Animals

Is It Really Bad to Share a Bed With Your Dog? Science Weighs In

Good boy.<p>The question: Family dogs often spend the night in their owner's bedroom. Might this affect people's sleep?<p>In this study, the researchers …

Science

Man's encounter with bears is the most Canadian thing you’ll ever see

If a bear happens to enter your yard, experts say you should attempt to scare it away with loud noises, creating a negative experience for the wild …

Whale and calf stranded off Queensland coast

Rescue crews have responded to a humpback whale calf and another whale that have become stranded off the Queensland coast.<p>The newborn whale, believed …

Australian News

Sunbeam Snakes Are Little Scaly Rainbows

For most people, snakes probably inspire an Indiana Jones-like terror more so than any other feeling. But there’s one kind of snake with whom you …

Science

Dallas Zoo to close Cat Row exhibit, re-home ocelots, bobcat, mountain lions

The Dallas Zoo will be saying farewell to its ocelots, mountain lions and bobcat at the end of the month as it prepares to close the more than …

Texas

10 Amazing Animal Behavior Shots from our 2017 Underwater Photo Contest

Judging the Through Your Lens photo contest is one of our favorite parts of the year at Scuba Diving — but it’s also one of the most challenging. For …

Photography

Wildlife park visitor snaps perfectly-timed tiger selfie

<b>A visitor to a Scottish animal park captured a perfectly-timed selfie with a large male Amur tiger.</b><p>Donna Martin took her image at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, as tiger Marty put a paw on a pane of protective glass behind her.<p>Marty is one of two Amur tigers held in the collection at the …

Wildlife

What are animals trying to tell us about climate change?

Authors of the book “Where the Animals Go” explain tracking animal behavior and how animals navigate the world<p>Rachel Leah2017-09-23T22:00:24Z•2017-09-23T22:00:24Z•0 Comments<p>0 Comments

Liberal View

Teeny tiny endangered frogs saved by fake mud

Researchers at Perth Zoo hope an artificial mud solution created to save a critically endangered frog from extinction could also help other …

Biological Species

These Spiders Eat Their Mothers' Dead Bodies

Most spiders are loners,<br>meeting others of their species<br>mostly for mating or combat.<p>Not so with Stegodyphus dumicola.<p>Living in colonies, this species<br>takes maternal care to an extreme.<p>Females spit up liquid nutrients<br>to nurse the young, a process<br>that eventually kills the adult.<p>Later the offspring eats …

Spiders

Wolves Are Probably Smarter Than Our Dogs

My chocolate lab, Loretta Lou, is one of the most intelligent dogs I know. It took her no time to learn to catch a Frisbee, and she can pick the used …

Dogs

Meet Beelzebufo, the dinosaur-eating "devil toad"

Frogs are generally fairly harmless creatures (poisonous ones aside), but as with many animals their ancestors were far bigger and meaner. The beach …

Science

The Real Story Behind Frida, The Rescue Dog in Mexico Gaining Viral Fame

On Tuesday, September 19, a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the center of Mexico. Three days later, rescue workers are still searching for …

Magnetism

Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not Sight

Imagine a species that lived in a world of smells and didn’t pay a lot of attention to what things look like. What would members of that species use for a mirror?<p>Would they even want a mirror?<p>Yes, of course, we are talking about dogs, who usually don’t seem to understand the mirrors humans use. …

Science

Solving Staten Island’s Deer Problem With a Snip and a Stitch

In a quiet patch of thorny wineberry bushes on Staten Island, a white-tailed deer snored loudly, oblivious to the team of humans gathered around him.<p>For the two young does that looked on from a distance, it must have been a peculiar sight: One of the deer’s legs was roped up to a tree, his eyes …

New York City

Stressed-out meerkats less likely to help group

Dominant female meerkats use aggression to keep subordinates from breeding, but a new study finds this negative behavior also can result in the …

Ecology

Spam, the mini pig stolen in break-in, found dead

A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead.<p>The owners of the 15-pound …

Canadian News

What if the animals we eat run out of food?

As the global population grows and more of us are eating meat and fish, there are concerns that the world's resources can't keep up.<p>Currently, many farmed animals and fish are fed fishmeal, which is made of wild-caught fish. These could be threatened if demand for fishmeal intensifies.<p>Jason Drew is …

Agriculture

Campbell pet hospital offers new hope for cancer-stricken animals

When pet owners hear that their beloved animal has cancer, they are left with few options beyond euthanasia or drawn-out painful methods that may not …

Cancer

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

In the wake of the catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in 1986, people rushed to evacuate, and many were forced to abandon their pet dogs. Now, like some kind of atomic-age fairy tale, the feral descendents of those deserted animals roam the ghost towns within the Chernobyl …

Chernobyl

Giant ancient frogs might have snacked on baby dinosaurs

The frog from hell had a powerful bite.<p><i>Beelzebufo ampinga</i>, so named for the ancient deity often called the "Lord of the Flies," was a devilish frog indeed. The species, which lived on the island of Madagascar around 70 million years ago, was likely the biggest frog that ever hopped about the Earth …

Dinosaurs

Jellyfish Sleep, and Now Scientists Wonder If Plants and Bacteria Sleep Too

J J ellyfish lack ears, eyes, a nose, a heart, bones, and a brain. In fact, they don’t even have a head. Their states of being, as they float and …

Wellness

This man is like the Jane Goodall of bears

"Hi, bear. It's me, bear," Dr. Lynn Rogers says as he approaches a 350-pound wild black bear that he's named Burt. Rogers' palm is upward near his …

Jane Goodall

The World of Animals

Science

These hermit crabs shack up inside living coral instead of shells

When your roommate is also your room.<p>A tiny bit of pinkish cotton candy scurries its way along the sandy substrate. Other squishy-looking blobs rest until disturbed, perhaps by a sudden influx of sand or dirt, and then wriggle their way free—with the help of a worm that lives comfy cozy inside each …

Oceans

Dolphin stranded near Port Arthur is rescued by Texas Parks and Wildlife, animal rescue group

Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats Movie Shines Light on the Plight of Companion Animals

MESA, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandgrain Films has thrown down the gauntlet in the new groundbreaking documentary Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats, which takes a unique approach to expose the root causes of the plight of our companion animals in the United States. Beyond the statistics of …

Cats

#WhatsTrending: Help Your Dog While You're Gone!

If your dog has anxiety while you're gone, there can be a bunch of reasons why. A big one is that they may miss you! Paw & Bone, the people behind …

Heidi the deer and Tonka the dog form unlikely friendship amid the antlers

A hand-reared deer called Heidi loves spending time with her best bud Tonka, playing chasey, eating grass and chewing on sticks together.

Maryland Zoo In Baltimore Welcomes Two New Bachelors To Their Crew

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has two new additions in its African journey exhibit.They may be from different species, but they’re …