How is a well-laid egg like “a furnished apartment at a vacation resort”? And why is a kiwi so tired after producing an egg? “The Book of Eggs” reveals all.
How a “broken” boy with a severe stutter became the champion of big cats in trouble.
Of the 7,000 just-released digitized images from the archives of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, there are several beautiful and historic illustrations of animals.
Since endangered Grevy’s zebras have stripe patterns like barcodes, conservationists are developing the technology to “scan” them. Keeping track of individuals can help save the species.
Is your pet a celebrity look-alike? Few people even hesitate when considering a pet’s A-List twin. Check these selections out and send us your own on Twitter: @TheAnimalist #petceleb
We humans should be so cute. This compelling portrait shows 33-year-old Julia and her newborn infant. This baby’s birth was the first of two at the Bronx Zoo over the last weeks. And because Western lowland gorillas are endangered, every birth counts.
It’s spring. A time when pets and skunks sometimes mingle. In my experience it tends to happen late at night, just before bed, and usually when you have an important meeting scheduled the next morning.
From hairy-nosed wombats to gorillas to gregarious pigs, nature writer Sy Montgomery says animals have taught her how to be a good creature.
Want some good news about agriculture and conservation getting along? Check out an exciting new program called “BirdReturns,” which has rice farmers and migrating shore birds working toward the same goal.
This is Sydney, a 13-year-old rescued emu at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton, Mass., as he sits on his “egg.” He’s not having an identity crisis—wild male emus (Australia’s largest bird) do most of the egg incubating. But he is having, maybe, an egg identification crisis…