February 11, 2015

2:24 PM | French Bulldog masturbating... er, no.
The second-most disturbing thing about this video is that anyone would want to film it and upload it to YouTube.But the first is the woeful misinterpretation of what they're seeing here. This Frenchie paw-job is not an attempt at self-pleasure. Rosko here is not getting his rocks off. This is a brachycephalic dog that cannot lick its own genitals (or anus) and is reduced to doing this in an effort to maintain penis/sheath health and comfort.There are dozens of similar videos on […]
1:30 PM | Why Do People Take Part in Dog Sports?
Is it for themselves, for the dog - or a bit of both?People can participate in dog sports (like agility) at any level, from local classes to national and international events. A study by Joey Farrell (Lakehead University) et al investigates what motivates people to take part in dog sports, and why some compete much more often than others. They recruited people at events where at least two different sports were taking place, from a list of agility, rally, field, obedience and conformation […]

February 10, 2015

9:52 PM | Unscathed (almost!)
'Drunk' mountain gorilla punches wildlife photographer he's lucky all he got was a punch!— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) February 10, 2015
8:33 PM | Terrorize Your Exes
#Zoo RT @mashable: Terrorize your exes on Valentine's Day by adopting a cockroach in their name: @sfzoo— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) February 10, 2015
8:03 PM | Both! (Wild & Cool)
Wild & cool! RT @NCZooSociety: Looking for a cool camp this summer? Check out our WILD camp for teens. #summercamp— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) February 10, 2015
6:51 PM | Boris Recovering from Dental Surgery
Boris Polar Bear is the last surviving polar bear from the group from which Wilhelm (Willie) and Masha were sent to the NC Zoo.
5:05 PM | Zoo Needs More Money
The Minnesota Zoo is looking for more fund raising income as well as $1.35 million the State is considering as "emergency" funding. The State provides $5.4 million of the Zoo's $25 million operating budget. Even if Minnesota were to increase its Zoo funding to an annual $6.75 million it would be receiving a much smaller percentage of its budget from the State, as compared to the NC Zoo, which has, I believe, a somewhat smaller budget total. Minnesota Zoo gets about 1.5 million visitors a […]
12:00 AM | Resolve to review student-loan payment strategy
Tax season a good time for the task

February 09, 2015

6:59 PM | Short one today
Seanetter Jerry Golub sent a picture of *gasp* a LIVE bird for us to consider. What do you think of this one? Apologies for the brevity; it’s another snow day here in New Hampshire and my kids are going stir crazy. Time for some sledding.
1:24 PM | Except
#LeaveNoTrace on the #AppalachianTrail except a miniature snowman.— Elisabeth Sinsabaugh (@ehsinsabaugh) February 8, 2015

February 08, 2015

8:41 PM | Chronicles of Athena – 28 Weeks
One of the reasons I wanted a kitten, rather than adopt an older cat, was because I worried about socialisation. The life of a late twenties academic doesn’t lend itself to shy cats stressed by strangers, people, or changes of … Continue reading →
7:07 PM | Handy Hiking Spikes
Handy hiking spikes on sunny part of #AppalachianTrail.— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) February 8, 2015
7:00 PM | Hear It Is 69F in Asheboro
Having come up icy trail, must go down. Glad for my micro spikes. #AppalachianTrail #RoanMt #TN today.— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) February 8, 2015

February 07, 2015

8:44 PM | Redundant
#TanawhaTrail #TanawhaTrail #MountainsToSeaTrail #NC— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) February 7, 2015 Beautiful day to walk on my last little unwalked portion of the Tanawha Trail (13 miles?).
1:29 PM | Cheers San Diego Zoo!
#craftbeer fans, we're currently the ONLY other place to get @bagbybeer in SD (while supplies last). #KindOfABigDeal— San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) February 6, 2015

February 06, 2015

10:47 PM | Polar Bear Event Postponed Due to Snow?!
This Maine Polar Bear Dip is rescheduled due to record snowfall. NOT an option for real polar bears.
7:53 PM | From Zoo Whistleblower
Rare Monkey Eaten by Otters in Accident at British Zoo oops— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) February 6, 2015
7:44 PM | "How Do You Like Them Apples?"
New data show vocal learning of referential food calls in captive #chimpanzees #apes #anthropology #language— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) February 6, 2015
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