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Archives for October, 2008

Cheetah Loose on Delta Flight

* You are now free to be devoured by a cheetah * From the AP: ATLANTA – A Delta baggage worker got a bit of a fright when she opened a jetliner’s cargo door and found a cheetah running loose amid the luggage. Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Friday that two cheetahs were being flown…

Heron Eats Rabbit

Wildlife photographer Ad Sprang snapped these shots while shooting in Vianen, Holland as seen in the Telegraph. Due to Andrew’s irrational yet understandable love of fuzzy little rabbits, all the pics can be found below the fold…

Escaped Rhino Drill in Japan

The Tokyo Zoo is prepared for anything. In this case, they foil the escape attempts of two employees in a giant paper maiche rhino outfit. (fyi – this video is in fact still available, just blow in it a few times if it gives you trouble) Via Arbroath via BoingBoing. From the YouTube comments and…

Animals Mauling Pumpkins

I’m trying to keep my ZooBorns plugs to a minimum, but thought readers might enjoy this series on animals eating, shredding, and staring confusedly at Halloween pumpkins on my other website.

Horror Alert: Vampire Moths

Just in time for Halloween, researchers in Siberia have identified a new species of vampire moth. Scratch that, make that two species of vampire moth, both discovered by Jennifer Zaspel from the University of Florida in Gainesville. The moths are remarkably similar to a strictly vegetarian moth called the Calyptra thalictri, leading Zaspel to speculate…

The Economics of the Ivory Trade

As reported in the NY Times and elsewhere, an auction of 108 metric tons of ivory took place today in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The buyers were exclusively from China and Japan. Not surprisingly, this sale has raised the ire of animal welfare groups, such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).…

Never Overpay for Bear Bile Again!

So what’s worse than buying powdered black rhino horn from a back alley Shenzen apothecary to cure your impotence? Paying too much for black rhino horn at aforementioned back alley apothecary! Luckily, I came upon an interesting table at Havocscope, which provides indexes of black market industries, including animal trafficking. While these metrics are certainly…

Super Important Breaking News

Thanks to a few recent generous donations, the World’s Largest Zoo and Aquarium Shot Glass Collection is coming along quite nicely. I know you were all burning to know. Below is a picture of the fabulous collector’s case I have stuffed most of them in. You will see it doubles as a shrine to lobsters.…

Baby Walrus Gets Bling

Still trying to figure out where the dividing line is between my new project, ZooBorns, and Zooillogix, but this definitely spans the two. Sixteen-month-old Pacific walrus Akituusaq shows off his new set of titanium crowns at his home in Sea Cliffs at the New York Aquarium. “Aki” was fitted with these crowns by Wildlife Conservation…

This video, which I flat out stole from the unparalleled A Blog Around the Clock, is fascinating. This reminds me of sonograms of my baby brother. Did I mention that I got this video from A Blog Around the Clock, A Blog Around the Clock, A Blog Around the Clock, A Blog Around the Clock,…