Stories about Animals

June 16, 2019

Pets Increasingly Getting Their Due Thanks To Millennials

Millennials are much more likely to enjoy their job and want to stay in it if they are allowed to bring their pets to work, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance.  And a millennial who sued the Meeker Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado for violating...

June 12, 2019

One Undead Thing: NC Parks Officials Warn of “Zombie” Snake

According to ABC News, parks and recreation officials in North Carolina issued a warning about a so-called “zombie snake” in the state that tends to “play dead.” The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation shared images of the eastern hognose...

June 9, 2019

One Cool Thing: New Museum Exhibits

The Smithsonian’s dinosaur exhibit in the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. just got a giant facelift (a five-year, $125 million – but it was paid for by David Koch) and the buzz around it is great after it re-opened last weekend.  There is a...

June 7, 2019

One Buzzy Thing: Detroit’s Urban Bees

Yesterday was the final day of the Sustainable Brands conference and I (Miro) got to spend my morning on the rooftop of the GM headquarters in Detroit checking out the hives of honeybees that call it home. Detroit nonprofit, Bees in the D partners with residents,...

June 5, 2019

One Funny Thing: Larry the Cat’s Big Sit-In

Huge security issue as Larry the Downing St. cat shelters under Donald Trump’s limo ‘’the Beast’ & refuses to move. #TrumpinUK pic.twitter.com/i9w4B6w8FK — Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) June 4, 2019 Larry, the world-famous cat who lives at 10 Downing St (the...

June 4, 2019

One Mom Thing: Meddling Bonobo Mothers Ensure Sons’ Mating Success

Sometimes these stories just write themselves!  A recent study found that bonobo mothers are particularly important (some might say overbearing) when it comes to ensuring that their male offspring mate successfully.  How so, you ask?  Well here are some examples of...

June 3, 2019

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under...

June 2, 2019

Record Number of Grey Whales Washing Up on West Coast Beaches

An alarming spike of grey whale deaths along the US West Coast has prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to declare the deaths an “unusual mortality event.” This designation means that the deaths required greater scrutiny and...

May 31, 2019

NYC Considers Banning the Sale of Fur

After bans on the sale of animal fur were passed throughout California, some New York City councilmembers pushed their colleagues this week to back a ban on the sale of fur in the nation’s largest fur retail market. The bill’s opposition comes from...

May 30, 2019

Cyprus Devises a Plan to Cull Invasive Lionfish

Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific, but due to the pet trade have invaded native habitats along the east coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, parts of the Gulf of Mexico and even on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: the Mediterranean Sea. The island nation of...