Author Archives: Laura Palacio

Here’s A Wild Fox In Chernobyl Making His Own Sandwich. That Is All.

This is a wild fox who lives in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone in Ukraine. And here, you can watch him assemble a “five-decker sandwich.”According to the BBC, a team from Radio Free Europe had encountered the fox after stopping … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Giant Crab Escapes Fish Market Fate, Scores Cushy Aquarium Life

Life is tough when you’re an especially large edible crab with fishermen looming nearby.One lucky crustacean, however, was recently saved from becoming someone’s dinner when a seafood merchant showed some compassion.The massive brown crab (also known as edible crab) was … Continue reading

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Balding Former Circus Bear Finally Returns To The Wild

After years of abuse in a traveling circus, Cholita the spectacled bear has returned to the wild on Sunday. The successful rehabilitation is the result of months of hard work by Animal Defenders International (ADI), who rescued the bear as … Continue reading

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Poachers Are Hunting Down the World’s Last Wild Sumatran Rhinos | TakePart

Poachers Are Hunting Down the World’s Last Wild Sumatran RhinosThe arrival in Indonesia of a rhino named Harapan from an American zoo could offer hope for the species.(Photo: Supri/Reuters)NOV 12, 2015John R. Platt covers the environment, technology, philanthropy, and more … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart: ‘It’s Harder To Eat Meat When You Know The Animal’s Name’

“It’s harder to eat meat when you know the animal’s name,” Jon Stewart, who recently adopted his own pigs, confessed on “The Daily Show” Monday night. “They’re not different than cats and dogs, in terms of their desire to be … Continue reading

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When Homeless Shelters Create Room For Pets, Everybody Wins

Life just got a little easier for homeless families with pets near Salem, Oregon.Last week saw the opening of a new cat and dog boarding facility for families in transitional housing.That means that Betty Hargens and her great-grandson, who lost … Continue reading

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Little Pig Encounters Fall Leaves For The First Time Ever, Goes Berserk

This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, and this little piggy — well, she went totally berserk when she encountered a pile of crisp and crunchy fall leaves.According to YouTuber Tammy Scheers, this is Willow the … Continue reading

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Scientists Unearth Fossils Of Rats The Size Of Small Dogs

VISUALS UNLIMITED, INC./ROBERT PICKETT VIA GETTY IMAGESCome on… rats are pretty cute.Musophobes, quit reading now.Archaeologists with the Australian National University have discovered the fossils of seven different species of giant rats, one of which could grow to be up to … Continue reading

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The Moment This Orangutan Knew She And Her Baby Would Be OK

Much has been written about the plight of orangutans clinging to life in the dwindling forests of Indonesia. But where words fail, a single image can say so much. Volunteers from International Animal Rescue (IAR) have been working on the … Continue reading

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Know & Tell: Special snuggie comforts orphaned baby bat | abc7news.com

A rescue group has found a comforting way to help an orphaned bat. Volunteers wrapped the little bat in a special snuggie that helps the baby feel like she’s curled up in her mother’s wings. Source: Know & Tell: Special … Continue reading

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