Animal News Timeline

Tsunami Cat Finds Family After 3 Years Apart [Awww]

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If you’re tired of bad news this month, we’ve got a story about a tsunami, a cat, and a reunion in Japan that was three years in the making… although the report didn’t come in time for Caturday. Following a devastating tsunami, and unimaginable loss of (human and animal) life, there were some stories of… Read more »

The Houston SPCA Animal Shelter Awarded…Though They Don’t Deserve It

Houston SPCA kills pit bulls

The Houston SPCA was honored the Award for Excellence from the Better Business Bureau, which is a top honor given to businesses and non-profits for “service excellence”. In a report by The Examiner, Houston SPCA, who’s mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse, and exploitation,… Read more »

Tigers’ Zoo Catwalk In Philadelphia Offers A ‘Safari-Like Experience’

Tigers zoo catwalk

The amazing all-new tigers’ catwalk at the Philadelphia Zoo offers visitors a unique experience, as well as a never-before-seen inside look at the wonderful animals. Visitors can, of course, safely view the tigers, roaming somewhat free, in long catwalk-like passageways, The long cage-like snaking tunnels span from where the tigers sleep to an archway over… Read more »

Rare Megamouth Shark Caught Off The Coast Of Japan

Rare Shark Japan

A megamouth shark was caught off the coast of Shizuoka, Japan. Officials said the 13-foot-long female shark is incredibly rare. Scientists with the Marine Science Museum are currently conducting a necropsy, which is open to the public. The necropsy is expected to reveal important information about the mysterious species. As megamouth sharks are rarely seen… Read more »

9 Million Pounds Of Tainted Beef Recalled Amid Rancher Dispute

cancerous cows

BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA – Bill Nilman has had a very prestigious image in the world of slaughterhouse beef, priding himself on his high-quality product which he raises gently and humanely and sells nationwide to restaurants and grocery stores, so it was quite the shock when Rancho Feeding Corp. began recalling his beef, 9 million pounds of… Read more »

Bear Cub Bites 14 College Students In Missouri, Should It Be Killed?

Bear cub bites 14 students; should it be killed?

A bear cub named Boo Boo was almost killed for biting college students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The cub was brought to the private university from a local petting zoo as part of a program designed to help students relax before their final exams. According to a Reutersreport, however, for at least… Read more »

Squirrel Selfie Video Shows Squirrelly Wrath

Squirrel Selfie Video Shows Squirrelly Wrath

A squirrel selfie video shows how bad an idea it can be to get a little too close to nature, with one guy suffering from such squirrelly wrath that even Foamy the squirrel might be jealous. In a related report by The Inquisitr, when a cop and squirrel got into a fight, the officer ended… Read more »

Pet Bearded Dragons Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Bearded Dragons

Pet bearded dragons were linked to a salmonella outbreak, which sickened 132 people in 31 states. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak began in February 2012. Although nobody has died, 42 percent of those reporting the illness were hospitalized. The outbreak is a specific concern, as a majority of… Read more »

25 Dead Cats Found Hanging From Tree Branches

Dead Cats Found In Trees

A total of 25 dead cats were found hanging from tree branches in Yonkers, New York. Authorities said the cats were placed inside trash bags, which were found hanging in the trees. The grisly discovery was made by sanitation workers during the annual Spring cleanup of Overlook Terrace. Ernest Lungaro, director of the Winchester Humane… Read more »

Lions And Cars On Fire, Oh My! Family Has Scary Safari Park Visit

A family had a scary experience with a car fire and African lions.

Lions and young children don’t mix well; car fires and small children don’t mix any better. So, what’s a mother to do when her car suddenly breaks down and catches fire in the lion enclosure in a safari park? That’s exactly the decision Helen Clements faced when she took her kids to Longleat Safari Park… Read more »

America’s First Cat Café Opens This Week

Cat Café United States

America’s first cat café will open in New York City this week. Although the specialty cafés exist throughout Japan and Europe, Purina ONE Cat Café will be the first in the United States. The unique cafés offer coffee shop favorites, along with the option of cuddling numerous cats. The café, located at 168 Bowery in… Read more »

Joan Of Shark The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught? [Photo]

Joan Of Shark The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught

Joan of Shark is the nickname given by scientists to a great white shark that was tagged off the coastline of western Australia. The reason she was given such a frightful nickname was because she also happens to be the largest animal they’ve ever tagged with a satellite monitoring device. In a related report by… Read more »