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Adopting a Pharaoh Hound: An Exotic Dog

If you’re looking for a more unusual common pet, then you’ll want to look for more “exotic” breeds of dogs, cats, birds or fish. The Pharaoh Hound is a great example of an exotic breed of dog that is domesticated and a fabulous pet and part of the family. Pharaoh Hound History and origin: The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient breed of hound, going back to the Phoenician empire. They took these hounds with them when they set up residence at Malta and Gozo. They are medium sized and generally used for hunting by Egyptian nobility, they hunted everything from rabbits [ ... ]

European Eel Numbers Plummeted by 90%

Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Anguilliformes Family: Anguillidae Genus: Anguilla Species: A. anguilla European Eels are a snake-like fish that’s usually between 1-1.5 meters in length. They partake in a 3-year long migration, originally spawning in the Saragasso sea then heading towards Europe. By the time they enter estuaries in Europe, they are considered to be “glass eels”, I suppose because they are see-thru mostly. When they enter those freshwater estuaries and river systems, they undergo a

Coral is an Animal!

That’s what I said…It’s not a plant or a fungus… It’s a living, breathing animal, and it is precious! In fact, it is often called precious coral when it is red or pink in coloration. The coral that is of red or pink “skeleton” is often used in jewelry making and sculpted art. It is soft and opaque making it ideal to use as beads or cabochon-type settings. In fact, the coral is the word used to describe the color of the coral too… It is mostly made up of

The Endangered Caledonian Forest in Scotland

If you’ve never heard of the Caledonian Forest, it’s time to listen up…LOL… Basically, the Caledonian Forest is like the “Rainforest” of Scotland. It used to cover 1.5 million hectares of the Scottish Highlands, and now, only about 1% of that remains in 35 isolated areas. This is devastating, not only to Scotland and it’s amazing wildlife, but to the world in general. We depend upon trees to survive… The species like beaver, tarpan, wild boar and the lynx are that inhabited these forests are gone. Photo left: Tarpan (wild horse), extinct since 1919 – This is the only known photo of a live [ ... ]

Watch Out For Animal Thieves In The Night…

This is one hilarious video that I had to share with you… See more funny videos at CollegeHumor *** Great video…such funny, little animals! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia???????? ????? ???????? Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae Genus: Procyon Species: P. lotor Conservation Status: The raccoon is considered a species of least concern. *** I hope you enjoyed this North American Animal post on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. Check out this adorable Raccoon poster: Barbara Von Hoffmann Raccoon Framed Art Poster Print – 20″ X 16″ “You are looking at a great poster, that comes with a fully pre-assembled frame, for easy set-up. Black frame is made of high quality [ ... ]

Amazing Rescue of Over 100 Stranded Horses

I discovered this video yesterday and thought it was so amazing that I had to share it with you! Watch & Be Amazed: I had chills going up my spine while I watched this amazing video… *** I hope you enjoyed this European Animal post on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. If you enjoyed this video, check out this Horse Rescue Video Collection: Animal Rescue V03- Best Horse Rescues Technorati Tags: horses, stranded horses, rescued animals, animal rescue, Netherlands, European animal, mammals

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 [ ... ]

Peregrine Falcons – Making A Comeback

The Peregrine Falcon is a bird that is close to the heart of many Niagarans… At Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, they have been running a breeding program for this dangerously endangered bird in this area… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae Genus: Falco Species: F. peregrinus Conservation Status: On a whole, the Peregrine Falcon is a species of least concern…However, in this area, their numbers have been slowly growing from an endangered state. *** Birds – The Peregrine Falcon by Michael Russell The peregrine falcon is the best known falcon and most widespread in the world. However if you travel to North Dakota, you won’t [ ... ]

Kisses, Hugs & Ladybugs

I just saw a little ladybug in my kitchen…in the middle of winter… So, I was so inspired to bring you an article on them… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Cucujoidea Family: Coccinellidae Subfamilies: 1. Chilocorinae 2. Coccidulinae 3. Coccinellinae 4. Epilachninae 5. Scymininae 6. Sticholotidinae *** Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Come to My Garden By Lesley Dietschy Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybirds, can be a gardener’s best friend. The ladybug’s bright coloring brings welcomed cheer to the garden, as well as helping with pest control. Since medieval times, ladybugs have been valued by farmers all over the world. Many believe that the ladybug was divinely sent to free crops of insect pests. [ ... ]

Enjoying The Pleasure Of Bird Feeding In Winter

My mother wrote this article for you to share her enjoyment of feeding little feathered friends in the winter! Enjoy! *** Oh, what joy to look out into your yard on a cold winter’s day and see hungry little birds enjoying the bounty you have provided. Not only have you given them a valuable food source but you have the benefit of watching them forage through the menu of the day while listening to their songs, chirping and chatter of their delightful, private birdie conversations. How to get started: Well, remember that once you start to feed, it is imperative [ ... ]