Disaster Season, are you prepared?

The weather is getting warmer, and for the Northern California area we all know what that means: wildfires. If a natural disaster strikes, do you have a plan in place for your pet? "Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets, pet owners, and first responders in danger. Even if you try to create … Continue reading Disaster Season, are you prepared?

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Endangered Species of the Week: Malayan Tiger

The Malayan Tigers natural habitat is in the Malayan Peninsula of Southeast Asia, particularly in the southern and central parts of this beautiful country. Its scientific name is Panthera tigris jacksoni.. The difference in its scientific names is due to the country of its origins wanting to be included in its official name. Despite its … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Malayan Tiger

Spring is TICK season.

Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods that can transmit a wide variety of diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), tularemia, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and erlichiosis. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Placer County. Quick Facts about TICKS: They can be found most commonly in grassy, brushy, or wooded … Continue reading Spring is TICK season.

Endangered Species of the Week: Bornean Orangutan

The Bornean orangutan differs in appearance from the Sumatran orangutan, with a broader face and shorter beard and also slightly darker in color. Three subspecies are recognized, each localized to different parts of the island: Northwest Bornean orangutans are the most threatened subspecies. Its habitat has been seriously affected by logging and hunting, and a … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Bornean Orangutan

Endangered Species of the Week: Black Rhino

Rhinos are one of the oldest groups of mammals, virtually living fossils. They play an important role in their habitats and in countries like Namibia, rhinos are an important source of income from ecotourism. The protection of black rhinos creates large blocks of land for conservation purposes. This benefits many other species, including elephants. Black rhinos … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Black Rhino