April 24, 2015
The bond between an elephant family is not to be underestimated. These dynamic, highly intelligent creatures share many things in common with human beings, one of which being the importance they hold for protecting members of their family. We have seen an elephant mother dig for 11 hours straight to rescue her baby from a well, and another small elephant traverse over 30 miles to find her mother. Elephants might have well as coined the phrase “family first.”
April 23, 2015
A Tennessee toddler with prosthetic legs has found a friend in a puppy who was born missing a paw. Three-year-old Sapphyre Johnson, a patient at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, got to take the dog home after meeting him this week. Sapphyre, whose family lives in Greeneville, Tennessee, was born with only two fingers on each hand and one toe on each foot due to a congenital condition. Doctors decided to amputate her feet as a baby so that she would eventually be able to walk with prosthetics.
April 22, 2015
Funny pictures of animals licking windows. Enjoy.
April 21, 2015
Dogs are called “man’s best friend” – women’s, too – and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think. Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another’s eyes. They described a series of experiments that suggest that people and their canine companions have mutually developed this instinctual bonding mechanism in the thousands of years since dogs were first domesticated.
April 20, 2015
The cutest nurse at a Polish animal shelter is under a foot tall, with pointed ears and black fur. Rademenes, a black cat who lives at the shelter in Bydgoszcz, does the important work of providing comfort and companionship to animals undergoing medical treatment. Duties include gently resting on top of recovering cats and spooning canine patients.The cutest nurse at a Polish animal shelter is under a foot tall, with pointed ears and black fur. Rademenes, a black cat who lives at the shelter in Bydgoszcz, does the important work of providing comfort and companionship to animals undergoing medical treatment. Duties include gently resting on top of recovering cats and spooning canine patients.
April 17, 2015
The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive exclusion zone. One man, however, hasn’t forgotten – 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, a former construction worker who lives in the zone to care for its four-legged survivors.
April 16, 2015
Come 3pm and you’re dog tired and craving a catnap. Need a post-lunch slump pick-me-up? You can treat yourself to a great quality cup of coffee.