Animals

Costa Rica to Shut Down Zoos and Release Animals into their Natural Habitats

August 5, 2013 / No Comments

Though Costa Rica is small in size, it is rich in biodiversity. The country spreads across a mere 0.03% of the earth’s surface, but is blessed with lush forests that is home to 500 thousand unique organisms and represents over 4% of all the known species on Earth. Some of the species from the wild have been captured and put in ...

San Diego Bans Commercial Sale of Pets

July 15, 2013 / No Comments

If you are in San Diego, and have the habit of walking into pet stores to pick one for yourself, you will not be able to do so anymore. For, the San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to ban commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. Though a majority of people have welcomed the decision, some other ...

Killer Whale Springer Sighted with Her Calf

July 11, 2013 / No Comments

It was in 2002, when Springer first made headlines after she was discovered alone at Pugut Sound, near Seattle,Washington. Now after eleven years, this killer whale was once again spotted along with her calf. When researchers first spotted her, she was a baby killer whale, struggling to survive. Researchers got concerned about the well being of this baby whale after discovering ...

PETA Urges Movie Goers to Shun The Lone Ranger for Abusing Horses

July 1, 2013 / 4 Comments

Animal rights body PETA has urged cinema goers to stay away from watching the movie ‘The Lone Ranger’ when it releases in theaters. Know why? PETA wants all of us to shun the flick starring Johnny Depp because the horses used in the film were under severe danger, almost close to death, during filming. PETA has stated several instances which could ...

Cheetah Muscle Power Output 4 Times that of Usain Bolt

June 18, 2013 / No Comments

Most of you might have seen Cheetahs sprinting to hunt down prey on television shows. A new study by Alan Wilson of the UK’s Royal Veterinary College has found that the beasts operate at the extreme of their athletic performance, and that their ability to accelerate along with its ability to slow down and quickly change direction makes cheetah the ...

Efforts On to Save Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs from Extinction

June 17, 2013 / No Comments

The mountain yellow-legged frog currently numbers just around hundred, making it a strong case of extinction-ready species. In a bid to halt the complete wipe out of the amphibian species, the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve saw the creatures being let to roam around in their terrain by the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research last week. The population of ...

Tale of Unique Animal Love Unfolds in Wynnewood

May 30, 2013 / No Comments

In this world where humans find it difficult to adjust with each other, here is news of a crippled lion and dachshund hitting it off. The lion has found friends in 3 more dogs too and is now living under one roof. The king of jungle is a gentle giant to its puppy companions. The 500-pound lion, Bonedigger and 11-pound dog, ...

Dolphin Shows Coming to an End in India

May 22, 2013 / No Comments

We agree it is worth enjoying dolphin performances in the pool. But using dolphins as entertainers will come to a skidding end in India. The India government has decided to ban dolphin shows, a noble move intended to protect the smart creature. Late last week, the Ministry of the Environment and Forests in India issued a statement banning “any person/persons, organizations, government ...

Mozambique Wildlife Reserve Will Have No More Rhinos, Thanks to Poachers

May 3, 2013 / No Comments

Visitors to the wildlife reserve in Mozambique would miss seeing rhinos wandering about the forest. The country’s remaining 15 rhinos were found slaughtered by poachers and devoid of their horns. Rhinos come under the endangered species, and on the grounds of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a wildlife reserve along Mozambique's southern border, these majestic animals numbered in the hundreds just ...

EC Bans Pesticides Harmful to Bees

April 30, 2013 / No Comments

Pesticides that harm bees are on the way out. The European Commission has decided to ban such chemicals that are killing the bees. The move comes following realization that the bee population is on the decline over the past years. The Commission had some time ago presented a proposal slap a ban order on neonicotinoid pesticides such as lothianidin, imidacloprid and ...