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Animal-Figured ZOOlamps to Light up Your Home

August 14, 2012 / No Comments

One way to add more fun to your interiors without compromising on your commitment to the environment is to use ZOOlamps. They are not ordinary lamps; they are animal-shaped bulbs which could definitely turn your home into a glass menagerie. The ZOOlamps are designed by YellowOffice. These bulbs are handmade in Italyby skilled craftsmen. Each one of the lamp is blown ...

Elephants Get Pedicure, Too

May 28, 2009 / No Comments

I don't know what you'd expect, but after seeing these pictures, it's obviously true that elephants get their "nails done", too. [caption id="attachment_5326" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Boy, a 39 year-old Asian elephant getting a pedicure"][/caption]

When Koala’s Wear Out Their Welcome

March 18, 2009 / No Comments

Koala bears - those cute little fuzzy creatures, half squirrel, half bear, half something else from down under. Every zoo wants some, until now. It costs more to feed six koalas at Osaka's Tennoji Zoo than to feed the rest of the zoo's animals put together. That comes to Y92million ($950,000) a year to feed them or $160,000 each per year ...

Scientific Proof that Humans Did Not Evolve from Chimps

March 12, 2009 / 3 Comments

There's scientific proof that humans did not evolve from chimpanzees at Sweden's Furuvik Zoo. Researchers watched Santino the chimp's anti-social behavior and studied the 31-year old alpha-male over the years - 10 years to be somewhat exact. Santino never attacked others in his group probably because he was comfortable being the head banana ... or getting his bananas first. What shocked the researchers ...

Nothing Says Hope, Love on Valentines Day Like Mothers and Babies

February 13, 2009 / No Comments

Whenever I feel blue, down in the dumps, or think there is not much hope for the future or love going around, all I need to do is find a few moms and their babies. The Buenos Aires Zoo in the Argentina Capital is happy to lift my spirits today. [caption id="attachment_3933" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="A baby seal and mom ..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3935" ...

Hope in the Midst of Global Warming

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

After the incredible commercial on global warming with animals that "give up", I think it's refreshing to take a look at some babies ... cubs, kitties, little fellows. There's something about the hope in the eyes of a newborn, human, animal or otherwise that gives us reason to think that everything can still be okay IF we change our ways. Two ...

Tibetan Wild Asses Frolicking About

October 15, 2008 / No Comments

Somehow, deep inside, we knew those Tibetans were wild, didn't we? I mean, what's with sitting up in the mountains all day waiting for someone to come to you, ask you a question and such? Well, a few Tibetan wild asses got loose, or took to the fields, whatever, to hang out with the Qinghai-Tibet railway in Northwest China's Qinghai province. [gallery] The ...

Polar Bears Opt for Home Environment

September 12, 2008 / No Comments

Sometimes words are not needed to explain a picture, right? I guess this is what feels like to be in a Zoo with all the people staring at you and lots of sun. Add to all these a lot of fur and you have a really unhappy polar bear. At least they gave him some ice cubes to lean on. I ...

Polar Bears with Algae-dyed Green Fur

September 10, 2008 / No Comments

Polar bears on strike? Protesting the disappearance of the ice around them, asking the world to go green and showing them the way? I am not sure what these green polar bears are thinking, but these fellas at a Japanese zoo in Higashiyama central Japan are creating a ruckus among the Japanese. [gallery] Are they sick? Do they have mold? (this one ...

Counting Chicks Before They Do Not Hatch

August 14, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo is sending two zoo employees to Norway to learn how to breed ptarmigans before it's too late for the endangered birds and the do NOT hatch. The idea - "Being prepared for a species' future is an important role for a zoo." Norway knows what to do and Japan has good imitators. Ptarmigans are a rare ...