Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snow Tiger

Next year is apparently the year of the tiger, which is why this one is helping to shovel some snow. Happy New Year to everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Apparently, elephants start in sports early!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Elephant Behavioral Research

An interesting video from two veterinary researchers on elephant behavior. Elephants being one of my favorite animals, I find this kind of thing especially interesting. They may get a little "out there" (as any cognitive researchers are wont to do by nature) when they talk about applying what has been observed in elephant groups to the interaction of human groups, but they do have a point. In some cases, I think it is applicable to apply what we see in the interaction of intelligent species that live in complex social groups to how we behave to each other.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Baby Tapir born in Massachusetts' Franklin Park Zoo

Her name is "Tupelo" because, according to the keepers, she is very sweet. Baird's tapirs are very endangered, so this is a great success for the zoo. There are only 22 males and 12 females (including this calf) in captivity in North America.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fox Hunting in Snow

One of my favorite hunting strategies among animals belongs to the red fox. This video, taken in Yellowstone, shows this animal's unique and surprisingly effective way of catching rodents.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Working Dog Sent Home

Recently I posted about Cody, the lab "working" at his owner's BP station. Well, the killjoys at the health department decided he had to go. Read the story here.

As if you will pick up more germs from a dog than from a gas station. I think most people would be (rightly) far more concerned about the H1N1 snuffling kid pawing through the M&Ms than a dog walking around.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Life on White

Click here for a link to the website of thse folks who take some amazing animal images!