Animals

Tuna Under Threat in SE Asia Ecosystem

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Some key tuna species, are under threat from overfishing in SE Asia's diverse Coral Triange region. The World Wildlife Fund is calling for a drastic rethink to stave off collapse. Indeed, we'd better save the coral, feeding the people be dam ....! The bluefin and bigeye tuna are overfished says the WWF. The Coral Triangle is bounded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...

Aussies Pressure Japanese on Whaling

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Aussies are putting more pressure on the Japanese and Japan's whaling exploits. Japan is permitted to kill 850 minke and 50 fin whales each year to prove that whale populations can recover. I am sure there is some logic there somewhere - we can kill to prove that they can survive. And the mean from the whales is sold ...

We Love Animals, We Love Pandas, We Love Parades

October 21, 2008 / 1 Comment

We love animals at Greenpacks. We love pandas at Greenpacks. What could possibly be better than one animal, or one panda? How about a whole parade of pandas?! Good grief, and we thought that the pandas were about to go extinct! No way! Paris is being invaded by the chubby fellows ... some 1600 of them. The paper mache pandas were ...

Black Widow Spiders Threat in the UK – Only a Matter of Time

October 21, 2008 / 2 Comments

Global warming has affected the climatic conditions of Britain, making it a warmer place now. This weather change has encouraged many species of bugs and arachnids to make Britain their home. Among these is the extremely poisonous Black Widow spider that has traveled all the way from America to settle in the UK to make their way through food and ...

Cat Show in NYC! CRA-Iams Cat Championship

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

We love animals at GP, but this is ridiculous. NYC is hosting a cat show at Madison Square Gardens where cats representing John McCain ask visitors to "vote for your favorite DemoCat or Republicat." McCain's cat is called Renegade while the cat representing Obama is called Bombay. [caption id="attachment_1984" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A British shorthair cat named Renegade, representing John McCain"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1983" ...

Sarah Palin and Beluga Whales

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

The US Federal government listed the beluga whales as endangered. While the beluga swims off the coast of Alaska's largest city, Governor Sarah Palin called the listing "premature" saying she had pressed for more time to count the whales. It stands to reason that potlickers trying to gain points in Washington 5,000+ miles away would know more than a governor ...

White-headed Langur, Now Recovering

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

One of the numerous endangered species in the world, is the Asian white headed-Langur, also referred to as the leaf monkey because it only feeds on leaves and fruits. Previously found in 16 areas of the Guangxi Province of southern China this species is now limited to only three or four areas. The steep mountains and the valley below are its ...

Japanese Slaughters Dolphins

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

There's a secluded lagoon hidden alongside an island about 700kms south of Tokyo where - Iol says - Japanese fishermen, with the blessings of Tokyo, are slaughtering dolphins. Between October and April of last year, some 16,000-20,000 of the mammals were killed under whaling laws. The fishermen hammer metal rods into the sea to disable the dolphins' sense of direction, thus ...

Phobaeticus Chani – Longest Living Insect in the World

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

The longest living insect in the world is Phobaeticus Chani, also known as Chan’s megastick. We showed you some giant insects in here before and knew that the record was hold by Borneo native Phobaeticus kirbyi, at more than 14 inches (35.6 cm), but not anymore. Phobaeticus Chani, also a native of Borneo Island in Malaysia, got the title for ...

Pictures of Shangri-La

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

There really is a Shangri-La. It is located at the center of the "Three Parallel Rivers" and is home to the Potatso National Park and Shudu Lake, Niru Area and Bitahai Nature Reserve. Monks, (not monkeys) squirrels, fir trees and a Tibetan Buddhist Temple can be found there as well. Ah, Shangri-La. It's not just a hotel chain. It's a real place. [gallery] When ...