Posts filed under ‘Animals (Other Than Us)’

A Photo or Drawing of Every Animal That Has Gone Extinct in the Last 100 Years

Go here to see photographs or drawings of every animal (that we know of) that has gone extinct over the last 100 years.  Fascinating and heartbreaking.

In 2012, we lost the magnificent Pinta Island Tortoise.  How old must this guy be and what secrets might he have told us?

Pinta Island Tortise

(Image Flickr/Putneymark via Pixable.com)

 

In 1964 we lost the Mexican Grizzly Bear:

Mexican Grizley Bear

(Image:: “Mexico grizzlies” by Mills, Enos Abijah via Pixable.com)

Ugh.

See the full list here.  It’s haunting to look at them knowing these beings will never walk the face of the Earth again.

September 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM 2 comments

If You Have a Cat, Keep it Inside or Put a Bell on Its Collar for Godsake

Look at the shocking number of birds killed by cats in the U.S. each year:

Birds Killed in US Per Year via Washingtonpost.com

(Image via WashingtonPost.com)

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September 11, 2014 at 4:37 PM Leave a comment

35 Seconds of Raw Dog Excitement and Joy

This dog has one thing and one thing only on his mind:

(Via.)

September 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM Leave a comment

Ants Working in Harmony

Impressive:

August 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM Leave a comment

Find the Donkey in This Photo

Here’s my Tweet of the Day.  Look at that teeny tiny donkey under that pile of grass.  I hope he got a good dinner tonight.

Tweet of the Day 8-26-14

(Via.)

August 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM Leave a comment

Swiss Villagers Reject New Hydro Plant to Protect Nesting Birds

My kind of town:

Bearded vulture  Richard Bartz via Wikipedia

Bearded Vulture (Image Richard Bartz via Wikipedia)

Villagers reject hydro plant to protect vultures

With the backing of municipal officials, electricity producer Repower wanted to build the plant in La Punt Chamues-ch.

However in a vote on Monday night, citizens voted 74 to 64 against the project, the SDA news agency reported on Tuesday.

[...]

The hydro plant was earmarked for the Val Chamura, a small valley connecting with the Engadine.

But it turns out the location is home to a pair of bearded vultures, who count among the most prolific breeders of their species in the Alps.

Environmentalists argued that the plant would have threatened the birds’ habitat, as well as the natural environment and countryside of the valley.

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August 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM Leave a comment

Millie Brings in the Groceries

Watch as Millie the dog proudly helps bring in the groceries.  I swear, she’s smiling:

August 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM Leave a comment

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