Category: animals

The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wisconsin, October 13, 1943

The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wisconsin, October 13, 1943

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, June 12, 1940Sparko…

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, June 12, 1940

Sparko was one half of the robot team built by the

Westinghouse Electric Corporation for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. His Partner,

Elektro, was a seven foot, almost 300 pound robotic man who had a vocabulary of 77 words and could walk forward and backward, smoke cigarettes, turn and bow his head, wave and salute, count to ten, blow up balloons, and could differentiate between green and red. J.M. Barnett, engineer at Westinghouse, told that Sparko was modeled after his scottie, Bonnie. After the World’s Fair Elektro and Sparko toured the country, before settling down at

Pacific Ocean Park in Venice, California, in 1957.

Boston Post, Massachusetts, November 23, 1920

Boston Post, Massachusetts, November 23, 1920

The Eagle, Byran, Texas, October 16, 1935

The Eagle, Byran, Texas, October 16, 1935

Rapid City Journal, South Dakota, September 1, 1944

Rapid City Journal, South Dakota, September 1, 1944

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, England, June 2, 1923

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, England, June 2, 1923

Oakland Tribune, California, July 28, 1941

Oakland Tribune, California, July 28, 1941

The Tragedy of the Black Rhino

One of five species of rhinoceroses, the black rhino has recently been making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts. From a low of 2,500 black rhinos, due to over-hunting and horn poaching, their population has rebuilt to 5,000.

That sounds good until you realize that as recently as 1960, there were about 60,000 black rhinos. That’s a loss of 97.6% of the species since 1960.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 1951

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 1951

The Inter Ocean, Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 1908 In the…

The Inter Ocean, Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 1908

In the meantime the upper rooms of the dwelling are unoccupied, owing, perhaps, to the fact that the horses have not yet been trained to climb the stairs of the house.