Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween at the Zoo

What do gorillas, hippos, meerkats, bears, baboons and vultures have in common? Apparently, they are all fans of pumpkins. Check out the video from      

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Weekend Reader

Rift in Paradise November’s National Geographic features an article about Africa’s Albertine Rift.  This       920-mile-long geographic crease filled with forests, mountains, savannas, lakes and wetlands is home to gorillas, okapi, hippos, lions, dozens of rare bird and fish species and many other … Continue reading

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Does Your Cat Do That?

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That Darn Cat

Simon’s Cat is the main character in a series of animated short films by British artist and animator Simon Tofield. Currently, Simon has 16 films featuring his cat involved in all sorts of cattish antics. To view the films and … Continue reading

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Weekend Reader

   Revisit a classic this weekend. Black Beauty broke new literary ground by telling the story from the horse’s point of view. Anna Sewell, the author, stated that she wrote the book “to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment … Continue reading

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Bringing Nature Indoors

  Our own Heather Lewis has written another article for ImproMed’s latest newsletter. This time she tackles ways to bring the outdoors indoors through daylighting, choosing the right windows, increasing the amount of outdoor air you bring in and using … Continue reading

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Filling out Pet Adoption Forms? There’s an App For That.

Shelter and veterinary staff know – making it easier for people to adopt an animal or bring them in for care means they will be more willing to do it. And making it easier for the staff to process forms … Continue reading

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Weekend Reader

The title of this book says it all – Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together. The book, written by small animal surgeon Phil Zeltzman and nurse … Continue reading

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Animals in Art

Wondering what to do with those old horseshoes? Tom Hill, an English sculptor, has discovered a great use for them.  Turn them into art! Tom has been scultping animals from recylced horseshoes for the last three years. To view more of Tom’s … Continue reading

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2011 American Hero Dog

September 11, 2001, New York City: The yellow lab calmly guided her blind charge 1,463 steps out of the building and, as debris fell and dust billowed, found a subway station and led them both underground to safety. And for … Continue reading

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