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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Did The Sloth Cross The Road? Threats To Sloth Populations

(SLOTHS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) On June 2, the oldest sloth in the world, Miss C, died at the age of 43. She spent her long life at the Adelaide Zoo in Australia, and was the last to exist in the country. Since sloths are native to Central and South America, the Aussies might have to wait a while before seeing another furry slowpoke in their land. The death of Miss C reduced the sloth population by one due to age-related issues. That said, are there other threats to these animals? Sadly, yes. -- Global Animal

See Why The Couch Is Rocco The Sheepdog’s Biggest Nemesis

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Sometimes simple tasks aren't as easy as they appear. Take Rocco the Sheepdog, for instance, who has a love-hate relationship with the couch. Watch as the one-year-old pooch struggles to climb over the backside of a chair and into a seat. After about 20 seconds or so, he almost makes it over, but then gives up. But you know what they say, 'If at first you don't succeed...' For more of Rocco's adorable antics, follow him on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Dog Crashes Live Orchestra Performance & Steals The Show

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch what happens when one music-loving dog crashes a live orchestral performance by the renowned Vienna Chamber Orchestra. The pet Labrador casually strolls onto the stage in Ephesus, Turkey, and then plops down next to one lucky violinist. No doubt, he's got the best seat in the house! -- Global Animal

Dog In Headphones Watches Videos To Distract From Holiday Fireworks

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This Independence Day, why not try giving your dog a set of headphones to distract them from all of the holiday commotion? It certainly works for this Golden Retriever named Joey! Watch the scaredy-dog calmly watch videos without a care in the world--a happy 4th of July for all! -- Global Animal

Puppy Teaches French Bulldog How To Dance

(PUPPIES/FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this adorable French Bulldog video, watch this little puppy chase around his older friend in a desperate attempt to teach him how to dance. We shall call it the "butt boop" dance--annoyingly cute.  -- Global Animal

Are You Ready To Adopt A Pet? 10 Questions To Ask First

(PET ADOPTION/RESCUE PETS) Are you ready for a pet? Ask yourself these 10 vital questions from the Humane Society to find out if you are prepared to care for a new member of the family. -- Global Animal

Corgi Flops Into Lake

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this favorite summertime video, watch Cooper the Corgi take his very first swim in British Columbia's Shuswap Lake. No doubt, he's the originator of the 'Corgi flop.' -- Global Animal

Poncho The Lizard Staying Hydrated

(LIZARDS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Meet Poncho the bearded dragon. She knows a thing or two about how to stay hydrated. Just watch as she drinks water from a spray bottle. Is she a lizard or a potted plant?! -- Global Animal

Jake The Diamond Dog Is Everyone’s Favorite Bat-Boy

(PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Meet Jake the Diamond Dog--one of the best bat-boys of America's favorite pasttime. This gorgeous Golden Retriever travels to baseball parks across the U.S., pitching in on the field by delivering water to players and fetching bats. Watch him in action in the video clip above! -- Global Animal

Peeking Penny Looks Through Fence Peep Holes

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Peeking Penny is a very social dog who used to jump as high as she possibly could to peek over the neighbor's fence for a split second at a time. But one day, the kind neighbor decided to drill eye and nose holes in the fence so the nosy German Shepherd can peek into her garden with ease. Looks like she likes it! -- Global Animal

This Simple Invention Is Saving So Many Animal Lives

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Summer is a great time to have a swimming pool--unless you're one of the many small animals like frogs, mice, and chipmunks possibly living in your backyard. With millions of swimming pools across the country, there's a lot of potential for little wild lives to be lost. Fortunately, wildlife biologist Rich Mason has created a simple yet ingenious invention called the FrogLog that serves as an animal escape ramp for swimming pools. The FrogLog consists of an inflatable platform with an attached mesh skirt, a weighted pouch that secures the device to the pool’s edge, and a mesh ramp connecting the two ends. Every creature deserves a chance to survive, and the FrogLog is now one more way to make sure that happens. -- Global Animal
Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

Is Your Dog Food Killing Your Dog?

(PET FOOD/DOGS) Is commercial dog food secretly killing your dog? The shocking truth about processed pet food reveals extremely high toxin levels that could be causing a rapid decline in our pets' health. In the article below, Denver-based veterinarian Dr. Dan Berman addresses the rise in animal cancer and other life-threatening diseases as a result of their diet and long-term exposure to toxins like heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, pesticides, and other contaminants--demonstrated in the Clean Label Project's list of 10 Best & Worst Pet Foods. This comprehensive list examines over 900 of the most popular pet food products, testing for 130 environmental and industrial toxins linked to cancer and other fatal diseases. The results are sure to make you think twice about what you're feeding your pet--don't be fooled by unclear labeling and advertising jargon. As no regulation currently exists nor is testing for these deadly toxins required, read on to learn how you can educate yourself and spread awareness about contaminated pet food products.  -- Global Animal

Cat Learns How To Make Biscuits

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this video clip, watch a cat as he learns how to knead biscuits from the expert, Chef Gordon Ramsay. Isn't this kitty's technique purrrfect!? -- Global Animal

Kid Laughing At Ostrich Is Pure Joy

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS/FUNNY WILDLIFE) When this family on safari feeds an ostrich from their car window, this little boy just can't get enough. His giggles are absolutely infectious! -- Global Animal