I was devoted to animals growing up, but I also have always had a fascination with medicine. I spent weekends during my senior year of high school either working as a hospital volunteer or shadowing an emergency room doctor, and even got the chance to sneak around and follow a neurosurgeon, much to my delight. I loved spending time in hospitals and especially ER’s. Everything was moving and random and yet so organized. I can close my eyes and smell the cleanliness and hear the beeping machines. Even now, so far removed my medical past, it gives me a sense of calm and I can honestly say I miss the nights spent in scrubs.
Meet the Pangolin, often referred to as the scaly anteater. This cute arboreal animal has no teeth and sleeps all day. It reminds me of Sandshrew the pokémon and has adorable little eyes that see into your very soul. It’s an odd little animal that desperately needs your help
On April 13, 2013 roughly 2000 frozen pangolins were found on a Chinese fishing vessel that had run aground.
Happy Earth Day! How fantastic that we dedicate a whole day to acknowledging all of the damage we do to our planet, it almost makes it seem okay that we ignore it the other 364 days of the year.
It is beginning to sound like Indonesia is moving to approve a proposal to un-protect about 4 million acres of pristine rainforest on the island of Sumatra.
Sloths seem to be all the rage lately and from the point of a (former/future) zookeeper I can say that I am less than impressed. But this sloth is pretty stinking cute.
The island of Molokai, Hawai’i is not where one would think to look for the most unique zebra on the planet, but that is where Zoe the golden zebra was born.
The Kakapo is the world’s rarest parrot. It also takes the cake for the strangest, being flightless and nocturnal. Researchers caught some very… ahem… unusual footage of the fearless bird:
Biomimicry: You’re doing it wrong
My love of animals has always been with me, but the first time I ever worked with anything other than the horses and chickens on my farm was when I was thirteen. I began volunteering at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida caring for native wildlife that had been injured or confiscated from illegal trafficking. Continue reading how I got started