Dogs Bring Swarm of Bacteria Into Your Home
Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world of bacteria into your home — but don't panic. Research suggests that exposure to a wide variety of microbes may be good for us.
Elusive Pandas Caught on Camera in China Habitat
New hidden camera footage from the giant panda's home offers a peek into the secret lives of China's wild creatures.
Hamilton lets sleeping dogs lie - and snore
By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton made his point and Roscoe, his pampered pet bulldog, promptly proved him right at the Monaco Grand Prix on Wednesday. Positioning, the 2008 Formula One world champion told British reporters gathered round him in the Mercedes harbourside motorhome, is everything in Monaco. The Briton was referring to the special skills required to win the most glamorous and glittering race on the calendar but Roscoe demonstrated that positioning was important in other ways as well. ...
Motor racing-Hamilton lets sleeping dogs lie - and snore
By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton made his point and Roscoe, his pampered pet bulldog, promptly proved him right at the Monaco Grand Prix on Wednesday. Positioning, the 2008 Formula One world champion told British reporters gathered round him in the Mercedes harbourside motorhome, is everything in Monaco. The Briton was referring to the special skills required to win the most glamorous and glittering race on the calendar but Roscoe demonstrated that positioning was important in other ways as well. ...
Life's a beach for lucky dogs free to run on sand
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Craig Haverstick approaches the beach with his dog in tow, Stanley instinctively knows he's in for a treat. His ears perk up and he starts sniffing the salty air.
In the Hamptons, catering to the rich (and their dogs) is good business
By Beth Pinsker EAST HAMPTON, New York (Reuters) - Judging by early demand for everything from doggie daycare to Ferrari rentals and fine art, rich Americans are going to make this a strong summer in one of their favorite playgrounds - the beach towns on the eastern end of Long Island collectively known as the Hamptons. With stock prices surging, home prices recovering, and borrowing costs low, there is a renewed sense of confidence among the wealthy and the merely well off. ...
On the Job: How Rescue Dogs Hunt for Tornado Survivors
In the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Okla., yesterday (May 20), search-and-rescue dogs are on the ground hunting for survivors amidst the rubble.
Dogs Show IQ Tests Aren't So Smart (Op-Ed)
Wildlife Bandits: How Criminology Can Fight Poaching
Newark, N.J. — With no shortage of human-on-human misdeeds, criminologists haven't typically concerned themselves with crimes against wildlife and the environment. But with poaching raging out of control in several areas of the world, that may be changing.
Idaho man sentenced to seven years for killing zoo monkey
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An Idaho man who admitted to breaking into a Boise zoo last year and killing a monkey was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday, court records show. Michael Watkins, 22, of Weiser, Idaho, in March pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a felony, and misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the break-in and beating death of the monkey at Zoo Boise in November. The primate was one of the zoo's two Patas monkeys, ground-dwelling animals from Africa that stand more than 2 feet tall and weigh about 35 pounds. ...
May 17: Endangered Species Day, Pack Rat Day, National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Bike to Work Day
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Martha Stewart Dishes On Online Dating: Must Love Dogs, Kids & 'Maybe Monogamy'
Martha Stewart has some very important criteria in potential suitors, now that the lifestyle guru has jumped into the deep end of online dating.
Dogs give comfort _ and controversy _ in court
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The twins were 7, shy and scared. Talking was tough and describing what happened nearly impossible.
Dogs and Humans Evolved Together, Study Suggests
Dogs are more than man's best friend: They may be partners in humans' evolutionary journey, according to a new study.
DiCaprio's wildlife charity auction brings in $38.8 million
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie's auction house raised $38.8 million through a charity art auction and donations, Christie's said on Tuesday, with proceeds to benefit environmental and conservation causes. The 33 works in The 11th Hour Auction organized by the star of the new film "The Great Gatsby" sold for $31.74 million on Monday evening and set 13 records for artists including Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, Raymond Pettibon and Mark Ryden among others. ...
Naval Exercises Take Deadly Toll on Dolphins: Op-Ed
Police seize eight dogs after fatal mauling of California woman
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A day after a Southern California woman was fatally mauled by a pack of pit bulls, police were trying to determine on Friday whether any of the eight dogs they seized from a nearby home were involved in the attack, law enforcement officials said. Homicide detectives serving a search warrant at a home in the unincorporated community of Littlerock, in the high desert about 65 miles east of Los Angeles, took eight dogs from the property, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Captain Mike Parker said. ...
At Least 26 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Central Africa
At least 26 elephants were killed in Central Africa after a group of armed poachers raided a protected sanctuary on Monday (May 6), according to wildlife officials.
London Zoo seeks female mate for near-extinct fish
LONDON (AP) — The London Zoo is urgently seeking a female mate for the last-known males of a critically endangered fish species.
DiCaprio, Christie's to hold auction to benefit environment NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the new film "The Great Gatsby," and his foundation have teamed up with Christie's for a charity auction next week to benefit environmental causes. Thirty-three works, many created for and donated to the auction by some of the world's top artists, will go under the hammer on Monday in New York at The 11th Hour Auction, which aims to raise as much as $18 million to protect the last wild places on Earth and their endangered species. ...
