Author Archive | Sonia Horon

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Cool Or Cruel? Unusual Hybrid Animals (GALLERY)

(HYBRID SPECIES/ANIMAL PICTURES) Hybrid animals are unusual combinations of breeds not typically found in nature. The grolar bear, wholphin, and a liger are just a few of these rare creatures. Even though these breeds are so popular due to their unique blend, crossbreeds can be somewhat problematic due to the fact that most are artificially […]

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Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it involves […]

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Teaching Compassion: What Every Great Parent Should Know

(ANIMAL WELFARE/OP-ED) Introducing children to animals is an important stage of parenting. How you present the human-animal relationship to a child will unquestionably echo into his/her adulthood. It’s during these formative years where kids learn how to peacefully and respectfully coexist with living beings unlike themselves. Read on to learn what kids shouldn’t be doing at […]

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Swimming With Sharks: The Thrill-Seeking Life Of Freedivers

(SHARK PICTURES/OCEANS) Brazilian photographer Raul Boesel Jr. released a fascinating look into the ocean world with his enigmatic photographs of freedivers swimming with sharks. “You feel all kinds of emotions when diving with these beautiful animals. They range from happiness, euphoria, anxiety and fear,” Boesel said. Although Boesel is right to have a healthy amount of fear […]

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Caged Lion at Rapper Meek Mill's Grammy afterparty

The Grammy For Cruelest Musician Goes To…

(WILDLIFE/CELEBRITIES) Last night’s 56th annual Grammy Awards were filled with many memorable moments—from Beyoncé’s raunchy performance with husband Jay-Z, to Taylor Swift’s head-banging piano number reportedly dedicated to ex-fling Jake Gyllenhaal. Instead, one of the Grammy’s wild after parties is stealing the spotlight. TMZ reports that rapper Meek Mill hosted a huge after party with guests like Diddy, Lil […]

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Spiders Twerk For Their Lives

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS) If you want to stay alive, you have to “twerk” for it—at least if you’re a male black widow spider. Scientists discovered that upon entering a female’s web, a male spider will pause and vibrate his abdomen up and down, while keeping the rest of his body relatively still—much like Miley […]

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