• This Dog Will Dance For Food!

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Dogs love treats. And boy do we love to spoil them. Some dogs would do anything for treats. Some are trained to perform tricks and they'd get a treat as reward.
    The dog in the video below doesn't do special tricks to get some food. But what this dog does is very entertaining. This cutie will dance for food! Yup, that's right! This dog will dance for food!
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  • This Dog Keeps Airport Runways Safe & He Has The Coolest Attire Ever!

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    This dog is so much cooler than you! And, he has an awesome job too!
    Everyone, meet Piper, an 8-year-old Border Collie who works at the Cherry Capital Airport!
    Piper's job is a serious one, he keeps the airport runways safe. He is in charge of clearing out the birds and the ducks, as well as rodents and other small mammals.

    Piper looks dapper as ever during a snow inspection today. This was our first snow event on duty and it was a doozy!And yes, cast cover is a highly modified piece of gear... an IV bag American Airlines
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  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Animaland Zoological Park Over Endangered Species Act Violations

    2 years ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Lawsuit Also Charges Neglect Under State Regulations
    For immediate release
    Contact:
    Natalia Lima, Natalia PawsPR.com, 201 679 7088
    SCRANTON, PA - Today, the nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation's preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, filed suit against Animaland Zoological Park, a roadside zoo, and its owners, James P. Melko, Jr., and Kathleen H. Melko, for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in failing to provide adequate care for animals housed at the facility. The plaintiffs include five Pennsylvania residents and one New York resident.
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  • Characterization and Comparison of Injuries Caused by Accidental and Non-accidental Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs and Cats

    Characterization and Comparison of Injuries Caused by Accidental and Non-accidental Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs and Cats

    2 years ago - By Tufts University

    First published: March 3, 2016
    Journal of Forensic Sciences
    DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13074

    Nida P. Intarapanich B.A.(DVM Candidate 2016), Emily C. McCobb D.V.M., M.S., Robert W. Reisman D.V.M., Elizabeth A. Rozanski D.V.M., Pichai P. Intarapanich Ph.D.
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
    Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
    Department of Mathematics, Southern Connecticut State University

    Abstract
    Motor vehicle accidents (MVA)...
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  • From the moment Iris entered the visitation room, she decided

    From the moment Iris entered the visitation room, she decided

    2 years ago - By Happy Tails

    From
    the moment Iris entered the visitation room, she decided to adopt me. The
    little rotund (um, slightly more than overweight) butterball of a cat not only
    nuzzled her way into my side, she practically knocked me over as she planted herself
    next to me and on my coat. After sending pictures to my husband and daughter
    for their general (and whole-hearted) approval, we were on our way to her new
    home where she proceeded to enter as if she were queen and ruler of the new
    domain. While it would be a few weeks until she allowed the other cat to
    commune with her (i.e. sleep with her)...
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  • Boo Boo

    Boo Boo

    2 years ago - By Daily Kitten

    Please give a warm welcome to our Star Kit for today, Boo Boo. He is a 7 year old Tabby from Rogersville, TN.

    Being born in Florida 7 years ago, he's had a good life. My husband and I moved here to Tennessee nearly 4 years ago with two other cats along with him. He's been through a lot...from surviving an accident that had cost the other two cats their lives to being the only survivor of the outdoors. He's been more of an indoor cat due to the fact that we live at the bottom of a mountain and there have been reports of bears and wolves roaming around. He's also very strong and very...
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  • Crested Serpent-eagle

    Crested Serpent-eagle

    2 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The serpent-eagles of the genus Spilornis are an Asian group, not to be confused with two different genera found in Africa or, for that matter, the snake-eagles, a mostly African but also European and Asian genus (simple, right?). The Spilornis serpent-eagles are represented by a number of insular species and one widespread mainland species, the Crested Serpent-eagle . This species ranges from India to Japan and south down Borneo. They live in forests and along forest edges where they specialise in hunting snakes and lizards.
    I was lucky enough to see this species a couple of times when I...
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  • Band-tailed Pigeons in Oak Run

    Band-tailed Pigeons in Oak Run

    2 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Until recently I had never seen Band-tailed Pigeons ( Patagioenas fasciata ) anywhere near my home. I live at 1600 foot (488 meter) elevation in Oak Savannah/ Gray Pine habitat in Northern California. According to the range maps this bird is a breeding resident of the West in montane conifer or mixed-species forest dominated by pines and oaks at 1,600-2,700 meter elevation1.
    Of course I posted my observation on eBird last week of several flocks, each numbering 40 to 50 birds each as an estimated 150 birds. When I got to the page to submit my checklist, I got the message that this was an...
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  • Add Bird Art to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Curriculum

    2 years ago - By All About Birds

    PUTTING THE "A" IN S.T.E.A.M.
    Nests hang from a tree in Costa Rica. Photo by Erik Kellison
    Nests hang from a tree in Costa Rica. Photo by Erikkellison, Flickr
    Nearly fifty pendulums hang down from the branches of an isolated tree in the middle of a farm in Costa Rica. From a distance you might think they are vines or even branches. But as you approach you see movement in the tree. A giant bird flies overhead. The pendulums are actually a large colony of nests belonging to the Montezuma Oropendola, a bird species known for its intricate nest-building techniques. Standing under the tree...
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  • Female Ornithologists Talk about the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Curriculum

    2 years ago - By All About Birds

    MEET WOMEN IN STEM!
    Here at the Lab, there are many women ornithologists who apply their unique skills and passion to their chosen field, be it conservation, citizen science, education, or field studies. We reached out to just a few of them to see if they had any advice for students interested in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
    Read below to meet Jessie, Program Manager of the Macaulay Library, Amanda, an ecologist, and Ashley, a conservation social scientist.
    Here's what they had to say:
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  • "Anting" Behavior in Blue Jays

    2 years ago - By All About Birds

    "Anting" & Blue Jays: Taking a bath or preparing dinner?
    March 4, 2016
    Thanks to student blogger, Lauren Smith, for this entertaining post about why Blue Jays engage in "anting."
    Ants beware!
    photo © Bruce Gates
    Imagine that you are an ant. Bright sunlight streams down, warming the white pavement stretched before you. You peer out from between cool green stalks and wave your antennae, sensing for any dangerous chemicals wafting your way. Tasting none, you scurry across the concrete, dipping and rising over the cracks as you go. Just as your anthill comes into sight, a shadow falls...
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  • Migration Forecast: 4-11 March 2016

    2 years ago - By All About Birds

    Regional Migration Forecast: 4-11 March 2016
    4 March, 2016
    Wilson's Snipe. Douglas Richard/Macaulay Library. 29 February 2016. eBird Checklist S27894585, Macaulay Library ML25278621
    Wilson's Snipe. Douglas Richard/Macaulay Library. 29 February 2016. eBird Checklist S27894585, Macaulay Library ML25278621
    Continental Summary
    Early migrants will be on the move in the West and the East. Favorable conditions this weekend and at the end of the coming week will see light to moderate movements scattered across the West, while a pulse of unseasonably warm air will inspire widespread light to...
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