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The Benefits of Adopting Older Animals

The Benefits of Adopting Older Animals

Puppies and kittens are usually the first to be snatched up at animal shelters, which is great news for them! Unfortunately, older animals often sit in shelters for weeks, months, or even years waiting to be adopted. There’s really no good reason for this, since there are many benefits that come along with adopting older animals. Here are just a few.

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Bluebuck

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Bluebuck

Like many species before it, the bluebuck species breathed its last at the turn of the 18th century. Though this large, beautiful animal was known to be in decline, European settlers to the plains of South Africa hunted this species to extinction. The last known...

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Dodo

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Dodo

The dodo was a flightless bird that once thrived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The bird was said to have been first encountered by Dutch explorers in 1598; although the island was visited by the Portuguese in 1507, records show no mention of the...

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Western Black Rhinoceros

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Western Black Rhinoceros

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, more than 28,000 species of animals across the world are in danger of becoming extinct. Among those is the black rhino. One type of black rhinoceros, the Western black...

Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry

Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry

The use of animals in movies has become such a common occurrence that many people often forget that the animals are actually actors. In movies such as Marley and Me and Homeward Bound, animals are even the main characters. In the past, many animal actors were placed...