Nicoletta Anne Martell

25 Added | 3 Magazines | 15 Likes | 6 Following | 1 Follower | @NicolettaMD | Obsessed with animals, specifically big cats.I love teacup pigs, and my books.

Marineland animal cruelty case put off, back in court in February

Marineland will be back in Niagara Falls, Ont., court on Feb. 23 to face 11 charges of animal cruelty.<p>Lawyers for the tourist attraction appeared …

Bears

The Cutest Twitter War Ever

What zoo around the world produces the cutest baby animals? It's not really a competition, because we get to see <i>all</i> of them using the Twitter hashtag …

Ornithology

This sheep just became the first in history to get heart surgery

The procedure's been done on cats and dogs before, but never a sheep.<p>At first glance, Yoda looks like a perfectly healthy 15-month-old sheep as he …

Rescued elephants get giant knitted sweaters

Indian conservation group Wildlife SOS has a team of knitters that could put your grandma's afghan-making skills to shame. They create these colorful …

Knitting

Mako shark travels 13,000 miles in less than two years

Hell hath no fury like this shark.<p>A new record has been broken by a male mako shark that travelled over 13,000 miles in under two years. Named Hell’s Bay, the shark travelled a distance equal to over halfway around the globe, according to researchers who tagged and tracked the finned …

Fish

This video of cows scratching an itch is both cute and satisfying

According to our clocks, it’s time to watch some cows scratch their itchy spots. No need to check your smart phones for a missed cow o’clock alert. …

15 animal tweets that will send you into cute overload

A zoo posts a picture of a baby animal to Twitter only to start a national battle over the aww factor.<p>I was scrolling through Circa news this morning when I found a story that was too cute to pass up. Apparently, the National Zoo announced that it had a new seal pup on Twitter. But what followed …

Cute

Humans Almost Drove These 6 Animals To Extinction. But We Saved Them Instead.

Habitat destruction, poaching, pollution, climate change: Humans have many ways of pushing species to the brink of extinction. In recent years, we’ve shoved some species over the edge entirely.<p>The planet, scientists say, is currently on the precipice of the sixth mass extinction ― also known as the …

Extinction
Forests

Zoos have Twitter battle to find the cutest animal

In tough political times, when there is turmoil all over the world and everyone seems divided, it is important to choose your battles.<p>These zoos have the right idea, fighting to prove they have the cutest newborn creature.<p>It all began when the Smithsonian's National Zoo welcomed a new seal pup, and …

Cat yoga is now a thing, and it's the perfect way to escape this burning world

If you're in need of some zen right meow (sorry), have we got some good mews (sorry) for you: Cat yoga is a thing, and it's purrfect (sorry, last …

Yoga

Cheetahs Are Going Extinct And No One Is Talking About It

"The problem is very intense, and I think we're just getting an understanding of how intense it is."<p>Cheetahs, the world's fastest animals, are …

Saving Leopards Is Hard, Especially with All the Landmines

After decades of war and guerrilla attacks, two researchers in Sri Lanka are trying to protect a dwindling leopard population.<p>Wilpattu, Sri Lanka's oldest and largest national park, was once a warzone. The fighting between the Sri Lankan state and the militant separatist group Liberation Tigers of …

Wildlife

Jaguar

About the Jaguar<p>Jaguars are the largest of South America's big cats. They once roamed from the southern tip of that continent north to the region surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. Today significant numbers of jaguars are found only in remote regions of South and Central America—particularly in …

Wildlife

Leopards moving into snow leopard mountain territory on Tibetan plateau as climate warms

A leopard has been caught on camera in snow leopard territory, high on the Tibetan plateau, for the first time in a discovery that has alarmed …

Wildlife

Percy Jackson Returns in New Book Series by Rick Riordan

Fans of Percy Jackson and the Greek-mythological characters that populate author Rick Riordan’s body of work have some very exciting new work to look …

13 Reasons We Need Another 'Percy Jackson' Movie, STAT

In 2014, Logan Lerman crushed all of our dreams when he confirmed to MTV News that he didn't think a third movie in the "Percy Jackson" series would …

Stanley Tucci

Rick Riordan writes open letter about 'Percy Jackson' movies

Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan writes a letter to explain why teachers shouldn’t be showing the Percy Jackson movies in their classrooms.<p>Riordan …

Teaching

Demigods and Magicians!

On April 5, you'll be able to get <b>Demigods & Magicians</b>, with all three Kane Chronicles/Percy Jackson stories collected in a physical book for the …

Oracle

percy jackson fans: The Trials of Apollo is here!

There are very few book series that make my kids literally fight over who gets to read a book first.But, friends, Percy Jackson will do it.Actually, …

Trailers

Magnus v Apollo: The Battle between a Demigod and a Former god.

(A Magnus Chase and The Trials of Apollo Book Review)<p>(Or Magnus Chase Book 1 The Sword of Summer and The Trials of Apollo Book 1 The Hidden Oracle …

Books

A Percy Jackson TV Series Might Be Coming Soon!

While I personally haven’t read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels, I’ve heard from fellow bookworms that the movies starring Logan Lerman didn’t …

Movies
LGBTQI

'Percy Jackson 3' Movie Shelved; Coming to The CW Instead

Share Email<p>The third installment to the “Percy Jackson” movie franchise, the <i>“Percy Jackson 3” movie</i> titled “Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse,” has …