities. Meanwhile, Lowe is currently opening a new facility dubbed “Tiger King Park” on the Oklahoma-Texas border but because of the Pandemic, will operate as a film set until it is safe again to open it to the public.
How to Make Your Pet Famous on Instagram
My name is Zulie and my cats are more famous than I am. I use the word “famous” a little leniently here. They have 15K followers on Instagram, but they’re not being recognized on the street or anything. Aside from the people in apartment 7c, who always point at the weird lady walking her cats. Thanks for that.
I love dogs. I have a dog myself, a rescue named Gunnar. He's an asshole. I still love him though. I would do anything for Gunnar, except one thing. I would never, even if my life depended on it, make an Instagram account for him.
The Real Queens of Wakanda VII: Into the Unknown
In our latest Queens of Wakanda entry that is in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we get to know a marine mammal trainer who is currently based at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Florida. Lauren Beltran’s journey is truly one that involved her traveling “into the unknown”.
What are you doing on a scanner?
Have you seen a cat on a scanner before? Well, @cocopangpang on TikTok you can see a video of a white cat sitting on a scanner. In the introduction phase the video starts by a white cat playing on a scanner. Then a girl filming says "Oh my god, what are you doing on a scanner?" to the cat. Right at that moment, the cat acts like nothing is happening by covering the scanner with her feet and an innocent look towards the camera. Then the camera shutter sound triggers three images from the scanner. Each image shows different looks of the cat on a scanner where the image above shows the second image from the video. The other two images are different from the one above. You can visit the video though the link here. (https://www.tiktok.com/@cocopangpang/video/6839751024983510277)
TikToking Cat: @cocopangpang
Since June 6th 2020 my cat Coco Pang Pang made a TikTok account while the pandemic caused us to spend most of our time at home. We started the account to have fun and try out trendy challenges on TikTok. Her first video as about a trend called "Don't be ugly." The video starts by showing something around what you want to show, in our cause, Coco. Then the video captures Coco when the audio says "OH OMG!!!!" The video is supposed to show how Coco is not ugly while making others think she is cute in the video. We had 1669 views with 154 likes and 7 comments. I felt happy reading comments saying Coco is adorable, love it, aww, you are not ugly, and you are cute. With a great start on our first post, we decided to post videos of TikTok challenges every day. In only three days we reached 1000 followers, thousands of likes and comments. As the numbers were overwhelming, we tried out best make others laugh with great contents. During that time our favorite video was film which is called "Square Tape Challenge." This challenge is about making a square shape on the ground with tape. Then watching how Coco reacts to the square tape. As cats tend to sit in boxes and square spaces, the video is supposed to capture the cat sit inside the square tape pattern on the ground. As I was filming the video on TikTok, Coco was sitting outside the box during the intro part of the video. then all of a sudden Coco synchronized with the audio and moved towards the square tape at a perfect timing. I was surprized how she moved and sat perfectly in the square tape. It almost seemed unreal. This video had 556 thousand (556K) views, 44.2k likes and 350 comments. It was a surreal experience. I felt the love and affection of TikTokers viewing my video which made me want to make better contents every time I post. After a couple of weeks of TikToking we were able to laugh, enjoy and stay bright at our house. Coco was in a bright mood by my side to try out new things. She got active, healthier and started to pose towards the camera. Nowadays it seems like Coco wants to film more videos to post than me. We are still TikToking on a daily basis on a goal to make people smile. This is an introduction to our future stores I will share here. If you enjoyed it or wanted to check out more please visit @cocopangpang at TikTok. Hopefully it will make you smile and make your day a little bit more brighter.
The Zoo and Aquarium Community Deserves Better: An Open Letter to All Social Media Outlets
To All Admins of Various Social Media Outlets, I am writing this open to letter to you all to express my concerns about how animal rights extremists are using various social media sites as a platform to conduct cyber attacks on the zoological community and how very little to no action has to been taken to crack down on the admins of the animal rights-based pages that instruct their followers to commit awful acts of cyberbullying since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PETA Breaks The Internet?
While the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many zoos and aquariums to stay closed to the public until it is contained, many animal care professionals continue to care for the animals that call these facilities “home”. They often update people on how the animals are doing, share some facts about their natural history, and even demonstrating how they care for them through husbandry and training sessions. While many are praising these people as “heroes” to both people and animals alike, there are some who don’t see it like that at all.
Love More Dogs
We farewelled our beautiful rescue dog Missy last year. She'd had a good run, and was dearly loved for the many years she spent under our roof.
The Pet Effect: How Dogs Can Better Your Life
While dogs can often be overlooked as a simple pet, it is proven that they play a much more beneficial role in an individual’s life. Besides companionship, dogs provide much needed mental relief in their owners — serving as a type of emotional support. Due to this, dogs have not only functioned as a best friend, but as a type of therapy for humans.
How to Make Your Dog Famous on Instagram
We see it all the time, these adorable dogs with thousands upon thousands of followers online. A lot of them even have steady brand deals and sponsorships! So, how do you grow your dog’s account to achieve the same? Here are some helpful tips to up your dog’s follower count!!
Animal Social Media Accounts that Are Worth Checking Out
This is a list of Twitter/YouTube accounts with cute animals because why not? This account is exactly what it says: thoughts of dogs. The whole account is based around "a dog" tweeting. The tweets are inspired by a dog named Zoey and her owner helps her by creating these ADORABLE tweets. The account has kind of created a storyline by now featuring "the stuffed fren Sebastian," "the skittle under the fridge," the kid and family dog next door, and the owner's friends. If you want to have a warm fuzzy feeling filled with dog love, you might want to check out this account!