Posted 3:20 PM 2/14/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A new species of owl believed to exist nowhere else in the world has been identified by accident on an Indonesian island when researchers in search of another bird noticed its distinct song. The Rinjani Scops owl was first identified in 2003 and has since (More)
Posted 11:29 AM 2/13/2013 by AP posted by Siera Santos
NEW YORK (AP) - The Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is heading to Broadway. Not to see a show - to be in one. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Banana Joe, the 5-year-old affenpinscher who emerged triumphant Tuesday at America's premier dog competition (More)
Posted 7:46 AM 2/12/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
A dog from Colorado Springs has won big at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York and now gets to go on to the best in show competition.
Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, nicknamed "Swagger", an Old English Sheepdog owned by Colton and Heather Johnson won the "herding group" last (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 2/10/2013 by Matt Stafford
LONDON (AP) - British police are investigating a fox attack on a 4-week-old baby in his home in London. Scotland Yard said the boy was admitted to a hospital Wednesday after the fox injured his hand. British media including the BBC and the Press Association reported Saturday that the (More)
Posted 8:53 AM 2/7/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
LONDON (AP) - No wonder they're endangered. Galapagos tortoises at London's zoo lumbered around impassively as famous French pianist Richard Clayderman serenaded them with music from his latest album, "Romantique." The music - an attempt Thursday to put the reptiles in the (More)
Posted 5:47 PM 2/6/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
DENVER (AP) - An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding. The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service said Wednesday the mountain pine beetle epidemic (More)
Posted 12:11 PM 2/8/2013 by Siera Santos, email@example.com
They're small. They're life-savers.
Six families from across the U.S. traveled to Colorado Springs to pick up their newest addition: service dogs.
The Armstrong's are one of those families. Their youngest, Sean, is four years old and has a life-threatening peanut allergy.
Posted 5:40 PM 1/31/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
LONDON (AP) -- One very smelly sperm whale secretion may soon make one lucky British beachcomber a very happy man.
Ken Wilman told British broadcasters that he had been walking along Morecambe beach in northern England when his dog, Madge, discovered a hard, soccer ball-sized piece of (More)
Posted 9:18 AM 1/30/2013 by JD Downing
NEW YORK (AP) - The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the nation's most popular dog for the 22nd straight year.According to the AKC top 10 list released Wednesday, the German Shepherd still commands the No. 2 spot.The Golden Retriever has nosed out the (More)
Posted 4:49 PM 1/28/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's animal control agency is proving that the print editions of newspapers remain just as vital in the digital age.
The agency relies on the papers to line cages and catch its puppy's poop. It is now turning to the city's public library to ensure a (More)
Posted 5:36 PM 1/24/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
SYDNEY (AP) -- Gary the flower-eating goat's graze with Australian police has ended with his comedian owner getting the last laugh in court.
A Sydney judge ruled Wednesday that neither the goat nor his owner could be found guilty of vandalism over an August incident when Gary decided to (More)
Posted 5:41 PM 1/23/2013 by Posted by Alyse Rzemek
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his anti-feline campaign.
Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat (More)
Posted 11:23 AM 1/15/2013 by Joe Bevans
Wes Metzler has passed away after a lengthy illness. Dr. Metzler led the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region for 17 years. Under his leadership the society expanded to it's prominence in caring and adoption of animals.
Dr. Metzler died Saturday, he was 73.
Posted 8:50 AM 1/14/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Marine Corps veteran Jim Bowman softly barked out a command for Smokie, ordering him to stay put. The large pooch promptly sat on his haunches as Bowman walked away across the wood floor. The dog didn't budge. "He's a natural - he makes us look good," (More)
Posted 1:02 PM 1/13/2013 by Matt Stafford
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials hope to unveil a strategy Monday to deal with aggressive coyotes that have been reported near a path in east Boulder. Val Matheson, Boulder's urban wildlife conservation coordinator, tells The Daily Camera the new management plan is "a work in (More)
Posted 11:08 AM 1/12/2013 by Matt Stafford
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A group of Boulder residents is organizing a "silent walk" to honor the life of a bull elk that was shot and killed by an on-duty police officer. The Daily Camera reports the group will walk on downtown's Pearl Street Mall at noon Sunday. Participants are (More)