The demand for ivory in China has re-ignited the killing of elephants for ivory in the past few years. In 1800 there may have been nearly 26 million elephants around the world. In Asia its estimated that less than 50,000 elephants remain and in Africa around 500,000. Continue reading Endangered Elephant painting a self portrait
The third-largest cat in the world after the lion and the tiger, these beautiful animals have been known to ingest yage aka ayahuasca to enter a trance like state before hunting prey. Continue reading
Next to bonobos and chimpanzees, gorillas are the closest living relatives to humans, sharing 95% of their DNA with us.
Wolves are the largest members of the dog family and are notoriously recognised for their pack mentality, social hierarchy and ruthlessness. Grey wolf ancestors were group of generalised carnivores named creodonts that first emerged over 100 million years ago. These historic killers have been causing havoc amongst humans for centuries. Continue reading Wolves in World War 1
I saved my kittens and I don’t think they care
We named her KitKat.
Well, my mom named her KitKat and she was a well known cat in the area.
She was a very well known cat actually.
In fact she was such a popular cat she’s had her third litter of kittens in a year, and expecting another soon. She’s a sweet cat but tough like Phil from Eastenders. I’ve seen her scrap with other cats, defend her kittens against dogs and use her cunning cat behaviour to gather food by any means necessary. I had a barbecue at home last year and after an evening of fun, food and fireworks we settled down for an alcoholic beverage or twelve. Ok, so there were no fireworks, but during the evening I began to hear faint squeals coming from next door and decided to investigate then…
The Truth about Pitbulls
It seems like every other week, we hear about how a dangerous dog has mauled a child, or even ended a child’s life. As a consequence of their actions, the dog has to be put down. Pitbulls are banned in the UK and dogs homes have to put down thousands of dogs every year purely based on their breed. Even pit bull puppies get put to sleep. I was looking at a list of places where certain breeds are banned and expectedly pitbulls always prop up. The UK, many US states, Australia, Brazil and Spain are just a few places where it is illegal to own a pit bull. Every now and then akita’s, malamutes and staffies pop up but it got me thinking, why are pitbulls so feared?
Rare and beautiful, the black panther is a favourite animal of many people. Surrounded by mystery, this elusive ghost of the forest has captured the fascination of humans for hundreds of years. However the history of black panther sightings is largely debated. There is a lot of confusion over the terms and conditions that describe these big cats so I will attempt to break it down.