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Pets & Wildlife

Stone urns are on display at the Dulaney Valley Pet Loss Center at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Business of pet death care is booming

Stone urns are on display at the Dulaney Valley Pet Loss Center at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

November 17, 2022, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

When Richard Thompson’s wife of 40 years was nearing the end of her life at a Baltimore County hospital, he couldn’t fathom living alone. His two beagles had died unexpectedly earlier this year, but a new rescue beagle named Tucker was the godsend he needed. Read story

Fern is Woodland Park Zoo’s newest grizzly cub

November 16, 2022, 6:47pm Life

Woodland Park Zoo’s newest female grizzly bear cub is named after a classic Pacific Northwest plant: Fern. Read story

In 2014, NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard began asking large ships -- more than 300 gross tons -- to reduce speed to 10 knots in whale habitats outside the Golden Gate.

Slow down to save the whales

In 2014, NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard began asking large ships -- more than 300 gross tons -- to reduce speed to 10 knots in whale habitats outside the Golden Gate.

November 15, 2022, 6:00am Life

Sitting 280 feet below water on the floor of the Pacific Ocean just 26 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, a credit-card-sized underwater microphone represents the latest attempt to keep Earth’s largest mammals safe from human-caused destruction. Read story

States struggle to curb fake emotional support animals

November 14, 2022, 6:05am Life

Numerous websites promise to qualify any pet as an emotional support animal that the sites claim can go nearly anywhere — inside restaurants and stores, into “no pets” apartments and throughout college dorms. The easily obtained certificates are making it tough for states to crack down on fake support animals… Read story

FILE - Assistant herpetarium curator Chris Baker unwinding a Louisiana pinesnake from its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo, March 1, 2016. The U.S. government says four areas in Louisiana and two in Texas should be protected as critical habitat for a rare snake that eats small gophers and takes over their burrows.

Feds seek protections for rare pinesnake

FILE - Assistant herpetarium curator Chris Baker unwinding a Louisiana pinesnake from its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo, March 1, 2016. The U.S. government says four areas in Louisiana and two in Texas should be protected as critical habitat for a rare snake that eats small gophers and takes over their burrows.

November 11, 2022, 6:59am Life

Four areas in Louisiana and two in Texas should be protected as critical habitat for a rare snake that eats pocket gophers and takes over the rodents’ burrows, the federal government says. Read story

Yes, Washington has law against owning rhinos

November 11, 2022, 6:58am Life

Did you know you can’t own a rhinoceros in Washington? Read story

Best in show judge, Dr. Don Sturz, standing at center, is shown at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on June 22 in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Westminster dog show heads to tennis center

Best in show judge, Dr. Don Sturz, standing at center, is shown at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on June 22 in Tarrytown, N.Y.

November 11, 2022, 6:01am Life

Game, set ... best in show? Read story

FILE - In this photo provided on Oct. 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in touches a white Pungsan dog, named Gomi, from North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea.

Dogs gifted by Kim Jong Un at center of South Korean row

FILE - In this photo provided on Oct. 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in touches a white Pungsan dog, named Gomi, from North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea.

November 8, 2022, 8:09am Nation & World

A pair of dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 are now mired in a South Korean political row, with the country’s former president blaming his conservative successor for a lack of financial support as he gave the animals up. Read story

In a study published this month, Laura Prugh and her co-authors found if humans were present, the cameras detected fewer than five animals per week across all four species studied. In most cases, this likely meant that animals avoided areas where humans were present.

Study: Wildlife more sensitive to humans than thought

In a study published this month, Laura Prugh and her co-authors found if humans were present, the cameras detected fewer than five animals per week across all four species studied. In most cases, this likely meant that animals avoided areas where humans were present.

November 6, 2022, 6:04am Life

We have a people problem. Read story

‘Lost Dogs’ group on Facebook helps find pets

November 4, 2022, 6:06am Life

When Zoe the blue heeler went missing in Shoreline last winter, loose in the snow near Interstate 5, her desperate owners knew what they had to do. Read story