Animals

Pandemic Benefit? Fewer Strays at Local Animal Shelters

The Clovis Animal Shelter found a silver lining in the pandemic crisis — a 40% drop in strays. It's even better at the Central California SPCA, which contracts services with the city of Fresno. They say they are down 44% in strays. "Clovis community memb...
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‘Murder Hornets,’ With Sting That Can Kill, Arrive in US

SPOKANE, Wash. — The world's largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the "Murder Hornet" with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out. The giant Asian insect, with a sting that coul...
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Wolf That Captivated California and World Is Believed Dead

SALEM, Ore. — A wolf that wandered thousands of miles from Oregon and became the first wild wolf spotted in California in almost 90 years before returning to Oregon and starting a pack is believed to be dead, wildlife officials said. “Across the thousands o...
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