Animals

Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming
Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

Rescue Dogs Rule: Let's Hear it for Mutts!
Rescue Dogs Rule: Let’s Hear it for Mutts!

The Westminster Dog Show has crowned its new superfabulous champ in the form of an affenpinscher… >>

Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos
Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos

You don't have to be a bird watcher or a bird lover to enjoy Audubon Magazine's Top 100 Photos of… >>

Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown
Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human
In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human

Santino, a feisty male chimpanzee at the Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is known for throwing rocks at… >>

Here's a Guaranteed Mood-Booster
Here’s a Guaranteed Mood-Booster

Our Beautiful World and Universe, a Facebook "community page about Mother Nature," never fails to… >>

Funny Clicks: Shark Cat Rides a Roomba, Infomercial Fails, More
Funny Clicks: Shark Cat Rides a Roomba, Infomercial Fails, More

Hey! Did you know we have a Facebook page dedicated to the funny stuff we just found sitting around… >>

Four Great Books for Dog Lovers
Four Great Books for Dog Lovers

I'll admit it: Dogs are my weakness. It wasn't always this way. But  I have a boy who needed a… >>

For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows
For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows

Meet Linus, federal agent. He's also a 6-year-old beagle. Last night's NBC Nightly News with… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works
Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works

Worn out by the draining combination of Sandy (11 days and counting without power) and the… >>

Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?
Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?

A recent report from the Associated Press contends that elephants were saved from the harsh… >>

Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes
Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes

With greyhound racing on the decline nationwide, more and more greyhounds (and hound-mix breeds)… >>

Cute Video: Surprised Red Panda!
Cute Video: Surprised Red Panda!

If you need a pick me up to get going on a post-holiday Monday, keep this video in your back… >>

Animal Experts: Link Between Their and Our Health Problems
Animal Experts: Link Between Their and Our Health Problems

As a UCLA physician and Los Angeles Zoo consultant, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz began to notice… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George

Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was the… >>

Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!
Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!

Next time you have a pile of work to get done, find some baby animals to "ooo and ahh" over first… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>