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Tywin, a tortoise in its mid-20???s, has banana on his face after being fed half a banana by his owner, Bill Kalahurka on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Tywin is one of two large African spurred tortoises owned by Brookside residents Bill and Stephanie Kalahurka.

Tortoise feels at home in neighborhood

Tywin, a tortoise in its mid-20???s, has banana on his face after being fed half a banana by his owner, Bill Kalahurka on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Tywin is one of two large African spurred tortoises owned by Brookside residents Bill and Stephanie Kalahurka.

October 14, 2022, 6:00am Life

Pedestrians along 63rd Street in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City walk by many attractions, from cozy cafes to boutique gift shops. But one must-see sight along this busy road is a large pet tortoise named Tyrion, who calls a spacious fenced yard at Oak and 63rd streets home. Read story

A string of dead pilot whales line the beach at Tupuangi Beach, Chatham Islands, in New Zealand's Chatham Archipelago, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Some 477 pilot whales have died after stranding themselves on two remote New Zealand beaches over recent days, officials say.

477 whales die in ‘heartbreaking’ New Zealand strandings

A string of dead pilot whales line the beach at Tupuangi Beach, Chatham Islands, in New Zealand's Chatham Archipelago, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Some 477 pilot whales have died after stranding themselves on two remote New Zealand beaches over recent days, officials say.

October 12, 2022, 8:32am Life

Some 477 pilot whales have died after stranding themselves on two remote New Zealand beaches over recent days, officials say. Read story

FILE - A gopher tortoise ambles along a tee box on Sept. 21, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, that the burrowing reptiles don't need federal protection in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and most of far south Alabama but remain threatened in southeastern Mississippi and bits of Louisiana and southwest Alabama.

Feds: Gopher tortoise not threatened over most of its range

FILE - A gopher tortoise ambles along a tee box on Sept. 21, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, that the burrowing reptiles don't need federal protection in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and most of far south Alabama but remain threatened in southeastern Mississippi and bits of Louisiana and southwest Alabama.

October 11, 2022, 8:38am Nation & World

Gopher tortoises — burrowers whose extensive homes shelter many other animals — are generally doing well and need federal protection only in the small area where they were declared threatened 35 years ago, the government said Tuesday. Read story

A wild donkey family near Death Valley National Park in California.

Mountain lions turn wild donkeys into prey

A wild donkey family near Death Valley National Park in California.

October 11, 2022, 6:02am Life

An apex predator has been quietly hunting interlopers in Death Valley, and for the first time, the deadly encounter has been captured on camera. Read story

In this still image taken from video provided by Andrea Petersen on Oct. 5, 2014, a giant pacific octopus swims at the bottom of the Puget Sound near Edmonds. Every year, the aquarium enlists the help of volunteer divers to search and count giant pacific octopus in the Puget Sound for an underwater census.

Giant Pacific Octopus: Marine scientists have a few theories on rare spotting

In this still image taken from video provided by Andrea Petersen on Oct. 5, 2014, a giant pacific octopus swims at the bottom of the Puget Sound near Edmonds. Every year, the aquarium enlists the help of volunteer divers to search and count giant pacific octopus in the Puget Sound for an underwater census.

October 11, 2022, 6:00am Northwest

While she was walking along Austen Park near Donkey Creek, Gig Harbor resident Ann Webb spotted a rare sea animal Oct. 3. It was a giant Pacific octopus. Read story

Raccoons are known for their mischief.

Which raccoons are more inclined toward mischief?

Raccoons are known for their mischief.

October 7, 2022, 6:03am Life

What personality and behavior traits make raccoons more highly skilled bandits in urban areas? That’s the question a team of researchers in Wyoming set out to investigate. Read story

2 indicted after imported jaguar cub was left on doorstep of Southern California animal rescue

October 6, 2022, 9:07am Nation & World

A jaguar cub was illegally bought, sold, transported and ultimately abandoned outside an animal sanctuary in Southern California, resulting in federal charges for a Riverside County man and a Texas woman, prosecutors said. Read story

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington rescues 94 rabbits, prepares them for new homes

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October 3, 2022, 4:44pm Clark County News

Nearly 100 bunnies will soon be available for adoption through the Humane Society for Southwest Washington after their owner surrendered them to Clark County Animal Control. Read story

This Aug. 16, 2022, photo provided by San Diego Wildlife Alliance, shows an Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle at the San Diego Zoo. The rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo, as officials announced on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle hatchlings. Officials say the hatchings make the alliance the first accredited conservation organization in North America to hatch the endangered turtles.

San Diego Zoo welcomes 41 endangered turtle hatchlings

This Aug. 16, 2022, photo provided by San Diego Wildlife Alliance, shows an Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle at the San Diego Zoo. The rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo, as officials announced on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle hatchlings. Officials say the hatchings make the alliance the first accredited conservation organization in North America to hatch the endangered turtles.

October 3, 2022, 12:20pm Life

It only took two decades, but a rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo. Read story

One veterinarian, and her pets, rode out Ian’s fierce eye in a Fort Myers parking garage

October 3, 2022, 6:02am Life

As Hurricane Ian lashed Fort Myers with howling winds and sloshed floodwaters over the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, veterinarian Sharon Powell and her husband retreated to the safest place they could find for themselves and their pets — a downtown parking garage. Read story