August 7, 2019At the the 2019 World Taxidermy Championships, the competition is stiff – in more ways than one. Cougars appear to dive off their stands. A giant tiger looks ready to pounce. Wild goats race down a hill.
July 29, 2019The writer's family saved a Schnauzer from his previous owner, who had totally neglected him. When the dog first arrived at their doorstep, his fur was unkempt and he looked traumatised. Gradually, they restored him to good health and found a wonderful home for him.
July 25, 2019Animals make great companions but they also bring infectious diseases by bacteria, viruses and parasites, which are transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals or their products.
July 17, 2019Grey whales are suffering from malnutrition and it is because of larger sea ice changes. Because of our warming climate, whales are being forced to forage farther north for the food produced when plankton blooms at the edge of the ice.
July 16, 2019Catching a problem early can mean the difference between life and death. Also, it often comes with lighter vet bills. Some symptoms to look out for: listlessness, being disinterested in normal play and running around, and being uncharacteristically bad-tempered.
July 1, 2019Scientists estimate that the population of nightingales in Berlin has grown by 6% annually over the past 15 years. There are believed to be between 1,200 and 1,700 nightingale pairs in the city now.
June 26, 2019Barbecued foods are often salted, and are seasoned with lots of other spices and herbs that can be bad for dogs. It's also not a great idea to give your dog the leftovers, as grilled bones can break up in the stomach and could cause serious harm.
June 24, 2019It can be very difficult to photograph a black dog because all the black fur absorbs the light and makes it hard to see contrast. So, how do you show off your jet-black pet? Here are some tips.
June 24, 2019Over time, black animals became the poster pets for evil. And by the 1580s, writers like Shakespeare began to use the image, coining expressions like black curse, black intentions and black soul – all meaning evil. However, it is mere superstition that black pets bring bad luck.