Stories tagged: animals
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Group wants lethal traps banned in Idaho wolverine habitat
An environmental group has asked Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit
The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota’s Custer park
Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Puppy abandoned in a sealed plastic box along I-90 draws thousands of Spokane adoption inquiries
A trucker found Charlie, a 3-month-old puppy, sealed in a plastic bin near an Interstate 90 exit on Tuesday. The pup is now in the custody of SCRAPS as adoption …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Toledo Zoo’s 44-year-old white rhino, Sam, dies
A rhinoceros that was a longtime favorite at the Toledo Zoo has died.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Feature Creature: Aries
Aries is a very friendly, social boy. He would do well with a family that can train and exercise him. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs
Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Vietnam resumes controversial water buffalo fighting
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park
Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Vermont woman charged after 80 dead animals found in trailer
A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say they found at least 80 animal carcasses in her trailer.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Three dogs fatally attack pet, injure Idaho woman
A woman was injured and her dog was killed after three canines attacked her outside her eastern Idaho residence.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Washington city considers deer feeding ban after invasion
Feeding deer could soon be against the law for one Washington city, as the animals are invading a local neighborhood at an out-of-control rate.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet
After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail
Once the 426 humans who normally occupy cells at the Monroe County Jail were evacuated by bus to lockups in Palm Beach County, there was an opportunity to move 250 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, noon
Animal evacuated from Oregon farm as fire draws near
Employees and volunteers at Applegate’s Sanctuary One animal care farm have had a singular mission the last couple of days: find temporary homes for the facility’s 60 or so furry …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Oregon court rules couple must surgically ‘debark’ dogs
An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues
A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Washington seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.
Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets
The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort
The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility
Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Hikers getting too friendly with Scotchman Peak mountain goats
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Downward goat? Montana yoga class incorporates farm animal into experience
Robin Goldberg, a placid, soft-spoken yoga instructor from Whitefish, sets down a towel and places a small piece of paper at the head of it.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Humane Society makes a summer plea for help
It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Oregon panel to decide whether 4 dogs get death penalty
Commissioners in an Oregon county must decide the fates of four dogs that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
No monkeying around: Appeals court weighs if animal owns its selfies
A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether …