Archives for March 2013

Male and Female African Lions Hunt Using Different Strategy

Male and Female Lions Hunt Using Different Strategies

A Lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A Lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I t has long been thought that male lions did not hunt, but rather were dependent on the lioness’s hunting prowess to sustain the pride. A study  recently published in the March 2013 issue of Animal Behaviour discusses how researchers used airborne  Light Detection and Ranging (LDAR) measurements of vegetation  structure in Kruger National Park, and combined a global positioning system (GPS) telemetry data on lion kills to quantify lines-of-sight where lion kills occurred as compared to where lions rested. What they found was significant differences in use of vegetation structure by male and female lions during hunts.

Males Ambush and Females Work as Team

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Forest Scented World’s Best Cat Litter

World’s Best Cat Litter Introduces New Scented Formula!

Forest Scented Clumping Formula is the newest addition to the World’s Best Cat Litter lineup.  Made with  100% natural wood fibers, this clumping litter is perfect for cat parents who prefer a fresh forest scent.  This natural scented clumping litter is made with a blend of wood fibers and paired with the absorbency of whole kernel corn.  You can safely eliminate the not so pleasant pet odors and simplify cleanup with the quick-clumping litter with a forest fresh scent and no synthetic chemicals or perfumes. This new formula is planet-friendly because the kiln-dried wood fibers are made of re-purposed tree shavings that might have otherwise gone to waste.

When the folks at World’s Best Cat Litter asked me to help introduce the Forest scent I was more than happy to do so.  I love the smell of pine.  And I am not alone in this.  This scent was tested in more than 1,500 homes where cat parents found the Forest Scented Clumping Formula met their high expectation of World’s Best Cat Litter and at the same time outperformed competing litters.

Forest Scented WBCL with Gracey

The Forest Scent Brings out my Inner Tiger

Win Some Spring Green! Can You Find the $50 Frog?

Which Frog Has the Luck of the Irish?

Frogs and Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger

Which Frog Found the Pot of Gold?

It has been a long, cold and snowy winter here in Ohio. Last night though if we listened super close we could hear the sweet sound of the Spring peepers. If you live in the central and eastern parts of Canada and the United States, you know that this frog chorus means spring is just around the corner. These tiny little amphibians are rarely seen. They hang out in wooded areas and grassy lowlands near swamps or ponds. They have excellent camouflage as  they are tan or brown in color with dark lines that form an X on their backs. They are nocturnal, hiding from their predators during the day but come out at night to dine on beetles, ants, flies and spiders.In the middle of March, the nighttime chorus swells from the male Spring Peepers looking for a mate and for the rest of us it means that winter is over.

Which Frog is the $50 Frog?

So now that Spring is ready to pounce on us, Lazy Leopard and I thought we would have some fun with our  Can You Find the $50 Frog contest.  One of these super cute little frogs is hiding a bit of green for one lucky member of The Tiniest Tiger community.

Here is all you have to do

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Cat Parents Save $10 on Amazing CritterZone Air Purifier

Cat Parents! Restore the Air You Breathe with CritterZone Air Purifier

Cat Parents, once in nine lives a product comes along that just blows your whiskers back and that product is the CritterZone Air Purifier. This compact, filterless, chemical free air purifier is a must have for cat parents.  We met William Converse, the president and inventor of the CritterZone Air Purifier recently at Global Pet Expo in Orlando.  William has mad skills when it come to air purification from his 30 years in the industry and he deserves top predator status for the Critterzone.
Critter Zone

Small but Powerful

Amur Tiger Leaves Forest to Ask Humans for Help

Amur Tiger Seeks Help from Humans

Amur Tiger  National Geographic

Image of Amur Tiger from National Geographic

In the Russian Far East Primorye, a young Amur tiger left the forest with an illegal poachers trap grasping his paw. The weakened tiger was crying out from the pain as he entered the village. The tiger appeared to be asking for help as he walked from place to place and  didn’t seem interested in returning to the forest.

Paw Caught in a Trap

Local hunters,  came to the aid of the young male, thought to be about one year of age, by calling on the police and forest rangers for their assistance.  The tiger was humanely  captured and the trap was successfully removed from his paw. Local  experts think the tiger accidentally got caught in a trap set for a much smaller animal.  The lure of the bait in the trap was too hard for the tiger to resist.

Get Well Soon!

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Pennies for Pets A Story of Love

St. Rose Catholic School’s Pennies for Pets Project

Pennies for Pets Project

In early December the students in Mrs. Lucas’s 3rd Grade at St. Rose Catholic School began the Pennies for Pets Project inspired by me, Gracey The Tiniest Tiger. The children wanted to do something for members of our community that share their lives with cats and dogs.  Mrs. Medaugh, the school’s librarian sings in the choir with my mom and when Mrs. Medaugh heard about my idea, she got super excited and  coordinated the entire project with Mrs. Lucas and the children began to collect their pennies.

Blankets Knotted with Love

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BlogPaws Social Media Awards Accepting Nominations!

Nominations are Open for the 2013 BlogPaws Awards!

Gracey and the Nose to Nose Pose 2013

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 BlogPaws Awards.  I would be honored if you would consider nominating our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club for Best Blog Writing and for Best Meow Blog.

Best Blog Writing
Best Humor Blog
Best Meow Blog
Best Cause Blog
Best Facebook Design

All entries  will be  judged on their expertise, creativity, and performance by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists will be announced on March 15, and winners will be announced at the BlogPaws 2013 conference

Nominations are open through Friday, March 8.

Click here to nominate The Tiniest Tiger

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