Animals have extraordinary minds capable of exceptional acts of perception, generosity, bravery and kindness. Their connection with humankind gives us a glimpse into their world and their desire to share it with us. Here is a collection of fascinating, heartwarming and humorous tales about some of the animal kingdom’s amazing inhabitants and their often mysterious connection with us:
Janice Ryan was born to and raised by a professional wrestler father and a fashion diva and animal advocate mother who is still part Zsa Zsa and part Grizzly Adams. Janice comes by her love affair with nature honestly because it was so much a part of her upbringing. Janice has a degree in marine biology and has worked with dolphins, seals and whales in Hawaii. Janice has produced and hosted several TV shows focusing on animals, including All About Pets aired on CBC as well as episodes of The Edge taped at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. She has had the chance to become a close personal friend of elephants, snakes, emus, lemurs and tarantulas. Janice has narrated wildlife documentaries, winning the AMPIA Award in 2006 for Best Narrator for the Discovery Channel’s Circumpolar Bears. An adventurer, actor and artist, Janice believes that it is within everyone’s scope to make a difference when it comes to walking softly and kindly on this wondrous earth.