PORTLAND -- Not all sand is created equal. Just ask Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest elephant. On a recent morning, the 1-year-old Asian elephant, all 1,400 pounds of her, dug her feet into the smooth grit as she poked around in the rain for tree limbs, bamboo and other food.
By Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune
March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
There are many different choices of food at the pet store, and short of sampling them yourself, you're going to have to rely on your pet's feedback to learn whether or not the food is appealing. But because pets can't fill out a review, we grilled veterinarians to learn what you should be looking at when shopping for cat and dog food to make the best decision.
By Arelis R. Hernandez, Orlando Sentinel
March 6, 2014 6 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- She prefers to summer in the glistening waters off Cape Cod. But come December, Katharine the great white shark travels more than a thousand miles to another tourist destination: Daytona Beach.
By SUE MANNING, Associated Press
February 28, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The sight of an exotic animal can be a welcome distraction, even a temporary antidote, for a sick child. But you can't simply slap a leash and surgical mask on a rhino and march it through the front door of a hospital for a visit.
DUFUR, Ore. — People from all over the world are supporting a 5-year-old girl who is trying to hang on to her pet rooster in the Columbia River Gorge town of Dufur (DOO'-fer) where the mayor says it has to go because of a noise complaint.