Longtime readers have likely noticed changes in the subject matter on the blog this year. I hope it's still of interest and at times, educational. I will happily write more on my intentions behind the change if anyone is interested. Comments are welcome, as always. For anyone who is specifically interested in more no kill … Continue reading Watch “Memphis Redux” on YouTube
Flamingo by Edward Lear (1812–1888) Two woodcuts from the book List of the Vertebrated Animals Now or Lately Living in the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London by the Zoological Society of London, 1896 Diplocaulidae by Nobu Tamura, 2021 Illustration from the book The Infancy of Animals by William Plane Pycraft, 1913 From the … Continue reading Animals in Sci-Art: Scientific Illustrations II
The Sorceress by John William Waterhouse, ca. 1911 Roman glass cup, found in Denmark, 3rd century Daniel dans la fosse aux lions (Daniel in the lions' den) by Emile Jean Horace Vernet, 1857 European wildcat illustration by Wilhelm Kuhnert from the book Wild life of the world: a descriptive survey of the geographical distribution of … Continue reading Animals in Art: Wild Cats
Summer Day with a Sow and her Piglets by Carl Henrik Bøgh, 1875 "A Samotherium mother warns an approaching Megalochoerus in Late Miocene Turkey, 7 million years ago." - Dhruv Franklin, artist Wild boar illustration by Ludwig Beckmann from the book Brehms Tierleben, Vol. 3 by Alfred Edmund Brehm, 1900 Linnaeus's mouse opossum (Marmosa murina) … Continue reading Animals in Art: Motherhood
From the book Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches by Paul Gervais, 1844 The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was first described in 1808 by George Harris (note that the illustration above refers to the animal as Thylacinus Harrisii). Also known by the common names Tasmanian tiger and Tasmanian wolf, the thylacine had a canid … Continue reading The Thylacine: Distinction in Extinction
(Stock photo via Pexels) Unborn puppies and kittens have a right to live. This issue is entirely separate from the debate surrounding the reproductive healthcare of women, who are capable of engaging with their doctors and making informed decisions. I've written about pregnant dogs and cats in shelter care in the past so I won't … Continue reading Puppies Allowed to Be Born: Oh the Humanity!
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla, 1912 Itzcuintli Dog with Me by Frida Kahlo, 1938 Winter Walk IV by Jane Newland Illustration by Violett-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel from a 14th century manuscript Diana, goddess of the hunt, leaning against a tree by Pietro Antonio Rotari (1707 - 1762) Another Night Journey by … Continue reading Animals in Art: Dogs
Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger by Joseph Wolf, 1853 Drepanosaurus by Nix, 2014 Male and female passenger pigeons by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, from the book The Passenger Pigeon by William Butts Mershon, 1907 Steller's sea cow by Richard Ellis Moa (Dinornis) by Mark Witton, 2018 Eohippus stamp issued in 1996, painted by Don Balke Sinosauropteryx prima … Continue reading Animals in Art: Extinct