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Furry Friends recently held a retirement party for their longest active volunteer, Linda Rader.

Furry Friends celebrates the retirement of longest active volunteer

Furry Friends recently held a retirement party for their longest active volunteer, Linda Rader.

May 18, 2024, 5:59am Clark County News

VANCOUVER – Furry Friends recently held a retirement party for its longest active volunteer, Linda Rader. Read story

One of four panda bears at Zoo Atlanta rests in their habitat on Dec. 30, 2023, in Atlanta. The zoo&rsquo;s giant panda bear agreement with China expires in late 2024, and plans are underway for Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Ya Lun and Xi Lun to travel to China later in the year, though further details on their travel were not immediately available.

The last pandas at any US zoo are expected to leave Atlanta for China this fall

One of four panda bears at Zoo Atlanta rests in their habitat on Dec. 30, 2023, in Atlanta. The zoo&rsquo;s giant panda bear agreement with China expires in late 2024, and plans are underway for Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Ya Lun and Xi Lun to travel to China later in the year, though further details on their travel were not immediately available.

May 17, 2024, 10:48am Life

The last U.S. zoo with pandas in its care expects to say goodbye to the four giant bears this fall. Read story

This photo provided by Vermont State University shows Max the Cat stands in front of Woodruff Hall at Vermont State University Castleton on on Oct. 12, 2023 in Castleton, Vt.  Vermont State University&rsquo;s Castleton campus has bestowed the title of &ldquo;Doctor of Litter-ature&rdquo; on Max, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students&rsquo; graduation on Saturday. The school is not honoring the feline for his mousing or napping but rather for friendliness.

A college puts the ‘cat’ into ‘education’ by giving Max an honorary ‘doctor of litter-ature’ degree

This photo provided by Vermont State University shows Max the Cat stands in front of Woodruff Hall at Vermont State University Castleton on on Oct. 12, 2023 in Castleton, Vt.  Vermont State University&rsquo;s Castleton campus has bestowed the title of &ldquo;Doctor of Litter-ature&rdquo; on Max, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students&rsquo; graduation on Saturday. The school is not honoring the feline for his mousing or napping but rather for friendliness.

May 17, 2024, 10:39am Entertainment

A Vermont university has bestowed the honorary degree of “doctor of litter-ature” on Max the cat, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students’ graduation on Saturday. Read story

Punxsutawney Phil’s babies’ names revealed

May 17, 2024, 6:40am Life

Punxsutawney Phil’s offspring now have names that just might help the famed weather-forecasting groundhog to predict when spring will begin. Read story

FILE - A traveler pulls his dog in a wheeled carrier at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. If you are bringing a dog into the U.S. &mdash; whether if you are returning from a trip overseas with Rover, visiting the U.S., or adopting a dog from abroad &mdash; you have to follow a set of new rules released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, designed to help prevent the spread of rabies.

New rules for dogs entering U.S.

FILE - A traveler pulls his dog in a wheeled carrier at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. If you are bringing a dog into the U.S. &mdash; whether if you are returning from a trip overseas with Rover, visiting the U.S., or adopting a dog from abroad &mdash; you have to follow a set of new rules released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, designed to help prevent the spread of rabies.

May 17, 2024, 6:39am Life

If you are bringing a dog into the U.S. — whether if you are returning from a trip overseas with Rover, visiting the U.S., or adopting a dog from abroad — you have to follow a set of new rules designed to help prevent the spread of rabies. Read story

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee holds one of 14 invasive bighead carp removed May 8 from Jack B Tomlinson Park in Arvada, Colo.

Fish removed from Colo. pond

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee holds one of 14 invasive bighead carp removed May 8 from Jack B Tomlinson Park in Arvada, Colo.

May 17, 2024, 6:13am Life

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials removed 14 massive, invasive carp from a pond at an Arvada park last week, more than 30 years after the fish were introduced as part of a national study. Read story

Cayman, a subadult loggerhead turtle found entangled in fishing wire in February, is seen Monday at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Fla.

Rescued turtles return to ocean

Cayman, a subadult loggerhead turtle found entangled in fishing wire in February, is seen Monday at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Fla.

May 17, 2024, 6:13am Life

A crowd cheered and took photos as two loggerhead sea turtles slowly made their way through the sand and into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday after rehabbing at a Florida marine life center. Read story

A juvenile great horned owl, left, sits next to its mother in a tree near North Pond in Lincoln Park on April 14, 2024.

Third owl found dead in Chicago

A juvenile great horned owl, left, sits next to its mother in a tree near North Pond in Lincoln Park on April 14, 2024.

May 17, 2024, 6:13am Life

The third and final member of a family of great horned owls living in Lincoln Park’s North Pond was found dead Thursday morning. Experts said the bird is suspected to have died from rodent poisoning. Read story

Bat captured in Benton County house tests positive for rabies

May 16, 2024, 8:32pm Health

A bat captured in a Prosser home this week tested positive for rabies, according to the Benton Franklin Health District. Read story

An Olympic marmot.

Environmentalists seek protections for marmots on Olympic Peninsula

An Olympic marmot.

May 16, 2024, 6:02am Latest News

Olympic marmots can spend up to eight months a year hibernating, emerging when the weather warms to forage for food, fatten up, and otherwise go about their business. Read story