Animals

Turkey farmers facing squeeze after Trump kills agriculture rules

A USDA decision is giving significant power to the multibillion-dollar meat industry, potentially crushing the smaller turkey farmers.<p>Ike Horst raises 22,000 turkeys a year on his farm in the rolling hills of south-central Pennsylvania, selling them to a processing company that was providing him …

Agriculture

Wild turkeys are in trouble

And this time hunting and clear-cutting aren’t to blame.<p>Wild turkeys are in a bit of a bind.<p>The birds were nearly wiped out by hunters and habitat destruction by the early 1900s, but made a comeback thanks to conservation efforts in the 20th century. Yet for the past 15 years or so, turkey …

Wildlife

Here’s the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs

Wild turkeys are causing troubles across the American suburbs.<p>The birds of late have been accused of cracking roof tiles outside Sacramento, dangerously disrupting traffic in western New York and “terrorizing” residents near Akron, Ohio. Reports of turkey aggression in the Boston area have spiked …

News (U.S.)

5 fascinating facts about the grizzly bear

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Wildlife

Deer euthanized after getting stuck inside Durham mall

A small deer has been euthanized after it managed to break a window and get inside Durham's Northgate Mall early Wednesday.<p>The animal got its head …

Puppy-Dog Eyes May Have Evolved in Stages

When a dog gazes deeply into the eyes of its human, a powerful bond forms. The extended eye contact triggers the same hormone response that helps …

Evolution

Blue shark found dead on Roseisle beach beach

<b>A blue shark is being examined by experts after it was found dead on a Moray beach.</b><p>The young female blue shark was discovered at Roseisle beach.<p>The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme said it was an unusual species for it to carry out a necropsy on.<p>SMASS said: "Being able to examine them gives …

Fish

Police kill rabid coyote after it bites woman's leg

Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a rabid coyote after it attacked a Massachusetts woman.

Even Whales Have to Exfoliate

In August 2014, Sarah Fortune was trying to tag bowhead whales with transmitters so she could study their feeding habits in Canada’s Cumberland Sound, where many of the large sea mammals spend their summers.<p>But the whales kept swimming into a small, shallow bay with large boulders, where at least …

Science

Badly beaten Husky puppy now up for adoption

- A Husky puppy that was found badly beaten is now up for adoption.<p>BB Bear was brought to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in October with a …

Adopt

Wake County Animal Center takes in 30 cats in last 3 days, shelter now full

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Wake County Animal Center has taken in 30 cats in the last three days alone and there are now 70 cats in the shelter and …

Cats

Seeds coated in a common pesticide might affect birds’ migration

<b>MINNEAPOLIS</b> — Pesticides that kill insects can also have short-term effects on seed-eating birds. Ingesting even small amounts of imidacloprid, a …

Birds

Massachusetts residents urged to report unusual animal behavior after coyote attacks

(WHDH) — Massachusetts wildlife officials are urging the public to report any unusual animal behavior after two people were attacked by a rabid …

furious

The Devastating Effects of the Zika Virus - Monsters Inside Me

…After a woman suffers having cysts surgically removed from her right breast, things get even worse when surgical sponges are accidentally left …

Viruses

Labor announces funding for Australia Zoo

A re-elected Palaszczuk government would give Australia Zoo $140,000 to support their animal hospital and koala habitat preservation works.<p>Premier …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

17 cats removed from 'deplorable' Bridgewater apartment after domestic dispute

Bridgewater police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex in town found 17 cats living amid "deplorable" conditions, reports The …

Cats

Ontario SPCA lowering cat adoption fees for Black Friday

The Ontario SPCA says it’s reducing adoption fees for all cats and kittens to $25 from Black Friday through November 28th.It says OSPCA animal …

Cats

Elephant trophy hunting, and Trump's reversal on it, explained

The Interior Department ended a ban on importing elephant carcass “trophies.” Then Trump tweeted.<p>It’s been a whiplash week in elephant hunting news.<p>First, on November 14, officials from the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced at a conference in Tanzania (hosted by hunting associations) that the …

Wildlife

Camel found wandering around central Oregon

Authorities found a camel in its natural habitat Sunday, except in this case it was the desert of Central Oregon.<p>The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a camel wandering around the town of Sisters, located about 165 miles southeast of Portland.<p><b>LOBZILLA? FEAR AS FISHERMAN</b> …

Oregon

Blue whales tend to be right-handed -- with one exception

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a real whale of a tale you can use at the Thanksgiving table to impress your in-laws or to fill that silence after Uncle Jack goes too far expressing his political passions: Most blue whales tend to be "right-handed."<p>Then, when your Aunt Mary helpfully points out that whales don't …

Health

Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

Cockatoos are smart birds, and the Goffin’s cockatoos in a Vienna lab are among the smartest. In an experiment reported about a year ago, they turned out to be real stars at making tools from a variety of materials in order to get a treat.<p>In a new study, researchers tested the birds’ ability to …

Science

Ancient wall carvings discovered in Saudi Arabia might be the earliest evidence of very good boys

Dogs are such ubiquitous parts of modern life that it’s sometimes easy to forget that man’s best friend wasn’t always by our sides. Humans are …

Science

Without These Flies, There'd Be No Chocolate

In our special Thanksgiving edition, we show gratitude for the scavengers and pollinators that keep our planet healthy.<p>As Thanksgiving approaches in the U.S., many people are slowing down to consider what we’re thankful for.<p>We'd like to nominate dung beetles.<p>These avid recyclers are just one of …

Insects

Birdwatch: Technicolor Turkey Sports Iridescent Feathers

Behold the ocellated turkey: a regal-looking bird with iridescent feathers, a blue face, and cranberry-like bumps of red and orange on its head.<p>You …

Science

Coyote that attacked 2 in North Attleboro was rabid

State wildlife officials on Wednesday said a coyote that attacked two people in North Attleboro was rabid.<p>A woman was bitten on the leg by the coyote …

A wandering coyote carrying a cat in its mouth was spotted in Newton

Joyce Hynds is no stranger to coyotes and has seen them often on her walks through the woods in Auburndale Park behind her Newton home. But the …

Cats

Crocodile on Florida beach moved to 'suitable habitat'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Officials say an 8-foot (2.4-meter) crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach has been released unharmed, far from swimming and …

Florida

Yes, There’s a Television Channel Exclusively for Dogs

And, yes, humans are allowed to watch it too.<p>Dog owners <i>all</i> know the look. The “are you really going to leave me all alone in this boring house when …

Bravo TV

From 'Inky's Great Escape' To Singing Seahorses: Animal Books For The Holidays

A Sunday column by David Sax in <i>The New York Times</i> quotes a cheering statistic from the Association of American Publishers: Sales of "old-fashioned print books" are up for the third year in a row.<p>Cox explains this trend well: "People are buying books because a book engages nearly all their senses, …

Culture

Panda Bear Announces A Day With the Homies EP

Panda Bear has announced a new EP titled <i>A Day With the Homies</i>, which is out January 12 as a vinyl-only release via Domino Records. The EP is the …

Music