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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jenga Cat

(FUNNY CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Moe the cat is a Jenga expert! Watch him go! — Global Animal
Maleficent opens Friday May 30th.

Movie Review: “Maleficent” Casts Spell On Audiences

(MOVIE REVIEW) Since the first sneak peak of Maleficent back in November 2013, audiences everywhere have eagerly awaited Angelina Jolie’s mysterious portrayal of one of Disney's most iconic villains. Helmed by debut director Robert Stromberg, Maleficent presents an interesting take on an old story as it focuses almost entirely on The Sleeping Beauty antagonist. Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota Fanning) plays the role of Princess Aurora in this modern adaptation, starring alongside Imelda Staunton of Harry Potter, Juno Temple of The Dark Knight Rises, and actor Sharlto Copley of District 9. — Global Animal

Rhino Horn Smuggling Ringleader Trampled In Court

(RHINOS/IVORY TRADE) The leader of an international crime ring accused of trading ivory rhinoceros horns was sentenced to nearly six years in prison earlier this week. Back in December, ringleader Zhifei Li pled guilty to smuggling millions of dollars worth of illegal rhino horns to his home in China. Rhinos are one of the world's largest animals and have no natural predators, except for humans. Rhino horns can be sold for almost $18,000 a pound and are used for trinkets and Chinese medicine. What do you think? Was his punishment sufficient? Share your thoughts in the comments below and continue reading for more on Zhifei Li's sentence and his involvement in the bloody ivory trade. — Global Animal

This Husky Is The Ultimate Copycat (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Have you ever wondered how a dog raised by cats would behave? We have found the answer in an adorable Husky mix named Tally. Tally's parents say she has spent her entire life with cats, and thus tends to act like one. Tally isn't very loud, and just like cats, she absolutely loves to nuzzle up in small places, especially boxes. Check out the gallery below of Tally acting like a cat and being absolutely adorable while doing so. — Global Animal

The Humane Society of the United States saved Arden and a number of chimps from captivity.

Lab Chimps See Sun For First Time In Award-Winning Video

(ANIMAL TESTING/LAB CHIMPANZEES) An emotional video produced by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), entitled "Chimps: A New Life, Retirement," was recently named the Telly Award's "People's Silver Winner" for creative distinction. The Telly Awards are highly competitive, and less than 10 percent of more than 12,000 videos submitted receive the Silver Telly, the highest honor. By partnering with YouTube, the Telly Awards allow the people and a panel of judges to determine which entries will receive the award. This year, the HSUS video was chosen as one of the select few. — Global Animal

Sleepy Piglet Steals Our Hearts

(BABY PIGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Jude the sleepy piglet yawn and squeal her way into our hearts! — Global Animal
Orca suffers from a floppy dorsal fin, an abnormality that occurs more often in captivity than it does in the wild. Photo Credit: Cowperthwaite/Magnolia Pictures

SeaWorld’s Lies Sink To New Low

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE ORCAS) SeaWorld is being accused of distorting orca whale research conducted by Dr. Ingrid Visser, a marine mammal scientist who spent time researching the reasons behind collapsed dorsal fins in wild orcas. In order to defend their dwindling reputation, SeaWorld reportedly used only half of Visser's data to dupe the public into thinking collapsed dorsal fins are a normal occurrence in killer whales, when in fact dorsal fin collapse happens in less than one percent of wild orcas. Continue reading and watch the video clips below to learn more about how SeaWorld is distorting and misrepresenting scientific evidence and lying to the public. — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Vegetarians Deserve A Break, Too!

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Vegetarians and vegans looking to get a break today probably won’t—at least not at McDonald's. I took my friend’s three-year-old daughter Jane there over the weekend and found McDonald's offered no appealing meat-free options. — Global Animal
Britain's Got Talent, Boa Constrictor, Animal conservationist

World’s Youngest Animal Conservationist’s Got Talent!

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/CONSERVATION) Seven-year-old Olivia Binfield gained the judges attention on Britain's Got Talent with her huge heart and compassion for animals. Although just a child, Olivia aspires to be a zoologist and dedicates herself to protecting our animal friends. With the help of her co-star, a boa constrictor named Lucy, Olivia recited a poem she wrote from memory about her love of animals. The poem entitled "Endangered Animals" raises questions such as: why do humans treat animals so poorly? Watch the audition in the following video clip and read the full poem below. — Global Animal

Pawsome Cats Who Purred To The Rescue

(ANIMAL HEROES/CATS) Tara the "Hero Cat" caused quite a stir when a video of her heroic rescue went viral. But Tara, who saved four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo from a dog attack, has quite a bit of company in the cat hero pantheon. Read below for more on other fearless felines and their amazing acts of valor. — Global Animal

Unlikely Animal Friends: A Lion, Tiger, And Bear! Oh My!

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) At Noah’s Ark, a wild-animal rescue center in Georgia, an unlikely trio consisting of an American black bear named Baloo, Leo the lion, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn have become the best of friends. The three animals—collectively known as the "BLT"—were rescued as cubs nearly 12 years ago from an abusive home and have been inseparable ever since. Continue reading and watch the heartwarming video to learn more about this unlikely friendship. — Global Animal

Pooped Out Corgi Pup

(PUPPY DOGS/CORGIS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Did you ever have a Monday morning where you just couldn't get things in gear? Well, that's us today. We feel just like this little guy—just one more minute of sleep! — Global Animal

Pugs, Our Favorite Pudgy Pals (GALLERY)

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Got a serious case of the Monday blues? Here are some adorable pictures of pugs to jump-start your week. These pudgy pals are sure to make you giggle—maybe even snort. — Global Animal

Kitty Dozes To Nascar

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) What makes you fall asleep in 30 seconds? For this little kitten it's the soothing hum of Nascar! Thanks goes to Daniela for submitting this Cute Attack. — Global Animal