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Extinct Animal Becomes Alive Once More in a Mouse

Researchers in Australia have actually extracted DNA from the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, otherwise known as the Thylacine, and brought them back to life in a mouse’s genetic code. The Result: The DNA actually showed biological function in the mouse and sparks hopes that the Tasmanian tiger could one day be successfully cloned. One of the Tasmanian tiger’s genes is similar to that of the mouse’s genes for developing bones and cartilage. This study shows that an extinct animal’s genetic biodiversity may not be completely lost. Although they are not close to a total clone of the Tazzy tiger, it is a giant step towards [ ... ]

Animals Have Feelings – You Can Be Sure of That!

To all of those “experts”, who say that animals don’t have feelings…I turn my nose up at you! You really need to see this video before you make any more judgments! (My good stumble friend, kelliannie, shared this video with me, and it brought tears to my eyes!) *** A little background: I realize this video has no sound, but it is certainly not even needed! This video is of a lion named Christian. Apparently, he was rescued by these two men, and then set free back into the wild. This is a reunion 1 year after his release. *** This reunion is so touching, and truly [ ... ]

A New Endangered Species Listing for Yet Another Australian Animal

Exotic Animal Newsflash: For those of you that have not yet heard, the Tasmanian Devil was put on the endangered species list last week due to an outbreak of cancer that is both deadly and disfiguring to the animals. This particular cancer starts as a brain tumor and grows so large, encompassing the Tasmanian Devil’s face and mouth until it can no longer eat. These animals seem to only last a few months, and the wild population has decreased by 60%. The Tasmanian Devil only lives in the southern island state of Tasmania in Australia. By listing this creature as endangered, the Australian government [ ... ]

Wild Foxes Like Playing on Trampolines Too You Know…

I “stumbled” this video the other day and just thought it was too cute and sweet not to post for all to see… A wild fox, playfully entertaining itself on a trampoline it found in a human’s backyard! Enjoy! *** Wild Fox Playing On Trampoline – video powered by Metacafe***Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Species: There are roughly 27 species of fox I hope you enjoyed this video on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. Add me as a friend on Stumble Upon! Technorati Tags: fox, wild animal, wild fox, canine, dogs, trampoline, [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Majestic Animals of the Amazonian Rainforest

Some of the most amazing animals with vivid coloration and patterns come from the Amazonian Rainforest… Many of the world’s most endangered animals also hail from the Amazon… *** Amazon Rainforest Animals by Lucien Oliveira Most of the world’s rainforests are located in Central and South America, West and Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. They are very wet areas near the equator that give true meaning to the expression “world of abundance”, an expression that reflects on the variety of rainforest animals. Brazil holds 30% of all tropical rainforests that remain on Earth, and they are represented by Amazonia. The Amazon rainforest animals are part [ ... ]

Plan To Avoid Some Wildlife On Your Camping Trip

Camping is good, wholesome, family fun…But, it is important to be aware of the wildlife around you, especially if you are in bear country… Grizzlies can be especially dangerous! Grizzly Bear Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus Species: U. arctos Subspecies: U. a. horribilis Conservation Status: The Grizzly Bear is an Endangered species. American Black Bear Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus Species: U. americanus Conservation Status: The American Black Bear is a species considered to be of least concern in regards to it’s conservation status…That’s great news! *** Wildlife To Avoid On A Camping Trip by Darren Lintern Going on a camping trip can be on [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Amazonian Anaconda

Anaconda are the largest snakes in the world!!! I have always wanted to travel the Amazon and see one in the wild… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Boidae Subfamily: Boinae Genus: Eunectes Species: 1. E. beniensis 2. E. deschauenseei 3. E. murinus 4. E. notaeus *** Anaconda Snakes Today- Updating News By Michael Gutemberg Anaconda snakes, for sure, conjures up an image of a gigantic, black, serpentine creature slithering in mud and constricting a hapless creature to death. You are not to be blamed for this. Instead, blame those numerous movie directors and novelists who, thanks to their imagination or lack of it, portrayed these docile creatures as vileness [ ... ]

Take A Shark Break!

This is one of the neatest widgets and websites I have seen… Check it out and/or get your own! Make sure you hover over the tree, and you can control the shark with your cursor…Super neat! *** Click here to get more mini-SharkBreak widgets – www.SharkBreak.com *** I hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards Technorati Tags: shark break, take a break, shark, killer whale, fish, relaxing, peaceful, ocean, ocean creatures, widgets, neat stuff Yup, that's right! I have always wanted to start an animal refuge of [ ... ]