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Animals - Wild & Domestic

These are articles from my blog, Animal Bliss. I write about all animals - wild and domestic - big and small - furry - feathery and scaly - air, land and sea.

Source: http://www.AnimalBliss.com

Do Beluga Whales Like Music? Bagpipes? Mariachi music? It's Debatable

Do Beluga Whales Like Music? Do Beluga Whales like music? That is the question. In a video that went viral last year, a Mariachi Band that was at Mystic Aquarium, where they were performing during a wedding, played for the Beluga whales. The whales really seem to enjoy music.

4-day-old Zebrafish Embryo Micrograph Image, Wellcome Image Awards 2014

4-day-old Zebrafish Embryo Micrograph Image This incredible 4-day-old Zebrafish embryo micrograph image appeared in my browser today while I was looking for something interesting to put on my blog. Wow. Isn't it amazing? If you'll read the description below, they tell you how they managed to do this.

Cat Nose Prints as Unique as Human Fingerprints, Noseprint ID

Cat nose prints as unique as human fingerprints. Really? Did you know that? It's true! Take a close look at your cat's nose. You will notice little bumps and ridges. (Dogs have this same unique trait and their since their noses are bigger than cats' it is easier to see on a dog.)

Nearly 200 Hoarded Animals Rescued From Lynnfield Home in Boston Area

Nearly 200 Hoarded Animals Rescued From Lynnfield Home in Boston Area The MSPCA and Animal Rescue League of Boston are responsible for nearly 200 hoarded animals rescued from a home. They are looking for the public's help in raising money for the animals.

Leopard Named Spirit and an Animal Communicator, Anna Breytenbach

A Leopard Named Spirit This is the story of a leopard named Spirit and Anna Breytenbach, an "animal communicator." Anna has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.

Leopard Named Spirit and an Animal Communicator, Anna Breytenbach

A Leopard Named Spirit This is the story of a leopard named Spirit and Anna Breytenbach, an "animal communicator." Anna has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.

Birds in Action Building Their Love Nest, A Beautiful Sight to Behold

Birds in Action Building Their Love Nest ~ It's a Beautiful Sight ~ I had opportunity to watch birds like these flying in and out of their nests while I was traveling in Colorado this past summer, feeding their young. But I never actually saw any birds in action building their love nest like...

Diary of a Sad Dog Viral Video, Canine Thoughts We Never Knew About

Diary of a Sad Dog Viral Video ~ Canine Thoughts We Never Knew About Today I am fulfilling a promise that I made last week to bring you "Diary of a Sad DOG Viral Video." This is in response to all the comments I received in regards to "Diary of a Sad CAT Viral Video".

Diary of a Sad Cat Viral Video, Funny Cat Thoughts We Knew All Along

Diary of a Sad Cat Viral Video Today I bring you the "Diary of a Sad Cat Viral Video" which was first published in May 2013. Throughout the ages we, as humans, have had the tendency to impose our own interpretations, human feelings, and personalities onto our animal friends.

Sweet Love Affair Between Deer and Cat | Unlikely Animal Friendships

Sweet Love Affair The Cat and the Deer I've always had a sweet love affair with animals. Everyone that has met me knows that. Over the years I have taken in a lot of critters, both domestic and wild, that were either sick or dying or just plain lost.

Rare and Beautiful Zonkey Has Arrived! What is a Zonkey, You Ask?

Rare and Beautiful Zonkey - It's Here at Last It has finally arrived. The rare and beautiful Zonkey we've been waiting for. What is a Zonkey, you ask? It's a cross between a zebra and a donkey, which is considered extremely rare because zebra and donkeychromosomes were not thought to be compatible.

This Little Pot Belly Piggy Gets a Belly Rub

This Little Pot Belly Piggy Gets a Belly Rub Whether you call them little pot belly piggy, micro pigs, or miniature pigs, you have to admit they are as cute as a button. There are many misconceptions about pigs. We've all seen pictures of those nasty big 'ol farms pigs, rolling in mud, looking filthy.

