Stories about Animals

August 16, 2019

One Cool Thing: Human-Sized Penguin Discovered in NZ

This week brought the discovery of an extinct “monster,” human-sized penguin in New Zealand. Crossvallia waiparensis, lived in the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), making it one of the oldest known penguin species. As NBC News...

August 14, 2019

One Important Dog Safety Thing: Toxic Algae Could Poison Them

Toxic algae are harmful not only to humans but also to dogs, which are particularly vulnerable to blue/green cyanobacteria — owners should prevent their pets from coming into contact with it. Dogs are vulnerable to it because they swallow so much water when they...


One Funny Thing: The Salmon Cannon

As CNN reported, The internet is losing its collective mind over a video of Whooshh Innovations’ salmon cannon — yep, that’s it’s real name — built to zip fish over hydroelectric dams that block their migration paths. Take a look, you...

August 9, 2019

The Endangered Species Act Is Now the One That Is Endangered

By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare According to a 2019 independent survey conducted on behalf of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), a vast majority of Americans affirmed that it is ‘very important’ for the...

August 7, 2019

One Cute Thing: The DoDo Adds Three New Kids Programs

If just you can’t get enough cute animal videos, good news!   The popular web site The Dodo in July launched three new video shows aimed at kids that can be streamed on its YouTube channel.  The three series are: Best Animal Friends – an animated show...

August 5, 2019

Condors on the Rise Again Thanks To Conservation Efforts

The Federal Government announced last week that their efforts to conserve the largest flying bird in North America, the California Condor, have reached a new milestone of success – the 1000th new baby. According to The Washington Post, in 1982, the population of this...


One Cool Things: Kiev’s Volunteer Animal Rescuers

Amid an ongoing war and political chaos in Ukraine, a group of Kiev-based volunteers started by Mykhailo Starozhuk have been working to rescue animals around the city such as dogs, cats, and even birds, bears, and beavers. Kiev Animal Rescue Group (Karg), provides...

August 2, 2019

One Shark Thing: 5 Tips for Surviving a Shark Attack

As Discovery Channel’s Shark Week draws to a close we wanted to share these 5 expert tips for surviving a shark attack should you encounter a shark during your summer vacation (or ever). While shark attacks are extremely rare, this week we’ve written about...

August 1, 2019

More Sharks Coming to the Jersey Shore (what a Situation!)

Historically beachgoers in the Northeast didn’t have to worry about sharks in the water but climate change may soon change this. As NJ.com explained, “while sharks off the Jersey Shore are nothing new, experts who study the ocean predators say New Jersey’s...