Stories tagged: animals
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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: Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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: Mon., 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: Fri., 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.
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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.
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Two dogs attacked by mountain lion near Ketchum
One dog has died and another is injured after they were apparently attacked by a mountain lion in a subdivision south of Ketchum.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Critters are masters at enduring bitter cold
Judging from the bloom of down coats showing up downtown this week, humans have learned a few valuable lessons from wildlife about surviving bitter cold weather. But critters are the …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Reindeer may be weighing less due to global warming
Reindeer living on the Arctic island of Svalbard are getting smaller – and scientists say climate change may be the cause.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Everett lab fined $185,000 over death of 38 monkeys
An Everett medical laboratory has been fined $185,000 over the deaths of 38 monkeys over a five-year period.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
‘Silent extinction’: Giraffes listed as a vulnerable species after 30-year population plunge
The stately 18-foot-tall giraffe is among the animals ecologists call “charismatic megafauna,” the name for critters that elicit squeals of delight at the zoo and warm the cockles of corporate …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Horse rescued after fall from cliff in Idaho
Idaho authorities teamed up with a construction company to help rescue a horse that fell off a cliff and became stranded on a ledge.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
2 moose population studies moving forward
Two moose surveillance projects are moving forward in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3:28 a.m.
Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help
The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Montana commission approves bighorn sheep transfer
A group of 30 to 45 bighorn sheep will be transferred as scientists pursue research into deadly pneumonia outbreaks among Montana herds.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
Prince William: We’re still step behind wildlife traffickers
Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list
State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.