Zeus the mini 'polar bear' poodle. Photo of Zeus by Ryan Peterson 2012, photo of polar bear by Susan van Gelder\Flickr.
As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Week
it was also brought to my attention that today is National Puppy Day
. For some of us, our love for wildlife is coupled with a love for pets, whether cat, fish, dog or mouse. Though it’s important to remember that wildlife are not pets and pets are not wildlife, pets might be our first at-home interaction with animals and may help to foster that drive to protect all forms.
I am personally inspired by all sorts of wildlife but especially polar bears, and I wonder if it is a coincidence that my new puppy Zeus kind of resembles a polar bear. What do you think?
Viewing Polar Bears with an Amateur Camera and Healthy Respect
Zeus reminds me to tell the story of my first, and likely only, viewing of polar bears in the wild. About a decade ago, I was lucky enough to participate in an impromptu polar bear viewing in Barrow, Alaska.
Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost city in the United States, about 250 miles north of the ...
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