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A Personal Look at Global Warming in Ontario, Canada

Today is January 12th, 2012. I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and was thinking about how mild and more pleasant our weather is than usual in Januaries of the past. Yes, it is only a few degrees above freezing, and many of you scoff at that idea because it’s unthinkable to you being from more Southern states or tropical countries, but a few degrees above freezing is mild for this time of year. I was reminiscing with my mother today about how much snow we used to have when I was a child, especially on Christmas vacation. There were truckloads of [ ... ]

Polar Bears Have Black Skin

I was watching a show on Animal Planet the other day and they had to do a hysterectomy on a polar bear. The intriguing thing about the surgery was that when they shaved her fur to prepare her, her skin was completely black. This makes complete sense and is an amazing adaptation for these bears. Why? Because their black skin absorbs heat from the sun. Their fur isn’t actually white…it’s clear – this allows the sunlight to penetrate their thick coats and allow their black skin to absorb this heat! Huh! Who knew? Nature is such a marvelously designed thing! There is a reason for every [ ... ]

The Most Famous Reindeer of All! Rudolph

Just a little glimpse into the life of the most famous reindeer of all! Here’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer… Rudolph 2 @ Yahoo! Video Rudolph’s just way too cute!!! Keep your eyes out for him in the Christmas sky leading Santa’s sleigh! A Very Merry Christmas to All! *** I hope you enjoyed this Arctic Animal on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. This is one of my very favorite Christmas movies of all time! Young or old, you need to see this movie: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – DVD Fullscreen Synopsis: Remember when Santa called upon Rudolph to guide his sleigh that [ ... ]

Don’t Get Caught in the Easter Bunny Trap!

Bunnies and Easter just go together!!! What’s cuter than seeing a child with a bunny? Just don’t fall into the trap of buying a bunny for your toddler or child at Easter time, when you are all “caught up in the moment”, just to have them lose interest and you having to take over the duties of care for your new furry friend. Or worse, be in need of an outlet to get rid of the rabbit after you realize you don’t have time for one… However, if you do have time and are willing, rabbits make wonderful, loving pets! They seem to [ ... ]

Live Feed of Beluga Whales @ Vancouver Aquarium

Whenever you have a Beluga Whale craving, like I often do, check out this great website I just found when Stumbling some sites (add me as a friend if you like on Stumble Upon). It’s a Live Feed of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Beluga Whales…Amazing and beautiful! This is the link: Live Webcam @ Vancouver Aquarium of Beluga Whales View these majestic and highly vulnerable creatures, leave a comment and rate the feed! Have fun…Have a Beluga Break! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Monodontidae Genus: Delphinapterus Species: D. leucas Conservation Status: The Beluga Whale is a Vulnerable species… I hope you enjoy this live feed brought [ ... ]

Global Warming Is Killing Arctic Whales

How you ask? Check out this article to find out! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Eutheria Superorder: Laurasiatheria Order: Cetacea Photo above: Narwhals *** How Does Global Warming Affect Arctic Whales? By Sylvie Leochko Global warming affects negatively the environment and everything in it. There are more than just humans that are affected by it. In fact, such a negative process has been hasted by the human race through pollution. While the Earth is trying its best to cool out its environment by using its natural resources such as volcanic eruptions, it cannot seem to be able to be as effective as needed. Several species are affected [ ... ]

Moose Are Not To Be Messed With!

Moose are a very “Canadian” animal, when I asked my husband to tell me the first winter animal off the top of his head, he said, “Moose”. So…Ok…Here goes… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Cervidae Subfamily: Capreolinae Genus: Alces Species: A. alces Conservation Status: I am ecstatic to announce to you that the Moose is a species of Least Concern. Great job! *** Don’t Mess with a Moose By James Hyde When you’re hiking and happen upon a moose, they can appear laid back and they can even be approached and fed depending on what season it is, but neither is ever a good idea. If [ ... ]

Caribou/Reindeer…Just In Time For Christmas!

Well, how could I not cover Caribou or Reindeer at Christmastime? Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Cervidae Subfamily: Odocoileinae Genus: Rangifer Species: R. tarandus . Conservation Status: This is a species of least concern! Congratulations on this one, Planet Earth! *** Caribou/Reindeer in Alaska By Michael Russell Reindeer are domesticated caribou in North America and are mainly bred for meat production. Although there are seven subspecies of caribou, Alaska only has the Barren ground subspecies. Wild caribou are called reindeer in Europe; they are the same species as normal caribou; however, there are some differences between the two of them. Reindeer or caribou have heavier bodies [ ... ]

A Simple Way To Save Polar Bears? You Decide!

I just read this great article that stirred up a creative idea to try to help save the polar bears… …I think that everyone’s thoughtful idea should be heard and assessed, so… You tell me/comment on what you think of Aldene’s idea! *** . A Simple Way to Save the Polar Bears By Aldene Fredenbuirg “60 Minutes” just aired a repeat of a report they had featured earlier, about global warming and its effect on the arctic polar bear population. Because of the rise in the earth’s temperature all over the world, including the North and South polar regions, ice floes are melting earlier each year. Unfortunately, this [ ... ]