Ligers, tigons and grolar bears, oh my! Take a look at some of these otherworldly hybrid animals and you'll realize the possibilities are endless. Though they rarely occur in nature, individuals from different but closely related species do occasionally mate, and the result is a biological hybrid — an offspring that shares traits from both parent species. Here are 11 bizarre, but truly unique half-breeds.
Loving animals open their hearts and accept kids of a different species. ...
We often hear stories of people adopting abandoned baby animals, but how often do you hear of a tiger who adopted piglets, or a gorilla who adopted a kitten? This beautiful photo gallery showcases the special relationship between inter-species families.
Exotic birds can range in many different species. These birds can differ in size and colors. They are also different by the uniqueness in their lifestyle and stunning nature. Exotic birds are very rare in the world and can range in many different regions of the globe...
Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles Playboy Mansion, known for its wild parties, also has its own zoo. In this 2006 picture, Hefner's former girlfriend Holly Madison is seen feeding monkeys at the mansion's zoo.
As I was steamcleaning the cantaloupe juice out of the carpet the other morning (one of my dogs had snacked on the fruit that had been sitting on the kitchen counter top), I realized that I did not know whether cantaloupe was toxic for dogs. In fact, I wished I had an easily accessible catalog of toxic foods for cases such as this. I often have people calling me in a panic because their dog ate something and they don’t know what the potential consequences are. I have put the following together based on experience and research–I was especially surprised to learn about the dangers of avocados!
First of all, there does exist a National Animal Poison Control. You can look them up on the web at Animal Poison Control or give them a call at 800-426-4435. The drawback is that the fee for the call is $60, however in times of need, this is no more than the typical co-pay for a human to go to the emergency room. My experience and that of my clients has all been very positive with this organization.
While most people prefer to play it safe when adopting and purchasing a pet, some like to experiment a little to see how life would be with more unusual, exotic creatures around them. Discover some of the usual pets some people have chosen.