Animals

Tuatara, the Last Living Relative of the Dinosaurs, Nesting in New Zealand

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

There is one lesson in history that really man should look closely at and that is the story of the dinosaurs and their extinction. The fact that we as a race are as dominant today as the mighty creatures were once on the planet and they were indeed wiped out in a flash is something to keep in mind. The ...

Maaz Al Shami (Damascene Goat) is the Most Beautiful Goat in the World

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

I know, Our Father Who art in Heaven is the start of the model prayer in the Holy Book, but Our Goat!? Yeah, we love animals here are Greenpacks. But a goat? The most beautiful goat? Come on! I know when a guy IS a goat, but do people really stand around, cast ballots, do their darnedest to raise goats ...

Summer Phoenix – A PETA Activist and More

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Summer Phoenix is a PETA activist. She has also been a vegan since birth. Additionally she is an avid supporter of several environmental and animal rights causes and charities. She comes from a family of actors and actresses. Her brother Joaquin Phoenix was in Gladiator and Walk the Line among other films. Speaking of Joaquin, he has just quit acting to ...

Siberian Winter Not Cold Enough to Make Swans Migrate to Europe

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Hundreds of Swans that normally migrate from the cold Arctic to the warmer locations in England each year have decided that there is no necessity to go all the way across to UK on a 1,864 kilometer trip as the Siberian winter is still not as cold as it should be. [caption id="attachment_2306" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Wildlife experts were expecting 300 migrating ...

Two Hinnies Found in Iowa – Abandoned Because of Economical Woes?

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

I don't know if this is spelled right or wrong but it looks to me like somebody lost their backside. Not so. A hinny is a cross between a stallion and a female donkey. Two of them were found at a golf course in Primghar, Iowa. The sheriff's office is looking for the owner of the two unusual four-legged creatures found ...

Purple Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say purple cancer-fighting tomatoes. Seriously, I can't imagine how people can have the gall to think they can improve on the Creator's original product, but British researchers have announced that they have a genetically engineered tomato that is part pizza topping and part berry. What's more, the finished product has helped ...

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 ...

When Animals Wear Out Their Welcome : Snake Massage

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

We like animals here at GP. I think I have written those words dozens of times if not more. But, there's a line over which I do NOT want the animals to cross. At least not into my world. You can have them, take them away and enjoy them to your heart's content. Just keep them away from me. Who doesn't ...

Beauty and the Beast – Water Dancing

October 26, 2008 / No Comments

I thought cats were afraid of the water. I thought big cats were big afraid of the water. Apparently not. A one-year old tiger jumped in with a female trainer to do a water dance in South Carolina. Yeah! If she called me into the water to dance, I'd go, too. Wouldn't it be cool if animals and people could 'dance' ...

Sales of Elephant Ivory Banned on eBay

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

It has been declared by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) that a ban on elephant ivory will be brought into force from 1st January 2009. This has been a result of a thorough investigation by the IFAW that more than 7,000 wildlife products were found listed on 183 websites spread over 11 countries and astonishingly 73% of the ...