Aug 17, 2014

Police called to investigate chicken crossing road

Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and they have no idea. Officers were dispatched last week to the Linnton district after a caller said a chicken was crossing a rush-hour highway, causing a traffic hazard. In a statement titled ...

Aug 16, 2014

Minke whales' feeding frenzy observed

Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawnlike krill during the summer, new research showed Friday. The Australian Antarctic Division said it was the first time that the ...

Aug 13, 2014

Kenyans seek arrest of 'ivory kingpin'

To mark World Elephant Day, a conservationist trying to stem the slaughter of Africa’s elephants waited nearly eight hours to meet with Kenya’s top police official on Tuesday in order to hand him roughly 400 signatures urging the police to arrest what her group ...

Aug 7, 2014

Reward offered for man shown kicking squirrel into Grand Canyon

An animal rights group offered a reward of nearly $17,000 on Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who apparently kicked a squirrel into Arizona’s Grand Canyon in a video that went viral on the Internet. Appealing to members ...

Aug 4, 2014

Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard

A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said. Toyoaki Kamisawa, 71, who lives near the orchard in the Wakahoshina district, received injuries to his ...

Aug 4, 2014

Spain throws cold water on sex and booze resorts

Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess. “We came to get drunk, basically. Everyone knows Magaluf ...

Aug 1, 2014

India hires masked monkey men to combat macaque menace

India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation’s capital, officials said Thursday. The “very talented” group of men has taken to wearing monkey masks, imitating their whoops and ...

Aug 1, 2014

Man expelled from Croatia for punching endangered monk seal

A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world’s most endangered species, reports said on Thursday. Dozens of tourists and locals had gathered on the beach at Gortan bay on the northern peninsula ...