It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000. A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long.

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Etched In My Heart

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Another thing we love about Etched In My Heart is that they donate part of their proceeds to The PetSave Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bona Tucker in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits, cats and dogs.

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Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

Critter News

Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice. Interesting article. Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!)

Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

Critter News

The Commission said it is sending Portugal a final warning over an inadequate impact assessment for a tourist resort development in the south of the country which falls under the Natura 2000 programme.The case concerns the Montinho da Ribeira resort at Algoceira in the Alentejo region. Oh, it's no surprise that the Portuguese are allowing rampant development for tourism. But I'm glad the EU is calling them on it. From the Portugal News.

Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

Critter News

Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009. I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. One rarely hears about how they are doing. But, unfortunately, they are in trouble too. This article talks about the specific situation in Kenya. The storyline is all too familiar.

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Bob Barker Offers to Pay to Move Canadian Elephants to Sanctuary

Critter News

called ARK 2000. I hope, when I reach their age, I'm as active and effective as Bob Barker and Betty White are in the animal rights movement. Excerpted from CBC News. Legendary game show host Bob Barker says it will cost $200,000 to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary, and he doesn't mind paying for it himself. Toronto city council voted in October to move the elephants to a facility run by PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) near Galt, Calif.,

Sobering Tiger Statistics

Critter News

Reduced to Skin and Bones (PDF, 4 MB) shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 Tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year. Very sad. I wish I could say something inspiring or hopeful, but it's hard to feel that way when you read these kinds of stories. For the rest of the article, go to this TRAFFIC link.

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Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

Critter News

In 2000, around 1,000 breeding pairs were known, but by 2009, the number had plummeted to just 120-220 pairs, a decline of 88%. Really sad. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption. Spoon-billed Sandpipers nest only in the far north-east of Russia.

Dogtown Episode 2

Critter News

And here's a huge article from the Psychiatric Times in 2000. Another episode of Dogtown done! This episode featured three young dogs: Johnny, the golden retriever that was considered too dumb to train; "Baxt" (I think) a puppy with a neurological problem; and Tuffy, the dog attacked and left for dead by other dogs. Baxt and Tuffy were victims of a hoarder. The show's narrator mentioned that hoarders often start off as trying to save animals and then just get overwhelmed.

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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

Critter News

of Defense since 2000. Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts.

7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Since 2000, Chris Long has been a store associate at a Home Depot in Illinois. Having a pet does not mean you have to give up hopes of having a lush, well-manicured yard.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

On Quieting the Mind

Animal Person

The fee for a mantra when I learned was $2500 and it is now $2000. You get a lot of education and coaching for that $2000, but you can learn mindfulness meditation or various Buddhist meditation techniques, free of charge, any day of the week from either your home via the Internet, or at a free class. I've been using Transcendental Meditation (TM) as my meditation technique for over a decade.

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Flight to Freedom

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Four lions, rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from a Bolivian circus when the country banned the use of animals in circuses have a new home, and a life of luxury at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in Calaveras County. ADI, which has previously rescued and relocated animals in Europe, South America and Africa have described it as one of the most complex logistical operation they have ever undertaken but say it will be worth all of the effort when the animals walk free.

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