Other Animals

Quaker Parakeet by Yolanda, Saskatoon, Canada Life with companion parrots is a unique pet parent experience. While most people understand how to “go the extra mile” when caring for a dog or cat, we are often mystified on how to truly make our homes a sanctuary for our parrots. Certainly, a spacious cage with plenty
0 Comments
In a world where we all like to stand out noticeably, a newly born penguin in a zoo environment unintentionally did just that. In Poland’s Gdańsk Zoo, located in the Oliwa forest district of Northern Poland, a pair of African penguins carrying the recessive gene mutation of albinism contributed to the hatching of what is considered
0 Comments
When Springtime hits, we see increased activity not only on the human side of the world, but also in the creature, plant, and insect side. Everyone and everything bustles to take in the advantages that warmer weather brings. Things grow beautifully. That’s the wonder of the life we’re blessed with. Grasses and flowers awaken and
0 Comments
Today is National Pet Day—an unofficial holiday celebrated annually on April 11th that encourages all of us to pay our pets some extra attention. It is also a day to commemorate everything that our pets do for us on a daily basis. If you share your home with a feathered pet, companionship can be filled
0 Comments
Last Friday, Daniel Suttie and a few of his buddies were returning from a fishing expedition off the coast of Queensland, Australia, when they spotted something unexpected. There, stranded far from shore, was a little wallaby struggling to stay afloat. ViralHog/Daniel Suttie Rather than leave the exhausted animal to fend for himself in the predator-filled waters,
0 Comments
Early Friday morning, a traffic stop turned tragic when gunfire broke out. Shortly before 2 a.m., officers in St. Petersburg, Florida, stopped a car, but the suspect quickly fled from the scene. K9 Officer Greg Shone and his partner Titan, a 4-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois, began to search the area when they found the suspect and
0 Comments
[embedded content] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Video: Mike Fernández/Audubon. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon Hummingbirds may be some of the smallest birds in the world, but fluttering those tiny wings can be quite a workout. Flapping away at up to 90 beats per second burns up calories fast; to maintain their momentum, hummingbirds need to eat—a lot! To satisfy their speedy metabolisms, these
0 Comments