Archive | March, 2011

<p>March 3, 2011 -- Four new species of fungi that turn ants into zombies have been discovered in the Amazon. Ants become infected when they come into contact with spores released by the fungus. Within a week the ant enters a "zombie-like" state. The fungus then grows out of the head of the ant, releasing spores into the air, which rain down onto unsuspecting ants and the forest floor. Photo Credit: Evans et al./PLoS One</p>

Fungus Creates Zombie Ant Army To Reproduce

Many plants use bugs and animals to hep them reproduce, but few plants do it the way these  fungi do.  These four new types of fungus have been found to burrows into an ant’s brain, rendering the ant into a zombie-like state in order for the fungus to reproduce. Are we in danger of an […]

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Man With Mini Horse With Prosthetic Leg Midnight

Miniature Horse Gets Prosthetic Leg And New Life

TEXAS — Midnight the miniature horse was born without a full hind leg, causing his original caretakers to neglect him. Now, Midnight is living happily with a prosthetic leg, thanks to Ranch Hand Rescue. Watch the video of this incredible story, and the amazing strides this little horse has made toward a normal life. — […]

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<p>Ron Pace with his arm around the dog. Photo Credit: Bellingham Herald</p>

Man Uses CPR, Saves Dog’s Life

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) WASHINGTON — Dog trainer Ron Pace brought 4-year-old boxer Sugar back to life using a version of CPR for animals. Watch the dramatic video of Pace’s heroic rescue. A happy ending, thanks to skill and quick thinking.— Global Animal

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<p>Many pet owners left their cats and dogs when the tsunami warning sounded. </p>

Japan’s Pet Survivors Face Post-Tsunami Struggle

SENDAI, JAPAN – More stories emerge from Japan of valiant rescues and the ongoing care of the animal survivors from the tsunami. In a struggle against sometimes daunting odds, dedicated volunteers make the difference, rounding up lost pets and making sure they get medical care, food and love as they are attempted to be reunited […]

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Dog Saves Baby

Dog Saves Newborn Baby

(AMAZING ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEO) ARGENTINA —When a stray dog heard the sounds of an abandoned newborn baby, she couldn’t stand by and do nothing. So she brought the baby to her puppies and cared for the infant until a human neighbor came to help. Watch the amazing video of the dog who saved a baby’s life. […]

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Corgi Rescued from Roof

Japan: Corgi Rescued After Three Days On Roof

Real work continues to be done on the ground by the real heroes responding to the needs of stranded animals, both in the field and in shelters. To all you Global Animals who’ve supported the rescue organizations, here’s what your help looks like. We salute you and Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support! – Global […]

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Elephant by Watering Hole

Older Really Is Wiser For Elephants

We’ve all heard the saying ‘listen to your elders.’ But elephants live it.  Researchers recently discovered that older matriarchs are better at identifying and responding to possible threats. Read on to learn more. — Global Animal

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