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How Many Species? A Study Says 8.7 Million, but It’s Tricky

How Many Species? A Study Says 8.7 Million, but It’s Tricky | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
The bat and the worm have something in common: They are both new to science. Each of them recently received its official scientific name: Myotis diminutus for the bat, Rhabdias singaporensis for the worm.

These are certainly not the last two species that scientists will ever discover. Each year, researchers report more than 15,000 new species, and their workload shows no sign of letting up. “Ask any taxonomist in a museum, and they’ll tell you they have hundreds of species waiting to be described,” says Camilo Mora, a marine ecologist at the University of Hawaii. http://www.pedegru.com

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Pedegru helps you share and showcase your animals, build and research their pedgirees, enjoy or post pictures and videos and read fascinating stories about them too. You can locate breeders in your area or anywhere and find farms, events, products and services all in one place. No matter what kind of animal you own, or would like to own, you'll know right where to look. We welcome you to join, share, enjoy and learn about all domesticated animals and become Pedegurus!
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Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Since 2011, with both a documentary and artistic approaches, Sophie Gamand has been dedicating her photography to exploring the complex dynamics in the relationship between pets and their owners, in a major body of work entitled “The Engineered...

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This Winter, this is how I've been feeling when I've gotten out of the shower in the mornings. Two more months to Spring!

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12 Adorable dog outfits for winter

12 Adorable dog outfits for winter | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Don't let your pup freeze this winter season. Help Fido stay warm with these winter accessories that are just for dogs.

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Show me a Shepherd and I'll show you a guy in love...

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These are handsome !

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Do Animals Have a Sweet Tooth?

Do Animals Have a Sweet Tooth? | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Some animals appear to like sugar but have no response to artificial sweeteners.

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Not a sight you see every day. Not sure about Marsupials but our Shepherd certainly had a sweet tooth...

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Dogs, Spaghetti, Spices and the Carnival's King Cakes

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In Order To Live With People, Canines Evolved To Love Carbs. Got spaghetti?...


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But then...who doesn't love a good carb once your taste one - everything in moderation ~

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: Melanie Joy PhD, John Robbins: 9781573245050: Amazon.com: Books

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Terrific book on the way we manage our process of living with and loving our animals.

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How to Care for Gerbils

How to Care for Gerbils | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Gerbils are great pets, which give their owners a great deal of love and amusement. The bad side is that they need to be in top shape to be active and funny. Gerbils are fairly easy to keep healthy and are not prone to disease.
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Did you know there was just a right way to care for a Gerbil...well there is and here's how

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Rehoming Your Dog

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Part 2 of Our Animal Rescue Series: From Rehoming Your Pet to Rescue Success. (Part 1 | Part 3)
By Christy Sanborn

Whether you are forced to give away a beloved companion due to moving, or you have
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Here are some ways to go about finding new homes for your pets should that most awful time arise...we had to do it for a move a couple of years ago and it was a challenge yet all are in fine homes and we receive reports all the time about how happy they are and how thrilled the new owners have been - we feel really blessed.

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Rabbit Cruelty | Pedegru

Rabbit Cruelty | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Brace yourself - this is one of the very reasons we here at Pedegru are determined to become the vehicle of communication for the Domesticated Animal World : http://news.sky.com/story/1182703/angora-sales-halted-over-rabbit-cruelty-video...
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This is very hard to see - prepare yourself. But...please like and forward to everyone you know. Most important; don't buy Angora...but #2 investigate the origins of everything you buy. No question the design houses know - they just don't act until it's publically exposed. 

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Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness; Just Like Humans

Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness; Just Like Humans | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
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In fact, they're some of the smartest in the ocean!

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10 life-saving animals: Elephant saves girl

10 life-saving animals: Elephant saves girl | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
8-year-old Amber Mason was saved by a 4-year-old elephant during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Just as the wave struck, the elephant took Amber on its back and ran for higher ground.
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8-year-old Amber Mason was saved by a 4-year-old elephant during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Just as the wave struck, the elephant took Amber on its back and ran for higher ground. As the wave crashed around them, the elephant even turned its back to the water, creating a protective wall from the impact. "If she had been on the beach on her own or with us on the beach, she would never have lived," Amber's mother recalled. "The elephant took the pounding of the wave."

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10 life-saving animals: Gorilla

10 life-saving animals: Gorilla | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Here's the remarkable story of Jambo, a silverback gorilla at the Jersey Zoo. After a young boy, Levan, fell into the gorilla's zoo enclosure, fracturing his skull and breaking limbs, Jambo immediately came to his aid.
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Here's the remarkable story of Jambo, a silverback gorilla at the Jersey Zoo. After a young boy, Levan, fell into the gorilla's zoo enclosure, fracturing his skull and breaking limbs, Jambo immediately came to his aid. The silverback stood firmly next to the young boy and even stroked his back in comfort, protecting the boy from danger. When Levan woke up and began to cry, Jambo lead his entire troop away so human rescuers could reach the boy.

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10 life-saving animals: Willie the parrot

10 life-saving animals: Willie the parrot | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
A 2-year-old named Hannah would have choked to death if it wasn't for Willie the parrot.
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Willie the parrot gives the squawk of his life   A 2-year-old named Hannah would have choked to death if it wasn't for Willie the parrot. “While I was in the bathroom, Willie started screaming like I'd never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings," said Megan, the babysitter (pictured here with Willie). "Then he started saying 'mama baby' over and over and over again until I came out and looked at Hannah and Hannah's face was turning blue.” Willie saved the day.

