Russian dwarf hamster

Russian Dwarf Hamsters Make Great Pets

The Russian dwarf hamster is just one species of hamster that small pet lovers enjoy keeping. These small rodents may not have particularly long life spans but these cute critters are sociable and easy to care for making them the ideal pet! In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian dwarf hamster from taxonomy, physical appearance and diet…

The Russian Tortoise

Why Do People Love The Russian Tortoise?

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care…

Baby rino with mom in Kruger Park

Increase in Rhino Wardens in Kruger Park

Kruger national park in South Africa is stepping up their game in an effort to save their incredible rhino population from increased poaching activity. In this article we will cover just why such a drastic increase in rhino wardens was necessary and what it hopes to achieve.

Ostriches on a farm

Bird Flu Decimated South African Ostrich Farms

When it comes to ostrich populations, South Africa tips the scale with a population of more than 200,000 but a recent bird flu outbreak decimated many of these birds. In this article we will take a look at the recent devastating loss that many South African ostrich farms have taken as a result of a recent bird flu outbreak and the effects it will have on the country’s economy…

Person with primate on arm

The Cost of Primate Pet Ownership in England Rising

As our closest relative in the animal kingdom we are often drawn to primates in a way that we are not drawn to other wild animals. For some people however, the need to care for these wild creatures leads not only to poor health in primates but it also leads to poor decision-making by so-called “animal lovers.” In this article we will focus on the increase of primate pet ownership in England and why it is fueling the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals fight against primate pet ownership all together…

Giant panda sitting in grass

Why The Giant Panda Is Facing Extinction

The Giant Panda is a beloved yet endangered species that lives throughout southwest China. As of 2004 only 1600 Giant Pandas remained in the wild. The Giant Panda is a symbol of China and a leading face of the conservation efforts towards endangered animals…

Green anole on branch

The Green Anole Can be Found in the Southeast United States

The green anole can be found throughout the southeastern United States running wild; however, these arboreal lizards can also be found in pet stores throughout the United States. In this article we will cover just what it is that makes the green anole a great candidate for anyone looking for a pet lizard. In addition to why these lizards make great pets, we will also cover their physiological appearance, behavior, diet and captive care…

Small frog in hand

Discovery of the Smallest Frog in the World

There are more species of animal living on the face of our planet than we will perhaps ever know about, but a recent discovery adds one more creature to the list of discovered species. In this article we will cover the newly discovered smallest frog in the world – the Paedophryne amanuensis, found in New Guinea measuring just .27 inches long.

Bengal tiger in grass

The Bengal Tiger Facts

The Bengal tiger, also known as the royal Bengal tiger is known as being the most populous of all tiger species. The endangered Bengal tiger is also known for being the national animal of Bangladesh as well as the species tiger Panthera tigris being known as the national animal of India! While the Bengal tiger is known as being the most populous tiger species, endangered and conservationists are currently working to try to repopulate the dwindling population of these incredible creatures. The biggest problems for the Bengal tiger populations continue to be those created by man. Particular problems include hunting, encroachment and cross breeding of species…

Snowy trees

The Role of Carbon Emissions on the Next Ice Age

We have been told for decades that the damage that our carbon emissions is doing to the planet will have serious consequences. But just how serious will those consequences be? In this article we will discuss how recent research indicates that human carbon dioxide emission will defer the coming of the next ice age.

Polar bear in snow

The Truth About Polar Bears

Polar bears are one of the world’s most recognizable species and regardless of the range of the polar bear’s natural habitat these great white beasts inhabit most countries of the world in zoo showcases. Still, even though these huge bears are spotted throughout the world in the safety of zoo habitats they are a species that are particularly vulnerable to extinction. Wildlife rescue organizations have dedicated resources to saving the vulnerable polar bear; however, the great white beast is not only suffering from factors that are under the control of man but it is also suffering from changes in climate that are devastating its natural habitat…

Three Mile Island field

Three Mile Island Disaster: Nuclear Devastation

On March 28, 1979 the United States saw the biggest accident in the history of the United States commercial nuclear power generating industry that the nation has ever seen. A combination of mechanical failures within the nuclear power plant and a failure of those working at the plant to recognize the situation as it was occurring led to a near explosive incident for the state of Pennsylvania. While that Three Mile Island nuclear reactor was eventually controlled and claims were made that no effects of radiation leakage would be felt, year’s later doubt is still cast on these claims by researchers. While the severity of the Three Mile Island disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale ranked far under the most recent nuclear disaster to occur in Japan in 2011, it still ranked at a 5 out of the seven-point scale and the aftermath was still of consequence.

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