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Please Stand Up To Save Sun Bears!

Have you ever heard about the plight of the sun bear, in particular, but some other species of bear as well? They are put in a cage where they cannot move, their bile is continually drained from their stomachs through a permanent wound for their entire lives. Often, each paw is harvested, while they are still alive, as a bear paw soup is ordered in many Asian restaurants. So, they have the wound in their tummy with their bile being drained, and their paws are cut off one by one as they suffer in their cage that they can’t even move in…Are you [ ... ]

Orangutan May Be Extinct by 2012!

Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Subfamily: Ponginae Genus: Pongo Species: P. pygmaeus, P. abelii As stated above, there are 2 species of orangutan. They are considered primates or apes. They differ from other apes in that they have longer arms than other species, twice as long as their legs, and have reddish hair, instead of the characteristically black hair other apes possess. Adult males can be up to 5’9″ tall – taller than me, and weigh up to 260 lbs…Females are typically half as heavy and reach 4’2″ tall. Orangutans are especially known for their great intelligence. These apes live in trees, making them an [ ... ]

Help Save the Moon Bear!

The moon bear can also be called the Asian black bear, Tibetan black bear or Himalayan black bear. The reason for it’s nickname is that it is a black bear with a cream or white colored “V” on it’s chest in the shape of a crescent moon facing up. They are a medium sized bear and a close relative to the American black bear. Adult females are typically half the size of the adult male, the latter weighing in at 220-480 lbs. Their lifespan is about 25 years. They inhabit high elevations and lowlands alike, often sharing habitat with the larger and stronger brown [ ... ]

Our New Pair of Apricot & Black Oranda Goldfish

We welcome our new pair of oranda. I’ll bet you’ve never heard of apricot oranda before, and I had never seen anything like them before. They were actually labeled orange and black oranda and were in a tank full of them, except these two weren’t the typical orange or “gold” color. They are clearly apricot in color and stood out to me! Of course, loving unique animals, I fell in love right away. I left the pet store and ran a bunch of errands for most of the day, but could not get these two off my mind. So, What Did I Do? I drove right [ ... ]

Furry Arrival of Twin Red Pandas

Exotic Animal Newsflash: Ahhh…My favorite species of animal is the Red Panda… Unfortunately, they are extremely endangered. However, thankfully, there are a number of breeding programs in the world that are doing their best to ensure the survival of this species. Edmonton’s Valley Zoo just had the 2nd arrival of twin baby red pandas! Yeahhh!!! They were born May 26th in captivity, and were named Tai (female) and Pip (male). The babies are no longer with their mother, as she began to groom one of the babies too aggressively, but are in great hands with surrogate, human caretakers. At this point, their eyes are still [ ... ]

Dried Goji Berries & Goji Juice for your Exotic Pets?

Now, I know you must have heard about all the fuss about all the amazing benefits of Goji Juice and Goji berries are for you and that it is considered a “Super Fruit”! What people don’t often realize is that what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. Usually, if there is something that is really good and healthy for you, it probably is for your pets too…Of course, contact your vet first before giving your pet anything that is not “normal”. Do some research first. If you have an Asian exotic animal as a pet, chances are likely [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

The Endangered Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard…Look at those amazing paws! What a beautiful animal! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Subfamily: Pantherinae Genus: Panthera Species: P. uncia Conservation Status: The Snow Leopard is considered Endangered! Help educate and save these amazing cats! *** Snow Leopard By Omer Ashraf Perhaps the most beautiful of all big cats, the Snow Leopard is an amazing animal. Living at altitudes higher than those of most predators, the Snow Leopard creates a niche for itself in some of the most difficult terrains and hostile climates in the world. Panthera Uncia, the Snow Leopard, is frequently grouped in small cats owing to its inability to Yup, [ ... ]

Yeti – Alive And Well?

Exotic Animal Newsflash: The Yeti has aroused the imaginations of 9 US-based TV producers of the show, “Destination Truth”. This show researches unexplained phenomenon and the world’s most notorious crypto-zoological animals. Armed with a team, including local sherpa porters, they have gone into the Himalayas to seek the long-searched for Yeti. It is reported that they have found a fresh set of footprints on the bank of the Manju River in the Khumbu Region, near Mount Everest. They appear to have been made about 24 hrs prior to the discovery. One of the 3 footprints found on Wednesday is about [ ... ]

The Majestic Mute Swan

Mute Swans are so beautiful and majestic! I just love them, and I hope you enjoy this great article I found about them! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Cygnus Species: C. olor Conservation Status: The Mute Swan is a species of least concern…Great stuff! *** What You Need to Know About Mute Swans By Andrew Grey The mute swan is a very large white waterbird. It has a long S-shaped neck and an orange bill with black at the base of it. Flies with its neck extended and regular slow wing beats. Mute swans breed in the British Isles, north central Europe and north [ ... ]