Archive for April 2007
Here are all the posts written in 2007 April.
A blog on why we love animals so much
Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her own mother. Lost and alone, Ichimi had a slim chance of survival on her own. Luckily, the orphaned kitten was rescued into a loving family. Ichimi’s new family has fostered many homeless kittens, so Ichimi’s arrival at their home was accepted by all of the other pets in […]
Dogs are widely regarded as man’s best friend, although everyone has their own preference for pets. Coming in a variety of different breeds, sizes, shapes and personalities, no two dogs are alike. Whether you’re a fan of big, loyal guardians or small, playful puppies, dogs never cease to bring smiles to our faces. Go ahead […]
Ladies and gentlemen, this just might be the cutest darn thing on the entire internet: 4 impossibly cute, perfectly perched, flying floof balls !
His “wife” is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. He brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her … a rarely seen […]
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the koi carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is a domesticated version of a dark-gray/olive/brown carp native to east […]
A kitten has survived an unexpected ride from the Kapiti Coast to Plimmerton early this morning after stowing away in a car’s wheel arch. The car’s occupants, who were not cat owners, were surprised to hear meows as they drove south late last night, eventually stopping at the Plimmerton weigh station to investigate said Plimmerton […]
What do cats do when their owners are away? There was one way to find out – cat cams. Fifty house cats in the US were given collar cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes. The results put a digital dent in some human theories about catnapping. Based on the photos, about 22 percent […]
The mysterious mewing in Vickie Mendenhall’s home started about the time she bought a used couch for $27. After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa. Her boyfriend, Chris Lund, was watching TV on Tuesday night and felt something move inside the […]
In an amazing series of photos, a fearless rat stared down a mighty leopard–and the leopard blinked. While the puzzled cat sniffed and watched, the rat helped itself to the leopard’s steak dinner. Full story at [ DailyMail ]
We all know that cats love to hide in small, hard to get in places. Here are some cats playing hide and seek:
Here are all the posts written in 2007 April.
History of Distribution: The Ethiopian wolf is endemic to Ethiopia. It was reported from most Ethiopian provinces in the 19th century. It has been rare since it was first recorded by science. By the late 1970’s it was thought to survive in only four populations – in the Simien Mountains and northeastern Shoa in the […]
Size and Weight: The head and body length of an Ethiopian wolf is about 1 m (3.3′). Female Ethiopian wolves average 12.8 kg (11.2 – 14.2 kg) (average 28.2 lb (24.6 – 31.2 lb)); males average 16.2 kg (14.0 – 19.3 kg) (average 35.6 lb (30.8 – 42.5 lb)). Habitat: The Ethiopian wolf is confined […]
The Ethiopian wolf has a bright chestnut-colored coat, bushy tail, pointed ears, slender snout, and long legs. It weighs 11 – 19 kg (24 – 42 lb). It is a localized endemic species and is confined to isolated pockets of grasslands and heathlands. The Ethiopian wolf is found above 3000 m (10,000′). It prefers areas […]
At one time, the red wolf’s historical distribution was believed to have been limited to the southeastern USA – from Florida to east-central Texas, including southeastern Tennessee, Alabama, and most of Georgia and Florida, and as far north as southern Illinois. On the basis of further study, its historic range is now thought to have […]
IUCN Status: 1960’s – 1994: Endangered 1996 – 2003: Critically Endangered (Criteria: D) (IUCN 2003a) 2004: Critically Endangered (Criteria: D) (Population Trend: Increasing) (IUCN 2004) Countries Where the Red Wolf Is Currently Found: 2004: Occurs in re-introduced populations in the USA. May occur in Canada. (IUCN 2004) Population Estimates: [Note: Figures given are for wild […]
Size and Weight: Head and body length: 1 – 1.2 m (3.25 – 4′); weight: 18 – 41 kg (40 – 90 lb) Habitat: Given their wide historical distribution, red wolves probably utilized a large suite of habitat types at one time. The last naturally occurring population utilized coastal prairie marshes. However, this environment probably […]
The coat of the red wolf is tawny-cinnamon mixed with gray and black, and is darkest on the back. Red wolves have a head and body length of 1 – 1.2 m (3.25 – 4′) and a weight of 18 – 41 kg (40 – 90 lb). Given their wide historical distribution, red wolves probably […]