The Coelacanth in Literature Following Rediscovery

Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer with the first coelacanth specimen (Image via Wikimedia Commons) Thought to have been extinct for 65 million years, the coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) was scientifically rediscovered in December 1938 when a specimen was brought by a fisherman to South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer. Ms. Latimer worked to preserve and identify the animal, which … Continue reading The Coelacanth in Literature Following Rediscovery

Shelter Pet Transport: Yea, Nay or Grey?

(Stock photo via Pexels) Transporting shelter animals to other states has become a common practice. There are benefits, if it's done right, but there are negatives to consider as well. Moving animals from an over capacity shelter frees up immediate space. Getting those animals to an area with low shelter populations can get them adopted … Continue reading Shelter Pet Transport: Yea, Nay or Grey?

Animals in Art: Amphibians and Reptiles

Fire Belly Newt Sorcerer by Lily Seika Jones, 2020 Frog by a Dandelion with Flies by Jan Van Oort (1877 - 1938) The Toads' Tea-party by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Caecilian by Cindy Hitchcock Illustration from the book Marvels of Animal Life by Charles Frederick Holder, 1885 The Incident at Seasalter Beach by DD McInnes Kaplumbağa … Continue reading Animals in Art: Amphibians and Reptiles