Category Archives: animals

New Leash on Life: Bread and Egg

So-U.TV brings you another episode of New Leash on Life. This time the team spoke to Sally Anderson from the Hong Kong Dog Rescue about Bread and Egg, two adorable sharpei pups that were so tiny that nobody didn’t expected them to survive.

Who’s Mad? The Crowd or the Monkey?

The latest work from the Grickle animation series by cartoonist Graham Annable is “Zoo.” It highlights one simple theme; “Does the cage keep the madness in or the MADNESS out?

As a cartoonist living in Oregon, Annable is the creator of the Grickle and Further Grickle graphic novels. He also contributes and is the editor of the Hickee comic series from Alternative comics.

Be sure to also check out his graphic novels here.

Under Chaos: Don’t Mess With Cows

If you liked the oddly hipnotic Dancing Animals in love by Ben Meinhardt, you would probably like this one. Under Chaos is created by Vancouver Film School student Michelle Clement through the VFS Classical Animation program. It features a Winnie the Pooh-like cow who can makes ice-cream out of its body and it turned into a blood bath milk bath when a huge group of children were asking for ice-cream.

P.S. If you have a dirty mind you would probably think of something dirty at the end of the clip.

Animal Asia: Sichuan Dog Rescue

After the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, Animals Asia, the organisation that runs the moon bears sanctuary, came to the rescue of the surviving dogs and cats. People are lining up to hand over their pet dogs for safe-keeping until they are back on their feet.

Jellyfish Outbreak= Nature Out of Balance

So we’re seeing more Jellyfish around, but what does it mean?  Experts say that driven by overfishing and climate change, this is a sure sign of ecosystems out of kilter.

“Jellyfish are an excellent bellwether for the environment,” explains Jacqueline Goy, of the Oceanographic Institute of Paris. “The more jellyfish, the stronger the signal that something has changed.”

“Jellyfish both compete with fish for plankton food, and predate directly on fish,” explains Andrew Brierley from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. “It is hard, therefore, to see a way back for fish once jellyfish have become established, even if commercial fishing is reduced.”

Read the full article here

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First Beaver Dam Seen in England in 800 Years

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They did it! After 800 years with no Beaver dams in England, a pair of them have finally build one recently.

Telegraph UK reports:”The male beaver has been spotted feeding alone some distance from the lodge, whereas the female seems keen to stay close to their home,” he said. “This might suggest that she has young inside, but we won’t know until at least late July when they’re ready to come outside.

We haven’t had beavers here for 800 years because they were hunted to extinction. Now, a year after they came to Escot, they have built a dam and we think they are breeding. We won’t know for sure for a couple of months but it is very encouraging. It really is a superb structure – quite a feat of engineering for two small beavers.”