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The Westminster Dog Show

At Madison Square Gardens in New York City, 2500 dogs entered the ring to hopefully be named Best in Show at the 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

 

 

This year’s big prize went to Malachy, a 4-year-old Pekingese.  This breed hasn’t won Best in Show since 1990.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120215/pekingese-malachy-wins-westminster-photos

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/best-in-show-2012-westminster-dog_n_1277735.html?ref=green

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2012/results/bis/index.html

http://www.bulletinhits.com/entertainment/westminster-dog-show-2012-is-the-best-one/

 

 

A Tiger’s Loss and Love

This story is so heartwarming…. and it is also integral for understanding how to cultivate good healthy environments for exotic animals.

A mother tiger lost her cubs due to premature labor. Shortly after, she became depressed and her health declined. She was later diagnosed with depression. Since tigers are endangered, every effort was made to secure her health. Zoologists wrapped piglets up in tiger-print cloth, and presented them to the mother tiger. She now loves these piglets and treats them like her own. And needless to mention, her health is back on track. ♥
Yes, they ALL have feelings….just like we do. And yes, their feelings ought to be respected. They shouldn’t have to suffer because of our ignorance and ego.

By: Vani Singh, Posted by Joost Lindeman

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150306492467914&set=a.477085077913.255045.724982913&type=1

A Bulldog and his Box

One adorable bulldog + one small cardboard box = super cute video ^_^

 

 

Cats are famous for using cardboard boxes for beds, but in this video, a bulldog tries his luck with one.  The only difference I can see, is that when a cat uses a box bed, it generally still looks like a box when the cat is done with it. :-D

Minks Loose in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Apparent break-ins at two fur farms have set more than 50,000(!) minks on the loose in northern Greece.

A statement from local police says the break-ins occurred near the city of Kastoria, which is the center of Greece’s fur industry.

Regional TV channels showed farm employees chasing the animals with fishing nets.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident. But an animal rights group, calling itself the “Hawks of Reprisal,” said it was responsible for a similar break-in last year.

I just hope the 50,000 released minks are able to live comfortably, and don’t wreck havoc on the countryside too too bad….

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2010/08/index.html

Mice Serenading Mice

 

We all know mice can squeak, but did you also know that mice can sing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During courtship, the rodents also communicate in the ultrasonic frequency range, which is beyond human hearing, in order to woo prospective mates with their soothing melodies.

More recently, the researchers began analyzing several audio parameters, including duration, pitch and frequency, of the mating calls of wild-caught house mice. To their surprise, they found that the squeaks are quite complex and contain several features commonly seen in birds, such as variations in duration and frequency.

When they compared the songs with one another, they saw that the vocalizations contained signatures of individuality and kinship. They also found that the songs of siblings were more similar to one anther than the songs of unrelated males.

So, female mice are genetically wired to seek out a male who sings a new and unique song she’s never heard before…… how romantic.  :-)

 

http://utterlycute.com/2011/05/snuggling-down/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46184222/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.TzK88fkpodW

 http://earthsky.org/biodiversity/singing-mice-woo-mates-with-tiny-serenades