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How Smart Are Cats?

While cats and dogs have been rivals on several occasions, only a handful of tests and studies are done with cats to learning about them truly. But how smart are our feline friends? Cats are actually intelligent. They are quite independent, and they can understand a whole lot of things. They even have excellent short-term …

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How Did Evolution Bring Back a Flightless Bird from Extinction?

There are so many reasons why extinction occurs. This could be caused by natural disasters, evolutionary changes, or even overexploitation. But there are instances when certain species seemingly come back.  The Aldabra rail, a flightless bird, was wiped out along with all the terrestrial animals that once lived on Aldabra. A massive flood sank a …

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Hours after being adopted from an animal shelter, 21-pound cat Pudding with saved her owners life. While suffering a diabetic seizure, Amy Jung’s newly acquired cat pounced his weight on her chest and began swatting her face and biting her nose until she gained consciousness.

Good kitty: These 6 ‘hero cats’ saved the humans they loved It’s not unusual these days for family pets to attain Internet fame — but this week, Tara the “hero cat” is reigning as queen over them all. A one-minute surveillance video captured the normally mellow family cat saving her human family member, a 4-year-old …

Hours after being adopted from an animal shelter, 21-pound cat Pudding with saved her owners life. While suffering a diabetic seizure, Amy Jung’s newly acquired cat pounced his weight on her chest and began swatting her face and biting her nose until she gained consciousness. Read More »

Icelandic horses are not allowed to leave the country. If they do, they are banned from returning. This is because Iceland is an island so they have limited diseases, and this is another measure to prevent it.

Icelandic horse The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the …

Icelandic horses are not allowed to leave the country. If they do, they are banned from returning. This is because Iceland is an island so they have limited diseases, and this is another measure to prevent it. Read More »

All pandas are owned by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1 million per year each for a minimum of 10 years.

How China’s booming panda business works Pandas are a big business — both for China and the zoos lucky enough to score a visitor. They can also be extremely expensive. At last count in 2004, there were about 1,600 pandas alive in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Around 350 pandas live under …

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Every fall, Alaska’s Katmai National Park hosts “Fat Bear Week” and crowns the park’s fattest brown bear. The aim is to highlight the park and wildlife conservation.

Everything you want to know about Katmai National Park’s Fat Bears Every fall, Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska hosts Fat Bear Week. Fat Bear Week is an auspicious celebration where the park invites its online community to compare photos of bears from when they first visit Brooks Falls in the spring to photos …

Every fall, Alaska’s Katmai National Park hosts “Fat Bear Week” and crowns the park’s fattest brown bear. The aim is to highlight the park and wildlife conservation. Read More »

Meet Kauaʻi ʻōʻō, a now-extinct species of bird, endemic to the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii. The last individual ever was a male, and he was recorded singing a mating call, to a female that would never come. He died in 1987.

Kauaʻi ʻōʻō The Kauaʻi ʻōʻō or ʻōʻōʻāʻā (Moho braccatus) was a member of the extinct genus of the ʻōʻōs (Moho) within the extinct family Mohoidae from the islands of Hawai’i. It was previously regarded as member of the Australo-Pacific honeyeaters (family Meliphagidae). This bird was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi. It was common in …

Meet Kauaʻi ʻōʻō, a now-extinct species of bird, endemic to the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii. The last individual ever was a male, and he was recorded singing a mating call, to a female that would never come. He died in 1987. Read More »