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…
Life lessons from a chicken? Watch this interview with Terry Hill and her hen Mrs. Grey and you may discover that chickens can be more sensible than some of your friends.
Finally, there might be a breakthrough in the effort to save Tasmanian devils. The beautiful and much maligned marsupials have been dying of a strange and contagious cancer—called devil facial tumor disease…