Animals

China Gets Okay to Import Ivory of Endangered Elephant

July 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

The good news is that China is not likely to abuse its privilege of importing ivory from African elephants which are covered by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which made the decision at a meeting in Geneva. NOT! What in the world?! China joins Japan as the only two countries that are permitted to import ...

Topless Activists Protest Bear Skin with Bare Skin

July 16, 2008 / No Comments

We're behind the bears!   I know what you wanna see, I know what you like.     What's with the dude? Nothing you can say will make me change my mind.   What bare skin? I don't believe you are making a statement.   The post about 3 topless PETA demonstrators protesting outside KFC generated quite a buzz. Not much sympathy, just buzz and a desire to ...

Three White Lion Cubs Looking for a Home

July 16, 2008 / 14 Comments

"I want my mommy!" "Doesn't anybody love us?" "We're hungry!" "I need burping!" "Well, at least we have each other." "Alright guys! Let's stick together." I guess I am naive enough to think that only humans can be so heartless as to turn away their own children. Not so. A white lion in Schloss-Holte Stukenbrock of Germany rejected her three cubs. What's up with that? Let ...

Not All is Happy in Panda Land

July 15, 2008 / No Comments

Even if there are new pandas on the block born after the earthquake, not all is happy in panda land. It appears that three giant pandas are suffering from post-quake trauma. In a simple incident where a zookeeper tried to hand a bowl of milk to one panda, the metal bowl dropped and crashed making a loud noise and scaring ...

A Shirt Made from Real Fish Scales

July 15, 2008 / No Comments

Remember the salmon skin bikini? If not, you should. I've been on the look out for one of these for some time now. Well, there's a guy in China, 71-years old, who thinks he's found a way to stay cool. Following through on an idea that he had more than 30 years ago, the man has started making shirts out ...

Three Topless PETA Demonstrators outside KFC

July 14, 2008 / 28 Comments

Where's my camera when I need it? And why don't these girls do their thing at a KFC near me, dang it? Topless demonstrators for PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) were spotted hanging outside a KFC joint in central Sydney. Here birdie, birdie. Here birdie... What you hiding there, honey? You got something to say? Then how about ...

World’s Smallest, Most Fearless Kitten

July 12, 2008 / 4 Comments

Four tiny kittens, known as prionailurus rubiginosus, were born at a zoo in Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. The rusty spotted cats are about the size of a rat when fully grown and weigh a whopping 40 grams, about one third that of kittens of domestic cats. The difference, these little guys don't know how small they are. In the wild, ...

Six Wandering Wolf Cubs

July 9, 2008 / No Comments

After seeing these pictures I remember childhood and the way I was hanging out with my friends. We used to walk and walk, with no set destination. Apparently that's what wolf cubs do, too. Bjørn and Birgit Sandberg were on a holiday at their cabin in Rendalen, Norway, when six wolf cubs - about two months old - paid them a ...

First Pandas Born After Devastating Chinese Earthquake

July 8, 2008 / 9 Comments

Twelve-year-old giant panda, Guo Guo, who was relocated after May's devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China gave birth to twin cubs on Sunday. She became the first panda to bear cubs since the disaster and the first to give birth around the globe this year. The elder of the two small pandas weighs only 170grams. Guo Guo was ...

Hungry Seagull Swoops From the Sky to Steal Sandwich

July 8, 2008 / No Comments

In the seaside town of South Shields, in north east England, on King Street a greedy seagull enjoys a sandwich in the sky. How is that possible you may ask? Well, there's a story, somehow similar (at least to some shoppers) to Alfred Hitchcock's movie, 'Birds'. A 27-year-old woman, from Northumberland, was trying to eat her sandwich when a giant ...