“Israel’sRamat Gan Zoological Center has succeeded with its first birth of an extremely rare Somali Wild Ass Foal on the 26th of April, Isreal’s 64th Independence Day. The newly arrived foal was appropriately named Israela. Anticipating a 12-month gestation period, keepers kept the foal’s father and mother separate until last Spring so that their baby would be born in the most favorable weather conditions. During mother Abeba’s pregnancy, she was separated from father Yelenyo so that she would have a peaceful and interruption free gestation period.” (via zooborns)
Friend of HDR Eimhin submitted this video of his handsome brindle lurcher Leroy playing on the beach with his greyhound friend Haizea. It plays out like a beautiful silent film of pure unadulterated glee. (There are also a ton of wonderful action photos, too!)
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.