A female deep sea octopus spent four and a half years sitting atop her eggs. Without a break. Or a meal. Until she literally drops dead. This octopus species now holds the record for the longest brooding period of any animal on the planet.
The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Many of the elephants with Ringling are painfully arthritic or have tuberculosis, so their retirement day needs to come now. If Ringling is serious about this decision, then it needs to end its use of elephants NOW
The cub, Magnus, was snatched away from his captive mother shortly after birth and sold to a Spanish circus. He was billed as a tourist attraction and forced to pose with visitors for pictures... Feature story on today's Animal News Sentinel.Pics and Vid.
In this short film narrated by Glenn Close, we learn that elephants are an ancient species that have inhabited our planet for 30 million years. Self-aware, playful and highly intelligent, they form strong social and family bonds.
Utah is one of only nine states that still use monoxide gas chambers to dispose of shelter animals. Senate Bill 197 (SB 197) proposes closing down the gas chambers in the state. But the bill received pushback from animal control officers...