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Teachers struggle to care for class pets in pandemic

May 14, 2021, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

As teachers pivoted to online learning last school year, some faced a unique challenge: What would happen to their class pets? Read story

Minke whale is lost far from home in London’s Thames River

May 10, 2021, 8:15am Life

A young minke whale was lost far from home Monday, trapped in the Thames River upstream of London landmarks after it escaped from rescuers overnight. Maritime authorities were trying to… Read story

Gray wolves to find new home at Ted Turner’s New Mexico ranch

May 14, 2021, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of Ted Turner’s ranches in southern New Mexico will be the new home for a pair of Mexican gray wolves and their pups as federal wildlife managers look at more options for boosting the genetic diversity of the endangered species. Read story

Dead whales found lodged under hull of Australian warship docked in San Diego

May 13, 2021, 8:17am Nation & World

SAN DIEGO — An Australian destroyer pulled into San Diego Bay Saturday with an unexpected cargo: two dead fin whales lodged against the ship’s hull. Read story

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

NVA Compassion-First pet hospital taking shape in east Vancouver

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

May 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Veterinary care provider NVA Compassion-First plans to open a large emergency and specialty care veterinary hospital in Vancouver this summer. Read story

Southern resident orca pod in best condition in decade

May 8, 2021, 8:29pm Nation & World

SEATTLE (AP) — She was a mother who happened to be an orca, whose plight resonated around the world as she clung to her dead calf, refusing to let it go. Read story

Suit aims to make pet telemedicine permanent

May 8, 2021, 6:00am Pets & Wildlife

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends. Read story

Two California condors rest on Cinda Mickols' porch railing over the weekend in Tehachapi, Calif. A flock of the rare, endangered birds took over her deck the last few days. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in Tehachapi and have made quite a mess.

Flock of giant California condors trashes woman’s home

Two California condors rest on Cinda Mickols' porch railing over the weekend in Tehachapi, Calif. A flock of the rare, endangered birds took over her deck the last few days. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in Tehachapi and have made quite a mess.

May 7, 2021, 8:28am Life

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. Read story

Bette Zirkelbach, front left, and Richie Moretti, front right, manager and founder respectively of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, release "Sparb," a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, April 22 at Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Fla.

Judge asked to halt dredges for sea turtle nesting season

Bette Zirkelbach, front left, and Richie Moretti, front right, manager and founder respectively of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, release "Sparb," a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, April 22 at Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Fla.

May 6, 2021, 6:04am Pets & Wildlife

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A conservation group filed suit asking a judge to stop a federal agency from dredging a Georgia harbor during the nesting season for rare sea turtles that began over the weekend. Read story

In this image provided by the National Park Service a California condor nestling is seen on the Pinnacles National Park web cam on April 19, 2021. A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California's wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Parks condor recovery program. The egg hatched April 12, 2021 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both parents who protected their fragile egg from the elements and potential predators, park rangers said in a social media post.

Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California’s wild

In this image provided by the National Park Service a California condor nestling is seen on the Pinnacles National Park web cam on April 19, 2021. A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California's wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Parks condor recovery program. The egg hatched April 12, 2021 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both parents who protected their fragile egg from the elements and potential predators, park rangers said in a social media post.

May 5, 2021, 7:52am Nation & World

PAICINES, Calif. — A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California’s wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park’s recovery program for the endangered species. Read story