Apr 18, 2015

Texas veterinarian fired killing cat with arrow

A Texas veterinarian who apparently shot a domestic cat through the head with a bow and arrow before posing with the dead animal on Facebook was sacked Friday as police launched an investigation into the slaying. Kristen Lindsey triggered an avalanche of complaints and ...

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Apr 17, 2015

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

President Enrique Pena Nieto inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar ...

Apr 15, 2015

Whale sets migration record, a 22,500-km Pacific round trip

A lone female Western North Pacific gray whale has set a record for long-distance migration, according to a study Tuesday. Nicknamed Varvara, the nine-year-old whale was tagged off Russia’s Sakhalin Island in 2011. She crossed from the northwestern to the northeastern side of the ...

Beached dolphins feared dead

Apr 11, 2015

Beached dolphins feared dead

Nearly half of about 150 dolphins stranded on a beach in Ibaraki Prefecture died while 45 were put back in the sea, a local official said Saturday. “We have yet to find out why they beached,” said Hitoshi Igawa of the Industrial Affairs Division ...

Florida fights cat-eating African lizards

Apr 11, 2015

Florida fights cat-eating African lizards

A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is “increasing efforts to locate and ...

Apr 5, 2015

DNA testing for dog poop on the rise in Seattle

Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits. The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is ...

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Apr 2, 2015

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

A group of researchers say polar bears that have been forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals — a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting ...