07:37 PM EDT 09/03/2015
Exotic Animals & Pets
Originally posted 08/29/2015 05:00PM
A hiker got herself into a hairy situation (literally) after encountering two large black bears while walking in a wildlife area in Burlington, Connecticut.
Originally posted 08/24/2015 08:00AM
Friends, I'd like to be honest with you.
The strain of gazing deep into the bird-byss, the bird-void, the deep uncaring nothingness that is bird-kind, week after week here at Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread is real. And it's beginning to take a toll on me.
To paraphrase a fictional version of Werner Herzog: "Every bird is like a brickbat against my soul."
Originally posted 08/21/2015 09:55AM
Brothers and sisters in the wolf pack of life, rejoice. Wildlife officials in California confirmed the first wolf pack in nearly 100 years has been discovered in remote Siskyou County. The pack, two adults and five pups, has been named the Shasta Pack.
Originally posted 08/18/2015 11:05AM
Police are searching for two people who broke into Little Rock's Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in the wee hours of Saturday morning and absconded with a dozen baby gators, plus a 7-year-old adult alligator, presumably for luck.
Originally posted 08/17/2015 01:00PM
Andrew Wright, an "energy healer" whose work can be seen at the top of this post, was apparently chanting and beating his chest at the zoo's largest gorilla, angering the animal so much that it charged the glass at the front of its enclosure to get at him.
Originally posted 08/17/2015 09:00AM
This is the third installment of Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread, and so I'd like to think we've reached a casual, sort of easygoing relationship.
Originally posted 08/13/2015 10:00AM
That's us with this bear today. We could watch this guy clumsily clomp around in the stream for salmon forever, and not just because he reminds us of ourselves at Old Country Buffet.
Originally posted 08/11/2015 04:00PM
Siri is a nine-week-old female cheetah cub who lives at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. She's in good hands there: The zoo is one of the only ones in the world to successfully breed cheetahs.
Cecil the Lion's Killing Prompts Actor Kirk Douglas to Recall 'Uncomfortable Memory' of Hunting in Kenya
Originally posted 08/07/2015 11:35PM
Cecil the lion's death has sparked worldwide outrage, but for Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, it's prompted him to recall memories of what he calls "the most stupid thing I've ever done."
Originally posted 08/05/2015 08:00AM
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