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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:39 pm

Took a look at Breeze the horse's page of information at the sanctuary-he had stuffed Doberman pals in his stall as well as Teddy. Horse also knows about cameras too.
http://www.mareandfoal.org/about-us/horses/?show=Breeze

I saw a couple of dolphin rescue type videos and admire fishermen/divers that respond to the mammals' situations that need human hands to remove stuff that is affecting the mammals' ability to swim, to eat, etc.

About the world warming up and size of creatures in that scenario-I think some sci-fi movies featuring what-if scenarios of dinosaurs/creatures brought back from DNA have scared me from wanting to see huge creatures. Especially in Brazil, where reptiles can have some impressive sizes and show up in rooms. Not a sight I'd like to encounter. Even rodents in Brazil can be big. Meet the capybara: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Pyramid (or Pyramiden as former Soviets would have said) is an abandoned mining town on the island of Spitburgen. While there is a tourist trade in the spring to show visitors the buildings, meet two of the four-legged residents from the area. My, how warm they look!

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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:16 pm

It may be hot in Argentina--how many people knew about the piranha type fish in the river? Sadly, some kids have lost parts of or whole toes. Always know your surroundings-a beach is not where I'd be in 100 degree weather (hint: I'd be on a non-reflective surface and likely in shand).
Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet. He blamed the attack on palometas, “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/12/26/dozens_injured_as_piranha_attack_swimmers_in_argentine_river.html
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby fishandchips on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:10 pm

What does the fox in Toronto say? Cool camera or your gear smells like human? Could not resist posting this find about a photographer and foxes near their den.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01/01/fox_tries_hand_at_photography_in_algonquin_park.html
Although naturally skittish, the foxes have grown more comfortable around Lorenz, 38, with each session. On that frigid afternoon, while the male — identifiable by the scarring on his black nose — posed under a nearby evergreen, the female crept up behind the photographer.

Lorenz, who was accompanied by fellow photographer Christopher MacDonald, slid slowly to the left, giving the animal an opportunity to explore her gear.

“She approached the camera and seemed very interested — jumping up on it, sniffing at it,” Lorenz said. “It almost looked like she was trying to take a photo herself.”
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby deja vu on Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:15 pm

Not sure what to do with your X-Mas trees?

Check with your local zoo if they would like the trees for their big cats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-25603278

A pair of African lions have gone wild for Christmas trees after a Cambridgeshire zoo appealed for people to donate them for recycling. The trees are being reused by Linton Zoological Gardens as big cat toys, bio-fuel and, if they still have roots, to enrich the zoo's enclosures. Manager Dawny Greenwood said the scented trees are "almost like catnip" for the resident big cats.

She added: "They just love the trees, it gives them hours of fun." Catnip, sometimes known at catmint, is a plant of the mint family and can cause many cats euphoria.
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby trailblaze on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:26 pm

A ferret called Grumpy Gareth because of his unsociable behaviour has been found a new home - in jail. Dartmoor Prison stepped in after hearing that Woodside Animal Sanctuary in Plymouth was struggling to re-home him. No owner was willing to take him on because he was nipping other ferrets.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-25929193

Poor little thing, probably just misunderstood or he was a victim of rough handling and that would explain his bad attitude. At least someone had the vision to save him, put him to work while doing time for bad behavior.

Now he takes it out on the rats and has a warm comfy home, lots of attention and well fed and who could resist those cute red beady eyes?
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby fishandchips on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Might Gareth have a brain injury? Or a missing piece so he does not "think" play nicely? Even animal MRIs cost money.

What to do when one spots a waterfowl with a frozen bill? One calls for animal services to thaw the bill so the waterfowl can feed. Yes, winter challenges the feathered ones.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/ontario-wildlife-feeling-the-impact-of-cold-winter-weather/20849/
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby out in space on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:39 pm

It's called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 2.1 metres tall that weighed around 226 kilograms when it roamed western North America on its long, slender hind legs.

The beast got its nickname long ago at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, where a replica of its skeleton has been on display for a decade. But the species has had no scientific name. Until now.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chicken-fr ... -1.2579240

That is one ugly, mean looking chicken.

Wouldn't want to meet up with that one, but bet it would be good to eat.
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:48 pm

Cat cafes are establishments where customers can buy a beverage or snack and be among the resident cats. Montreal in Quebec will have a cat cafe opening this summer; Toronto may get a cat cafe of its own.

http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish/random-stuff-dish/2014/03/26/toronto-cat-cafe-smitten-kitten/

Pets have been brought onto university campuses to provide students during exams with stress breaks. Do pets have human cafes where the four-legged pets can get a bowl of kibble and games of fetch with the humans?
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Re: Animal World Tales

Postby trailblaze on Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Where you don't want to be if your car catches on fire -

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-27078566

A family was left with nowhere to run when their car caught fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. Rangers managed to rescue a woman and two children from the vehicle before it burst into flames.

Visitor George Lear, who saw the drama unfold, said: "The lions just kept their distance and didn't take their eyes off the fire and smoke. "The rangers were pushing them back but they were reluctant on moving away as they looked interested."

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Lions probably thought the fire was dinner cooking, so wait until it's done. :|
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