What does a zoo in the midwest do to draw visitors to it during the cold month of December?
Well the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL puts on one hell of a Christmas Light Show. This short 3 minute video features millions of lights synchronized to holiday music.
Paul Nicklen, a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, tells the the story of his 4 day experience swimming with a large leopard seal... The Seal thought that Paul needed to be taken care of---so it catches penguins to bring to Paul in order to feed him.
It's starting to get cold outside, and feel like winter... So I thought what better thing to share than a National Geographic shoot of snow leopards in India.
There are thought to be fewer than 3,500 snow leopards in India--- and this 6 minute video shows the lengths that people go to in order to snap some pictures of the feline.
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The Chicago Tribune put together this short video clip of what goes on at the Lincoln Park Zoo during the winter---it shows Lions, Tigers, Flamingos and Camels hanging out on a chilly-snowy day in Illinois. (The lions have a heated rock to lounge on outside and not get too chilled).
For those of you interested in visiting the Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo and absolutely great way to spend the afternoon with your family.
These Golden Retriever puppies discover a ton of fun playing on a folding beach chair while a couple of friendly collies watch.
It's a 3 minute long video that is pretty funny because the chair becomes an impromtu teeter-totter while "wipe-out" plays during the puppies' play time.
This 4 minute video short follows around two cute Yorkies as they tour New York.
Two cute puppies, Schmitty and Pudge, invite you to tour New York City. Follow the adventures of these delightful Yorkies as they visit all of New York City's famous landmarks. Starting at Grant's Tomb in Harlem, they head south to visit the Seinfeld gang's favorite restaurant and then rest their tired paws with a carriage ride through Central Park. After a hot dog at Gray's Papaya the pooches bump into Regis on their way down to Times Square to meet the Naked Cowboy before catching a matinee on Broadway. Then it's off to the Empire State Building for a dog's eye view of Manhattan. A taxi to Tiffany's for a little retail therapy is the perfect prelude to an afternoon massage. Nothing caps off a day in NYC better than sitting in Battery Park watching the sunset over the Statue of Liberty. So when you come to visit NYC keep an eye out for Schmitty and Pudge.
Much of the footage comes from an 11 hour documentary that BBC/Discovery Channel did 2 years ago. The movie mostly follows 3 different groups of animals, a Polar Bear family, a mother elephant and her calf searching for water, an da couple of humpback whales.
The movie is rated G, and I'm guessing that Children and Adults will all enjoy the flick.
This youtube video by the Washington Times shows President Obama's new dog, Bo... The first pet was promised to his daughters during his acceptance speach in Chicago's Grant Park, back in November 2008. The Portugese Water Dog was a gift from Senator Kennedy.
A bulldog waits backstage during the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The competition is always ferocious at this outwardly genteel annual occasion, watched by a sell-out crowd and millions more on television and the Internet.
(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
A bloodhound waits backstage during the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Jack, a Puli, from Easton, Pa., waits backstage during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Handlers of Bichons Frises wait before competing during the first day of the 2009 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
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Male African Lion cubs Shalom and Salam, whose names mean Peace in Hebrew and Arabic respectively, are seen as they were taken from their cage to receive vaccinations at the Ramat Gan Zoo, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
(AP Photo / Reuven Kastro)
A Celebes Crested Macaque, left, looks back on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 in Singapore where its national zoo is actively involved in the conservation and education of wildlife reserves.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Jane and her husband Kim Taylor raised and adopted more than 60 cats and she photographed them at their studio in a converted school near Guildford, Surrey Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher are taken for a run by his dog Lucky.
George H.W. Bush has his hands full with Millie.
Clinton's cat Socks hosts a press conference.
Clinton's dog Buddy was a great looking dog.
Bush's two dogs---Barney & Miss Beazley--have him well trained