Animals

Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, Animal Care and Control Team.
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Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, ACCT. "Where's the money?" A woman on the megaphone shouted, "Save the shelter!" At about $180 per pet, Animal Care and Control Team...
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Tufted puffins, those adorable black and white birds with big orange beaks, experienced an unusual die-off in the Bering Sea in late 2016 through early 2017. M
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May 29, 2019 - 3:13 pm
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) - - Tufted puffins, those adorable black and white birds with big orange beaks, experienced an unusual die-off in the Bering Sea in late 2016 through early 2017. Massive mortality events like this seem to be increasing, likely because of climate change, according to a...
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In this photo provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore is a whale that washed ashore Thursday, May 23, 2019, near Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
Sarah Codde/Point Reyes National Seashore via AP
May 24, 2019 - 5:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the whale carcass was found Thursday along the Point Reyes National Seashore near...
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Members of the media gather around the carcass of a dead elephant in Chobe, on September 19, 2018.
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May 23, 2019 - 4:08 pm
By David McKenzie, Ingrid Formanek, and Julia Hollingsworth (CNN) -- It's one of the world's last sanctuaries for African elephants. But now, Botswana says, its population of the animals will be fair game for hunters. The southern African nation, which is home to 130,000 elephants -- more than...
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Pennsylvania Game Commission falcons
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Pat Loeb
May 19, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom and Dad falcon were none too pleased to see Arthur McMorris show up for his yearly invasion of their privacy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission falcon expert made his annual trip to Philadelphia City Hall last week to check on the family of falcons that have been...
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John McDevitt
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There’s something new at the Philadelphia Zoo. It’s known as the Wild Works ropes course and its 34 feet high. At first glance the new attraction looks a lot like a roller coaster. You have to buckle up in a climbing harness as you cross bridges, balance on ropes and...
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cats at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center
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David Madden
May 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
SEWELL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A $75,000 grant will go a long way to help animals — cats in particular — in Camden County. The money comes from the Petco Foundation and is going to the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, which used to be called the Camden County Animal Shelter, in Blackwood. "It's...
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A Great horned owl.
Courtesy of Jackie Kent
Molly Daly
April 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An important part of a local wildlife rehabilitation center's mission is to encourage people to care about and coexist with wildlife, and a grant from the Pennsylvania Sierra Club is helping them provide free programs low-income areas. Philadelphia Metro Wildlife...
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This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words...
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In this March 15, 2019, photo Dr. Lindsey Bullen pets Benko, a golden retriever with weight issues, during a visit at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary, N.C.
Allen G. Breed/AP Photo
April 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in...
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