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Cougar kitten found on Kettle Falls porch on road to recovery

A mountain lion kitten – with killer blue eyes, but too young and weak to prey on anything larger than a butterfly – is getting a one-way ticket from Eastern Washington to a Pennsylvania zoo. A Kettle Falls homeowner found the 3-week-old male kitten dehydrated and malnourished on the front porch.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The U.S. was not yet involved in World War I, but many Spokane residents were heading off to fight. 

Tacoma aquarium offers dive with sharks

TACOMA – Sharks might have a bad rap with some people but officials at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium insist it’s the sharks that usually face danger when they cross paths with humans. Hoping to shift public perception, the Tacoma zoo is debuting an attraction where people can swim with the sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium’s 240,000-gallon saltwater tank. The idea is to offer a fun experience that also will spark interest and awareness.

Arrest made in fatal monkey beating

Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened away two intruders.

Zoo monkey dies of trauma after break-in

BOISE – A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck, and police were analyzing blood found at the scene to determine if it came from the monkey or one of two human intruders. Two males wearing dark clothing were spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit, police said. Both fled, one of them heading into the interior of the zoo. Boise police used a thermal imager in searching the 11-acre zoo grounds but didn’t find the person.

Week-old panda cub dies at Nat’l Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant panda cub born a week ago at the National Zoo in Washington died Sunday morning, saddening zoo officials and visitors who had heralded its unexpected arrival.

Brochures keep Walk in the Wild Zoo’s memory alive

The Spokane Valley parks department is helping to revive a little piece of the old Walk in the Wild Zoo. The zoo used to sit on the land that currently houses Mirabeau Park and the CenterPlace events center in Spokane Valley. Walk in the Wild closed its doors in 1995 after struggling financially for several years.

Zoo hand-raising cubs after rare cheetah birth

WASHINGTON — Two cheetah cubs have a new home at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and are being raised by human hands after a risky birth last month at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.