Stories tagged: animal
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow in Finland
Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat – a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland’s northern Lapland.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Man gets four years in prison for harassing pregnant Hawaiian monk seal
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Hawaii man to four years in prison for harassing a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations
Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Outpouring of cash and love go to dog rescued by Tri-Cities group
Tri-Cities area residents opened their hearts and wallets to help a dog left for dead on the side of an Idaho road.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Rare albino orangutan named ‘Alba’ after worldwide appeal
A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named “Alba” after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park
A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person
Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That’s what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Zoo’s pregnant giraffe, April, is a live-streaming sensation
A pregnant giraffe has its own website, a GoFundMe page, an apparel line and millions of people worldwide watching live-streaming video waiting for it to give birth.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Shooting of cougar in research cage prompts complaint
State wildlife researchers have stepped up efforts to protect the safety of animals they study after a Redmond man killed a cougar in a trap and tried to pass it …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Oregon dog that lost pups in barn fire adopts eight others
A dog named Daisy that stopped eating after losing her seven puppies in a barn fire is described as being in heaven after adopting eight other pups whose mother died …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
U.S.-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving D.C. zoo
An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo takes first steps
The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby hippo born prematurely has taken her first steps.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11 a.m.
An orangutan will have a chance to find her mate – through ‘Tinder’
Zookeepers in the Netherlands say they will start using a tablet to show the orangutan pictures of available males from a breeding program, according to the Guardian.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ movie
Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms
Volunteers are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of wild horses in South Dakota that were spared a possible trip to the slaughterhouse but are now suffering through a harsh …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington
A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.
In South Africa, conservationists offer fake leopard hides to curb poaching
Many worshippers at a large religious gathering in South Africa this weekend will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. But some of the pelts are fake, …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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: Sun., 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.
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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, …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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 …