Stories tagged: animals
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.
Sun., April 17, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Building a more humane business model
The humane imperative seems to have become contagious and taken hold. The operating principle: Humane treatment of animals and good business practices are not mutually exclusive.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Longview considers squirrel for official city mascot
Longview is considering making the squirrel the city’s official mascot as the furry creatures are already at the center of an annual summer festival.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members up for adoption
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members will be available for adoption this weekend in Boise.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Coyote found shot in head gives birth to 5 pups
Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when X-rays revealed an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round
The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
U.S. strengthens protections for captive tigers
The Obama administration on Tuesday took steps to strengthen protections for captive tigers held in backyards and private breeding facilities.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
At least 50 puppies, small dogs found in van behind pet store, police say
Authorities say they found at least 50 puppies and small dogs in steel crates inside a van behind a northern New Jersey pet store.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Baby giraffe born at Santa Barbara Zoo seen on video
The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby Masai giraffe born over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Out & about: Ghostly gray moose bugged by ticks
The so-called “ghost” moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks.
Fri., March 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
North America’s oldest orangutan born in zoo dies in Seattle
The Seattle zoo says North America’s oldest orangutan born in a zoo has died after struggling with respiratory problems.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Horse abandoned at stable riddled with paintball remnants
Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities
Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Alternatives to pets’ post-surgery ‘cone of shame’ being developed
Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar. Whatever its name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
WSU investigates deaths of four grizzlies
Washington State University released a report Tuesday critical of several aspects of the facilities and management at its Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on Terre View Drive – including …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Western states look closely at endangered species protection
DENVER – Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected. They’ll spend …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
92-year-old woman mauled by dogs dies
Hospital officials say a 92-year-old Washington woman has died after she was mauled by dogs.