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A broadnose sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) swims through a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa.

Yes, there are sharks in Washington. What to know before your next kayak or paddleboard trip

A broadnose sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) swims through a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa.

October 21, 2022, 6:00am Life

When visiting Washington or the state’s coast, you may not think about sharks swimming in the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Read story

Coyotes surround dog walker in Massachusetts

October 19, 2022, 8:54pm Nation & World

Coyotes surrounded a person walking their dog north of Boston over the weekend but were apparently scared off by police cruisers that arrived to help, authorities said. Read story

Another wolf killed in Oregon, $11.5K reward offered

October 19, 2022, 7:35pm Life

A collared wolf in the Lookout Mountain pack was shot and killed earlier this month in northeast Oregon and police are seeking the public’s help to find the person or people responsible. Read story

Nearly 300 animals taken from home of self-help author

October 19, 2022, 7:13pm Nation & World

Authorities rescued nearly 300 rabbits, birds and other animals from a filthy home in New York and charged a self-help book author with cruel confinement of animals, prosecutors announced. Read story

Just in time for World Okapi Day on Oct. 18, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge announced the birth of a rare, endangered okapi calf named Beni. The healthy, male calf was born in July to first-time mom Olivia at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Rare okapi born at Walt Disney World facility

Just in time for World Okapi Day on Oct. 18, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge announced the birth of a rare, endangered okapi calf named Beni. The healthy, male calf was born in July to first-time mom Olivia at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

October 19, 2022, 4:32pm Nation & World

Walt Disney World says a baby okapi was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge this summer. The newborn, which arrived July 17, has been named Beni. Read story

FILE - In this 2017 photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity is a Dixie Valley toad, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has temporarily listed as an endangered species on an emergency basis, near the site of a power plant site in Nevada. On Aug. 1, 2022, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by environmentalists and a Nevada tribe to halt construction of a geothermal power plant that opponents say would harm the endangered toad and destroy sacred hot springs.

Rare toad fight similar to landmark endangered species case

FILE - In this 2017 photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity is a Dixie Valley toad, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has temporarily listed as an endangered species on an emergency basis, near the site of a power plant site in Nevada. On Aug. 1, 2022, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by environmentalists and a Nevada tribe to halt construction of a geothermal power plant that opponents say would harm the endangered toad and destroy sacred hot springs.

October 19, 2022, 8:05am Nation & World

The unusual circumstances that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the Endangered Species Act in 1978 have not surfaced much since then. Read story

Koreen Concannon of Camas walks 7-year-old horse Leah out of the stables on Monday at the fairgrounds. Evacuees like Concannon were able to bring horses to the Fairgrounds stables.

Ranchers, groups rally to help foster evacuated animals at Clark County Fairgrounds

Koreen Concannon of Camas walks 7-year-old horse Leah out of the stables on Monday at the fairgrounds. Evacuees like Concannon were able to bring horses to the Fairgrounds stables.

October 17, 2022, 1:19pm Clark County News

Local ranchers and organizations are coalescing to foster farm animals as the Nakia Creek Fire continues to grow. Read story

Woodland Park Zoo welcomes second bear cub — an orphan from Montana

October 14, 2022, 7:38am Life

Woodland Park Zoo has welcomed another bear cub — a 9-month-old orphaned grizzly from Montana. Read story

San Francisco eatery serves only dogs

October 14, 2022, 6:27am Pets & Wildlife

A new fine-dining restaurant in the Bay Area has gone to the dogs. Read story

Writer Laura Yuen offers some strategies to try to keep your porch pumpkins safe from the squirrels.

Keep pumpkins safe from hungry squirrels

Writer Laura Yuen offers some strategies to try to keep your porch pumpkins safe from the squirrels.

October 14, 2022, 6:02am Life

The other day my phone’s calendar pinged me with a cryptic reminder. I had no memory of setting it up a year ago, but my past self apparently determined the matter so dire that it needed to warn my future self: “Don’t set pumpkins on porch.” Read story