Stories tagged: animals
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.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Dogs indicate presence of mussels in Montana reservoirs
Dogs trained to detect aquatic invasive species have alerted Montana officials to the presence of invasive mussels in two reservoirs.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Authorities: 200 pigs escape after Michigan truck crash
Authorities say that about 200 pigs got loose after a truck heading to Indiana was involved in a crash on a foggy southwestern Michigan roadway.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Idaho police dog saved with blood donated by 2 other dogs
Two dogs that donated blood are being credited with helping save the life of a police dog that needed emergency surgery after being shot in the line of duty.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
37 bighorn sheep die in Montana pneumonia outbreak
At least 37 bighorn sheep have died in a pneumonia outbreak at Montana’s National Bison Range.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
250 animals rescued, 35 animals killed in L.A. pet store fire
Authorities say nearly 3 dozen animals were killed when flames ripped through a Los Angeles pet shop.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in New York City war on rats
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City’s concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They’re helping curb the city’s rat population.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Three file claims in incident involving spooked horse at fair
SEATTLE – Three people have filed tort claims seeking damages after a spooked horse bolted through a crowd at a Washington state fair, injuring five people. The Chronicle in Centralia …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Oregon woman pleads guilty to animal abuse; avoids jail
A southern Oregon woman who had nearly 60 animals removed from her property last winter has been sentenced to perform 240 hours of community service and pay the veterinary bills.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock
At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU
Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches
From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.
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.