Animals

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

LISTEN: We Get Close, But Not Too Close, To The Bald Eagle Cam Nest

Armando Trull talks to National Arboretum Director Richard Olson about the bald eagles First Lady and Mr. President as the birds prepare to welcome two eaglets into the world.

NPR

SeaWorld To End Orca Breeding Program In Partnership With Humane Society

SeaWorld announced it will end it's orca breeding program, phase out orca performances and partner with the Humane Society of the U.S. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with SeaWorld President and CEO Joel Manby and Humane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle.
NPR

Pigeons Are London's Newest Pollution Fighters

Pigeons have a bad reputation. But London's Pigeon Air Patrol is monitoring pollution levels. A flock of racing pigeons equipped with sensors launched this week. The results, naturally, are tweeted.
NPR

Lost At Sea And Feared Dead, Dog Found On Island After 5 Weeks

A 1-year-old, blue-eyed German shepherd mix named Luna fell off a fishing boat, swam to shore and survived on mice. She was found near a U.S. naval facility on an island off California.
NPR

The Eaglet Is Landing: 'Pip In Process' Caught On Web-Cam In D.C.

"We have a pip in process!!" says an update from the American Eagle Foundation. The bird could fully emerge in the next 12 to 48 hours.

NPR

Florida Woman Fights To Keep A House-Trained Alligator

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission wants to seize a 6-foot-long pet reptile — they say he's just too big. But he isn't a normal alligator says his owner, Mary Thorn of Lakeland, Fla.
NPR

SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

In an agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, the theme park will also phase out the use of the giant marine mammals in theatrical shows.
NPR

Egg-Cam Watch: Bald Eaglet May 'Pip Out' In D.C. Tuesday

The parents, known as Mr. President and The First Lady, have been incubating two eggs at the National Arboretum, and a baby could emerge soon.
WAMU 88.5

Partial Ban On 'Neonic' Pesticides, Believed To Be Bee Killer, Passes Maryland Senate

Controversial neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be a contributor to honey-bee colony collapse disorder, prompting the Maryland Senate to pass a partial ban on the substances.

NPR

New Dinosaur Discovery Helps To Explain The Rise Of Tyrannosaurus Rex

Eighty million years ago, tyrannosaurs were the top predators in Asia and North America. Scientists say a newly discovered dinosaur from Uzbekistan helps to explain their rise.

Pages