Koala survives trip in wheel well

/ Sep 17, 2017

Koala survives trip in wheel well

For a stowaway who made a 10-mile (16-kilometer) journey squeezed in the wheel well, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of ...

Japan to compile guidelines to address animal hoarding

Sep 16, 2017

Japan to compile guidelines to address animal hoarding

The Environment Ministry plans to compile guidelines for municipalities from fiscal 2018 to deal with the issue of people keeping more pets than they can handle. Some pet owners are known to let their animals — mostly cats or dogs — breed out of control ...

/ Sep 15, 2017

Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife

Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou. The World Wildlife Fund in its Living Planet Report pointed to 451 shrinking animal populations ...

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

/ Sep 14, 2017

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

Elephants in eastern Africa have learned to travel at night and hide during the day to avoid poachers who are hunting tuskers into extinction, researchers reported Wednesday. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight, resting under cover of darkness. But a sharp increase in ...