Animals the way nature intended it; explore the world of wild animals and the controversies surrounding domestication and hunting of feral beasts.
Zoo Animals and the Effects of Captivity
Zoos are places where people maintain animals for their entertainment. People adore animals because they are attractive, which is why zoos were developed so they could admire them from a safe distance. Nonetheless, the poor caged animals suffer greatly and have mental disorders as a result of this.
Which animals are warm-blooded, and what does that mean?
Warm-blooded animals have evolved mechanisms that allow them to adapt to a wide range of environments. They can survive in almost any environment because their body temperature is independent of the ambient temperature. While thermoregulation is one of mother nature's most perfect creations, the ability of the organism to regulate its temperature is not without flaws. What lies beneath the term "thermoregulation"? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this adaptive strategy? What animals have a thermoneutral body temperature? Each of these questions is answered below.
Fruits and Veggies for Sea Lions?
We all know in the wild, pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) eat a variety of prey ranging in different sizes from krill, which is filtered in by cheek teeth, to with leopard seals, penguins and small marine mammals.
Getting Rid of the Skunk Smell on Dogs
If a skunk sprays your dog, it is important to wash your pet as soon as possible to remove the spray and prevent its transfer to your carpets, bedding, and furniture. Simple soap and water or standard dog shampoo won't neutralize skunk odor. Rinse or wipe as much spray off the dog as you can, then follow up with a commercial skunk odor shampoo or a blend of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap, followed by a standard pet shampoo. While this is something that you can probably do on your own, if you have asthma or are very sensitive to skunk musk, you may need to use the services of a professional dog groomer.
National Zoo Celebrates 50 Years of Giant Panda Conservation
April 16th, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the National Zoo’s first giant panda pair. The two bears’ arrival, gifts of friendship with China during President Nixon’s historic visit to the country. It also marked the beginning of a decades-long giant panda conservation program that remains ongoing. Their arrival drew millions of people from around the world to visit the zoo. It also gave the Smithsonian an incredible opportunity to study the behavior, health, reproduction, and ecology of the giant panda. It also helped animal care staff learn about various reproductive cycles in these endangered bears.
Sanderling Gets Adopted By Aquarium Staffer Who First Rescued Her in Maine.
On Labor Day in 2021, New England Aquarium supervisor Sarah Tempesta was enjoying a day on the beach in York, Maine, when she found a struggling wading bird. She ended up watching her throughout the day, off and on for hours, until she contacted a local wildlife facility. It was clear within the first minutes of observation that the sanderling’s wing was injured, due to it being sent at an unusual angle.
A Bitter-sweet Visit For Animal Lovers
Going to Zao I took a road trip with my Japanese friend during the summer to escape the Tokyo heat. We drove north to Miyagi Prefecture to visit the Zao Fox Village. Located in the forest, this secluded land preserve houses over 100 foxes as well as some other animals. The foxes walk, eat and sleep freely throughout the preserve and are so used to humans they are similar to stray cats hanging out waiting for food.
The 5 Huge Animals by Weight
Various animals live in almost every country in the world. Some attract attention with their appearance, while others attract attention with their weight.
Facts about Rabies
Rabies is a zoonotic disease that every pet owner (and really every person) needs to know about. A zoonotic disease is one that can be passed from animal to person, which is a reason why we need to be careful around our own animals and those that roam the neighborhood (and farm).
Wanderer of the Apocalypse - Episode III
Home is a two-bedroom condominium unit in the current neighborhood, with a large living room doubling as my former home office. The whole unit takes place over the entire top floor of a duplex. The bottom unit comprises the ground floor plus the basement areas. My unit also has rooftop access to a terrace that I built and improved throughout the years.
Are Reef Fish An Endangered Species?
Reef fish are popular seafood items that can be found in many restaurants from fish processing companies and reliable seafood exporters in Sri Lanka. However, are they an endangered species? The answer to this question is a little complicated. Let's explore what type of seafood is considered the best reef fish and why.
The last elephant had been a cantankerous old bull, the lone member of his species in a vast preserve. The warden speculated he broke through the fence in search of other elephants. He could not have known he was the last.