OTTAWA – A private fundraiser aimed at pairing companion dogs with soldiers who suffer from post traumatic stress was launched today. Philip Ralph, a Canadian Forces Baptist minister and member of Wounded Warriors Canada, says with the Afghan training mission … Continue Reading
Two GTA mayors reel in one fish.
The backstory here, according to the Sun, is that Mayor Rob Ford and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion both went on a Lake Ontario fishing expedition on Thursday as part of the Great Ontario Salmon Derby. After six hours of fishing (on a Thursday? Did they go home afterward and get a little mayoring in before [...]
The Toronto Plaza Hotel has branded its predominantly visible minority women employees as “animals” for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits.
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A strange-looking and mysterious killer whale living in the heaving seas ringing Antarctica might be a distinct species. Known as Type D orcas, the whales are so seldom seen that scientists relied on a 60-year-old museum specimen to unravel their …&n…
We’ve always been speculating about battles between superheroes. We know the outcome of octopus versus shark. At last we have an expert speculating on lion versus tiger. Which one would win?Read more…
If you’ve ever seen a group of prairie dogs in a field, you may have noticed them bolt upright for a second, one after another, before going back to foraging. But this silly-looking behaviour may not be as random as […]
WINTERLAND, N.L. – RCMP have charged the owner of a Newfoundland farm after the discovery of eight dead animals. Police were called to the scene in Winterland on the Burin Peninsula last month after receiving a complaint. They say five … Continue Reading
GRASSY KEY, Fla. – A dog may be man’s best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one of its senses blocked, it can use other senses to mimic a … Continue Reading
‘If you lived in a pool where people gave you a bath and fed you lettuce by hand and the water was always… warm…you’d be living long too’
LONDON – A rare Sumatran tiger cub has died at the London Zoo three weeks after its birth was recorded by a hidden camera. Zoo officials said Tuesday that the cub drowned at the edge of a pool inside the … Continue Reading
Breezy, the dog that was beaten with a rake and shovel and left for dead by her owner Oct. 16, is making a remarkable recovery. Despite a fractured skull, X-rays on the 18-month-old German-Shepherd-Lab mix showed that there was no … Continue Reading
OKOTOKS, Alta. – Momo the cat has been living a quiet life since gaining global celebrity status when he leapt from a submerged pickup truck and swam for his life in floodwaters that hit southern Alberta last June. Momo and … Continue Reading
In this video, two young women on a canoe trip run into a fascinating sight; thousands of starlings engaging in a natural spectacle known as murmuration. A flock of hundreds of birds seem to move as a single entity. While […]
SANTIAGO, Chile – Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile’s northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms most likely poisoned the animals millions of years ago. The study by a team of Chilean and Smithsonian Institution … Continue Reading
In the last week, epic numbers of humpback whales have swum into Monterey Bay, drawn by a massive anchovy bloom.
‘There was nothing remaining other than a skull, a hide, the four paws and some bones,’ wildlife specialists said of the predatory attack
It’s almost like something out of a children’s movie. In a desperate bid to save its friend, a mouse bit a poisonous snake in a zoo in China. The two mice were supposed to be dinner for the snake, located […]
Gorillas are, after bonobos and chimpanzees, humanity’s closest living relative — yet little is known about them, and especially about how they communicate with one another. What do they say? Might gorillas have the rudiments of language, a life of …..
Or so says Louis C.K. Parents, after all, rarely expect to outlive their children – but most pet owners acknowledge on some level that they will probably live to see their animals pass away. Still, many of us sincerely regard our pets as family. How, then, do we cope with the loss of these loved ones?
It started as a simple project a parks officer worked on in his spare time, ballooned into an Internet sensation and now a viral video of Alberta’s grizzlies is drawing international attention to the province’s wildlife and conservation efforts. For […]
BORYSEW, Poland – A private zoo owner in central Poland feels three times lucky with the birth of white lion triplets who are getting loving care from their mother. Andrzej Pabich, head of the zoo in Borysew, said white lions … Continue Reading
Something in the Peruvian Amazon is making weird, intricate structures that resemble white picket fences surrounding an Isengard-like spire.
A local dog rescue group has received an “overwhelming response” to a call for kibble after rescuing eight puppies that were dumped in a ditch and lived off dirt and leaves. Colleen Holloway, spokesperson for Manitoba Mutts, said people have … Continue Reading
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Pest, charming oddity or just background noise, the Hadeda ibis is a feathered phenomenon in suburban South Africa. Sometimes it swipes dog food meant for pets, splatters parked cars and driveways with droppings and yanks residents … Continue Reading
TOKYO – Japan’s hunts of smaller whales, dolphins and porpoises threaten some species with extinction, an environmental group said Thursday. Catch quotas are based on data collected as much as 20 years ago and some species have been overhunted beyond … Continue Reading
Insects and spiders are masters of disguise, easily hiding in plain sight while pretending to be plants, dung, or one another.
Biofluorescence is what happens when an animal absorbs light, then throws it back out in a different color. It’s one of the weirdest and most beautiful traits in the animal kingdom, but now we know it is not among the rarest. Scientists have just identified 180 new biofluorescent fish — and they look pretty amazing.
TORONTO – The head of an agency tracking pig health says a deadly virus that has hit swine farms in at least two provinces would be spreading more swiftly throughout the country if it weren’t for stricter measures taken after … Continue Reading
Have paws, will travel. A deformed cat found in a feral colony has been nursed back to health at the Windsor Humane Society, where her talent for walking on only two legs has endeared her to the local staff. TwoPaws, … Continue Reading
CAMPBELLTON, N.B. – Zoo staff have begun removing animals from the exotic pet store beneath the apartment where two boys were killed by a python in New Brunswick. Three zoo staff members carried what appeared to be either an alligator … Continue Reading
Last week, a chemist found what might be an important clue in the ongoing mystery surrounding mass animal deaths in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon: Multiple unknown toxins, isolated from algae in the lagoon, that kill mammalian cells. But despite widesp…
If you’re a young mountain lion, a fresh deer carcass is probably among the better things you could find in a forest. But eating it could mean you end up spending some time in a cage, getting teased by your …
Every November, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair brings a little country to the city. Now in its 91st year, it’s the place where farmers from around the province gather to show off their wares, from prized ponies to pumpkins. Check … Continue Reading
Why do people hate and fear crows? Although some people see them as an embodiment of evil, it’s probably their freakish intelligence that frightens us. For example, they can remember faces and even share information on enemies with other crows. […]