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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Iconic Rhino Victim Overcomes All Odds

(WILDLIFE/RHINOS) Just three years ago in South Africa, three wild rhinos were involved in a horrendous poaching incident, leaving one of the group members dead, and two seriously injured. Thankfully, Dr. William Fowlds, a vet who is dedicated to helping the species survive in the wild, came upon the two rhinos, Thandi and Themba, after the brutal act and tended to their wounds. Despite Dr. Fowlds and his team’s efforts, Themba’s wounds were far too great, and she was unable to survive. However, Themba’s herd member Thandi was able to push through against all odds. -- Global Animal

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes To Love

(VALENTINE'S DAY/VEGAN RECIPES) "Cupcake Wars" contender, chef Doran Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery in Washington, D.C., introduced some of her yummy vegan treats on "The Today Show." Petersan shared her recipe for vegan red velvet cupcakes, brownie s'mores, and champagne cupcakes. Read on for how to make these delicious vegan sweets for your significant other this Valentine's Day. — Global Animal

Owl Dance-Off

(OWLS/BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In this GoPro video, wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz captures a curious pair of burrowing owls. Just watch them dance! -- Global Animal

Brave Bunny Shows Snake Who’s Boss

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL VIDEO) It's always surprising when animals break character—especially predator and prey! Watch as this spunky cotton-tail rabbit chases a lounging snake up a nearby tree. In Texas, even bunnies have a swagger. — Global Animal

Rhinos In Transition: Saving Species From Slaughter

(RHINOS/WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES) The dense forests and grasslands of South Africa were home to the world’s largest population of southern white rhinos and the three remaining sub-species of black rhino. However, prior to 1895, the white rhino populations had nearly been eradicated. Estimates at the time counted only twenty to fifty rhinos left. Through conservation efforts and early (yet crude) translocation processes, the rhinos began to recover. This species then became actively protected by the Natal Parks Board and by 1960, the population counts rose to approximately 1,650. -- Global Animal

Barn Owls Bob In Sync

(WILDLIFE/OWLS/BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch these rehabilitating barn owls sway back and forth in sync. No music necessary; these guys have their own rhythm down. — Global Animal

Excited Puppy’s Happy Dance

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/PUPPIES/FUNNY DOGS/PETS) This little dog has just spotted his returning guardian and is super excited. He’s had a great time playing with the other dogs at daycare, but all the while he was wishing to be reunited with his all-time favorite human. -- Global Animal

Loyal Dog Chases Ambulance

(PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Dogs don't usually need an excuse to chase a car or truck down the street, but this little dog is motivated by pure loyalty. After his guardian suffered an epileptic seizure, paramedics rushed him to the hospital. But the dog never left his master's side, and chased the ambulance down the street until they opened the door and let him hop on. "I've been doing this job for 19 years and I've never seen anything like it," said Celiomar Ferreira do Couto, the first-responder who captured this video. -- Global Animal

More Than Just Cute: Learning From Animal Friendships

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL SCIENCE) The Internet isn't the only place overflowing with adorable pairs of unlikely animal friends. In fact, scientists are beginning to use these friendships to better understand wildlife. Researchers are claiming that by understanding unique animal friendships, it can help us understand how species communicate. Continue reading to find out more about what these unusual animal pairings are teaching scientists. -- Global Animal

Opossum Rescue, Rehab, & Release

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Humane Wildlife Services and City Wildlife team up to rescue, rehabilitate, and release this opossum who had been trapped in a Washington, D.C. store for days. After he was found, they could tell that he was clearly malnourished, so they took him to City Wildlife for a little help. Once his health was restored, he was released six days later. — Global Animal

Elephant Plays In Sprinkler Fountain

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Faa Sai at Elephant Nature Park thinks that sprinkler pressure in the field isn't strong enough and breaks the pipe in order to make her own fountain. Just watch her dance! -- Global Animal

Pit Bull Overcomes His Fears

(FUNNY DOGS/PIT BULLS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This pit bull named Queso is certainly a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of lots of everyday things including the kitchen floor, the printer, and doorways. Watch this dynamic dog as he faces his funny fear of walking into a room by walking-in backwards. -- Global Animal

Impala Befriends Leopard In Unlikely Encounter

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Witness a young impala and a leopard befriend one another in a very unlikely encounter at Kruger National Park in South Africa. — Global Animal

Just Another Groundhog Day For Punxsutawney Phil

(ANIMAL NEWS/GROUNDHOG DAY) PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this morning on the 129th annual Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, saw his shadow, and predicted another six long weeks of winter—just like last year. Although Phil's accuracy is up for debate, groundhogs have been predicting the weather in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney since 1887. Read below for more details. — Global Animal