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Squirrel ‘splooting’ way to beat the heat

September 23, 2022, 6:05am Life

During California’s worst September heat wave on record, Akvile DeFazio noticed the squirrels in her La Verne neighborhood acting weird: “just plastered on the sidewalk,” she said, not moving. Read story

Bears do hibernation prep during hyperphagia

September 23, 2022, 6:03am Life

Did you know that during the hyperphagia phase, a black bear can consume up to 20,000 calories a day as it prepares for winter hibernation? In the past, we’ve shown… Read story

New Arctic fox at Point Defiance Zoo will melt your heart

September 28, 2022, 8:49am Life

A 3-year-old Arctic fox with a fluffy face that could melt your heart has joined the medley of animals at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Read story

In this image made from a video, a rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. More than 200 whales have been stranded on Tasmania's west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the southeastern coast.

Around 200 stranded whales die in pounding surf in Australia

In this image made from a video, a rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. More than 200 whales have been stranded on Tasmania's west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the southeastern coast.

September 21, 2022, 1:35pm Nation & World

A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 were still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday. Read story

This image provided by the Pasadena Fire Department showing firefighters pose with a Cesar a blind dog that was rescued from a hold in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. The dog, named Cesar, lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. He apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner Mary, who declined to give her last name.

Blind dog rescued from hole at California construction site

This image provided by the Pasadena Fire Department showing firefighters pose with a Cesar a blind dog that was rescued from a hold in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. The dog, named Cesar, lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. He apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner Mary, who declined to give her last name.

September 21, 2022, 12:18pm Life

Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. Read story

Cars, rat poison pose danger to mountain lions

September 16, 2022, 6:43am Life

An adult mountain lion that was struck and killed by a car in June was pregnant with four kittens at the time, and all five animals tested positive for rat poison — the first time officials have been able to test cougar fetuses, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Read story

The Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Division, is investigating an incident where nine French Bulldog puppies were stolen from a residence in Northridge (Los Angeles Police Department/TNS)

9 French bulldogs stolen from L.A. home

The Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Division, is investigating an incident where nine French Bulldog puppies were stolen from a residence in Northridge (Los Angeles Police Department/TNS)

September 16, 2022, 6:43am Life

Nine French bulldog puppies were stolen from a Los Angeles home Sunday, as the pricey pets continue to be a frequent target for theft, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Read story

FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team will the royal corgis in attendance at Buckingham Palace, London Tuesday Nov. 5, 2002. Queen Elizabeth II's corgis were a key part of her public persona and her death has raised concern over who will care for her beloved dogs. The corgis were always by her side and lived a life of privilege fit for a royal. She owned nearly 30 throughout her life. She is reportedly survived by four dogs.

Corgis inextricably linked to late Queen Elizabeth II

FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team will the royal corgis in attendance at Buckingham Palace, London Tuesday Nov. 5, 2002. Queen Elizabeth II's corgis were a key part of her public persona and her death has raised concern over who will care for her beloved dogs. The corgis were always by her side and lived a life of privilege fit for a royal. She owned nearly 30 throughout her life. She is reportedly survived by four dogs.

September 16, 2022, 6:42am Pets & Wildlife

For many people around the world, the word corgi is forever linked to Queen Elizabeth II. Read story

Federal officials announced Tuesday plans to list tricolored bats as endangered -- the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation in 2022, as a fungal disease ravages their populations. (U.S.

Bats hit by fungal disease listed as endangered

Federal officials announced Tuesday plans to list tricolored bats as endangered -- the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation in 2022, as a fungal disease ravages their populations. (U.S.

September 16, 2022, 6:42am Pets & Wildlife

Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to list the tricolored bat as endangered — the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation this year as a fungal disease ravages their populations. Read story

FILE -In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, released by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf from the Snake River Pack passes by a remote camera in eastern Wallowa County, Ore. Oregon wildlife officials said Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, that they have identified a new family of wolves in the northern Cascade Mountains, bringing the total number of known wolf groups in the region to three.

Oregon confirms new wolves in northern Cascade Mountains

FILE -In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, released by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf from the Snake River Pack passes by a remote camera in eastern Wallowa County, Ore. Oregon wildlife officials said Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, that they have identified a new family of wolves in the northern Cascade Mountains, bringing the total number of known wolf groups in the region to three.

September 13, 2022, 5:49pm Life

Oregon wildlife officials said Tuesday they have identified a new family of wolves in the northern Cascade Mountains, bringing the total number of known wolf groups in the region to three. Read story