Animal Fact: As frogs swallow they close and retract their eyes which helps push their meal down.
What is the origin of the English Foxhound? The roots of the English Foxhound date back before the 1800s. The English kept very careful breeding records. Created in the late 16th century using other hounds, the Greyhound, Fox Terrier and Bulldog were later used in the mix. Foxhounds were bred to hunt fox and other […]
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that affects dogs, horses, humans and livestock and rarely show signs in cats. Leptospirosis can cause horses to abort. It is spread through contaminated water, urine, contact bites, sometimes food or bedding. It is more prevalant in warm weather and temperate climates. The bacteria enters the bloodstream through mucous membranes […]
The ancient Romans enjoyed exotic animals and showed them off in the Colosseum. They enjoyed watching them perform tricks, being hunted and killed. Wolves, bears, wild boar, deer and goats were native to Rome and elephants, leopards, lions, ostriches and parrots were imported in the 1st Century B.C. They were followed by the hippopotamus, rhinoceros, […]