Stories tagged: animals
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:33 P.M.
Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies
A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Baby orangutan, parents’ 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great
A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 3:12 P.M.
Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population
There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 7:39 A.M.
Horse meat and genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by customs agents in Virginia
Customs and Border Protection agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 42 pounds of horse meat and horse genitals hidden in juice boxes, officials said Thursday. The incident happened …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:54 P.M.
New University of Idaho animal policies set in response to gassing of nuisance animals
More than four months after a University of Idaho task force delivered its suggestions concerning the management of nuisance animals on campus to president Chuck Staben, changes to policy may …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5:31 P.M.
Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list
A Senate hearing to “modernize the Endangered Species Act” unfolded Wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from Republican lawmakers.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:56 P.M.
Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:54 P.M.
Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.
It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 7 A.M.
Birders in Idaho worry harsh winter may hurt hummingbirds
Bird lovers in Idaho are worried that an unusually cold and snowy winter may have harmed or killed some of the Anna’s hummingbirds that spend the winter in there despite …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:33 A.M.
Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time
How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Crust-covered snow spells deadly conditions for wildlife
The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region this week delivers one of the most difficult survival tests for wintering birds and a wildlife.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 5:57 A.M.
Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 7:05 A.M.
96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack
Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Rich Landers: Critter tracks read like story in the snow
Early Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, Rich Landers contemplated several options for making the best of the day outdoors.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:45 P.M.
Stranded horse in rural Idaho rescued with helicopter
One of two horses found stranded in rural central Idaho was rescued with the help of a group of volunteers and a helicopter. Volunteers with Idaho Horse Rescue on Tuesday …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:11 A.M.
103 puppies rescued after delivery van crashes in NY
An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 10:39 A.M.
Brimming toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths
It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 3:22 P.M.
3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing
Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state have been struggling in the backcountry.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 9:04 A.M.
Child dies, 2 injured in pit bull attack in Atlanta
Police say a child has died and two others were seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked them in southwest Atlanta.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 7:11 A.M.
Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 9:59 A.M.
18 dogs die in fire at animal rescue facility near Tumwater
Eighteen dogs have died in a fire at a privately run animal rescue facility south of Olympia.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 6:53 A.M.
Second red panda triplet dies at suburban Philadelphia zoo
A red panda, a species listed as endangered, has died at a suburban Philadelphia zoo.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:28 A.M.
Boise zoo’s lion, 14, dies after battling lymphoma
The Boise zoo’s 14-year-old male lion has been euthanized after a battle with lymphoma.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 8:58 A.M.
Clydesdale rescued from Oregon mud pit
Firefighters rescued a Clydesdale that got stuck in a large mud pit in Aloha.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 6:02 P.M.
SCRAPS: Bring in pets when wind chill hits, and give extra care to outdoor animals
As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized
Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Woman leaves entire $1.2 million estate to animal shelter
A Tennessee woman’s $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs – and cats, too.