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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...

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Passenger Pigeon

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Passenger Pigeon

In the 1800s, billions of passenger pigeons occupied the North American skies. Enough of these pigeons, scientifically known as Ectopistes migratorius, filled the sky that they often blocked sunlight for hours in the daytime. But within a century they were wiped out...

All About Animal Sanctuaries

All About Animal Sanctuaries

From birds to elderly dogs to wolves, animal sanctuaries offer comfort and protection to animals from all walks of life. However, not every animal sanctuary has the needs of the animals at heart. This blog post explores different types of animal sanctuaries and how to...

Giraffes May Soon Be on the Endangered Species List

Giraffes May Soon Be on the Endangered Species List

Growing concern for the giraffe's dwindling population and a growing market across the world for giraffe products led to an announcement from federal wildlife officials that the animal may soon be listed as an endangered species. Conservation groups have sought after...