December 17, 2015
igor purlantov, animals think, therefore, tangalooma, queensland, fish, wild dolphins, humans, think
In 1992, at Tangalooma, off the coast of Queensland, people began to throw fish into the water for the local wild dolphins to eat. In 1998, the dolphins began to feed the humans, throwing fish up onto the jetty for them. The humans thought they were having a bit of fun feeding the animals. What, if anything, did the dolphins think?
December 15, 2015
igor purlantov, wild animals endure illness, injury, starvation, cecil the lion, tragedy, hunting trophies, german, zimbabwe, wild animals
Cecil the lion captured the world’s attention earlier this year when an American dentist hunted and killed him. People were justifiably outraged at this tragedy — so much so, in fact, that they turned against the entire practice of trophy hunting.Numerous airlines responded by banning the transport of a range of hunting trophies on their flights. In October, people were again infuriated when a German hunter shot a 40- to 60-year-old elephant in Zimbabwe. Although this hunt was legal, unlike Cecil’s, the unnecessary killing of wild animals continues to draw public outcry.
December 14, 2015
igor purlantov, blessing of the animals, brings creatures of all kinds, lucky animals, christ churhc of manhattan, upper east side,7th annual, blessing of the animals, dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs, nypd
Some lucky animals were serenaded inside the Christ Church of Manhattan, as the Upper East Side parish celebrated their 7th annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony. The event offers individual blessings to all kinds of pets, including dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs, farm animals and even NYPD horses. “They need to feel that God loves them,” Cindy Adams, an organizer of the event, said.
December 11, 2015
igor purlantov, dogs and other animals may also have conscience, pet, animals, asian elephant, great apes, ants, dolphins, mirror test
If you’re a pet owner, it would not be surprising for you to know that your pet dog and other animals actually possess the aptitude of self-awareness. Animals such as magpies, an Asian elephant, great apes, some ants and some dolphins have all previously passed the “mirror test” in which they recognize themselves apart from another object reflected in a mirror.
December 9, 2015
igor purlantov, airports staffed by animals, next trip, airport security, manned by mice, dogs as therapists, llamas as bodyguards, travel industry
Your next trip through airport security could be manned by mice. Why not Airports already employ dogs as therapists and llamas as bodyguards (yes, really). In fact, animals hold a range of jobs in the travel industry.