animals

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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The polar bear cub Hertha plays with a ball of soccer club Hertha BSC, after the announcing of her name, at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
April 02, 2019 - 11:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — It's Hertha. Berlin's Tierpark zoo has unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star attraction, a 4-month-old polar bear cub. Hertha, born on Dec. 1, is named after the German capital's eponymous top league soccer club, which is sponsoring the animal. The club's mascot — a brown...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
SEAME Sardinia Onlus via AP
April 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday the garbage recovered...
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A newborn red fox at the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center in King of Prussia.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
March 19, 2019 - 9:49 pm
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa (KYW Newsradio) — As wildlife rehabilitation experts in the Philadelphia area gear up for the start of their busy season, there are things people can all do - or not do - to keep animals out of the rehab center and in the wild. From the whimpering of newborn red foxes to the...
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Giraffe
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March 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
By Jay Croft NEW YORK (CNN) -- April the giraffe is a mama for the fifth time. April gave birth Saturday about 12:40 p.m. ET at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. This follows her delivery of a male in April 2017 . The new calf is male, according to the zoo's Facebook page. The...
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Kimberly Adams
March 12, 2019 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Vets On Wheels kicks off this month in Camden, and it's a way to mingle in the community and feed your pets. "Food is a wonderful thing, it builds camaraderie and makes everyone happy when they waiting," said Animal Welfare Association's Maya Richmond. Richmond says...
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In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, duct taped turtles are presented to reporters in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement. (Bureau of Customs via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 7:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Monday that they found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino...
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March 05, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Air travel is such a hassle. Can you deliver yourself by mail? In a recent "this day in history" column, The New York Times recounted a 1913 article about a postal carrier in rural Ohio who was the first to accept and...
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Remember the zoo key at the Philadelphia Zoo? It' coming back.
Courtesy of The Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
February 13, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Remember the Zoo Key at the Philadelphia Zoo? It's coming back. The Zoo Key program started at the Philadelphia Zoo in the early '60s and ended in the early 2000s. Guests would activate an educational recording with the animal-shaped key at a box in front of an...
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