Stories tagged: animals
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.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …