Saturday, March 20, 2010

Teacher in Alaska Attacked by Wolves

Hey, it is Moss again!

Sorry I have not posted in a while. I just have not had the chance to get back on but I will be posting more now. Anyway as you probably may know a teacher in Alaska was attacked by wolves! This is very uncommon. For wolves very rarely kill people. She herself had a blog, which you can see here.

She was indeed very cautious, as I read it. But the attack was probably all out of instinct. She was only 32 when she died. So sorry for her friends, family, and students.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I moved!

Remember my post about me moving?Well I finally did!Yes it is nice up here though rainy a lot.My dog and cat also like it.We also are getting a lot of deer in my yard.It is nice and I live on the island of Bainbridge off the coast of Seattle.If you are wondering what it looks like here is a map of it.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I am moving to seattle

Goodbye South Carolina. I am moving to Seattle! I am not sure when exactly because we are still trying to sell the house. I hear lots about the Seattle zoo and I also hear about Orca whales in Puget Sound. Another thing I heard is that there are grizzly bears in Washington state

New zoos, aquariums, national parks. I cant wait to go to Seattle soon!

News about Endangered Species

Well this is a good start. President Obama has changed back a few of the rules for endangered species, so that's good news.

Speaking of endangered animals, the San Francisco Zoo has a new baby Western lowland gorilla.
His name is Hasani. I've been to the San Francisco Zoo. It's very nice.

I keep meaning to do more posts but I don't get as much computer time as before.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

He Won, He Won, He Won

Well we were all waiting and Barack Obama finally won. He is the first African American president ever which is very exciting. He is the first president I ever met.

I feel it is a very good day for kids, the earth and all the animals.

About giraffes

It's really funny...

Sunday, September 21, 2008


You don't have to go to zoos or national parks to find nature or interesting animals. These are hummingbirds right in my backyard that visit our feeder everyday in the summer. They stay around here until November.

Did you know that they are the smallest birds and their wings beat about 50 times a second? They live about three or four years. They are carnivores. They are eating this nectar for energy to catch the bugs. In the Winter they migrate South to Mexico and Central America. They fly alone, not in flocks. You should get a feeder and find some hummingbirds in your yard soon. Watch my video:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Please Stop Hunting Wolves

Everybody who reads my blog knows I like Barack Obama and met him one time. I want a president who likes animals and will protect the earth.

I received an email about Sarah Palin with this video. This video is called Brutal for a good reason. I don NOT agree with her.

Sarah Palin, if you are reading this, stop hunting wolves or you will lose!

Ricki Van Gough

Ricki the Rockhopper Penguin is now a famous artist. He lives at Riverbanks Zoo. You can buy his artwork here!
Wow, not bad!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rocky the Beagle

I have a Beagle named Rocky I got about a year ago. He's a very friendly dog. He loves everyone. Even our Maine Coon Cat Fanny. (But Fanny does not want to be friends with him). We adopted Rocky from a dog shelter. He was born to a breeder who bred mini-Beagles. The first owners moved and couldn't keep him. Rocky loves to play, run around, chase squirrels, howl at other dogs, and get patted.

A video is coming soon about Rocky.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What's happening to Endangered Species?

I heard they might make some changes that will put endangered species at risk. Can this be right? This story says it will be bad for endangered species.
Here's an update on endangered species.

I think we need to do better to protect the earth and endangered animals. What do you think? You can send a message here-- click on this. Tell them to do more to help endangered animals. Not less.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Could Tapirs be coming to Riverbanks Zoo?

I heard that since Monte the Hippo died at Riverbanks, they probably won't get another hippo. But I have recently learned they are looking for tapirs for that exhibit. Here's a picture of a tapir:
I think getting tapirs would be great. They haven't been at Riverbanks for ten years. And hardly anyone has seen a tapir. Click here for some interesting facts about tapirs.

There are four species of tapirs. All are endangered. They are pig-like in shape, but related to rhinos. They have little trunks called a probiscus.

I've seen tapirs at San Francisco Zoo, Animal Kingdom, and National Zoo. I really hope they do get tapirs.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Tribute to Montgomery

I was sad to learn that Montgomery the Hippo died last week. Here is some video I took of him over the past few years.

Montgomery was born at the Memphis Zoo in 1972 but had been at Riverbanks since 1974. Most of the time when I saw him he was under the water. So it was always a nice surprise when he was out of the water.

Looking at this video you would never know hippos are the most dangerous animals in Africa. They've killed more humans than any other animal in Africa. They have been known to drown lions or bite crocodiles in half. Its skin in mostly bullet proof. But Montgomery wasn't born in the wild and was taken good care of.

Check out Montgomery's teeth. Did you know George Washington's false teeth were made from hippo ivory? (And walrus ivory).

Hippos were once thought to be related to pigs. But they are more closely related to whales.

It won't be the same without Monty. I hope Riverbanks will get some new hippos soon.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cloning Extinct Animals

I read on Yahoo News that they're trying to bring the Thylacine back to life.

I also heard that they are trying to bring back the Pyrenean Ibex...

and the Huia.

I really hope they do bring them back. The first step was they put Thylacine DNA in a mouse. It will take many years. Who knows what will happen?

Should they try to bring back the dinosaurs? Saber tooth tigers? Maybe even the Do Do?