Stories tagged: animals
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017
Robin Goldberg, a placid, soft-spoken yoga instructor from Whitefish, sets down a towel and places a small piece of paper at the head of it.
Fri., July 21, 2017
It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.
Mon., July 17, 2017
Commissioners in an Oregon county must decide the fates of four dogs that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl.
Wed., July 12, 2017
A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
Sun., July 9, 2017
Idaho is beginning to embrace the concept of pairing state Department of Fish and Game conservation officers with service dogs.
Sat., July 8, 2017
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
Tue., July 4, 2017
Submitted for your befuddlement, a hare-raising tale about a confused critter named Frank.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017
Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast …
Sun., July 2, 2017
A traditional water buffalo fight in northern Vietnam was suspended after an animal attacked and killed its owner, in the first human fatality since the sport resumed after the Vietnam …
Sun., July 2, 2017
The Macrauchenia patachonica is neither a llama nor a horse, nor an elephant, a new analysis of its fossils shows. What exactly this creature was puzzled scientists, including the father …
Thu., June 29, 2017
A U.S. Forest Service officer shot and killed a pit bull at the Rainbow Family gathering in Eastern Oregon.
Mon., June 26, 2017
A Portland woman says she used a car jack to break a window after spotting a dog stuck inside of a Mercedes in 89 degree- weather with little air.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017
Five rare Barbary lion cubs have been shown to the public for the first time at a zoo in southwestern Germany, delighting visitors as they clumsily plodded through their enclosure.
Sun., June 25, 2017
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …
Mon., June 19, 2017
Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they’ve seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces.
Tue., June 6, 2017
As more people head outdoors to enjoy spring weather, they’re entering nature’s nurseries where it’s best to leave the babies be. Last week, for example, a male whitetail fawn was …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Creatures at Zoo Boise get yearly wellness checks and, like humans, cancer is a particular scourge.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for more information about the department’s experiments on dogs.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
Washington State University researchers are trying to discover the reason behind mysterious calf deaths related to what is commonly known as “weak calf syndrome.”
Mon., May 8, 2017
Douglas County firefighters pulled an unconscious woman from a burning home early Saturday, but couldn’t save approximately eight dogs and 12 cats who perished in the blaze.