March 28, 2014

10:12 PM | Cure Nature-Deficit Disorder
No  Child Left Inside! MT @NCZoo: kidZone Open!  Connect kids 2 nature @ a stream, mud café, rope bridge & stone maze pic.twitter.com/iPwRPuzw05— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 28, 2014
1:09 PM | Happy 80th Soon, Jane
Who wants to wish Dr. Goodall @JaneGoodallInst a happy 80th birthday? My post #chimpanzees #primatology #anthropology http://t.co/yXn3AJZxpj— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) March 27, 2014Remind me to post here one day about the time I had the good fortune to enjoy an al fresco lunch with Jane and two others. (Not a remembrance of anything she...or I... had to say, but of how she was still observing nature around her.)
11:30 AM | FluffyFriday – WolfQuest Part Three!
FluffyFriday returns! And this time I have actually queued up a few posts so hopefully FluffyFriday will become a regular occurrence. Today I present you the third act in the epic saga of Fluffy and Diet Coke. It’s a nailbiting … Continue reading →

March 27, 2014

4:29 PM | Because Evidence Matters: EBVMA Symposium 2014
The EBVMA 2014 Symposium “Because Evidence Matters” will be held online Friday November 14,2014 Here is all the information you need to submit a proposal for a presentation (accepted until May 30, 2014), to attend, or to sponsor this symposium: … Continue reading →
3:06 PM | Injuries, behavioral problems linked to retractable leashes
Manufacturers warn consumers
2:58 PM | Smart Crows
These experiments with crows, showing #corvid reasoning ability in water displacement, are fascinating: http://t.co/NIZ9jM7azj #animals— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) March 27, 2014Russlings' first post about this clever species was over three years ago.
1:38 PM | Extreme Breath Holder"
Wow: 137-minute deep dive (with held breath) recorded for a beaked #whale swimming off California  http://t.co/NebPfvT8bY #animals— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) March 27, 2014

March 26, 2014

9:17 PM | Tumexal: Wonder Drug or Snake Oil?
Introduction Cancer is a common disease in our pets just as it is in humans, though not necessarily for the reasons often claimed by proponents of alternative medicine. While there are certainly environmental triggers for many cancers, smoking being a … Continue reading →
5:55 PM | Koala "Bearable", That Is
Making traffic bearable. How to design roadways to accommodate koala safety. Good lessons: http://t.co/OrJ6oBnKGI #conservation by @jgold85— Malcolm M. Campbell (@m_m_campbell) March 26, 2014
5:51 PM | Mechanically, Over Chemically
A: Mechanically rather than chemically. RT @jgold85: How Do Pandas Eat So Much Bamboo? http://t.co/IO5EM79JET #explainer— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 26, 2014
4:48 PM | Sending in the reinforcements! SEANET gets help!
Normally, lean, mean SEANET gets by with a skeleton crew of 2 working a total of a few hours a week. We manage to get a lot done, but some of the work does pile up. We are therefore very relieved to have help this semester. Grad student Marissa Jenko has joined us as work […]
12:48 PM | Zoo Kills 4 Lions to Make Room for 1
Danish zoo that killed healthy giraffe last month has killed 4 lions to make way for a new one. http://t.co/0sX34ZAr69— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 26, 2014Same zoo recently killed a healthy giraffe and then dissected it in front of young visitors.
12:30 PM | Animals, Pets and Vermin
What do animals mean to you and what role do they play in your life? These and related questions were recently asked of ordinary people by the Mass Observation Project in the UK, and the results, in a paper by Alison Sealey and Nickie Charles, are fascinating.Photo: pjmorley / ShutterstockSince 1937, the Mass Observation Projecthas been collecting information from ordinary people about life in Britain. Set up with the idea of creating “an anthropology of ourselves,” data […]

Sealey, A. & Charles, N. (2013). "What Do Animals Mean to You?": Naming and Relating to Nonhuman Animals, Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 26 (4) 485-503. DOI:


March 25, 2014

8:51 PM | Obviously, A Very Good Pecking Tree
A #PileatedWoodpecker & a #RedBelliedWoodpecker were negotiating over a single tree @NCZoo near the #RedWolf exhibit when I just scared 'em.— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 25, 2014On my way back from not feeding giraffes.
8:33 PM | More Friendly Competition?
Lincoln Park Zoo [Chicago] is getting more into the "business" of breeding polar bears."The enclosure will also include a den...allowing mothers to stay with their cubs in quiet surroundings, like in the wild."
3:22 PM | I Was There, Where Were Y'All?
Was able to get to the giraffe feeding station by 10:45 this morning for the scheduled "perk", but no one and no giraffe were in sight. Guess the cool weather and impending sprinkles get all away.
8:18 AM | Can Twice-Daily Insulin Be Injected at Any Time of the Day?
I have questions regarding treatment of a 8-year old, male labrador retriever with poorly-regulated diabetes. He has been treated with once daily insulin (Vetsulin), administered once a day in the morning at 11 pm for the last 3 months. Despite insulin treatment, the dog remains hyperglycemic and glycosuric and if very thin.The owner has a very odd work schedule, and he is not generally home in the early morning when the AM dose of insulin is generally given, so that's why the insulin shot is […]

March 24, 2014

8:41 PM | Grooming
Last week the drains in my flat were badly blocked. On Friday night I came home to the plumber triumphantly climbing out from underneath the bathtub, looking distinctly harrowed and proclaiming that he’d spent two hours sandwiched between my bath … Continue reading →
8:40 PM | 'Nother National Zoo Breeding Success
1970=<200 golden lion tamarins in wild 2014=1600 Collaboration w Brazil=Change #WeSaveSpecies #GlobalSolution @FLOTUS pic.twitter.com/Ee088jPJ1P— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) March 24, 2014Right up there with the bison.
7:46 PM | Summer Plans? Check Out the Summer Undergraduate Residency in Public Health.
Learn about this unique summer program in public health for undergrads held at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The post Summer Plans? Check Out the Summer Undergraduate Residency in Public Health. appeared first on Elliott Garber.
4:05 PM | You Can Run, But...
Looks 2 me like she may've had to RT @HuffPostScience: Lioness attacks crocodile and she's totally not going to share http://t.co/6jTRjsUtXk— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 24, 2014
3:33 PM | You CAN Go Home Again, If...
You CAN go home again, if you are a python. RT @HuffPostScience: WATCH: Snake study reveals surprising skill http://t.co/BKjOG7NcUX— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 24, 2014Here's the abstract.
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