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Monthly Archives: August 2017

‘A Hero To Many:’ Elephant Crusader Shot Dead In Tanzania

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) SOUTH AFRICA -- Wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter was recently shot and killed in Tanzania, where he dedicated his life to putting an end to poaching and the illegal ivory trade. Tanzanian law enforcement has launched an investigation into his death, and while it's unclear whether Lotter was killed as a result of his work, there's mounting evidence that fowl play was involved. Violent crime surrounding animal conservation is an increasingly dire situation as ivory prices soar. In the past decade, over 1,000 park rangers have been killed all over the world--80 percent of whom were murdered by commercial poachers and armed militia groups. Lotter was one of Africa's most committed conservationists and there's no doubt his anti-poaching efforts saved countless elephants from the illegal ivory trade. As poaching has become more militarized, we must continue fighting for wildlife to ensure that not only Lotter’s legacy survives, but that his conservation efforts are doubled. Read on to learn more about Lotter's work, and the unruly militarization of the poaching industry. -- Global Animal

Bird Realizes Love Of Drumming

(FUNNY BIRDS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Humans aren't the only musically-inclined animals on the planet. Meet Mr. Inko, a bird who just realized his love of drumming. What a wonderful moment! -- Global Animal

In Case You Missed The Eclipse…

(PETS/DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Did you miss yesterday's solar eclipse? Here's your chance to see the dogified version--pup close and personal! -- Global Animal

Total Eclipse Of The Pug

(FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS/DOGS/PUPPIES) Just in case you missed yesterday's solar eclipse, watch as these two pug puppies stage their own eclipse: the total eclipse of the pug. -- Global Animal

How To Make A DIY Bird Shower

(BIRDS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Like people, some birds prefer to shower rather than bathe. This makeshift DIY shower is simply perfect for this little birdie! -- Global Animal

Squirtle Cats To Brighten Your Day

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) What's better than a bunch of cats crawling around in squirtle costumes? Gotta catch 'em all! -- Global Animal

The Real Batman: 5-Year-Old Boy Helps Stray Cats

(STRAY ANIMALS/CATS) In a world full of hate, it's always good to see a real superhero. One little boy named Shon helps rescue stray cats outside of Philadelphia. His super power, you might ask? He is able to connect with cats who are too feral to become domesticated house cats. Read on to find out how Shon uses his powers for good. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meatless Monday, try this tasty summertime treat! This banana chai smoothie parfait is great for breakfast, a snack, or even a light dessert. This simple recipe is perfect if you've found yourself with more overripe bananas than you know what to do with. Thankfully bananas are ideal for freezing and blending into parfaits and smoothies, as this recipe includes lots of them! Top off your parfaits with a sprinkle of granola, fresh blueberries, chopped apricots, a dollop of yogurt, and a drizzle maple syrup--or feel free to customize with whatever summer fruits you have on hand (fresh berries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, or sliced bananas all work beautifully). You are guaranteed to love this deliciously frosty, lightly spiced, and naturally sweetened treat! Happy eating! -- Global Animal

Mini Cow Running To Get Food

(COWS/FARM ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This mini cow running to get food is our spirit animal. -- Global Animal

This Dog Has The Coolest Job, And He’s So Good At It!

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Piper the dog is a wildlife manager at an airport where his dad works. His main job involves chasing wildlife off the runways to keep both animals and passengers safe. What a great helper! -- Global Animal

When You’re Done Socializing & Your Bedroom Is Calling

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Sometimes you're just done with socializing and your bedroom is calling your name. This cat knows the feeling. -- Global Animal

Homeless Animals Day: 2017’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities

(PET ADOPTION/STRAY ANIMALS) Today, August 19 marks International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of homeless and abandoned animals. Founded in 1992 by the International Society for Animal Right (ISAR), Homeless Animals Day aims to educate the public about pet abandonment, feral animals, and the benefits of neutering domestic pets. In addition to educating friends and family about strays, street pets, shelter animals--call them what you may, today is also the purr-fect day to adopt a new furry member into your family. However, pet adoption should not be taken lightly. Be sure to ask yourself these 10 vital questions to find out if you're ready to adopt a pet. If you are ready to adopt, visit our pet adoption database, or stop by your local animal rescue or shelter today! But with pet costs ranging from as low as $200 to over $2,000, we understand that not everyone can take in another furry family member. Instead, you can easily advocate for pet adoption through social media (using hashtags like #opttoadopt and #adoptdontshop) to show your support for homeless animals in need. In the article below, WalletHub examines 2017’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities, to determine where American's pet companions can enjoy the best quality of life, without breaking the bank. For instance, did you know that Columbus, Ohio has the lowest average veterinary care costs, whereas New York City has the highest? Continue reading below for more of these key stats and find out if you live in one of 2017's pet-friendliest cities. -- Global Animal

How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Animals across the country may act strangely on Monday, August 21, as the U.S. witnesses the first total solar eclipse since 1979. While experts claim reports of animals going berserk during solar eclipses are purely anecdotal, animals big and small have been seen changing their behavior when the sky goes dark during totality. In total solar eclipses, there are a number of observations of animals going into their nighttime routines since they take the temperature and visual cues of the dimming sky. For instance, you can hear bird calls and chirping insects typically associated with nightfall. Read on to learn more about animals' unusual reactions to solar eclipses, and how you can help collect data to improve the scientific record with the iNaturalist app. -- Global Animal
Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Does Your Pet Have A Plan? Finding The Right Pet Insurance

(PET INSURANCE) As it turns out, finding health insurance for yourself is relatively similar to finding insurance for your pet, with pre-existing conditions and the effects of aging making the process much more difficult. And with veterinary costs on the rise, it's becoming increasingly more important to make sure your pet is insured. Read on for more guidelines on how to find the right insurance for your pet and your pocketbook. — Global Animal

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