Stories tagged: animals
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.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Idaho’s roadkill salvage law seen as delicious success
You may hear little of it, but Idaho’s nearly 4-year-old law that allows people to salvage roadkill is surprisingly popular. According to an online data base maintained by the Idaho …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks
In a state where the flagship university’s mascot is a fighting gamecock, some legislators are trying to toughen the penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal in all 50 states.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Widely used insecticide pulled from market
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Land managers capping open pipes, mining claim markers deadly to birds
Federal land managers have adopted a new policy aimed at capping pipes and plastic tubes on public lands that annually lead to the unintentional deaths of up to 100,000 cavity-dwelling …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Southwest Idaho dog survives after being struck by 13 trains
Cats may have nine lives, but a dog in southwest Idaho seems to have a few more as it survived being struck by 13 trains.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
California condors reach key survival milestone in the wild
A captive breeding program that once included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America’s largest bird return to the wild.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Labrador retrievers hit 25th year as top U.S. dog breed
Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America’s most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3 p.m.
New bill would redefine animal cruelty, torture in Idaho
An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would redefine animal cruelty and torture.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired
A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Dog flu case reported in Walla Walla
Canine influenza, or dog flu, was recently diagnosed in a pet adopted by a Walla Walla family from a shelter in Central Washington, according to a release from Associated Veterinary …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition
Whatcom County animal advocates are trying to stop a Ferndale High School fundraiser in which people play basketball while riding donkeys.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Elephant herpes virus not cause of Chai’s death
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus – or EEHV – was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo. Zoo spokeswoman …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant’s death
A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:50 p.m.
Out & About: Orphaned cougars adopted by zoo
Orphaned cougar kittens from Washington accepted by Louisiana zoo
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
Second chance for orphaned wildlife
There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding
Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, 7:18 a.m.
Drought, wildfires combine to impact region’s wildlife
Are the region’s wildfires cooking wildlife? Generally no, wildlife biologists say. Rather than perish in the flames, critters are more likely to starve later if a harsh winter compounds the …
Thu., July 23, 2015
Trail cameras provide deeper insight into wildlife habits
A remote trail-cam photo is worth a thousand words about the wildlife we don’t see while recreating in the great outdoors. A group of female hikers triggered a motion-activated sensor …
Thu., April 30, 2015
Area birding: Migratory Bird Day approaches
Local birding enthusiasts are stepping up to help the public celebrate Migratory Bird Day with activities geared to fledgling birders of all ages. • A three-session bird identification workshop is …
Wed., April 29, 2015
Wildlife officials kill black bear in Five Mile area
A black bear that had been causing problems for three weeks in backyards and garbage bins in the Five Mile area was killed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Out & About: Film on Oregon wolf’s journey screening at The Bing
OUTROAM – A documentary about a radio-collared gray wolf that captured international attention as it roamed for years from Oregon into California and back will screen in Spokane Friday and …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Landers: Moose issues spur tough decisions for wildlife officials
To euthanize or tranquilize? That is the question state wildlife officials must ask as a last resort when moose become a high-risk threat to humans. Spokane officers have had to …