At the Perth Zoo in Australia, thirteen baby Western Swamp Tortoises were born!!
The zoo has been working since 1989 to help conserve these tortoises because they're critically endangered.
They're rebuilding their wild population through their captive breeding/reintroduction program.
Since the program started all those years ago, over 800 tortoises have been born there and 600 of those have been successfully reintroduced into the wild!!
When these little guys are born they're so crazy small it's ridiculous!
We really realllllly want one! These little guys are painfully cute and we think they'd be perfect just crawling around our hands, all small and cute and tortoisey.
[Image via Daniel Scarparolo/Perth Zoo.]
Tags: baby, breeding, endangered, hatch, perth zoo, reintroduction, tortoise, zoo
Britney Spears hopes that her next go around at puppy love will go a LOT better than the last time.
The singer has purchased another pooch as Hannah's health continues to deteriorate.
Tags: barkworks, breeder, breeding, britney spears, dog, hannah, pets, puppy
Justice will be served to a family of dog breeders for the cruel conditions they provided to over 200 dogs.
Rhonda and Dave Auton, along with their 29 year old son, Adam, each face 241 counts of animal cruelty after their Maplewood, OH business was raided last week.
Tags: adam auton, animal cruelty, breeding, dave auton, dog, maplewood, pedigree pets, pets, puppy mill, rhonda auton
A super cute pair of Magellanic penguins is one of the most faithful couples in the world after spending 16 YEARS together!
The couple have not always been together either
Tags: babies, breeding, couple, love, magellanic penguins, penguin, wildlife
Cats and dogs and rabbits, oh my! We LUHV El Lay!
The City of Angels will become the largest city in the States to ban the sale of particular species bred by breeders at commercial stores.
Stores will no longer be able to sell cats, dogs, or rabbits unless they come from rescues and shelters.
Tags: ban, breeding, cat, dog, inspiration, legal matters, los angeles, pets, rabbits, shelters
Breeding pit bulls is not a very smart idea, especially when they are the most common dog given up to shelters and also the most commonly euthanized.
So why does Chris Brown want to sell his pit bulls for 1,000 bucks?
We don't really know.
Luckily, Dr. Patrick has some advice for pit bull owners as well as information about this misunderstood breed.
Check out the video (above) about to learn more about adopting pit bulls from Dr. P!
Contact Here: Have a pet question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can tweet them to Dr. Patrick HERE!! OR Check him out on facebook!
Tags: adoption, breeding, chris brown, dog, dr patrick mahaney, pets, pit bull
Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of the Jane Velez-Mitchell show on HLN, tackled the recent issue of the use of gestation crates in a recent op-ed piece.
She describes what exactly a gestation crate is:
Tags: america, animal, ban, breeding, cruel, cruelty, food, gestation crates, humane society, jane velez-mitchell, op ed, pig, sad, scientists, smart