A-to-Z of Camels, The – “To appreciate the unique contribution that the Arabian camel has made to the people and history of desert lands, here’s a comprehensive fact-pack on the special characteristics, body structure and behaviour patterns of this amazing creature.”
Africanized Honey Bees – information from the Entomology Department at UC Riverside on the encroachment of this aggressive variety of bees upon southern California. Includes full-text articles on removing bee stings and on creating traps for straggler bees left following swarm or colony removal.
AllCamels.com – At this site “you will find links to everything you might need or want to know regarding camels.”
allpets.com – comprehensive pet magazine and encyclopedia. In-depth info on petcare, health, breeds, showing, training. Messageboards. For pet enthusiasts and dedicated fanciers.
AmphibiaWeb – This Web site on amphibian biology and conservation contains information on over 130 species. It provides species descriptions, life history information, conservation status, photos, and literature references. There are photos of over 140 species, range maps of over 300 species, and over 500 bibliographic references.
Bird Sounds – Choose from among doves, finches, sparrows, wrens, birds of prey, you name it-there’s even a Mystery Bird of the Day
Bumblebee Pages, The – Information, photos and drawings for the various types of bumblebees. There’s also info on raising them at this site, a bibliography listing some books on them and a page of links to other ‘Net resources on them.
Cats! Wild to Mild – site describes the evolution, biology, history, behavior, and life of cats, both wild and domesticated. The site includes a curriculum for teachers, family activities, and links to related sites.
Chickadees – For bird lovers everywhere, here’s information about Chickadee
Cindy’s Cat Pages – site has cat facts, links, Dear Midnight (advice for cats from a cat) original cat poems submitted by readers, and more.
Cornell University Pet Loss Helpline – Information about the help line and general information about pet death and grief are both provided here. Topics covered include euthanasia, the grieving process, a list of similar hotlines, and an annotated list of books to help children understand the loss of a pet. A service of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dog of the Day – every day Dog of the Day features a new story and photo of what makes our special friends wonderful. dog breeds with contact information for 2700 Canadian breeders
eNature – This site serves as a nature portal offering online searchable field guides to over 5,000 plant and animal species. Derived from 35 different Audubon Society Field Guides, Regional Guides, and Nature Guides, the database is keyword-searchable by group (mammals, amphibians, fishes, trees, etc.) or browseable within subheadings for each group. The field guide entries include a large thumbnail image, description, and varying additional information. Users can also conduct an advanced search by size, color, habitat, region, and other options within each group.
FishBase – A Global Information System on Fishes, this site contains two searchable databases: FishBase and LarvalBase, the first containing information on over 23,800 species, 41,000 synonyms, 91,000 common names, 18,000 pictures, 18,000 references; the second has 400 species, 500 pictures, and 700 references for fish larvae.
Healthy Pet – presented by the American Animal Hospital Association. Source for accurate, entertaining pet care information.
Horse Interactive, The – online version of The Horse, a horse health magazine, includes The Essential Horse, selected feature articles from the October 1997 to the current issue, and more.
Horses and Horse Information – Site answers some of the most common questions about horse breeds, horse care, horse tack, horse equipment, and general riding and horse training questions.
HotSpot for Birds – an avian resource replete with a bird care guide, tips on bird hygiene and nutrition, information on the dangers of heavy- metal poisoning, plus articles on birdhouse placement and care
Insects on the Web – This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures. New content includes an expanding the links section, adding another issue of Cultural Entomology Digest and adding more educational modules to the Class Insecta section.
Introduction to the Aves: The Birds – site concentrates on the paleontology and evolutionary history of birds. Explains what fossils tell us about birds, looks at their life cycle, and examines their body structure. From the University of California’s Museum of Paleontology.
Merck Veterinary Manual – This site by Merck provides animal care information, including over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations.At this comprehensive site, you can search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword using advanced search features.
Monarch Watch – seeks to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative study of the monarch butterfly’s fall migration.
Morris’s British Birds 1891 – The full collection of original colour British Bird prints from 1891. Included with each of the reproductions is a text description of the birds range, habitat and migratory points.
Nature: Horses – Companion site to the PBS Nature special on Horses. Web highlights include an exploration of how horsepower has transformed our world, and a look at why one woman has dedicated her life to nurturing the therapeutic bond between horses and people.
NetVet and the Electronic Zoo – “The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes you to NetVet & Electronic Zoo … your link to thousands of veterinary medical and animal-related online resources.”
NewPet.com – resource for the new and potential dog owner, provides comprehensive pet care advice and information
Owl Pages, The – site devoted to owls from Australia, North America, and other parts of the world. Each breed has information about its appearance, size, hunting, breeding, mortality, and habitat. There are photos, sound files, and distribution maps.
PETA Online – “PETA’s animal rights campaigns include ending fur and leather use meat and dairy consumption fishing hunting trapping factory farming circuses bull fighting rodeos and animal experimentation.”
Paw Prints Post – This animal newsletter celebrates the animal-human bond. Features both pets and wildlife, with humorous, informative articles, poetry, photos, reader contributions, and more.
Petfinder – Over 53,000 pets available for adoption.
PetLinks.com – sites are reviewed and ranked in order to save you browsing time.
Pets – Answers.com – “Pets.Answers.com is a great guide containing tips and information (on a variety of pets starting from amphibians all the way to turtles) from Answers.com’s own Pet Expert Lori Huston.”
Poultry Page, The – An online zoological garden of domestic poultry. Includes photos, video, and information about various breeds of fowl.
San Francisco Zoo – visit one of the Bay Area’s most popular cultural and recreational attractions.
San Diego Zoo – Official Web site of the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Panda Cam featuring the latest Zoo happenings, new baby animals, special events and new exhibits.
Save the Elephants – “It is our mission to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places where they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.”
Seeing Eye, The – site of a New Jersey guide dog school founded in 1929. The site includes a database of dog guide laws in Canada and the US, full-text books and articles about seeing eye dogs, and canine care guidelines from the Seeing Eye school’s veterinarian.
State Birds – This site by 50States.com, lists the official state bird for all 50 states. Images presented are drawn from ‘Audubon’s Birds of America’by John James.
Sue at the Field Museum – Site about Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. A site for kids and adults alike, for anyone interested in the work of paleontology or who just likes dinosaurs.
Tarantulas – introduction to these larger arachnids this Web site provides general comments on each species temperament and general location with color photos of each tarantula discussed.
Tiger Information Center – this sites provides the public, scientific, and conservation communities with information about wild tigers across Asia and in zoos worldwide.
Tiger Territory – Beautiful photographs and articles on all aspects of this magnificent and endangered cat.
VetCentric – “VetCentric.com is the leading internet destination for veterinary medical information and services. We’re here to offer you everything you need to be better informed and better prepared to provide for the well-being of your animals.”
Veterinary Hospital Locator – Use this site to find a veterinary hospital near you or nearly anywhere you want to go. For example, if you are planning to move or travel with your pet, look up an American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospital near your destination so that you’ll be prepared when your pet needs medical attention.
Virtual Dog – select the type of pup you want, name it, and you’ve entered the world of pet maintenance, Internet style. Owners start off with a certain amount of money and must feed, nurture, and maintain the health of their new pet.