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Monday, September 18, 2017

Ham the Chimp after his historic trip to space 1961.

Ham the Chimp after his historic trip to space 1961. The trip lasted 16 Minutes

Friday, September 15, 2017

Jim Reeves - old tige


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Rare mop-topped monkey: the bald-faced Vanzolini saki monkey

Isabel's Saki is one of five new saki monkey species discovered.

Rare mop-topped monkey has a Beatles haircut

Animals August 23, 2017
The bald-faced Vanzolini saki monkey was rediscovered in Brazil after 80 years and people can't help making comparisons. 
  Image Courtesy Christina Selby

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  2. Scientists rediscovered a "missing" primate—the bald-faced Vanzolini saki monkey—after 80 years  

Rare Mop-Topped Monkey Spotted in Brazil for First Time in Over 80 Years

The fifth Beatle, or a bald-faced Vanzolini saki? 
                                                       (Image Courtesy Christina Selby)

It’s been 81 years since anyone has seen a Vanzolini’s bald-faced saki in the wild.
On a recent expedition to the Juruá River in the Amazon basin, a group of scientists managed to capture the first photographs ever taken of this elusive primate in its natural habitat—and it looks very weird. As reported in Mongabay, the rare saki was spotted earlier this year by a scientific expedition led by Dr. Laura Marsh, a saki monkey expert. Three years ago, Marsh managed to convince the scientific establishment that this monkey is not a subspecies of a related primate, but rather a distinct species in its own right: Pithecia vanzolinii. 
To further her argument and document Vanzolini’s bald-faced sakis in the wild, she organized a three-month expedition, called Houseboat Amazon, which proved to be a wild success. Back in the 1930s, Ecuadorian naturalist Alfonzo Olalla collected a number of live saki specimens, where he described a large monkey with a long fluffy tail and golden fur on its arms. The monkey was seen again in 1956 when two dead specimens were collected by ornithologist Fernando da Costa Novaes and taxidermist M. M. Moreira. Earlier this year, scientists stumbled upon a dead Vanzolini’s bald-faced saki that had been killed for bush meat. The Houseboat Amazon expedition was hoping to be the first to observe this animal in the wild in over eight decades. Just as soon as this monkey has been rediscovered, its status has been thrown into doubt.In addition to hunting along the Juruá watershed, the monkey is threatened by forest clearing, cattle ranchers, and road construction. Hopefully Marsh’s call for conservation will be heeded, and we’ll get to see more of this incredible monkey.

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Racing Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine

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Racing Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine
By Dr. Becker

Story at-a-glance

  • In Florida, 12 racing greyhounds tested positive for cocaine 18 different times over a four-month period in 2017
  • In one case, a greyhound named Flicka tested positive at least six times before the state suspended the trainer’s license
  • Racing dogs are kept in confinement for long hours, often abused and neglected, and may be severely injured or killed during races
  • Dog racing is just one form of animal exploitation that is unnecessary, unethical, often inhumane and should be stopped
Photo by Rachael Houge

Photo by Rachael Houge

Photo by Rachael Houge


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Royal Dogs

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The Thai crown prince promoted his dog to Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force.

The dog in the sitcom Frasier, received more fan mail than any of the human actors.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

APBT photos






Good at fishing 

Local Shelter In Vermont Takes Dogs Banned From Montreal

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mysterious blue dogs in Mumbai video



Aug 18, 2017

Blue dogs appear in Navi, Mumbai

                   Concerns have been raised over pollution levels of nearby river   

Arati Chauhan
Usually ignored, the stray dogs of the southern Indian city Navi Mumbai have caused a stir this week after a number of them turned bright blue.

Concern was raised after photos and videos of the turquoise dogs were shared on social media sites. Activists claim that the colour change was due to a reaction to waste dumped into the city's Kasadi River.

The dogs were seen roaming around the Taloja industrial area of the city, which suffers heavy pollution, the London Evening Standard says.

Animal protection officer Arati Chauhan expressed her dismay at the sight of the dogs. "It was shocking to see how the dogs' white fur had turned completely blue," she told the Hindustan Times. "We have spotted almost five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries."
The site reports that the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell (NMAP) filed an official complaint with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) last week, and have accused a local firm of dumping untreated dye into the river, which is a popular hunting ground for dogs.

The MPCB said the firm, which has not been named in reports, "does not have adequate air or water pollution monitoring equipment", and that "this has lead to the emission and discharge of pollutants".

"If they do not make adequate efforts to control pollution, we will shut them down," it added.
This week, the Hindustan Times ran an article saying that one of the five affected dogs had gone blind.

Thane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals President Shakuntala Majumdar told the site: 

"The infection must have been local and has died down. The blood reports suggest the dogs are healthy.

"The blue colour is water soluble so we expect the rain to wash it away, but we do not know what internal damage the dogs have sustained."

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