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Daily GIFs: April 1, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these April Fools' themed mini-flicks in honor of the one day a year it's fun to be scared. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and plan your own April Fools' pranks. 1. Cats always land on their feet, don't they? 2. "Boo!" 3. What a scaredy cat. 4. "And for my next trick, I shall make all of these kittens vanish." 5. "Ha, fooled ya! I'm not a dog." Share this on Facebook Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Daily GIFs: March 18, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "Dude, you got this." 2. Advanced Downward Dog. 3. "I smell human." 4. If I fits, I sits. 5. "I am da man." Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Things may not be all candy canes and lollipops up at the North Pole. According to the Associated Press, one of Santa's reindeer attempted an escape during a visit to Colorado. St. Nick's annual shopping-mall tour brought him to the the Centennial State last week, and a stop at La Riva Mall in Dillon on Thursday. That's where Dasher made his move. While Santa sat on his big comfy chair listening to a ceaseless line of children asking for things, the reindeer jumped over his enclosure and made a break for it, leading the cops on a wild reindeer chase of which, sadly, video footage has yet to surface. The animal eventually was found, and authorities used one of the other reindeer to lure...

My first encounter with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was on a vet school projector. Shown grainy photos of skeletal elk and deer, we were taught CWD was making its way across the country in an easterly direction. Coming from across the Rockies, this disease was infecting both wild and captive cervids (members of the deer family) and moving toward Indiana (I went to Purdue University), with increasing reports in Michigan over the past year. Fast forward to 2013 and CWD has gone beyond Michigan. With cases reported in New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, this debilitating disease is here in the U.S. to stay. Hunters, ranchers, park rangers, field biologists, and veterinarians are...

Moose are dying off all over North America, and no one seems to be able to pinpoint the reason or reasons. There have been steep population declines in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Montana and British Columbia, Canada. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-695562{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-695562, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-695562{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} One moose population in Minnesota, for example, has plummeted in 20 years from around 4,000 to fewer than 100, according to the New York Times. No one is sure what is causing the die-off, but scientists suspect many factors. Most of them center on climate change...