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April 5 2020

Malayan Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19

The following information was released today (April 5, 2020) by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover. This positive…

April 1 2020

COVID-19 Steals Rock Star Veterinarian

A fan of rock ‘n roll, one of the great rock stars of veterinary medicine, Dr. Peter Sakas of Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center succumbed to COVID-19.  Prior to attending vet school, at Auburn University in Alabama and pursued his MS (Master of Science) degree in Zoology-Entomology in 1979. While at Auburn, he…

February 24 2020

Trump Jr. Now Aims to Kill Grizzly Bear

Donald Trump Jr. wants to a new conquest, to shoot a Grizzly bear, according to the self-proclaimed conservationist. My question is simply why? Grizzly bears are not small animals, and using a gun these large bears aren’t especially hard to shoot. Shooting to kill and not injure is another matter. Clearly, Trump doesn’t much care…

February 4 2020

Real Beach Boys Wilson and Jardine Protest Beach Boys Appearance at Trophy Hunting Convention

Beach Boys founding members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine alerted fans that they have nothing whatsoever to do with an appearance by a version of the Beach Boys fronted by cofounder Mike Love, appearing at a trophy-hunting convention of the Safari Club International where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker February 5 to 8 in Reno, N…

February 3 2020

Donald Trump Jr. Celebrates Big Game Hunting

Donald Trump Jr., avid and proud big game hunter, is the antithesis of a conservationist. Yet, this is how this press release from Safari Club International begins, “Safari Club International (SCI) has made to the conservation of global wildlife. The SCI Convention, featuring a keynote address by acclaimed author and accomplished conservationist Donald Trump Jr.,…

January 18 2020

Help Wanted: Saxophonist To Encourage Bird Mating

Wildlife conservationists are doing everything they can to protect the kākāpō, a critically endangered species of flightless bird native to New Zealand. Frank Sinatra, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, John Legend…..they can’t go it. But maybe you can, if you happen to play the saxophone. Conservationist believe the kākāpō might be more amorous with a little…

January 13 2020

1 Million Dollars from Morris Animal Foundation to Learn How to Prevent and Better Control Wildfires

It’s unclear what our government is specifically doing to support Australia, as human lives and untold animal lives are being lost in the bushfires. Volunteer firefighters have traveled there from the U.S., and many U.S. non profits such as the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are stepping up. This one, from the Morris Animal Foundation, is…

January 10 2020

American Veterinary Medical Foundation to Support Australia

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors today approved a $25,000 donation to aid Australian veterinarians who are helping animals impacted by the bushfires ravaging their country. In addition, the AVMA is encouraging its 95,000 members and the general public to consider contributing to relief efforts by donating to the American Veterinary Medical…

January 8 2020

Heroic Australians Rescuing Koalas

I did write about a dog who is searching for, finding and saving koalas. I didn’t mean to leave out how people are doing the same, quite heroically. There are actually koala veterinary hospitals in Australia. Of course, they’re filled up and very busy – but they are saving koalas. Ordinary residents, some who have…

January 7 2020

Australia Burning: Epic Tragedy

The Australia wildfires, covering nearly 12.5 million acres is one of the worst disasters ever, killing (so far) at somewhere around 100 humans (dozens remain missing), thousands of structures (homes and businesses) destroyed; and estimates are at least one billion (that’s not a typo) wild animals (many endangered) have died. In addition to unparalleled habitat…

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