The Hearing Ranges of Animals

Regardless of whether you’re hard of hearing or have perfect hearing (for a human), this infographic will show you that – whilst us humans are a talented bunch for the most part – our hearing doesn’t compare in the slightest to some creatures out there.

The pitch of a sound is measured in Hertz (Hz) frequency, with the smaller frequencies being lower notes and higher frequencies being the opposite; higher pitched notes.

Animal hearing ranges infographic

Thanks to IHP for the great graphic and info!

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Hero K9 Receives Donations for Life-Saving Surgery

Such great news to share today! Angels for Animals Foundation and Partners Reach Fundraising Goal for Hero K9’s Life-Saving Operation.

The Guardian Angels K9 Fund, a dedicated fund of the Angels for Animals Foundation specifically serving police and military K9s, successfully partnered with Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and the Deptford Police Department in New Jersey to raise the substantial funds necessary to ensure retired K9 Aron received the essential surgery that would save his life.

K9 Aron, who was recently retired and adopted by his former handler, was diagnosed with several severe medical issues including two large tumors in his abdomen and spleen. The diagnosis came just two years after he played a major role in rescuing a nine-year-old autistic boy who had become stuck in mud up to his neck in a creek in East Greenwich, NJ. For his efforts, K9 Aron was presented with a Life Saving Award with Valor.

“K9 Aron served his community with distinction, and it is a testament to his service that these organizations, along with donors from around the world, came together to pay for his surgery,” said Mark F. Magazu, II, Founder and Chairman of the Angels for Animals Foundation. “It is Guardian Angels K9 Fund’s mission to ensure that all police and military dogs, whether retired or on active duty, receive the medical care they need and deserve. We are particularly grateful to the University of Pennsylvania for providing K9 Aron with state of the art medical care during his time of need.”

K9 Aron is the first police dog to receive medical care under the umbrella of the Guardian Angels K9 Fund since it was launched in March of 2015. The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is working to expand its operation across the nation in order to identify and assist other police and military K9s in need of assistance.

To learn more about the Guardian Angels K9 Fund or to find out how you can support the mission, please visit www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian. Donations can also be made by texting the word “GuardianK9” to the number 41444, followed by a space and then the amount you would like to donate.

For additional information on the Angels for Animals Foundation, visit the Angels for www.BeMyAngel.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angelsforanimalsfoundation.

About Guardian Angels K9 fund

The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is a dedicated fund of the Angels for Animals Foundation solely focused on raising money to provide life-saving medical care to police and military service dogs on active duty and in retirement. More information can be found at
www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian.

About Angels for Animals Foundation

The Angels for Animals Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that raises money to help pet owners suffering from extreme financial hardship to provide veterinary care for animals facing serious medical challenges. Each year, thousands of family pets are euthanized because their owners simply cannot afford life-saving medical treatments and procedures. The Angels for Animals Foundation has facilitated nearly$500,000 in services of either cash raised or negotiated free or discounted services for all types of animals since it was founded in 2011. Donations to the Angels for Animals Foundation can be made online or via text message. More information can be found at www.BeMyAngel.com.

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Heirs to Madagascar’s Royal Throne Born

baby lemursThe world’s critically endangered lemur population has just expanded by two: twin baby ring-tailed lemurs born at the Duke Lemur Center, both named Princess Julien after Madagascar’s most famous royal lemur, King Julien.

Princess Julien and her sister Princess Julien were born on May 4, but their birth was announced today following a month of careful monitoring. The announcement was jointly made by Duke Lemur Center and by King Julien XIII, star of the Netflix original series All Hail King Julien from DreamWorks Animation.

In an upset worthy of the tabloids, King Julien was shocked by the news that his heir apparent was not a boy – as he had anticipated following a prediction by his psychic adviser, Masikura the chameleon – but that his royal lineage would be secured with the birth of two females. Nonetheless, Julien was elated and decreed that both infant lemurs would be named Princess Julien.

“I can’t believe they’re making more of me! This is so awesome!” said King Julien, speaking from his royal throne atop the Baobab Tree in Madagascar. “My first royal duty will be to teach Princess Julien and Princess Julien how to shake their booties and party in the most regal of ways.”

At birth, the first Princess Julien weighed 59 grams, while the second Princess Julien weighed 48 grams. Both Princesses Julien were approximately 4 inches long.

Following a thorough check-up by researchers at the Duke Lemur Center, both Princesses Julien were healthy and clinging tightly to their mother, Sophia. Father Randy and grandmother Cloris have all been united as a family and are looking forward to meeting their namesake King Julien XIII.

“Male or female, every lemur baby born is incredibly important,” said Janice Kalin of the Duke Lemur Center, the world’s largest lemur research facility. “Lemurs have recently been classified as the world’s most threatened mammal group. Every time we can add one – or two – more to their ranks, it helps to stabilize the genetic diversity of these fascinating primates.”

Fans of King Julien can get regular updates about the growth and development of Princess Julien and Princess Julien by visiting the King Julien Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AllHailKingJulien or the Duke Lemur Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DukeLemurCenter.

An official naming ceremony for Princess Julien and Princess Julien will be held at the Duke Lemur Center on June 20, which will be presided over by the star of All Hail King Julien. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet the Princesses; they’ll also be able to greet King Julien himself. For more information visit http://lemur.duke.edu/lemurpalooza-summer-2015/

The series is a hilariously off-the-wall animated comedy that follows the exploits of King Julien and his royal subjects, including his beleaguered adviser Maurice; his head of special-ops, Clover; and his most adoring subject, Mort.

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“Every day, visitors to the Duke Lemur Center ask us to show them which lemur is King Julien – and now we really can,” added Kalin, who said that the Center’s primary mission is to protect the world’s lemur population.

The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs – Earth’s most threatened group of mammals – outside of Madagascar. The Duke Lemur Center advances science, scholarship and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach. By engaging scientists, students and the public in new discoveries and global awareness, the Center promotes a deeper appreciation of biodiversity and an understanding of the power of scientific discovery.

To learn more about the Duke Lemur Center and its activities, visit www.lemur.duke.edu. Episodes of All Hail King Julien can be found on Netflix at www.netflix.com/KingJulien.

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2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

This weekend is the 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals. The event features amazing athletic dogs from all backgrounds and breeds competing for the title of Purina Pro Plan IDC Champion. The dogs compete in several canine sporting events, including agility, freestyle flying disc, dock diving and more.

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The Western Regionals will be taking place May 29th & 30th in Huntington Beach. If you can’t be there in person, be sure to visit this website to watch it all streaming live, or to find it broadcast on TV!

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