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Sarah Logar, 23, Tampa, Fla., spends time July 15, 2020, with her new dog after she adopted the animal from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Tampa, Fla. Adoptions are up during the coronavirus pandemic. A year later, he's family.

Pandemic pet adoptions stick

Sarah Logar, 23, Tampa, Fla., spends time July 15, 2020, with her new dog after she adopted the animal from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Tampa, Fla. Adoptions are up during the coronavirus pandemic. A year later, he's family.

October 29, 2021, 6:09am Life

TAMPA, Fla. — In the pandemic summer of 2020, Sarah Logar went to the Humane Society to find a canine friend. She was thinking black Lab, but there was this long-limbed puppy, caramel coat, big brown eyes, and very happy to see her. She was smitten. Read story

P-99, a female mountain lion estimated at 2 to 3 years, old found in the western portion of the Santa Monica Mountains in California.

National Park Service adds 99th big cat to California study

P-99, a female mountain lion estimated at 2 to 3 years, old found in the western portion of the Santa Monica Mountains in California.

October 29, 2021, 6:08am Life

LOS ANGELES — The National Park Service has captured its 99th mountain lion for an ongoing study of the community of big cats living in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read story

Menari, a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, climbs in her enclosure Sept. 25, 2015, at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Menari is pregnant with twins.

Endangered ape expecting twins

Menari, a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, climbs in her enclosure Sept. 25, 2015, at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Menari is pregnant with twins.

October 29, 2021, 6:04am Life

NEW ORLEANS — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, a New Orleans zoo announced Thursday. Read story

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. The Biden administration said Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators.

Senators urge emergency protections for wolves in U.S. West

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. The Biden administration said Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators.

October 28, 2021, 8:45am Latest News

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged the Biden administration to enact emergency protections for gray wolves in the U.S. West in response to Republican-backed state laws that make it easier to kill the predators. Read story

A North Atlantic right whale feeds March 28, 2018, on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The population of North Atlantic right whales has dipped to the lowest level in two decades, according to the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

Endangered North Atlantic right whale population shrinks

A North Atlantic right whale feeds March 28, 2018, on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The population of North Atlantic right whales has dipped to the lowest level in two decades, according to the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

October 26, 2021, 6:03am Life

PORTLAND, Maine — A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10 percent of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean life advocates said on Monday. Read story

Renting bees to farms and gardeners keeps Bothell company buzzing

October 24, 2021, 6:00am Life

BOTHELL — For just 10 days out of the year, Jim Watts gets a good look at his millions of bees. Read story

Domestic violence, pets linked

October 22, 2021, 6:02am Life

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) is bringing awareness to the cause. Many victims with pets may refuse to leave a dangerous situation for fear of their pets’ safety. The AKC Humane Fund hopes that by providing education and grants to domestic abuse shelters… Read story

Beloved cat Cole, of Cole and Marmalade, has died

October 22, 2021, 6:00am Pets & Wildlife

TAMPA, Fla. — Revered internet feline Cole, a Tampa resident and half of the YouTube-famous duo Cole and Marmalade, has died. Read story

Penny Wagner appears with her two dogs, Clarence, left, and Cooper in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 8, 2020.

Veterinarians bring pet euthanasia home

Penny Wagner appears with her two dogs, Clarence, left, and Cooper in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 8, 2020.

October 22, 2021, 6:00am Life

NEW YORK — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner’s life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. Read story

As researchers look to bring back the woolly mammoth, a prized specimen from Spokane County still stands in Chicago

October 18, 2021, 6:05am Life

CHICAGO — Walking through the Field Museum’s Evolving Planet exhibit, a museum visitor can see how the world has changed during the last 4.5 billion years. Read story