Who is smarter; a tiger or an elephant?
Ron Kagan, director of the Detroit Zoo, in a recent CNN Morgan Spurlock piece, that did a good job of raising the question as to whether zoos should exist, said when people come to a zoo they should expect to see animals "thriving." Good term. Some years back Kagan made a very forward thinking and controversial decision. He decided zoos simply cannot provide a thriving humane home for elephants. They need to roam large areas and graze to be happy. He sent their two elephants to PAWS sanctuary in Read More
Even an animal that has powerful muscles, sharp teeth and deadly claws sometimes needs rescuing!
Take a Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue to see the home of more about 100 lions, tigers, leopards and more that have been saved from abuse and abandonment, and find out how they are given the care and shelter they deserve.
On this 1.5 hour walking tour, don’t be surprised if your heart fills with joy as you watch these playful kitties romping and socializing in their new home!
Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest accredited Read More
Z IS FOR ZEUTERING OR ZOOTERING
however you spell it...
The Animal Health Center now offers Zeutering, an FDA approved, non-surgical method of neutering male dogs without the use of anesthesia, that leaves the testicles intact.
Benefits of Zeutering:
Less expensive than traditional surgery
No anesthesia required
Little recovery time
Males retain up to 50% of their testosterone
Males remain "in tact"
Last month, certification training for the new procedure was offered Read More
HAVE THE PARK'S ANIMALS BECOME POLITICAL PAWNS?
In Springwater Provincial Park near Barrie, Ontario, there's a modest little wildlife compound (zoo) with a small, ad hoc collection of native wild animals. Recently, the Ontario government changed the Park status to non-operational meaning visitor services are no longer provided and staff are not present. That means the animals have to be moved elsewhere.
This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions Read More