Growing up, my Mexican neighbors used to talk about a weeping ghost called La Llorona. As the centuries-old Mexican legend goes, La Llorona’s children disappeared. Some people say she drowned them, while others say her rich rancher husband threw the children in a river. Regardless, what’s important here is that La…
Remember being a kid and visiting for the zoo for the first time? You probably laughed at monkeys as they flung themselves around in the trees. You might’ve watched blubbery seals dive into hyper-blue water like torpedoes. At the giraffe habitat, you almost definitely looked up, wondering what it must be like to be so…
Animals, they’re just like us: they breathe, they eat, they like rubbing their genitals on things, they look cool in sunglasses, they die. But sometimes before that, they go through a period of adolescence that has a few things in common with what we associate with human adolescence. Aside from the sexual activity and…
Animal rights activists are applauding the move by Ringling Bros. to close its circus after putting pressure on the group for years. The Humane Society of the United States describes itself as a bitter adversary" to the show for a long time.
ALEJUELA, Costa Rica— Grecia the toucan has a lot to smile about these days. She's got a fancy new beak, a large custom-built home, and she's about to get fixed up with an eligible young toucan from a nice family of pretty plumage.
It was after a home invasion almost a decade ago that David Ishee first got interested in breeding dogs. A burglar with a gun had broken into his home in Jackson, Mississippi, where Ishee was asleep along with his wife, 3-year-old-daughter and newborn son. Ishee pulled out his own shotgun and scared the would-be thief…
Wasps, the nasty, sociopathic version of bees, don’t abide liars in their ranks, according to a very specific upcoming study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
After getting caught up in the high-stakes city politics, Browser the library cat will not be put out of his home after all.
This story might sound like it's straight out of a TV show, but it's very real.
A piece in the Daily Dot brought our attention to a meme craze lighting Tumblr aflame: the "It is Wednesday, my dudes" frog.
Thomas Thwaites, a British freelance graphic designer, was feeling aimless and anxious, he said, when he decided to strap on a pair of prosthetic wooden limbs and a goat stomach for a six-day journey in the Swiss Alps in 2014. His mission: to become a goat, no matter the cost.
Bernie Sanders got a warm Bay Area welcome on Monday when animal rights activists rushed the stage where the senator was delivering a speech. The activists interrupted Sanders during a speech in front of Oakland's city hall where up to 13,000 supporters were gathered, according to Oakland police officials.
About seven years ago, when author Bronwen Dickey started writing a book about pit bulls, she said she was intrigued by the reactions she got from people. Everyone seemed to have a strong opinion about the dogs, but they often had more to do with stereotypes about the dogs' owners than the animals themselves.
Native American tribes in Oklahoma will grow milkweed and other plants on their land to help monarch butterflies make a come back, Reuters reports, after a drop in their numbers in recent years.
After years of criticism from animal rights groups, the Ringling Bros. Circus is retiring the elephant show that's been part of their repertoire for 145 years.
As Ecuador recovers from the massive earthquake that rocked its coastal provinces on April 16, dozens of stories of superhuman bravery and solidarity are emerging in the local press.
During a recent episode of BBC One's Rip Off Britain (Food), a reality tv show featuring stories of people being ripped off by businesses, a team of researchers were shocked to discover that the ice from a local Kentucky Fried Chicken contained "high levels" of bacteria commonly found in feces.
What do a Galago primate named Gooey, a prostitute, a stolen laptop and missing Girl Scout cookie jar money have in common?