Animals

Photo of a killer whale at SeaWorld

Shamu and SeaWorld’s Legacy of Suffering

Live Kindly SeaWorld and its former star killer whale Shamu are shrouded in controversy, largely thanks to the 2013 Netflix exposé “Blackfish.” In the documentary, former trainers spoke out against...
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Black Cat Scampers on Field at Cowboys-Giants Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A black cat got the best of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for a few minutes Monday night. The cat scampered on the field during a Giants drive in the second quarter and forced referee Clay Martin to delay the game while work...
Photo of Little Mac, the Asian elephant

Santa Barbara Zoo’s Elderly Elephant Little Mac Euthanized

SANTA BARBARA — Little Mac, a 48-year-old Asian elephant that was a fixture at the Santa Barbara Zoo for nearly all her life, was euthanized this week after a sharp decline in health, officials said. “She continued to decline in spite of our best efforts, e...

Albino Hedgehog Rescued in Southern California

RIVERSIDE — Nic, a rare albino hedgehog found in a Southern California backyard, has found a home. Riverside County Department of Animal Services officers found the furry little critter on Sept. 13 and took ...

Woodward Park Is New Site for Popular Koi Show

Event organizers say they have found the perfect spot for the 41st Annual Koi Show after more than a decade in Fresno's Fig Garden Village. The Central California Koi Society event is Saturday and Sunday at ...
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