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Oregon's wandering wolf now leader of a pack
Oregon's famous wandering wolf is officially the leader of his own pack.
State and federal wildlife agencies said they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack. The name comes from the wolves' location in the Rogue River drainage in the Cascades. That's e...
- Posted on January 13, 2015
Got a cat? There’s an app for that
When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest.
If you've had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy c...
- Posted on January 12, 2015
Hotel’s guests can adopt a dog
At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face.
A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an "Adopt Me" vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. It's believed to be the only hotel in th...
- Posted on January 8, 2015
Newborn orca good sign for endangered killer whales
A newborn orca in the endangered pod that frequents Puget Sound near Seattle,Washington, is an encouraging sign following the death of a pregnant killer whale from the same group.
"That was a pretty hard hit," Howard Garrett of the Whidbey Island-based Orca Network said. "It...
- Posted on January 7, 2015
Students push lawmakers to protect turtles
The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off.
They've gotten state legislators to introduce a bill making it illegal to catch or take diamondback terrapins from the wild. It would require the sta...
- Posted on January 5, 2015
Humpbacks are invading New York City!
Maybe they want to sing on Broadway.
Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting underwater songs, have been approaching New York City in greater numbers.
Naturalists aboard whale-watching boats have seen humpbacks in the Atlantic Ocean ...
- Posted on December 17, 2014
Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up”
Marine biologists have flown dozens of endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod, Mass., to Galveston, Texas. The turtles are being treated for hypothermia.
The 50 Kemp's ridley sea turtles are a critically endangered species. They were shocked by cold temperatures in the waters ...
- Posted on December 12, 2014
Horses bring love and laughter to hospital patients
Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.
Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Wide-eyed youngsters hooked up...
- Posted on December 10, 2014
Birds you see everyday are not safe from extinction
Pigeons today are so common that you’d think they are indestructible. But think again. The pigeon you find practically all over the world today is the Rock Dove (Columba livia). It comes from the same family as the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).
- Posted on December 5, 2014
Does your dog need a massage?
Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too. It's become a regular service that many pet owners value.
"People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr. She is a San Francisco do...
- Posted on December 2, 2014