WASHINGTON — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo released an “endangered song” Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
Cora DeBarber, above from left, Rebecca Hembree and Eliana Farber were among 30 students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who swapped their artist paintbrushes for larger brushes and rollers at Silver Buckle Ranch in Brush Prairie on Wednesday, when they painted arena walls and fences. Libby Templeton, right foreground, also participated in the schoolwide community service project, called the Day of Caring. The project allows all VSAA students to help in various ways around Clark County. The Vancouver Lowe's store, 11413 N.E. 76th Ave., and Valspar donated 15 gallons of paint plus a gift card for brushes and rollers. Silver Buckle Ranch is a nonprofit organization that helps youth improve mental, emotional and physical health while nurturing personal growth in life skills by performing ranch work and riding horses. Learn more at www.silverbuckleranch.org.
By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
April 16, 2014 9:57 a.m.
FRESNO, Calif. — A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.
As Packy, the Oregon Zoo’s beloved elephant, celebrated his 52nd birthday Monday by devouring a 40-pound cake, the veterinary staff caring for him plotted their next move in the challenging work of treating his tuberculosis.
By SUE MANNING, Associated Press
April 11, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls “one of the last major problems” plaguing the animal welfare movement.