Coleen Wood, manager of the Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter in Australia where the Koala was taken for treatment of second and third degree burns to its paws, said Wednesday that it was expected to make a full recovery.
Video by YouTube users David Tree and Coleen Wood of Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter used under Creative Commons license.
A little water, shared among friends during a time of great need. Way to go, Aussy fireman! /Gary
Western bluebird by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
A new Audubon California study released today (Feb. 10) finds that the state will lose significant numbers of its native birds as climate change quickly shrinks the range and habitat of more than 100 species.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of the biggest and most popular dog shows in the world.
Since 1948, the spectacular show has been a television staple, attracting millions of viewers to America’s second oldest sporting event the first week of every February on live television from New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Read the rest of this entry »
Project Coyote — in partnership with Still Wild at Heart — is launching a new documentary, “American Coyote — Still Wild at Heart.”
This compelling 30 minute film produced by San Francisco based filmmaker, Melissa Peabody, is a virtual case study of the coyote’s natural range expansion continent wide. While the film unfolds with the return of coyotes to the San Francisco Bay area, it pursues the coyote’s story across the North American landscape — from Northern California to New York City’s Central Park to Chicago, and points in between. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve arranged to get regular updates on the Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial in Washington, DC. /Gary
From the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC:
Thursday (Feb. 5), former Ringling Bros. employees, Archele Hundley and Robert Tom, Jr. both testified that elephants endure both daily bull hook abuse and continuous chaining at the circus. They also described the severe beating of an elephant whose handler rammed a bullhook into the elephant’s ear and hit him for more than 40 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »
Kingfisher photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum is sole West Coast Venue for prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibition
A traveling exhibit of some of the world’s finest contemporary artworks about birds will make its only West Coast stop at Lindsay Wildlife Museum from Feb. 15th through April 18th. Featuring a truly international group of sculptors and artists from 10 countries, the juried show was curated by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin. Read the rest of this entry »
Chained elephant photo by Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, DC
Ringling Brothers Stands Trial in Federal Court for Elephant Mistreatment
Sacramento group among plaintiffs in groundbreaking case
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, Inc., will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus mistreats its Asian elephants in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act. The case is more than eight years in the making. Read the rest of this entry »