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Animal Corner – Helping Animals through the Winter

[caption id="attachment_2697" align="alignleft" width="265"] Cr: Hal Brindley[/caption] The winter is extra difficult on animals. They have to find ways to survive with reduced access to food and little to no shelter from harsh elements.  Fortunately, you can do your part to help wildlife survive and be more comfortable, even if you live in an urban area. These are some simple steps you can take to give a helping hand to…

Animal Corner – Axis Deer

[caption id="attachment_2654" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Eisenberg[/caption] The Chital, also known as the Axis deer,  are a deer species indigenous to regions in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This deer is most prevalent in Indian forests, where they feed on tall grasses, branches, shrubs and even fruit that has fallen thanks to monkeys in the trees. A male can weigh up to 165 pounds and stand up to 35 inches…

Animal Corner – The Oreo Cow

[caption id="attachment_2645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Schmidt[/caption] What does an Oreo cookie and a cow have in common? Other than the face that milk and cookies go well together, nothing! Well, unless you're talking about the Belted Galloway.  This cow is sometimes called the Oreo Cow due to their characteristic coloration, which is black with a white belt-like stripe down the center! While we aren't completely sure where this coloration came…

Animal Corner-Winter care for pets

Winter’s a rough season for us , but imagine how hard it can be on our pets? Pets that spend most of their time outdoors need special attention during the colder months. At the park we have to take special measures as well, so we thought we’d share some winter care ideas for you and your animal family member. One of the top things you can do is to provide…