Animals

Rats That Are Making The World A Better Place
A rat stuck in the grate of a manhole cover looks directly into the camera. She is too fat around the middle to get out so she is stuck and irritated about it, but unhurt. Image by Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar.

Animals

Rats That Are Making The World A Better Place

This Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25, 2020 kicking off the Year of the Rat. Here are a few rats whose honorable service or winning...

Fighting Fire with Goats
Uma Sinjali Magar takes her goats out to graze in the Chitwan district of Nepal.

Animals

Fighting Fire with Goats

A surprising hero has emerged to help the world’s wildfire problem ¬– the ever-versatile goat. These animals that we love have come through...

How It's Made: Alpaca Yarn & Knits
Knitted hat

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How It's Made: Alpaca Yarn & Knits

Heifer project participants in Apahua, Ecuador are mastering all of these necessary steps to turn their camelid herds into sustainable profit.

8 Facts You Didn't Know About Turkeys
A male turkey looks into the camera. His head is a vibrant, light blue and red.

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8 Facts You Didn't Know About Turkeys

How much do you really know about the delicious bird that graces your Thanksgiving table each year?

The Holy Elephants That Protect Farmers’ Crops in Nepal
Statues of the Hindu god Ganesh

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The Holy Elephants That Protect Farmers’ Crops in Nepal

Women in the western jungles of Nepal face a particular set of farming challenges. Only a narrow dirt road separates their homes and Banke National...

The Fascinating Fauna of Guatemala
The Fascinating Fauna of Guatemala

Animals

The Fascinating Fauna of Guatemala

As one of the most ecologically diverse countries on the planet, Guatemala is home to some amazing animals. Some you’ve probably heard of....

How to Tell the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas
How to Tell the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas

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How to Tell the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas

Llamas and alpacas are often mistaken for the same animal, but these two species actually have several different physical characteristics and...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Water Buffalo
5 Things You Didn't Know About Water Buffalo

Animals

5 Things You Didn't Know About Water Buffalo

Meet the older cousins of the bovine clan: water buffalo! They're big, they're mysterious, and they haven't been to the family reunion in a couple...

Don't Sweater the Small Stuff: How to Dress Animals Safely and Adorably
Don't Sweater the Small Stuff: How to Dress Animals Safely and Adorably

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Don't Sweater the Small Stuff: How to Dress Animals Safely and Adorably

Everyone looks great in a nice cardigan or pullover, and that includes animals, too. But sweaters aren't always a good fit. We can help you decide...

These 8 Party Animals Will Show You How to Ring in The New Year Right
These 8 Party Animals Will Show You How to Ring in The New Year Right

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These 8 Party Animals Will Show You How to Ring in The New Year Right

There is no wrong way to celebrate the new year and we have some tips from a few of our favorite party animals (heh!) that can help you have a New...