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
Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard, like other turtles. They are the largest sea turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Pacific leatherbacks migrate from nesting beaches in the Coral Triangle all the way to the California coast to … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Leatherback Turtle
Albacore is one of the smaller tuna species, reaching sizes between skipjack and yellowfin. They are bullet-shaped with a dark blue back and lighter blue-gray sides and belly. Albacore tuna also have very long pectoral fins and live for around 12 years. They tend to travel in single species schools, without the level of … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Albacore Tuna