2017/03/28 by Leanne Italie
It’s easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets. But for some who spend the bulk of each day with their animals, it’s more like a two-way healing labor of love.
2017/03/14 by James Clayton-Daniels
Owls fluff up their feathers and preen beneath the stroking fingers of customers at Owl Village, one of many cafes dedicated to the birds, seen as a symbol of good luck in Japan, that have sprung up amid a boom in animal cafes.
2017/02/06 by Maria Panina
HIS name is fit for a king, and he’s being treated like one: Tsar the liger cub, born from an extremely rare lion-tiger romance, is proving a hit for a traveling Russian zoo. Stretched out in the zoo director’s van, Tsar — whose name is a throwback to the Russian emperors of centuries past — impatiently awaits his milk bottle.
2016/12/19 by Alister Doyle
REINDEER are shrinking on an Arctic island near the North Pole in a side-effect of climate change that has curbed winter food for animals often depicted as pulling Father Christmas’ sleigh, scientists said this week. The average weight of adult reindeer on Svalbard, a chain of islands north of Norway, has fallen to 48kg (106 lb) from 55kg (121 lb) in the 1990s as part of sweeping changes to Arctic life as temperatures rise, they said.