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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day--not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds' annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! -- Global Animal

14 Ways To Go Green With Your Dog This Earth Day

(DOGS/GO GREEN) Ever wonder how you can help reduce your dog's carbon paw-print? Going green with your dog is actually really easy. Not only will you feel good about reducing your environmental impact, but it will make your dog healthier and happier while saving a ton of money in the process. Just in time for Earth Day, take a look at these 14 ways dog parents can "go green" with their dogs, courtesy of Ultimate Home Life. From buying organic dog food to choosing to adopt, and not shop, there are so many ways you can become a green pet parent.

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960's brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story behind Earth Day, and see what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

When You Put On A Bit Of Weight Over Easter

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) The holidays can be a very dangerous time for our waist lines. This video goes out to all of those who may have gained a pound or two over Easter weekend. -- Global Animal

Easter Puppies, Bunnies & Chicks, Oh My!

(BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) What's more adorable than a plethora of puppies, bunnies and chicks decked out in Easter gear? Happy Easter from all of us at Global Animal! — Global Animal

Woman Is Dedicated To Saving Death-Row Animals

(ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) What happens to the animals no one wants to adopt? This woman named Lisa has dedicated her life to saving animals on death row. She gives them safety, warmth, and food. -- Global Animal

Dogs Get Ready To Pose For Family Picture

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Holly and Ace are best friends and love spending time together. Their family photo is absolutely picture perfect! For more of the Border Collie pair, follow them on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Bat Appreciation Day: Go Batty With These Fun Bat Facts!

(BATS/ANIMAL FACTS) Bats often get a pretty bad rap due to countless myths and common misconceptions, and it's actually helping drive the species to extinction. But in reality, these "scary creatures" have an extremely important role in our environment, managing insect populations and pollinating plants. Just like bees, bats pollinate many plants and facilitate seed dispersal. Bats also eat bugs, thus reducing the amount of pesticides used by farmers (which also means less pesticides polluting the environment). In fact, scientists estimate bats in the U.S. have saved us somewhere between $3.7 and 54 billion in pest control services every year. Read on to learn more about the reasons we have to thank and celebrate bats. -- Global Animal
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One Block’s Battle To Save A Cat Stuck In A Tree

(ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) For eight nights, residents in Pasadena, California, heard a cat crying for help from the top of a tree. They tried everything they could to save the cat--from putting out food to calling every city agency. But the cat was still stuck, until they eventually called PETA's emergency helpline. -- Global Animal

Fat Cat Drummer

(CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) No one can beat this kitty drummer. Just watch as he plays drums on a cardboard box like there's no tomorrow! You could say he's a great purr-cussionist! -- Global Animal
If you already have a pet, make sure to adopt a dog that will get along well with other furry animals. Photo Credit: istockphoto

Raise Your Paws For National Pet Day!

(PETS/NATIONAL PET DAY) Today is National Pet Day, and it's the purr-fect time to show your pets some extra love. Established in 2006 by pet and home lifestyle expert-animal advocate Colleen Paige--who also founded National Dog Day and Cat Day, as well as National Puppy Day and Kitten Day--this national paw-liday celebrates the joy pets bring to our lives while spreading awareness about the plight of shelter pets awaiting adoption all over the world. In honor of National Pet Day, here are some fun ways to celebrate and great quotes that will make you love your pet even more! Don’t have a four-legged friend? Check out our Pet Adoption database! -- Global Animal

Real Life Slush Puppy

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This snow dog is living out his dreams as a real life slush puppy. -- Global Animal

Rare Photos: The Unicorn Of The Sea

(OCEANS/NARWHALS) Commonly referred to as "unicorns of the sea," narwhals are rare and elusive, coldwater porpoises.  Photojournalist Daniel Botelho spotted the unique animal on his North Pole expedition, and quickly started snapping away with his camera. "I always knew it would be very tough to get close to a narwhal whale,” he said. “It is notoriously hard to get close to one. But while all the staff could only stand a half-hour in the water, I took advantage of my cold resistance and stayed for three hours.” Read on to learn more about these majestic animals and take a look at the incredible photos. — Global Animal

Fossil Discovery Proves Unicorns Were Once Real

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY/RHINOS) Believe it or not, unicorns were once real! Researchers identified a new fossil site containing the remains of massive mammals, including these previously thought mythical creatures. However, this unicorn species is actually a type of giant rhinoceros called Elasmotherium sibiricum. What's more, their findings determined the now-extinct giant ‘Siberian unicorn’ existed much more recently than you'd think, and may have roamed the Earth at the same time as humans. Read on to learn more about this rhino-sized discovery. -- Global Animal

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