How I Landed My Dream Job

One year ago today I started my dream job as a wildlife veterinary nurse. These jobs are extremely competitive and hard to come by. In addition to having experience, you often have to know someone on the inside or be in the right place at the right time. It was a long road for me…

Disney Nature: Monkey Kingdom

We recently saw Disney Nature’s newest documentary titled Monkey Kingdom, and it was pretty good. What I loved about this film that was different than previous Disney Nature pics was that they showed the interaction between the monkeys and their human neighbors. As humans develop more and more into previously wild areas, there will inevitably…

Santa Barbara Oil Spill

I was so sad to hear about the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill this occurred this past Tuesday off the coast of Santa Barbara County in California. The spill ended up being five times worse than they originally thought. While clean up efforts continue, the long term effects on the marine life and environment…

Snorkeler Saves Humpback From Netting

Unfortunately, fishing equipment like gill nets are often left adrift at sea and our sea dwelling friends many times find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thank goodness this diver and his friends came across this whale before it was too late. I love stories like this!

Gigantic Turtle Bone Fossil Now Complete

A gigantic ancient sea turtle fossil piece was found in New Jersey back in 2012. After doing a little research, it was discovered that the other half of that same bone was found over 100 years ago and was being housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. The puzzle was complete. Now…

Baby Gorilla and Mama Reunited

A baby gorilla, which was delivered by emergency C-section at the San Diego Zoo, was reunited with its mama yesterday after being treated in their veterinary hospital for pneumonia and other respiratory problems. Baby and mom, Imani, are doing well. In the video, we see Imani carrying and holding her baby and nursing the little…

‘Blackfish’ stirring up more trouble for Sea World

Exciting news this past week! A bill has been introduced by Richard Bloom, the Assemblyman for California’s 50th district, and the chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation, that would ban the use of orcas for entertainment and stunt shows like those that draw in the crowds at SeaWorld, and allow them only to…

Mega Snake vs Croc

I know, I know. It sounds like a silly sci-fi movie. A python in Australia was caught on film swallowing a crocodile whole. It must have been an amazing awe-inspiring thing to witness. Check out some of the pictures below! Image/Story Source: www.bbc.com