Tag: animals

Obama Creates Two New National Monuments In Utah And Nevada

President Obama on Wednesday designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada, protecting 1.65 million acres of federal land. Most of it, 1.35 million acres, surrounds the Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah. The rest is northeast of Las Vegas around Nevada’s Gold Butte. The moves were the latest in a series of actions…

SeaWorld to Stop Breeding Killer Whales [VIDEO]

The orcas—also known as killer whales—at SeaWorld will be the last generation to live at the water parks, the company said. SeaWorld will stop breeding them immediately. The company has faced public scrutiny for its treatment of the mammals since 2013, when the CNN documentary Blackfish debuted. The film followed the life of an orca…

Secret Service Foils Plot Against Obama’s Dogs

A man was arrested in WA, D.C. after he allegedly planned to kidnap one of President Barack Obama’s Portugese Water Dogs, Sunny and Bo. Scott Stockert was arrested at a Hampton Inn with unregistered firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. It’s still not clear why the man, who claimed to be Jesus and the…

NIH ends U.S. use of chimpanzees for medical research [VIDEO]

The U.S. National Institutes of Health retired its controversial program of using chimpanzees for biomedical research. In an email to administrators, NIH Director Francis Collins said Wednesday the remaining 50 chimpanzees held for medical research will be sent to sanctuaries. The NIH also said it would develop a plan to begin resettling the remaining chimps…

Trevor Noah Mocks Ben Carson-Kanye West [VIDEO]

Daily Show new host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another. “Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re…

Johnny Depp’s Wife Amber Heard Charged for Smuggling Dogs [VIDEO]

Australian authorities on Thursday charged actress Amber Heard, who is married to Johnny Depp, with illegally importing the couple’s dogs in May. Heard faces two counts of illegally importing her Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, and one count of producing a false document. The couple reportedly smuggled the animals aboard their private jet to the…

2 Injured, 1 Gored in Fast 2nd Pamplona Bull-run [VIDEO]

One person was gored twice by a fighting bull and two people suffered other injuries as thousands of thrill-seekers dashed alongside the beasts in the second bull-run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival Wednesday. The San Fermin press office said the victim was gored in the leg and back in Pamplona’s bull ring at the end…

Jon Stewart: ISIS Is the New IRAQ

ISIS takes over the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offers the country less-than-supportive words. Jon Stewarts’ take on the hopeless situation in Iraq and the Iraqi army’s inability to stand up to ISIS, the vacuum will be filled, but don’t worry, Joe Biden made a phone call.

SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Jim Atchison would step down as chief executive, and it would cut some jobs, sending the company’s shares up 2 percent in extended trading. SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by…

Daredevil NOT ‘Eaten Alive’ By A Snake For TV Stunt [VIDEO]

The moment a daredevil was ‘eaten alive’ by a snake for TV stunt – and then got chewed up by the critics for getting his safety team to save him after only his head was consumed Paul Rosolie tracked down a 20ft-long green anaconda in South America The 27-year-old then donned black armored suit slathered…

Animal Expert Introduces Several Wild Animals to Conan [VIDEOS]

Awww- Animal Expert David Mizejewski Introduces Several Wild Animals to Conan Animal expert David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation recently appeared on Conan with several animals in tow, including a very hungry little asian leopard cat kitten, a very apprehensive 9-banded armadillo, a very clever Russian boar, a very friendly paca and a very…

Bees swarming Delaware accident close highway ramp

As many as 20 million bees swarmed an accident near Newark, NJ., on Tuesday after a tractor trailer hauling them overturned. The driver and two passengers were stung 50 to 100 times each while escaping the vehicle. Bee handlers and fire fighters used water to attempt to disperse the bees. Late Tuesday, investigators were still…

Must SEE Cat Win Video: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack [VIDEO]

A brave feline has proven that cats can be just as loyal as man’s best friend, by saving its young owner from a dog attack on a California street on Tuesday. In the footage entitled My cat saved my son, which appears to have been shot by a CCTV camera, a young boy is seen…

Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan [VIDEO]

There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month. The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where crowds were able to see it undergo a public…

Wire fox terrier takes home top prize at Westminster

A wire fox terrier named Sky won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, marking the 14th time the breed has won the nation’s top dog show. The terrier beat a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, bloodhound, an Irish water spaniel, a Cardigan Welsh corgi and a miniature…

Jose Canseco told to remove diaper-wearing goats from house

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is used to dealing with authority figures after spending years arguing balls and strikes with umpires. But thanks to the pair of diaper-wearing goats that he keeps in his Las Vegas-area home, it seems like he has a whole new type of argument on his hands. HOA says, “It has…

DNA study suggests dogs originated in Europe

A new DNA study published Thursday indicates dogs originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago. This large DNA study aligns with the earliest known doglike fossils, which also came from Europe. Other DNA studies have suggested that dogs originated in east Asia and the Middle East. Scientists agree that dogs became the first…

The bird mummies of Natron: Lake’s waters petrify animals that fall in

The Rift Valley’s Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth. The lake’s steeply alkaline waters are a graveyard for thousands of small birds. Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt used the corpses littering the Tanzanian…

2 Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born At National Zoo

The National Zoo announced Thursday that its Sumatran tiger, Damai, gave birth on Monday to two healthy cubs. Damai is doing a good job of taking care of her first litter, zoo officials say. Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species, with only about 400 to 500 left living in the wild. National Zoo