Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark?

Fake orca flops as sea lion scarecrow An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight sai... - Posted on June 10, 2015
They’re called “wild animals” for a reason A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison. They're wild animals and can be dangerous. Rangers distribute the flyer to people as they enter the park. But some visitors still aren't ... - Posted on June 9, 2015
Tanzania is losing its elephants The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic. That's according to a wildlife conservation group. Tanzania is in Africa. The country's government has just estimated that 65,721 elephants died there in the last five yea... - Posted on June 8, 2015
Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield and called police. Turns out, it was a stuffed animal. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County An... - Posted on June 4, 2015
Walrus cam an Internet hit A popular webcam is once again streaming to the Internet. It is showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach while a number of seabirds fly overhead. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade. Its private fund... - Posted on June 1, 2015
Male cat takes on role of mom Six abandoned kittens named after the kids in "The Brady Bunch" TV series are getting a nurturing boost. It has come from an unlikely source, a male cat with a slight neurological disorder. The 3-week-old kittens are named Jan, Marcia, Cindy, Greg, Peter and Bobby. They have... - Posted on May 26, 2015
Great white shark becomes Twitter star They're going to need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention. One of the creatures they've been monitoring has started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
Is it easier to name a child than a horse? Coming up with a clever name for a racehorse can be a challenge. While parents simply put their choice of names for their child on a birth certificate and are done, registering a thoroughbred foal is not so easy. The owners can submit up to six choices in order of pre... - Posted on May 19, 2015
Benno eats ammo An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds. Benno is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois. He had surgery to remove the .308 caliber ammunition from his stomach, The Baxter Bulletin newspaper reported. Owner L... - Posted on May 14, 2015
Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark? Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Surprised scientists have found a tiny, young version of the extraordinarily rare shark. It was fished ou... - Posted on April 30, 2015