Posted January 17, 2019 by Laurie Kay Olson

Believe it or not, scientists are using satellite images of penguin poop, or guano, to study changes in penguin populations and climate change. While the images cannot show individual penguins, they can show the large areas of guano left around nesting areas. It is the color of the poop that is of particular importance to scientists because that tells the story of what the penguins have had available to feed on.

Posted January 17, 2019 by Creature Features

Police sounded a happy note after gently removing a wily young coyote from a restroom at the Nashville Music City Center.

Posted January 15, 2019 by Creature Features

The Cat House in Riga, Latvia was built for someone who may not have cared for cats but who definitely DID care about being snubbed.

Posted January 9, 2019 by Creature Features

The best pet chew toys must appeal to both dogs AND their owners, and Bestever Japan appears to hit the bullseye on both marks with these 10 curiously cute creations.

Posted January 4, 2019 by Myra Per-Lee

This week's poll from The Horse magazine is about New Year's resolutions that owners wish their horses would make for 2019. What resolutions do you want your pets to make?

Posted January 4, 2019 by Creature Features

Deceased dried lizards are turning up in bags of Irvins Salted Egg Flavor Fish Skin snacks across southeast Asia, turning up noses among fans of the acquired delicacy.

Posted December 31, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

All summer a mama bear and her four cubs had been sighted periodically around the rural area near Muncy, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month Melinda LeBaron, 51, and her dog, a chihuahua-mix ironically named Bear, took a break to go outside. The dog barked when startled by the appearance of a bear. LeBaron turned to see what had caused Bear to bark and the next thing she knew she was on the ground fighting for her life.

Posted December 29, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

A parrot named Rocco in Berkshire, England, has been busted by his owner for taking liberties with her Amazon Echo. The bird would talk to Alexa and ask her to play music, tell jokes, and ask her to order a wide range of things, especially food. Rocco had already had a bad reputation. He had been kicked out of the local National Animal Welfare Trust shelter for swearing like a sailor.