Haibun is a poetry form consisting mostly of prose interspersed with haikus or with one haiku at the end. A haiku is a poem that originated in Japan with the 5-7-5 syllable count, and the prose part o...
"Look, it's a monkey!" the father says to his son, pointing at the caged chimpanzee sitting with his back to the onlookers. The information sheet posted on the wall corrects the misnomer, but I doubt ...
It is August on the coast of Iceland, and the air is filled with the deep garbled growls of hundreds of puffins. The social birds have come to shore for the short breeding season, and the rocky banks ...
Monitoring Iraq is now like watching a weather map of the Mid-West in tornado season. From every, unexpected direction all hell breaks loose with an unpredictability and novelty that we haven't qu...
The first dragon story on record is found in the Babylonian creation epic, Enuma Elish. First called Labbu by the Sumerians in 3000 BC, this dragon came to be known as Tiamat when that civilization ga...
At nearly 22,000 sq km. Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya. For administrative and practical purposes, it has been split into Tsavo West National Park (9,000sqkm) and Tsavo East National Park...
Few spectacles symbolize autumn better than a gang of Canada Geese crossing a cloudy sky in V-formation. Common throughout most of North America, Canada Geese live around ponds, rivers, and lake shore...
Caring for wildlife presents many challenges. Veterinarians are seldom familiar with the biology or veterinary care of most of the wild species that are presented to them for examination and treatment...
What has the beak of a bird, the spines of a hedgehog, the gait of a reptile, the pouch of a marsupial, and the lifespan of an elephant? If you answered an echidna, you are correct! Echidnas may not b...
One pet that is easy to care for and is not demanding is the Common Dust Bunny (fluffus delicus timidus sporadicus (L.)) however it must be captured and tamed. To do so, once you have located one, is ...