Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint Tigers are the largest felines in the world. They are known to be a symbol of strength and courage and because of this hunters prey on killing them to show bravery. As a result of this, tigers are endangered. No more than 3,200 tigers are left in the world. Aside from that sad truth, tiger stripe patterns are very unique in that their skin is also striped. These stripes are the same as a human fingerprint, not one tiger is alike to another, stripe wise anyway. How neat is that? […]
Horse Hooves The hard exterior of horse hooves is made of keratin, which is the same substance that our fingernails are made out of. The horse cannot feel this part of the hoof, but the keratin is hard and provides an excellent barrier to protect the inner hoof structures. The frog, that squishy triangle feature in the bottom of your horse’s foot, acts to absorb shock. The flexible frog makes contact with the ground every time that your horse takes a step. By doing this, it absorbs some of the impact, it reduces the amount of shock that the bones and […]
National Dog Mom’s Day I think most of us can agree that moms are pretty awesome. They love us unconditionally, they take care of us when we aren’t feeling our best, and they are always our biggest supporters. As we get closer to Mother’s Day, dog lovers alike now have a new day to celebrate. The second Saturday in May is National Dog Mom’s Day! This is a special day to recognize all of the dog moms out there who treat their furry best friends like their children. Even though your dog cannot make you breakfast in bed, bring you […]
In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.
Two Cats Can Turn Into 420,000 Kittens Did you know that in just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens? Talk about a lot of kittens running around. The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year. Out of those litters of kittens, about 4.7 of them are females, which in turn means they will most likely have litters of their own. These numbers are definite eye-openers because think about how many stray cats there are running around that are not spayed or […]
National Foster Care Day May is National Foster Care Day, a time to recognize and celebrate how each and every one of us can play a role in bettering the lives of those in foster care. Let’s also not forget about all of the animals in foster care programs and the wonderful volunteers that care for them! Shelters and rescues would love to house every homeless animal, but unfortunately, that is just not possible due to a lack of space and resources. Animals that would otherwise be euthanized can be saved by those who are willing to take them into […]
Dogs are not colorblind. They can see more than just black, white and gray, though the color range is still very limited for them. Dogs do not have receptors for “human” reds, greens and oranges, they appear somewhere on the yellow to blue spectrum. Shades of yellow and blue are the canines strongest color field.