May 28, 2014
17 breeds of dogs at 6 weeks old, 25 different breeds, animals, dogs, igor purlantov, j nichole smith, little & large, project, puppyhood, showcase
Puppyhood is an awe-inducing showcase of 25 breeds of dogs all photographed at six weeks of age. Professional animal photographer J.Nichole Smith of Little & Large shot 25 different litters over a hectic 30 day period. We caught up with Smith who was kind enough to give us some background info on the project.
May 26, 2014
australian, edgars mission farm sanctuary, first steps in wheelchair, frosty the goat, hind legs, igor purlantov, not for profit, snowgoat, video
It’s 5 p.m. ET on a Tuesday and this is breaking news: there is a baby goat named Frosty the Snowgoat walking around in a wheelchair. Taken in by Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, an Australian not-for-profit farm sanctuary, Frosty’s hind legs didn’t work so well — which is why they gave him a tiny wheelchair. We’ll continue to update the story as more information becomes available. In the meantime, watch this video.
May 20, 2014
114 in human years, animals, bournemouth, british prime ministers, guiness world records, igor purlantov, japan, misao okawa, poppy named worlds oldest cat at 24, tortoiseshell
Poppy the cat is certainly feline her age – after being recognized as the world’s oldest cat at 24 years. The tortoiseshell puss from Bournemouth was born in February 1990, making her a ripe old 114 in human years. She has lived through five British Prime Ministers but is now a frail old lady and spends most of her time indoors relaxing. Poppy, who has been recognized by Guinness World Records, is one year younger than Misao Okawa of Japan, the oldest person in the world.
May 19, 2014
alien, alien catfish baffles scientists, animals, igor purlantov, kryptoglanis shajii, odd species, researchers, subterranean catfish, toothy fish
A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie “Alien,” is turning out to be a big mystery for the scientists who study it. Kryptoglanis shajii is a tiny, subterranean catfish with a number of defining skeletal features, including a bulging lower jaw similar to a bulldog’s. The fish’s strange, bony face has baffled researchers, who have been unable to classify the odd species.
May 16, 2014
animals, bike, cat saves little boy from dog attack, cat. chases, dog attacks, igor purlantov, my cat saved my son, parked car, tara
The video is entitled “My Cat Saved My Son.” A little boy is seen slowly riding a bike in front of his home. A dog is seen from another angle circling a parked car. Without provocation, the dog attacks the young boy and pulls him off the bike and drags him while biting his leg. Out of nowhere, Tara, the family cat, races in and chases the dog off.
May 15, 2014
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SeaWorld could be in trouble because of “Granny,” the world’s oldest known living orca. The 103-year-old whale (also known as J2) was recently spotted off Canada’s western coast with her pod — her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But while the Granny sighting is thrilling for us, it’s problematic for SeaWorld.
May 14, 2014
15 charts, adam ellis, animals, belly rubs, body parts, buzzfeed, cats, dog, how to safely pet different animals, igor purlantov
My dog loves belly rubs. I do, too, but I rarely get one even when I roll over into an appropriate position. Even from strangers my dog is more likely to get belly rubs than I am. I try not to be jealous. But not all animals like belly rubs. Cats, for example, will likely bite you if you try (note: I will not bite you). Different animals like different types of physical contact. Adam Ellis of BuzzFeed has helpfully rounded up 15 charts illustrating how animals typically feel about you touching particular body parts. You can view them all here.