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10 life-saving animals: Beluga whale

10 life-saving animals: Beluga whale | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was going smoothly until she tried to move her legs and she couldn't.
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Beluga whale saves drowning diver         

 

Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was going smoothly until she tried to move her legs and she couldn't. That's when Mila, one of the beluga whales, came to her rescue. Sensing something was wrong, the animal swam to the drowning diver, took Yun's leg in her mouth and lifted her to the surface to breathe, saving her life.
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How Does a Purebred Cat Get Dumped at the Shelter?

How Does a Purebred Cat Get Dumped at the Shelter? | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
This is what happens when you pick a cat based on looks instead of one compatible for your lifestyle.

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Bearing out my previous Scoop this is the perfect article explaining the problem. Education is knowledge and knowledge is power.

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Teramo – Ottantacinque cani senza cibo dal primo gennaio: la Lega del Cane di Teramo chiede aiuto. | LEGA NAZIONALE PER LA DIFESA DEL CANE

Teramo – Ottantacinque cani senza cibo dal primo gennaio: la Lega del Cane di Teramo chiede aiuto. | LEGA NAZIONALE PER LA DIFESA DEL CANE | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it

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A very painful sight...it's interesting to note that most all pets in bad circumstances are there because owners have had a change in circumstances and not because of breeders. We've got to do a better job of helping owners find new homes for their pets when circumstances change. That would all but alleviate horrific situations like these.

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Mother Photographs Her Kids and Farm Animals in Beautiful Russian Countryside

Mother Photographs Her Kids and Farm Animals in Beautiful Russian Countryside | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
A creative Russian woman, photographer and just a mom, Elena Shumilova created simply charming series of shots in which one of the key objects of attention are her sons. But it is not only kids Sequence feature.

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The picture says it all

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Which Animals are Fighters, Which Lovers?

Which Animals are Fighters, Which Lovers? | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Is an animal more likely to fight or make love? A new study identifies the fighters, the lovers and those who are in between.

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Probably like most people a vast majority seem to live somewhere in the middle with a few on one end or the other...agree with the system or not I suppose it gives us interesting ideas to 'scoop'. Enjoy the reading

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13 Ways Your Dog Shows Love

13 Ways Your Dog Shows Love | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it

From licking to wrestling and even peeing, here are 13 ways our dogs show us they love us.

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How to Wash Your Dog: Animal Planet

How to Wash Your Dog: Animal Planet | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
How to wash your dog. Visit Animal Planet.com to learn more about dogs and how to wash your dog.
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Quick article on how to perfectly clean your pup

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A lot more about the owners...

A lot more about the owners... | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it

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Most people think that bad breeding is the reason there are so many pets in shelters but that is misinformation. In fact, it's a lot more about the owners. This is an article on Cesar's website everyone should read.

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Animals in Winter We Domesticate | Pedegru

Animals in Winter We Domesticate | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Winter is one of our favorite times of year here at Pedegru - it gives us time to reflect and regroup. It's also the perfect time to record special moments, with people, and with animals.
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And you'll be able to share those moments with others indefinitely - have fun and whatever you post we'll also post to all our social account to spread the joy!

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10 life-saving animals: Dolphin

10 life-saving animals: Dolphin | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Surfer David Rastovich describes a how a dolphin saved him from a shark attack. “I was sitting in the water, when all of a sudden I saw a dolphin next to me that was behaving unusually hectic.
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Please share these with others - they're remarkable reminders that without animals we humans would not exist...

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10 life-saving animals: Carbon monoxide cat

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After a gasoline-powered water pump leaked odorless carbon monoxide into the Keesling family's home, their cat Winnie began to nudge and meow loudly at their ears. “It was a crazy meow, almost like she was screaming,” said Cathy Keesling.
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After a gasoline-powered water pump leaked odorless carbon monoxide into the Keesling family's home, their cat Winnie began to nudge and meow loudly at their ears. “It was a crazy meow, almost like she was screaming,” said Cathy Keesling. By the time she got up, Cathy Keesling was already dizzy and nauseous from the fumes, and her husband and son were completely unconscious. But thanks to Winnie, Cathy was able to dial 911 before anyone was seriously harmed.

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10 life-saving animals: Horse protects owner

10 life-saving animals: Horse protects owner | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Rancher Fiona Boyd was leading a stray calf into a shed when the calf's enraged mother suddenly charged her, knocked her down and proceeded to stampede over her.
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Rancher Fiona Boyd was leading a stray calf into a shed when the calf's enraged mother suddenly charged her, knocked her down and proceeded to stampede over her. “I was absolutely terrified, and remember rolling up into a ball to protect my head from her hooves,” she recalled. That's when Kerry, who was grazing nearby, immediately leaped to assist her. The horse bucked and kicked at the cow until it moved away, likely saving Boyd from being trampled to death.

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10 life-saving animals: A dog named Tang

10 life-saving animals: A dog named Tang | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
In 1919, a ship called Ethie crashed into rocks, stranding 93 sailors amidst stormy seas. After one of the sailors was swept out to sea, the crew turned to Tang. With a rope in his mouth, the dog leaped into the water.
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92 stranded sailors saved by a dog named Tang    

In 1919, a ship called Ethie crashed into rocks, stranding 93 sailors amidst stormy seas. After one of the sailors was swept out to sea, the crew turned to Tang. With a rope in his mouth, the dog leaped into the water. When he reached land, onlookers were amazed to discover that his jaw was still fastened to the rope. All 92 of the remaining sailors were pulled to safety due to Tang's ceaseless bravery.
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