Animals

Shark shocker: 20-foot great white 'Deep Blue' caught on camera

You'll definitely need a bigger boat.<p>The great white shark known as "Deep Blue" is nearly 20 feet long and is thought to be the largest great white ever caught on film.<p>Shark conservationist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla captured footage of the massive beast nearly three years ago, while doing work for …

Florida

No kids? Chinese spend a fortune on their pets

<b>By Danielle Paquette and Luna Lin</b><p>BEIJING — An abandoned warehouse once stood where Sylar’s new mansion sprawls.<p>Over the past year, builders have …

Pets

The best dog accounts on Instagram to satisfy your fluff fix

While people may never agree on the latest obnoxious Instagram update, there's one thing everyone can agree on: dogs dominate the platform, and …

Pets

How Scientists Discovered a New Shark Species Near Florida

Meet Genie’s Dogfish.<p>Marine biologists have a reason to celebrate this Shark Week. A team of scientists from the Florida Institute of Technology has …

Zoology

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE — The 14 African wild dogs were ravenous, dashing back and forth along the fence of their open-air enclosure, or boma, bouncing madly on their pogo-stick legs, tweet-yipping their distinctive wild-dog calls, and wagging their bushy, white-tipped tails like …

Science

Why is the cat still scratching after flea treatment?

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> I’ve been using Cheristin for my indoor/outdoor cat, but he’s still scratching, and I think he’s brought in fleas to my elderly indoor cat.<p>…

Pets

Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.<p>For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of …

Salt Lake City

SeaWorld Orlando is caring for rescued whale

A 290-pound melon-headed whale that was found on Clearwater Beach has been rescued and taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation, according to the …

SeaWorld

Seven Cheetah Cubs Born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) welcomed a litter of seven chirping cheetah cubs July 9. The cubs were born to first-time …

Ornithology

There’s a secret shark mating site, but this great white may be about to give it away

A 12-foot great white shark tagged off South Carolina last year is believed to be leading researchers to a previously unknown apex predator mating …

Nova Scotia

Here's How You Can Watch Shark Week Without Cable

You don't need cable to catch all the excitement.<p>Shark Week 2018 kicked off Sunday, July 22 and will feature a full week of shark-related programming …

TV

Watch: Escaped snake found in Virginia man's toilet

A Virginia man discovered an uninvited snake inside the bowl of his toilet and the escaped serpent was later reunited with its owner.

Virginia Beach

Alligator found in Prospect Park backyard

Tracie Hoffecker's Prospect Park backyard looked like a zoo this morning.<p>"Never in a million years did I think I would find that this morning!" said …

Alligator

There’s an underwater pokéball that helps us study delicate sea creatures without harming them

Studying the most delicate creatures of marine life without damaging them is a tough challenge, but researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have now …

Study Skills

Shepherd injured trying to save his cattle from lions in Gujarat

A shepherd was injured while trying to save his goats and sheep from two lions on the outer limits of Gir National Park in Amreli district in …

National Parks

Rare white magpie sighting in Aussie state capital points to new behavioral insights - Xinhua

SYDNEY, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A rare white magpie has been spotted in South Australia's state capital Adelaide, fueling interest among animal …

Birds

'Fortnite' Shark Skins Infest Water in Time for 'Shark Week'

Practice some marine biology while playing.<p>S<i>hark Week</i> kicked off its 30th weekly celebration of the ocean killer on Sunday. As viewers will spend a …

TV

Two new peacock spiders identified in Western Australia

It is only a few millimetres in size, performs a dance as part of a courtship ritual and has striking coloured markings on its back that “look like a pharaoh’s headdress”.<p>But when biologist Jürgen Otto first spotted the peacock spider species he has named <i>Maratus unicup</i>, he didn’t immediately …

Zoology

Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected habitats, is coming under attack from lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades, driven partly by fears that the …

Endangered Species

Sharks Get Bigger Home Protected by Mexican Navy

Sharks can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Their home in Mexico's Revillagigedo National Park — North America's largest marine protected area — is …

National Parks

Another fishing closure in Atlantic after recent right whale sightings | The Star

HALIFAX—The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced another fishing closure in Atlantic Canada after two North Atlantic right whales were …

North Atlantic

'Aquaman' Trailer Reveals The Hero's Origin Story

The amphibian superhero we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for its standalone <i>Aquaman</i> trailer, starring …

TV

Why Do Crows Have Sex with the Dead?

A researcher investigates the strange phenomenon of crow necrophilia.<p>When crows encounter dead crows, sometimes, they make alarm calls or gather other birds to the scene, holding a “funeral” for the dead. Other times, they have sex with the corpse. Kaeli Swift, a PhD. candidate at the University of …

Birds

People Hear Cries Coming From A Well — And Can't Believe Who They Find

"I was blown away."<p>On Monday evening, Morgan Brumm had just stepped outside her family's home in Nebraska when a concerning sound arrived to her …

Animals

Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake

For those of us who don't have a kiddie pool, sometimes a sprinkler is the next best thing.<p>And this dog really went for it. Redditor Spinolio posted …

Pets

Here are 10 animals that might have gone extinct without the Endangered Species Act

The administration has proposed changes to the popular law.<p>Last Thursday, the Trump administration announced a proposal to cut provisions in the Endangered Species Act (ESA)—the law that for almost half a century, has protected plants and animals at risk of extinction. The law has broad and …

Wildlife

Stray Dog Saves Injured Cyclist Stranded In The Mountains

"The dog didn’t leave his side and remained there until the ambulance arrived.”<p>Up until recently, this sweet stray dog didn't have a friend to call …

Animals

Airbus just flew its incredibly bizarre BelugaXL for the first time, and it looks amazing

I have a bit of a thing for big, weird planes. The Airbus Super Guppy is one of my all-time favorite things ever, so when I heard that Airbus had a …

Business

Are parakeets set to bring havoc to our countryside?

It will soon be harvest time for the vineyards at Painshill Park and Andy Mills is keeping a wary eye on the skies. Wine has been made on this 158-acre estate near Cobham in Surrey ever since the grounds were first created in the mid 18th century by Charles Hamilton, the youngest son of the sixth …

Science

Woman On Vacation Finds Dogs Who'd Been Chained Up For Years

“I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, how is this [rescue] going to happen?’”<p>Tired of life in busy Barcelona, Sara Ortín León traveled into the mountains in …

Pets