DiCaprio, Christie's to hold auction to benefit environment
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the new film "The Great Gatsby," and his foundation have teamed up with Christie's for a charity auction next week to benefit environmental causes. Thirty-three works, many created for and donated to the auction by some of the world's top artists, will go under the hammer on Monday in New York at The 11th Hour Auction, which aims to raise as much as $18 million to protect the last wild places on Earth and their endangered species. "A lot of the works of this quality have never been at auction. ...
Pets May Curb Heart Disease Risk, Doctors Say
Owning a pet, especially a dog, probably lowers a person's risk of heart disease, a new statement from the American Heart Association says.
Pets may help cut heart disease risk: American Heart Association
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet. The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement on Thursday saying owning a pet may help to decrease a person's risk of suffering from heart disease and is linked with lower levels of obesity, blood pressure and cholesterol. "Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease," Glenn N. Levine, a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said in a statement. ...
How You Can Help Save Threatened Russian Tigers: Op-Ed
Linda Walker Global Forest & Trade Network - North America for the World Wildlife Fund
Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers
Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers
Armed Poachers Reportedly Raid African Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant poachers in Central Africa were seen entering a protected area and shooting in the direction of elephants on Monday (May 6), wildlife officials reported.
Elephants Better Beat the Heat--or Else
With a relatively small surface area to body volume, elephant heat dissipation is limited to the point where extended exertion in the heat can be fatal. Sophie Bushwick reports
Fishermen want humpback whales off endangered list
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago.
Hunting, NYC style: Owners set dogs on alley rats
NEW YORK (AP) — Bodies tensed and noses twitching, the dogs sniff the hunting ground before them: a lower Manhattan alley, grimy, dim and perfect for rats. With a terse command — "Now!" — the chase is on.
Cat Fight Brewing Over Wildlife Slaughter Study
Cat lovers are unsheathing their claws against a controversial study that suggested the felines kill billions of birds a year.
Household items can present risks to pets
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A toy poodle that was rushed to the vet after swallowing a tube sock. A Great Dane that had to be operated on three times for eating his owner's shoulder pads.
Look Up! Spot a 'Celestial Zoo' in the Night Sky
In the midst of the frantic "doomsday" buzz that swept the United States right before the Mayan calendar reached the end of its 5,000-year cycle in December 2012, I was approached by a person after I had given a presentation at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. They asked:
Humpback Whales Learn Hunting Technique from Peers
Evidence is mounting that several animals can learn behaviors from their peers, and pass down these traditions from generation to generation — an ability once thought to be uniquely human.
Whales Teach Each Other Hunting Skill
Cultural transmission is behind the recent spread of a hunting technique called lobtail feeding among humpback whales off New England. Sophie Bushwick reports.
Whales Teach One Another Hunting Skill
Cultural transmission is behind the recent spread of a hunting technique called "lobtail" feeding among humpback whales off New England. Sophie Bushwick reports
Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin's admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy.
Ohio zoo's baby monkey named for CBS TV character
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo's recent additions include a monkey named after a quirky scientist character on the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory."
Parents Share More Germs With Dogs Than Kids
Parents may have more in common with their dogs than their kids, at least with regard to microbial life.
Travelers give Hawaii dogs 2nd chance on mainland
The lanky, charcoal-gray dog with a distinctive, wiry hairdo would stand out in most other animal shelters, but no one gave him a second look on Hawaii's island of Kauai.
Hawaii travelers give island dogs second chance
The crowded animal shelter on the Hawaii island of Kauai has come up with a novel way of getting some of its dogs adopted.
Baltimore Police To Overhaul Handling Of Animal Abuse Cases - CBS Local
Baltimore Police To Overhaul Handling Of Animal Abuse CasesCBS LocalBALTIMORE (WJZ) — Four horrifying cases of animal abuse in Baltimore in just one week. Now WJZ has learned the police department is set to announce a major overhaul in the way those cases are handled. Meghan McCorkell has details on the new plan.
Potential bidders explore Leominster animal-control job - Sentinel and Enterprise
Potential bidders explore Leominster animal-control jobSentinel and EnterpriseLEOMINSTER -- Four prospective bidders attended a question-and-answer session at City Hall Wednesday to discuss the city's animal-control officer job, but at least two said they are concerned about the insurance requirements. "The insurance is a big ...
Camden man charged with animal cruelty after dog dies - Syracuse.com
Russian Space Ark Returns Animal Astronauts to Earth, Some Mice & Gerbils Die - Space.com
Animal behaviorists say animals with troubled past can still make great pets - ksl.com
18 horses seized in Morrison animal mistreatment case - The Denver Channel
Animal shelter foundation leader resigns - Denton Record Chronicle
Animal shelter foundation leader resignsDenton Record ChronicleThe group had not hired an executive director in order to save on administrative costs and put more of the money raised toward animal care and adoptions. But, such a hire had been in the plans, and would have been part of a transition had the city's ...