Animals

Naked Argentinian Playboy Model, Vanessa Carbone, Protests Whale Hunting outside Japanese Embassy in Chile

December 10, 2008 / No Comments

A naked Argentinian Playboy model, Vanessa Carbone, has got my attention. She was found in the buff, in her birthday suit protesting outside the Japanese Embassy in Chile about whale hunting by the Japanese. Her placard says - "let them live." I'd like to say something, too, about what I'd like her to let do with ... never mind. Vanessa also ...

World’s Fastest Land Animal Not Fast Enough to Stay off Endangered Species List

December 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

For some of us who have grown up watching the Cheetah hunt down prey in all its splendor and magnificence over prime time Discovery television, it is hard to even believe what we has been revealed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Cheetah - the fastest land animal in the world, has now been officially added to the list of ...

The First “Comprehensive Inventory” of Life in Antarctica

December 5, 2008 / No Comments

A research team from British Antarctic Survey and the University of Hamburg have completed the first "comprehensive inventory" of marine life and land species in Antarctica. While the rest of the world is worried about a recession, the critters on the seabed are teaming. The group's inventory includes over 1,200 marine and land species. Most of the creatures live on the ...

Pygmy Tarsiers Reappear Dramatically After 80 Years of Disappearance

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

These are the Pygmy Tarsiers and recently, scientists have found three of these alive in the Indonesian forests. So what is so special about them? Well, the last time someone saw one of these alive was apparently way back in 1921 and while that does not mean they are extinct, it has been hard to find a considerable population of these ...

Evolution of Turtle Shell: The Mystery Gets Cracked Open by Scientists

December 3, 2008 / 3 Comments

Uncovered in south west China last year, Odontochelys semistestacea seems to be the oldest known turtle fossil - believed to date 220 million years back. More important it was used to put back the pieces regarding the evolution of the turtle shell. Since long, paleontologists have been debating over the course of how the turtle developed its shell as some claimed ...

Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples, become segregated, ostracized

December 2, 2008 / No Comments

There is a Penguin Gay couple in Harbin, China. The two penguins are trying to steal eggs from straight birds so that they can become 'fathers.' Other birds in the zoo have noticed the deception and are ostracizing the gay twosome. The gay couple placed stones at the feet of parents to try to hide the eggs they stole. The zookeepers now ...

Whale Wars on Animal Planet – Modern Day Pirates

December 2, 2008 / 1 Comment

Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace and helm of the world's most active marine non-profit organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is a modern day pirate. Oh yes, you're reading it right. He's a pirate trying to prevent Japanese ships from killing whales off the coast of Antarctica and so far, together with its crew they spared more than 300. Most ...

Modern Animal Cruelty: Chained Bear to Guard House

December 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is a good reason why I can't feel for this woman. Sometimes, Russian people want to prove they're tough. One way of doing it is chaining bears to guard their homes, instead of dogs. Not that chaining dogs (or any other animals) is a good thing, but what she does - is SO WRONG. How can people be happy with ...

Why Do Whales Sing? Underwater Serenades or Biological Sonar?

November 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Other than being some of the largest mammals in the seas, whales area also known for their "voices". Call it the whale song, it's true that the whales may sing to court mates but not only. The biggest Romeo of them all, is the humpback whale which is known to produce repetitious sounds at varying frequencies. That's a whale song. So ...

Ashur the Three Legged Persian Leopard, Finds True Love

November 24, 2008 / No Comments

Ashur lost her leg when her father attacked her at the zoo where they lived in Budapest, Hungary. Could be that Ashur stayed out too late one night with her boyfriend and didn't call in, thus worrying her frantic father to no end? So much so that Papa leopard took one of her front legs off in hopes of keeping ...