Posted July 6, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Feeding wild animals is never a good idea. Doing so can lead to aggressive behavior, overpopulation, and the spread of disease. It has become such an issue in the parks around Tacoma, Washington, that the Metro Parks Tacoma is taking steps to deal with the problem -- feeding human food to animals now carries a hefty fine.

Posted July 6, 2012 by John P. Barker

Most of us animal-lovers have probably heard the audio recording of the drunk guy at a phone booth calling the cops because he was being attacked by a deer.  Whether this was a hoax or not, here is proof that deer are tougher than they look...

Posted July 5, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

It just wasn't the sort of thing you would expect to see along the highway in Washington State. Squirrels, raccoon's, and skunks, sure, but a kangaroo? The wayward roo almost caused several accidents on Saturday as motorists were caught off guard by the sight.

Posted July 3, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

On Sunday, June 10, a christening was held for 15 baby elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka.  The starting initial for each name was selected by an astrologer based on their birth dates and times for the luckiest and most advantageous letters. The names for the junior pachyderms had then been suggested by visitors.

Posted July 2, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

I must be very empathetic, because when I look at the image of this dog,
I yawn. I can't even help myself!  It's no wonder that contagious
yawning is a path used by social scientists to measure empathy -
vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, and even attitudes of
another.  Baboons and chimps are champs at empathy, especially with
members of their own family or group; but what about dogs?



Posted July 2, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Just over a week ago Greg Beldham went out for a relaxing afternoon of salmon fishing on Nanoose Bay in British Columbia. It was hardly the quiet trip he had planned when a transient group of killer whales cornered a harbor seal and began hitting it against the hull of his boat before enjoying their snack.

Posted June 30, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The owner of a Honda Element was awakened to the honking of his car horn at 3 a.m. Friday morning. He thought that a raccoon had gotten into the car and would soon tire of the novelty. By 4:30 things were getting ridiculous. So Taylus went out to check on the car only to find himself face-to-face with a bear.

Posted June 28, 2012 by Kitty Devine

Your toddler will be singing in the rain when the monsoons hit with this fun, child-sized Blue Whales Umbrella.