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Endangered Male Sea Dragon to Give Birth

Wow…That’s right…that’s what I said… Well, it’s true, and it’s not… At the Georgia Aquarium, the female sea dragon laid eggs and attached them to the males tail. He will carry the eggs until they hatch, sometime in mid-July. Right now the proud daddy carries about 70 fertilized eggs on his tail now, looking like small red grapes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has deemed this fish as endangered, mostly due to habitat destruction because of increased Australian population and pollution. What else is new? The survival rate in the wild of the offspring is very low, but in captivity it is around [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Proof That Hedgehogs & Dogs Can Get Along…

I wrote an article on my TerrierLover.com website that I just had to share with all of you Exotic Animal Lovers. It documents the relationship of my miniature schnauzers and my African Pygmy Hedgehog with some great photos included… It also outlines out a solid plan on how to Socialize your pets towards each other…Check it out here: Can Hedgehogs & Terriers Get Along? Socialization Is An Issue! Let me know what you think about this post, and please share your stories and experiences on socializing animals in your household… *** I hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live [ ... ]

Request An Animal To Be Featured…

Hello Exotic Animal Lovers… I just wanted to write to you today to let you know that I would love it if you would request animals to be featured on Exotic Animal Lover… Are there animals you yearn to learn about? Let me know which animals you love and I’ll do my best to post them as a feature… Happy Thinking! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards Technorati Tags: animals, exotic animal, animal news, pets, exotic pets, fauna, mammals Yup, that's right! I have always wanted to start an animal refuge of my own...If you would like to help [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Adopting A Chipmunk As A Pet

Chipmunks can be great “exotic” pets…They are adorable and an unusual find as a pet! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Tribe: Marmotini Genus: Tamias Conservation Status: Chipmunks are a genus of least concern in regards to conservation! Awesome! *** Chipmunks as Pets By Tonia Jordan As I was walking around a local pet store recently, I happened to see a Siberian Chipmunk racing around its cage, performing acrobatics that entertained a growing crowd gathered around its cage. It got me to wondering – do chipmunks make good pets? How would I choose one? What involves taking care of one? Purchasing a chipmunk First and most importantly, find a [ ... ]

Which Amphibian Is Best For You To Adopt?

Amphibians are animals that live in both water and on land. They are ectothermic, previously termed as cold-blooded, meaning that their internal body temperature is regulated by their external environment. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Amphibia Photo above: Green Tree Frog Some of the orders and subclasses of Amphibians are: Order Temnospondyli – extinct Subclass Lepospondyli – extinct Subclass Lissamphibia Order Anura Order Caudata Order Gymnophiona * Neat Fact: Most interesting is the fact that amphibians breath through their skin! *** Tips on Buying an Amphibian for a Pet By Katie Gee So you are in the market for a pet frog, toad or salamander and you are wondering [ ... ]