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Monthly Archives: July 2016

7 Animals Who Are Smarter Than People

(SMART ANIMALS/ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Some animals have certain sets of skills and smarts that are mind-boggling. Mapping out where your family members are by smell? A photographic memory and the ability to recall number sequences? Traversing the world and home again with no guidance but the tip of your beak? These are just some examples of how animals match, or surpass, people with their intelligence. Read on for seven notably smart animals and why they deserve our respect. — Global Animal

Meet Mosha, The World’s First Bionic Elephant

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE) Mosha, a three-legged Thai elephant, was only 7-months-old when she stepped on a deadly land mine on the Burmese border and lost her front leg. She is one of the dozens of elephants who have been wounded by land mines in this border region where rebels have been fighting the Myanmar government for decades. The now 9-year-old elephant was brought to the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in Thailand--which treats elephants suffering from broken bones, infections, and knife wounds--where she is a permanent resident. When she first arrived in 2007, she became the first elephant in the world to receive a prosthetic limb after veterinarians feared she would not recover when she refused to eat and socialize with other elephants. Her new limb was a great success, but her rapid growth posed a challenge. -- Global Animal

This Is Otter Happiness!

(WILDLIFE RESCUE/SEA OTTERS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch as Wild Kingdom host Stephanie Arne spreads the otter joy of swimming with baby Asian small-clawed otters at Nurtured by Nature, a nonprofit animal conservation org in Southern California. -- Global Animal

Corgis Make A Splash

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) These Corgis are instagram stars for a reason. Watch them make the most of their summer from birthday parties, to kayaking! -- Global Animal

Priscilla The Mini Pig’s Beach Invasion

(PIGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Priscilla the mini pig and her tiny piglet friends pretend to be sharks for a day! Meet Popple Shark, Posey Shark, and Great Pink Shark! -- Global Animal

Dogs Try To Lick Slug Through Window

(DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) These dogs are so determined to get at a slug on the other side of the window that they just might lick their way through the glass! -- Global Animal

Sweetest Cat Dad Ever

(PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In this adorable video, one lucky cat gets a private accordion concert from the sweetest cat dad ever! -- Global Animal

Are Bats Better Than Pesticides?

(BATS/INSECTS) North Hempstead in Long Island, New York is taking an unusual approach to reducing the threat of West Nile and Zika virus by building bat houses throughout several of the town's parks. With mosquito season in full effect, bats are proven to be more effective than pesticides, consuming up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour. The town began constructing bat boxes in 2007 to curb pesticide use, and it's not only more effective, but a much friendlier way of getting rid of mosquitoes--all while saving the bat population. Read on to learn more about bat boxes and how they are shifting the public's perception of these notorious night creatures. -- Global Animal

Little Frenchie Isn’t A Morning Person

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This little French Bulldog puppy is not a morning person, and neither are we! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Burger Recipe

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Mondays Food Challenge, we'd like to share one of our favorite recipes—an easy-to-make vegan burger. It's full of protein and great for dinner parties. Happy eating! — Global Animal

Dog Jumps Up & Down For Attention

(FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO/DOGS) This dog is an expert begger. Watch him jump up and down at the dinner table for attention. But he doesn't stand a chance! -- Global Animal

Sneaky Seagull Steals Snacks

(FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO/BIRDS) This shoplifting seagull was bold enough to steal some Quavers from a local cafe. Bold move, bird. Bold move. -- Global Animal

Baby Raccoon Lost At Sea Gets Help From Boaters

(ANIMAL VIDEO/WILDLIFE RESCUE) "Rocky the Raccoon" caught a lucky break on Independence Day when he was pulled to safety by a group of boaters who spotted him, lost in Swann Creek in the Chesapeake Bay area. -- Global Animal

Munchkin Cat Loves Popping Water Balloons

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Khan the munchkin cat hates it when his water balloons pop, but he does it anyways! -- Global Animal