Stories tagged: animals
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Grief-stricken Cle Elum man suing WSU over botched euthanasia of beloved malamute
A lawsuit against Washington State University involving the euthanization of a sick dog could set a new legal precedent on the emotional value of pets.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogs
Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs – by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones – could be the next big thing to help …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
These creatures faced extinction. The Endangered Species Act saved them.
The federal Endangered Species Act has been called the world’s gold standard for environmental protection. Passed in 1973, it strengthened earlier federal protections for animals that had been nearly wiped …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
King Zulu, beloved white Bengal tiger at Audubon Zoo, dies
King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Traders in south India state pull US drinks in anger at PETA
Traders have pulled Coke and Pepsi off their store shelves in south India in anger at PETA’s opposition to a local bull-taming sport.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers
South Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Montana weighs asking Congress to lift grizzly protections
Montana lawmakers are considering a resolution to ask the state’s congressional delegation to declassify the grizzly bear as a threatened species throughout Montana.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit
The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
University of Idaho to no longer euthanize nuisance animals
The University of Idaho will continue to trap wild, stray or feral animals on its campus, but it will end its practice of euthanization, according to the university’s Nuisance Animal …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies
A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Baby orangutan, parents’ 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great
A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population
There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Horse meat and genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by customs agents in Virginia
Customs and Border Protection agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 42 pounds of horse meat and horse genitals hidden in juice boxes, officials said Thursday. The incident happened …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
New University of Idaho animal policies set in response to gassing of nuisance animals
More than four months after a University of Idaho task force delivered its suggestions concerning the management of nuisance animals on campus to president Chuck Staben, changes to policy may …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list
A Senate hearing to “modernize the Endangered Species Act” unfolded Wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from Republican lawmakers.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.
It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 7 a.m.
Birders in Idaho worry harsh winter may hurt hummingbirds
Bird lovers in Idaho are worried that an unusually cold and snowy winter may have harmed or killed some of the Anna’s hummingbirds that spend the winter in there despite …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time
How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Crust-covered snow spells deadly conditions for wildlife
The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region this week delivers one of the most difficult survival tests for wintering birds and a wildlife.
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 …