A mountain lion met an untimely end Wednesday when it was run over by a car in Saanich. According to the Saanich police, the animal was struck around 7 p.m. on the Pat Bay Highway near Haliburton Road. Officers arrived … Continue Reading
MIAMI – Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store. State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the man received a citation for illegally capturing and … Continue Reading
PORT HURON, Mich. – An alligator named Wally will be allowed to greet patrons of a Michigan restaurant. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports City Council voted 4-2 to allow American alligators in the city’s Central Business District. Wally … 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. […]
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 […]
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
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday. Vivian Mayo, 57, of Cantwell, was found at about 1 a.m. … Continue Reading
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 […]
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