The Sri Lankan subspecies is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants, with patches of depigmentation—areas with no skin color—on its ears, face, trunk and belly. Once found throughout the tear-shaped island at the bottom of India’s southern tip, these elephants are now being pushed into smaller areas as development activities clear forests … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Sri Lankan Elephant
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior? It really depends on the individual dog. In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A … Continue reading November is…Senior Pet Month!
Although historically common and widely distributed in short- and mixed-grass prairies of the Great Plains, swift foxes have experienced significant population declines and are now estimated to occupy less than half of their historic range in the United States. In the face of this enormous decline, a multi-stakeholder, comprehensive approach is required to restore swift … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Swift Fox
Fall is here and with that the end of Daylight Savings looms around the corner. While we pour an extra cup of coffee on Monday to shake off the lost sleep, what effect does daylight savings time have on our pets? How are dogs affected by daylight savings time? "Dogs are creatures of light. That … Continue reading Daylight Savings and Our Pets.
In 1990, a new species of tree kangaroo, the golden-mantled tree kangaroo, was discovered in the Torricelli Mountains of Papua New Guinea. It had a chestnut-brown coat, pale belly and a double stripe of gold down its back. A second population of the marsupial was discovered on the Indonesian side of the New Guinea island … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Tree Kangaroo
Most everybody loves to have a piece of chocolate now and then, especially during Halloween and the holiday season. Some of us like giving our pets treats too, or more likely our pets treat themselves to items we may have neglected to put away. Chocolate however, is toxic to dogs and cats and can make … Continue reading Don’t let the Treats Trick you!
Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the largest shark, and indeed largest of any fishes alive today. They feed on plankton and travel large distances to find enough food to sustain their huge size, and to reproduce. Whale sharks are found in all the tropical oceans of the world. Their white spotted colouration makes these gentle … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Whale Shark