Animal science, welfare, and companionship.

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Ecology | Animal Science & Evolution | Ethology & Behavioral Ecology | Wildlife Conservation | Habitat Preservation | Animal Cognition & Emotion | Endangered Species | Animal Rights & Welfare | Animal Agriculture | Companion Animals | Humane Living & Activism

As you can guess, this group is all about animals—both wild and domesticated—and the complicated relationship we have with them. It is about exploring and understanding their lives, and how they touch ours and we theirs in return.

As listed above, posts can consist of anything related to animals: science, evolution, behavior, food production, humane living, and pets.

Whether you work with animals or if you’re just a nature lover and pet owner, this group will hopefully have something for you. I look forward to your contributions.

To post discussions that are solely about environmentalism and sustainability, please join Green Atheists.

Action Alerts & Automated Letters - post letter campaigns here
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature – pics you can’t resist sharing
Blurbs & Tidbits – post short, interesting links here
Books & Documentaries - to post basic source info here
Favorite Quotes – post your favorite animal quotes here
Funny Pictures, Videos, and Jokes – funny animal things to share
Petition Thread - post links to online petitions here
Video Thread - post your informative videos here
Website Links - share websites here
Your Pets – post pics of you and your animals here

Discussion Forum

The dark side of elephants???

Started by Deborah Moreno. Last reply by T A A Apr 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Interspecies Love

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Sydni Moser Feb 5, 2011. 3 Replies

Do Chimpanzees Mourn Their Dead Infants?

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Feb 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Cute But Dangerous Animals (PHOTOS)

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Dec 11, 2010. 1 Reply

The Beakiest Bird

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 28, 2010. 0 Replies

The surreal treehoppers

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Nov 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Rare Photographs of Extinct Animals

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by No name Nov 18, 2010. 3 Replies

Companies that (still) Test on Animals

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 9, 2010. 0 Replies

New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered in Madagascar

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by No name Oct 19, 2010. 2 Replies

Rap Artist 50 Cent Pressured to Adopt Rhino

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Oct 19, 2010. 5 Replies

Orangutan Charades: How Orangutans Communicate

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 2, 2010. 4 Replies

Ancient giant penguin unearthed in Peru

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 2, 2010. 2 Replies

Defenders of Wildlife

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Comment by T A A on May 9, 2010 at 4:45am
that was easy, I think it was for kids who had never heard of biodiversity before :)
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 5, 2010 at 6:29am

Tuataras look like typical lizards, but they're actually most closely related to prehistoric reptiles that are entirely extinct. And while they're fully mature around the age of 20, they have plenty of good years ahead: The New Zealand Southland Museum and Art Gallery's resident tuatara, Henry, marked his 111th birthday last year with the hatching of 11 babies (their mother is in her 70s). Since tuataras are endangered, the zoo hopes that the babies will help improve the species' genetic diversity--and they have plenty of years to find out.
Photo via Mudpuddle

Check out the slide-show of 10 Really, Really Old Animals
Comment by Reggie on April 30, 2010 at 1:01pm
I should say, "what an awesome group, Dallas!". Sorry about that! Adriana sent me the ivite and I thought she had created it.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on April 30, 2010 at 12:46pm
This group is now featured :]
Comment by Reggie on April 30, 2010 at 12:36pm
Awesome group, Adriana!
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 29, 2010 at 6:39am

Supernatural – The Unseen Powers of Animals

This landmark series explores the outer limits of recent scientific discoveries and encounters sharks that can perceive human electric auras and dolphins that use ultrasound to see human embryos in the womb.

There are frogs that have mastered cryogenics and can literally freeze themselves out of life for six months, and lizards that cry blood.

In this “strange but true” world, lizards walk on water, bacteria make gold and pets predict earthquakes. Science shows that most animals live in a different sensory and physical world to humans.

Enter their world and weird phenomena such as raining fishes and stranded whales suddenly make sense. (Excerpt from jdp.co.uk)

WATCH the Seven Episodes

Comment by Sydni Moser on April 27, 2010 at 9:31am

WATCH>> Chimps Face Death Like Humans Do

Chimpanzees may confront death in a lot of the same ways we do, researchers suggest. Their findings show chimps grieving, holding bedside vigils and even having a hard time 'letting go' of the departed. Jorge Ribas reports.
Comment by NoSacredCow on April 22, 2010 at 6:33pm
That's funny Doone.

I know guys who do the same thing with puppies at the beach.
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 21, 2010 at 5:07pm
OCEANS by Disney>> Opening on Earth Day, April 22, 2010

Beneath the surface of the sea, on the other side of the mirror, life's primitive harmony reaches down to unsullied depths. The film sets out to meet the creatures of the sea: those that are known and the many that still have to be discovered.

It is a venture into the fullness of the sea to show how prodigiously it teems with life, and into the deepest ocean beds to meet living fossils that belong to world prehistory. Follows the whiplash turns of a shark, the speedy swimming of a swordfish and the gliding manta ray. Explores the dens of giant cod, spiny monkfish, orange roughy and the giant squid in their natural habitats.

Celebrate Earth Day - Do YOUR Part to Nurture Mother Nature!
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 17, 2010 at 1:49pm

We’re in D.C. this year. For real.

Registration is open for The Humane Society of the United States' Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) conference in downtown Washington, D.C.! Please join us July 23-26 for the premier conference of the animal advocacy movement.

It's going to be a great conference, with the best and brightest experts and advocates participating this year. Read more about the conference, then take advantage of early registration rates.

P.S. We will also be hosting our first TAFA Student Summit! For just $25, students grade 7 through college are invited to attend a very special day-long session. Click here to learn more.

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