‘Fat Bear Week’ Celebrates the Animal, Alaska Park Ranger Says

There’s a competition heating up Alaska that celebrates fur, heaviness and curves. It’s Fat Bear Week, when all eyes are on the furry chunks to see which one will gain the most weight in the lead up to their hibernation. The brown bears at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska have an appetite for … Read more

Farmed animals often suffer cruel treatment

Oklahoma has 33,000 teachers who are certified, but choose not to teach. Ginnie Graham and Bob Doucette talk about the state’s teacher shortage forcing districts to rely on emergency certifications and more. Plus, why are extremists harassing our county election board workers? I just learned about World Day for Farmed Animals, which is Oct. … Read more

Photos show Florida animals rescued from Hurricane Ian floodwaters

Hurricane Ian: Several dogs rescued from flooded Orlando home, blind senior dog still missing Orlando’s Orlovista neighborhood is seeing catastrophic flooding after Hurricane Ian. FOX 35 spoke with a family who are still trying to rescue their dogs that are trapped in their flooded home. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Government shared several photos … Read more

Second rabid bat found in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS) — Orange County health officials are reporting the discovery of a second rabid bat in the last month. A bat found Thursday outside the main lobby of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Building on Alton Parkway in Irvine has tested positive for rabies, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Given … Read more

Local animal shelter asks for donations for animals in need after Hurricane Ian

Local animal shelter asks for donations for animals in need after Hurricane Ian Local animal shelters are doing everything they can to assist furry friends in Florida after Hurricane Ian and they are seeking help. LANGHORNE, Pa. – Local animal shelters are doing everything they can to assist furry friends in Florida after Hurricane Ian … Read more

Coordinated hunt for silver carp in Minnesota and Wisconsin comes up empty

Dozens of sturgeon, northern pike, catfish and even gar were caught in the shallow backwaters of the Mississippi River by a formidable fishing operation this week. But the one fish that state and federal agencies could not pull up in their nets was the one they were after — the dreaded silver carp. It’s a … Read more

Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County fire kills one, multiple animals dead

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Upper Southampton Township fire officials are searching for answers related to a house fire that took the life of one person and multiple animals. Just before midnight Friday night going into Saturday, a fire consumed a home on Wendy Drive in Upper Southampton Township. In surveillance video obtained by … Read more

Franklin Park Zoo throws ‘Tropical Twos’ birthday party for animals, humans invited – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – The Franklin Park Zoo invited everyone in the area– animals and humans alike– to celebrate Millie the tapir, Pablo the western lowland gorilla, Ptolemy the pygmy hippo and Scout the De Brazza’s monkey as all four endangered animals turned 2 years old. old Oct. 1. Guests partied to music by a live … Read more

Englewood animal rescue struggles with rising costs of goods

MAMCO Rescue said the costs of food, fuel and other necessities have almost bankrupted them. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Many organizations are feeling the squeeze from inflation, including a dog rescue in Englewood. Higher costs for food, vet bills, and gas are making it difficult to take in more puppies and stay open. At the height … Read more

Country diary: Mysterious birdsong fills the air with sweetness Birds

The birdsong that best counterpoints relaxed and sunny days is surely the sonorous, easy fluting that drifted up from the bottom of the garden. Where was it coming from? What bird was making it? This was not the tunefulness of my favorite blackbird – the one with white feathers on his rump, who serenades every … Read more