Can a chimpanzee be considered a legal person? Not for now, a judge ruled this morning in Niagara County, New York, but the legal arguments are just beginning.
We’re born, we grow, we age, and then we die. Well, maybe not all of us, according to a new study on the animals amongst us who, while they continue to grow older, don’t deteriorate with age. Read more…
The owner of a London pet store is warning that her business would be “materially affected” by a proposed ban on animal sales. Councillors asked city staff to look into a ban — first pitched in August by animal advocates … Continue Reading
A seal decided to take up residence in a newlywed U.K couple’s boat, which prevented them from returning to the mainland. The couple, Eddie Stebbings and Bee Bueche, decided to spend their honeymoon on Skomer Island, but ended up getting trapped […]
The ant-decapitating fly burrows into ants, mind-controls them, and eventually severs their heads from the inside.
On the morning of December 2, a lawyer named Steve Wise and three other members of the Nonhuman Rights Project walked up the steps of a courthouse in Johnstown, New York and into the annals of history. In Wise’s hands …
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. – When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane. The couple — from Michigan but now living in an Everglades … Continue Reading
Insects and spiders are masters of disguise, easily hiding in plain sight while pretending to be plants, dung, or one another.
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…
The ugliest dog in the world, Elwood, an eight-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, has passed away. Elwood was given the title of “World’s Ugliest Dog” at a contest in California back in 2007. Karen Quigley, the dog’s owner, said Elwood […]
They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I’d only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when […]
Storm the polar bear will make his public debut Saturday at Assiniboine Park Zoo. “Storm is a great bear and we’re very excited for him to meet the public this weekend,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, Director of Zoological Operations at … Continue Reading
The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society is holding a Black Friday sale of their own. In what is fast becoming an annual tradition, the shelter is offering a 60 per cent discount on adoption fees for black animals, including cats, dogs … Continue Reading
By Rodrique Ngowi BRAINTREE, Mass. — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who’ve have experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identity the culprits […]
Kate and Pippin (CAN, JP, US, INT) Written by: Martin SpringettPhotography by: Isobel SpringettPublished by: Puffin CanadaPuffin CanadaPuffin CanadaPublished on: February 28, 2012Ages: 3+This story of an unlikely animal friendship is all about the awww…
Researchers from Australia have uncovered a previously unknown species of giant clam on reefs off the coast of Western Australia. The clams — which come in colors of blue, green, brown, and yellow — can grow to a whopping 500 lbs (230 kg). Recent DNA evidence confirmed that what was thought to be one species is actually two.
In the Gulf of California there exists a critter, Cymothoa exigua, which targets a fish by infiltrating its gills and latching onto its tongue. It proceeds to not only consume the organ, but will then replace it with its own …
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?
And saving the internet.
BY: Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky LOCATION: Bickford Park PHOTO BY: Shannon Purvis FIELD NOTES: Friends, there is a great imbalance in the internet. Where cats once reigned supreme, Rob Ford has taken over. There’s nary a website free of our dear mayor’s hijinx. Here at Vandalist, we’re doing our best to return the internet [...]
HANOI, Vietnam – One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on Earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said … Continue Reading
WINNIPEG — Manitoba is being criticized for making it easier to take polar bears from the icy shores of Hudson Bay and place them in captivity. The province — home to the polar bear capital of Churchill — has quietly […]
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
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
Dolphins of Shark Bay (CAN, JP, US, INT)Written by: Pamela S. Turner Photographs by: Scott TuasonPublished by: HMH Books for Young Readers Published on: November 5, 2013Ages: 10+Provided by the author. All opinions expressed are my own.Yesterday w…
Move over, Lassie. Calgary canines are set to be honoured for their noble efforts through a new life-saving award. The award was inspired by Mack, a “loveable black Labrador” that alerted his owner to a suicidal woman last year. With Mack … Continue Reading
Say hello to one of the largest and most impressive creatures to ever take flight: Quetzalcoatlus northropi of the Cretaceous period, a pterosaur with a wingspan of some 33 feet that stood as tall as a giraffe.
In November 2002, a deadly new virus emerged suddenly in the south of China. In less than a year, the disease it caused, known as SARS, spread to 33 countries, sickening more than 8,000 people and killing more than 700. …
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
No matter how many species we discover, there will probably always be more still undiscovered. But even among the species known to science, there are many, many that remain undiscovered by the public. Some of these species are very strange, … &n…
VANCOUVER – They are the stuff of Halloween horror stories, the alter-ego of vampires, the frightful beasts that foreshadow the macabre. Bats strike fear in many hearts, but it is these nocturnal mammals that are in danger, decimated by a … Continue Reading