The Power of the Ears Compels You

These baby Bat-eared Foxes were rescued by a farmer who discovered them when he was building a dam on his property. When the dam collapsed, they were seen struggling in the water, so he scooped them up and attempted to locate their den and/or their mother. He wasn't able to find either, so he brought them to the Cango… » 12/19/14 2:41pm Friday 2:41pm

University of Texas Doesn't Know Where its Brains are

There are roughly 100 brains missing from the collection of the University of Texas at Austin, meaning that about half of the total collection is simply gone. The University had received the bulk of its collection of brains stored in formaldehyde in 1986, a donation from the Austin State Hospital (which was formerly… » 12/03/14 12:55pm 12/03/14 12:55pm

Monday Mustelid - Aonyx capensis Edition

New series, everyone! Welcome to Monday Mustelid, a series of posts about every species belonging to the family Mustelidae. Mustelidae is the largest family in the order Carnivora, and is incredibly diverse. This is the family to which otters, weasels, badgers, wolverines, martens, ferrets and minks belong. So let's… » 12/01/14 8:01pm 12/01/14 8:01pm

Search and Rescue Dog Comes Out of Retirement for One More

On November 7th, a small litter of African Wild Dog puppies (one male and two females) was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to first-time mother Xena. The birth was monitored carefully, due to Xena's inexperience, and unfortunately she showed no interest in mothering the pups. The zoo staff decided… » 11/25/14 11:27am 11/25/14 11:27am