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.
By SUE MANNING, Associated Press
April 18, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — A 9-month-old boxer pup from Vancouver named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.
By ISAAC GARRIDO, Associated Press
April 18, 2014 6 a.m.
MEXICO CITY — Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters.
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.
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.
It started out small. Albert and Kris Olson moved to San Juan Island to enjoy retirement, and they found themselves living down the street from an alpaca farm. The couple, who previously worked as auto parts dealers, decided it would be fun to get some of the fluffy, doe-eyed livestock for themselves. They bought two males.
HAMILTON, Ohio — A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.