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Winnie the Pooh Saga 100 Years Old Today

How many among us fondly recall the wonderful stories of  the “silly old bear,” Winnie the Pooh?  These stories were either read to us as children or we read them to our own children.  In the UK, Winnie the Pooh is the #1 fictional character among British children; in Canada, Winnie is the #2 favorite character, […]

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New Post Up at Puppy Dog Tales

Chow Down – the Oreo Gobble – Part 1:  Read about the clash of wills between the mighty-but-inexperienced pet mom and her sweet-but-mightily-determined Shih Tzu puppy.  Guess what dirty, four-letter word makes us shudder in our household.  (Hint:  It begins with a “D” and ends with “T”.)

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Mountain gorillas die from human virus

After I had read about the plight of mountain gorillas in Dian Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist, I came across a press release in 2011 that intrigued and saddened me.  Somehow, the release got lost and didn’t surface until recently.  Still wanting to publish this story, I wrote the University of California, Davis, to find out if the […]

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Bats in North America Dying By the Thousands

Over one million bats in six species in eastern North America have died from white-nose syndrome (WNS) since 2006. As a result several species of bats may become endangered or extinct. White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a fatal disease of bats that hibernate. And it’s moving west.  (In the featured picture note the fungal spots of […]

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