4 Unusual Animal Friendships, Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Unusual Animal Friendships Why can't we all get along? I ask myself that question a lot whenever I read the news or hear a story about the worst aspects of humankind. Then I come across photos like the ones I'm about to share with you and I ask it again, "Why can't we all get along?"

Rare Goblin Shark Caught in Gulf of Mexico 18 Feet Long Released

Rare Goblin Shark Caught in Gulf of Mexico A rare goblin shark caught by a shrimp fisherman off the coast of Key West, Florida, in April is considered an important scientific discovery since it is only the second of its kind ever to be caught in the Gulf of Mexico.

Peter the Elephant Plays Piano, 12 Bar Blues Music Duet in Thailand

Watch when Peter the elephant plays piano, using his trunk in a spontaneous duet session of 12 bar blues with Paul Barton in Thailand. It's delightful. Keep your eyes open for the other elephant shaking his (or her) booty. So fun! I just love elephants, don't you?

Engineer's Humorous Guide to Cats, Things You Never Knew About Cats

Engineer's Humorous Guide to Cats ~ Things You Didn't Realize You Never Knew About Cats ~ This Humorous Guide to Cats video is, well ... humorous. Especially considering it was done by a couple of Engineers, who are usually portrayed as dry human beings who only care about machines and technology and don't have time for their emotions.

HAPPY DOGS and a CAT at the Beach Video set to Pharrell Williams HAPPY

HAPPY DOGS and a CAT at the Beach Happy dogs and a cat at the beach? Well sure! Why not? Watch the video, then read below it what inspired it. It's set to the super popular hit song, "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. Special appearance from "DIDGA" aka 'Worlds BEST Skateboarding Cat'.

Meerkats Using Photographer to Get a Better View, How cute is that?

This amusing video of meerkats using photographer to get a better view will warm your heart in no time. The beautiful images were caught by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas after he spent six days with the quirky new families in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

Meerkats Using Photographer to Get a Better View, How cute is that?

This amusing video of meerkats using photographer to get a better view will warm your heart in no time. The beautiful images were caught by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas after he spent six days with the quirky new families in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

What is There to Know About Meerkats : Fantastically Unique Animals

What is There to Know About Meerkats? The meerkat is a small, fascinating mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.

Ducklings Climbing Steps for First Time to be w/ Mother Duck

While you watch this video of ducklings climbing steps for first time to be with the mother duck, I'll bet you almost anything that you find yourself wanting to get right in there to help. I couldn't help cheering them on and celebrating each one as they accomplished the task Did they all make it?

11 + 2 Goofy Animal Pics That I Promise Will Make You Smile

Goofy animal pics are usually something that everybody can enjoy. Eleven of the ones I chose here come from a Buzz Feed Animals post that featured 17 of these adorable animals. The extra two are ones that I took of my latest obsession, my Bearded Dragon Lizard that I named Sorbet (as in Orange Sorbet) because of his color.

Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

An Endangered Species ~ The Jamaican iguana ( Cyclura collei) is a large species of lizard of the genus endemic to Jamaica. It is the largest native land animal in the country, and is now on the critically endangered list. The Jamacian iguana was actually considered extinct between 1948-1990.

South American Horned Frog, Pacman Frog, Cuteness Alert!

Get ready for some cuteness! The South American Horned Frog's scientific name is Ceratophrys ornata is a genus of frogs in the family Leptodactylidae, subfamily Ceratophryinae. They are also known as the Pacman frog .

Bat Thought to be Extinct Found Again 120 Years Later

Bat Thought to be Extinct Found 120 Years After Last Sighting ~ Papua New Guinea ~ Pharotis imogene, a big-eared bat thought to be extinct for the last 120 years has been found in the forests Papua New Guinea by student researchers from the University of Queensland during a field expedition.