Latest Trend: Making Dogs look like Pandas and Tigers

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This is so bizarre I don’t know what to say. Reports in the British press are showing stories about dogs being dyed in China to look like giant pandas and tigers. At first, I didn’t believe it when I saw it yesterday, but now more photos are circulating.
Many people dress up their dogs for Halloween or for other holidays (we’ve done photo galleries actually of dogs dressed to the nines), and those have brought complaints from readers.
I always thought it was harmless, especially for the terrier Hattie Mae that loves her new outfits and is at the end of this pet photo gallery. She’s smiling.
But this seems so over the top and maybe even dangerous to me (dye around the eyes?). I would love to know what they’re thinking. Any ideas?

This is so bizarre I don’t know what to say. Reports in the British press are showing stories about dogs being dyed in China to look like giant pandas and tigers. At first, I didn’t believe it when I saw it yesterday, but now more photos are circulating. (Pics)

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1 mm Tiger Sculpture is Smaller Than a Grain of Rice

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Oh so Tiny!
A Taiwanese artist has created what he claims is the smallest sculpture of a tiger ever made – so small it could fit through the eye of a needle, and can only be seen properly with a magnifying glass.

Chen Forng-shean, who has been sculpting as a hobby for around 30 years, carved the tiger from resin in anticipation of the Chinese lunar Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14.

Standing at just 1 millimetre (0.04 inch) high, and just over a millimetre long, he says that it’s the world’s tiniest tiger.

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Tora – Classical Style Board Game Raises Money For Ecological Concerns

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Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009

Centuries ago in another land far away, a war was fought between two rulers of a tiger-like race.  Their names are long forgotten, but their memory lives on in this game of strategy and cunning!  Tora (TM) is a classical style board game done in the same vein as chess, chinese chess or checkers, whose purpose is to raise money for ecological concerns.

 

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Rare White Bengal Tiger Born Without Stripes

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Fareeda and her siblings were born on Christmas Day last year, and you can see Fareeda’s rare lack of markings

A snow white Bengal tiger has become the first of its kind to exist in the wild today after being born without stripes.  The six-month-old cub is so rare it is thought there are fewer than 20 tigers like her alive in the world – all in captivity.

 

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Polar Bear Life Vest To Save Polar Bear When Ice Melts

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I Thought Polar Bears Were Fabulous Swimmers?

As the icecaps melt, polar bears are having problems. They’ve now got to swim further than they ever have to hunt for food, which can tire out the suckers long before they find an ice sheet to rest on. A Swedish design group called ADDI thinks it’s about time people did something to help the poor guys, proposing a polar bear lifejacket.

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New Online Dating Service for Zoo Animals

New Online Dating Service for Zoo Animals

Mating rituals are easy, but describing them online is tough

A new software is making it way onto the web to help improve the sex lives of zoo animals. It’s promising easier and more accessible data, faster matches and — in a page out of the most particular of human dating sites — details on an animal’s personality to ease what can be a testy process. Luckily, zoos won’t be required to document all the turn-ons and turn-offs of each animal. (Pics)

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