Animal News Timeline

Bear Walking Upright Is Not A Hoax, Officials Say

Check out this bear walking upright!

A video of a bear walking upright through a New Jersey neighborhood has gained attention across the country, but is it real or just a hoax? The opinions of experts differ. Watch the minute-long video clip below, and the longer one further down, and see what you think! Fox 6 reports that some experts think… Read more »

The Danger Of Pit Bulls In Shelters

Pit Bulls in shelters are often put to death at a staggering rate.

The reputation of pit bulls is one of the biggest debates centered on pets. Are pit bulls dangerous? Are they child-friendly? Are they dog-friendly? Are they predictable? Can they be trained? The truth of the matter is that every pit bull is different. It depends on how the pit bull was raised, its personality and,… Read more »

Texas Fisherman Catches 809-Pound Tiger Shark In Gulf

Springs fought the animal for over five hours before he realized its was a tiger shark

A San Antonio angler brought in the catch of a lifetime when he landed a massive tiger shark, weighing 809 pounds, just 5 miles from Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night. KSAT 12 reports that Ryan Springs, who calls the North Side of San Antonio home, hooked the shark just after… Read more »

Shark Hunting Robot Attacked By Great Whites

great white biting camera

The REMUS SharkCam is an underwater robot designed to stalk the ocean’s most feared predators, yet it became the prey recently as several great whites turned on it, trying to take a bite out of the cylindrical automaton. The REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) is a torpedo-shaped object bristling with six cameras implanted at different… Read more »

Great White Shark Washes Ashore In New York; Others Sighted

Though the shark that washed ashore was a juvenile, it was hardly the only great white in New York Waters

A shark found Tuesday evening on the beach at Amagansett in Long Island has been confirmed as a great white, according to scientists from Stony Brook University, though other sightings confirm that it is hardly the only one to be found in New York waters. The shark was found stranded on the beach earlier this… Read more »

Pit Bull That Suffered 30-Foot Fall Is Reunited With Owner

Wookie the pit bull was thrown off a 30-foot overpass.

Pit bulls have a bad reputation. Whether people believe the hype or not, there’s no denying that there’s a higher rate of violence toward the breed because of it. The story of Wookie is one that speaks toward that cruelty, but he’s only one of many pit bulls that became victims this week. On Tuesday,… Read more »

Unprovoked: Pitbull And Owner’s Friend Stabbed By Another Dog Owner In San Francisco

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Pit bulls, American StaffordShire Terrier, StaffordShire Bull Terrier, “Man’s best friend,” sometimes victim of negative press and breed specific bans. Normally, the word “pit bull” and “attack” prompt images of vicious, blood thirsty canines slaughtering innocent children. This has not been the case in San Francisco, California. Early Friday morning, two young men were walking… Read more »

Great White Shark Attack Throws Surfer ’3m Into The Air’

The surfer suffered a breach attack, in which the great white shark struck him from below

A young man who was bitten by a great white shark off Cape Town’s Muizenberg beach on Friday was tossed nearly ten feet into the air by the intensity of the predator’s attack, according to witnesses. “There was only the board between him and the shark’s mouth. His board saved him,” said Julian Pringle, a… Read more »

Calico Lobster Set To Debut At Explore The Ocean World Oceanarium

Unique Crustacean

A rare calico lobster is set to debut at Hampton’s Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium. The orange and blue crustacean was donated to the oceanarium by a local fisherman. Josiah Beringer said he and his nephew found the unusual lobster in a trap, which was set near the mouth of New Hampshire’s Hampton Harbor Marine… Read more »