Animals

Tree Kangaroo Has Twins in Nebraska Zoo

January 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

I confess, I never knew kangaroos could climb trees. I do know why kangaroos don't like when it rains outside. (answer down below). Zookeepers in Nebraska are thrilled that one of their rare species of tree kangaroo has had twins. Twin joeys were born at the Lincoln Children's Zoo last month. The proud parents of the Matschie's tree kangaroos are Milla and her ...

Japan Continues its Feast on Whale Meat Despite Efforts of Sea Shepherd

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

Japanese continue to pig out on whale meat. Or is is whale out on pig meat? "Why do people say we can't eat the things we've eaten since the end of World War II?" asked Koji Shingu, the proprietor of a whale eatery called Yushin in Tokyo, a few blocks from the city's oldest temple, a popular tourist draw. Japan has hunted ...

New Polar Bear, New Year, New Hope

January 5, 2009 / No Comments

Taotao is just ten months old. He has a sad story. His mama left him when he was a little guy, much like Knut in German, except that Taotao is in China. Taotao's keepers smeared polar bear urine and crap all over themselves so that Taotao would be fooled and let them help him. It worked. Taotao eventually sucked the fingers ...

Aussies Make Mosquitoes Die Younger, Naturally. Huh?

January 4, 2009 / No Comments

Since old mosquitoes spread diseases, Aussie researchers have been pondering what to do. The conclusion...have the buggers die sooner, without killing them or poisoning them, of course. That won't work as the PETA mosquito bunch will be all over us, um, them. Scientists have been trying genetically engineer mosquitoes to become resistant to malaria and dengue fever and such as an ...

Diet is New Year’s Resolution for Britain’s Most Overweight Cat – Tinks

December 31, 2008 / 1 Comment

Tinks is going on a diet, like it or not. Seems they had to fatten the fellow up just so as they could have him joining Britain's Pet Fit Club, put him on a diet and get him crowned champion if he loses weight on a 100-day diet and fitness regime. There is something seriously wrong with this picture. How about ...

Gumprechts Green Pit Viper among 1,000 New Species Discovered in Mekong Region along with Previously Thought Extinct Species

December 26, 2008 / No Comments

Here today, gone tomorrow and back again today. That's the story with the Gumprechts green pitviper and a Theloderma licin. Scientists have found more than 1,000 new species in Southeast Asia's Mekong region over the past 10 years. A spider as big as a dinner plate, a rat thought to have gone extinct 11 million years ago and a cyanide-laced, shocking ...

Rare White Lion Cubs Born at Belgrade Zoo Reminds Us There is Hope

December 16, 2008 / No Comments

Whenever I want to be reminded there is hope for the world, I look for a baby. We have a 10-month old now who is full of life and desire and curiosity and anticipation and and.... Staff at Belgrade Zoo are showing off two new white lion cubs. They are the first of their rare species to be born in Belgrade. ...

Colony of Rare Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkeys Uncovered in Vietnam

December 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Every time we talk about why each threatened species got so close to disappearing forever, the inevitable answer seems to be human activity (be it habitat destruction or excessive hunting). The Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are one of the rarest primates on Earth. Though only 200 of them exist, new hope emerged as another group of angry-looking monkeys has been found in ...

Penguins in Santa Claus Outfits

December 12, 2008 / No Comments

Here at GP we love all of God's creatures, except for maybe spiders and snakes and such (still want them safe though). We especially love animals that are cute. What we don't like it when people make fools out of animals. I mean, c'mon. We make fools out of ourselves easy enough. Why do we need to make fools out ...

Greenpeace Protests Whale Hunting in Mexico City

December 10, 2008 / 2 Comments

I am not very smart. I freely admit that and sometimes readers remind me of it. But, I do believe there are not many whales in Mexico City. I think Mexico City is landlocked. This causes me to wonder, "What in the world are Greenpeace protestors doing chaining themselves to the Japanese embassy in Mexico City to protest whale hunting?" I ...