Stories tagged: animals
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Lawsuit forces U.S. to decide if nine species are endangered
The U.S. government agreed last week to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family
A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
NPS 100: Tourists are wacky about wildlife, ranger says
Wildlife and wild experiences are headliner attractions at many national parks, offering millions of visitors their first close encounters with the outdoors and critters as diverse as marmots and manatees. …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty
Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
More than 100 animals found in mobile home
Authorities responding to a mobile home fire in Evergreen found more than 100 animals inside.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog
A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle
Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Jury awards Franklin County man $36K for wrongful death of dog
A Washington attorney says his client has been awarded more than $36,000 after his neighbors shot his English springer spaniel.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten
The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Feature Creature: Iris
Iris is a very sweet, timid girl. She is young and needs someone to take her through SCRAPS dog training classes. She would do best in a home with no …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say
Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat
When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Tiger attacks, kills caretaker in Spanish nature park
An animal caretaker has been found dead in a nature park in the southern Spanish town of Benidorm after she was attacked by a tiger for reasons that remain unclear.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Police: Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during dog fight
Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Domestic violence shelter opens doors to pets, which provide healing presence
Bard is one of two cats that call the Longview women’s shelter home, and his healing presence has inspired the shelter to begin accepting residents’ pets in the near future.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture
A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new enclosure at an Ohio zoo and escaped for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Spokane Valley opens first dog park
The Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department turned an area of the park at the northwest corner of Mission and Bowdish streets into the city’s first dog park.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho
Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
New synthetic dog cadavers could replace shelter animals in vet schools
Alberta is a canine made entirely of synthetic material, created to provide veterinary students with anatomically correct bodies for surgical practice. The product is designed to replace the euthanized shelter …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Cincinnati Zoo’s slain gorilla Harambe gets vigil from visitors
Animal rights activists gathered Monday for a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Audubon Society chides Trump on birds
Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Puppy rescued after falling into mine shaft
A 5-month-old puppy was rescued after falling into a 26-foot deep mine shaft west of Dillon.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
South African rhino endures, one year after horrific attack
Hope, a rhino mutilated by poachers, has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
South African rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction
A year ago, a South African rhino survived a horrific attack by poachers who hacked off her horns and part of her face. This month, the rhino dubbed Hope is …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics
Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Only U.S. grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years
The nation’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
3D printer used to create new feet for duck
A duck that lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.