Stories tagged: animal
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:02 P.M.
American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’
The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 5 P.M.
60-year-old gorilla, first to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio
The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 4:54 P.M.
Poodle reunited with owners after crash in Eastern Montana
A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in Eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 11:37 P.M.
Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho
A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:14 P.M.
Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla
Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
With three orcas missing, scientist calls for breaching Lower Snake River dams
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As orangutan species dwindles, rehabilitation group releases five into wild in Borneo
The release of five rehabilitated orangutans last week is part of a herculean effort to prevent the endangered species from being wiped out.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban
A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal’s pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 5 A.M.
In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan
A sign outside Sandra’s cage explains that “orangutan” comes from the Malay expression for “person of the forest.” But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013, 9:27 A.M.
Eleventh juvenile arrested in taxidermy break-in
An eleventh and final juvenile suspect has been arrested in the burglary of a Mead taxidermist last week in which suspects made off with more than $27,000 of stolen property, …
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
Tiny dachshund Beyonce may be world’s smallest puppy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A puppy named after one of the world’s biggest pop stars could set the world’s record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say the female …
FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009
Measure imposes regulations for dog breeders
OLYMPIA – Visiting longtime friends recently, Kettle Falls’ Brandon Hatch was stunned at what he saw. His friends, who lived in Skagit County, were running a puppy mill, breeding dogs …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1997
Military Technology To Track Yellowstone Grizzlies Bear Backer ‘Stormin’ Norman’ Gets Firsthand Look At Radio Collars
The military leader nicknamed “The Bear” was in Yellowstone National Park this week to watch military technology put to use to protect real bears. Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, now the …
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1997
Poll: Bring Back Grizzly Reintroduction To Idaho Could Begin Next Year
Many Idahoans and some Montanans support reintroducing grizzly bears in Idaho wilderness areas, a new poll suggests. A poll done for Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation indicates …
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1997
‘Ninja’ Kitty Makes Epic Journey Cat Returns To Utah From Seattle Suburb; But It Took A Year
After Marilyn Parker’s neighbor moved to a Seattle suburb, she figured she’d never see his puss around Farmington again. Then the cat came back. Not the very next day, but …
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1997
Lifting Ivory Ban Could Decimate Elephants
The killing of elephants could dramatically increase in Asia if a worldwide ban on ivory trading is lifted, Indian officials and environmentalists warned Saturday. Three African countries - Zimbabwe, Botswana …
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1997
Seven Wolves May Have Produced Pups
The breeding success of wolves in Idaho is surprising even their most optimistic supporters. Seven female wolves have denned this spring, indicating they may have produced pups. Overall, 24 of …
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1997
Tiger Population In ‘Spiral Of Death’
The world’s few thousand remaining tigers are dying off at the rate of one a day, many of them sold in pieces to “cure” everything from laziness to rabies, a …
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1997
Sex And The Single Gull: Females Pair Up To Help Chicks
Life is impossible if you’re a single sea gull trying to raise chicks in a world full of predators and aggressive neighbors. “These gulls have to go out daily to …
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1997
Strife Blamed For Orphaned Elephants
Government soldiers have found three baby elephants orphaned in the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka, apparent victims of the fighting, an official said Saturday. The elephants, which were found …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1997
Big-Game Outlook Bleak For Montana
Big-game hunters in Montana may be facing one of the bleakest hunting seasons in 20 years in the wake of a savage winter that took heavy tolls on wildlife. Wildlife …
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1997
Wolf Pups Saved In ‘95 Having Their Own Pups
Yellowstone National Park officials are seeing some benefits from their decision two years ago to pick up eight wolf pups after their father was shot outside the park. Park officials …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1997
Three-Year-Old Boy Mauled By Family Wolf
A woman found her 3-year-old son lying unconscious Tuesday with deep bite marks on his neck, mauled by one of the 11 wolves the family raised. “The dog was standing …
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997
Great Apes Face Extinction With War In Africa Latest Serious Threat
Man’s closest genetic relative, the ape, is facing pressures that could drive it into extinction in the wild, the World Wildlife Fund warned Thursday. Driven from their natural habitats, hunted …
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 1997
Secret Wolf Pack Formed Without Many People Noticing Biologist Says Group Has Been Living Without Trouble Near Thompson Falls
A wolf pack that hardly anyone knows about has lived for three or four years northwest of Thompson Falls, a federal wildlife biologist says. Tricia O’Connor, with the Forest Service’s …
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 1997
Review Ordered Of Endangered Status For Lynx Judge Says Wildlife Agency Ignored Warnings Of Own Biologists That Cat Near Extinction
A federal judge has ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its refusal to declare the lynx endangered, saying it ignored its own biologists’ warnings that the cat is …
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1997
Boy, 3, Apparently Grabbed By Alligator
A 3-year-old boy playing with his dog on the banks of a lake disappeared with a big splash Friday and his mother told authorities that he may have been grabbed …
MONDAY, FEB. 17, 1997
Nurture Over Nature Orphaned Puppies Nursed By Cat
After weaning her own kittens recently, Missy the cat adopted four Pomeranian puppies whose mother disappeared shortly after their birth. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review
MONDAY, JAN. 20, 1997
Winter May Kill Thousands Of Yellowstone Bison Scientist Blames Winter Tourism, Weather For Buffaloes’ Situation
This winter will kill a major portion of the buffaloes in Yellowstone National Park, possibly pushing them past the point of recovery, the world’s top expert on the herds says. …
MONDAY, DEC. 23, 1996
Cougar Wanders Through Neighborhood
A cougar wandering through subdivisions prompted a call to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and local police. Officers found the cat resting on the front step of a …