Smithsonian National Zoo red panda goes rogue, then is found in a residential area less than a mile from the zoo.
The forces of Twitter combined with a photo tip from a Washington neighborhood resident led to the safe capture of Rusty the red panda.
One small rodent is getting the blame for a massive power outage in southern and eastern sections of Wichita.
WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — KAKE-TV reports nearly 10,000 customers of Westar Energy were affected by the outage Monday afternoon.
Authorities say a squirrel crawled into equipment at a substation, causing a transformer to blow out. A fire then broke out at the substation. Firefighters were quickly able to bring it under control.
The late "Sopranos" actor had a soft spot for pit bulls.
James Gandolfini, who died suddenly while vacationing in Italy last week at age 51, may have been a tough guy on screen, but in real life, one of his roles was as an animal advocate.
Photo: James Gandolfini with his rescue pit bull / Splash News
His final movie, due to be released in 2014, was called "Animal Rescue." The crime drama (in post-production) is about a pit bull who’s rescued from the garbage.
On June 9, a critically endangered North Pacific right whale was seen for the first time since 1951 off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Biologists Graeme Ellis, John Ford and James Pilkington were able to observe the rare animal for a whole day.
"It was a thrilling experience," said Ford.
For the first time this year, a giant panda has given birth.
Haizi, a panda at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province, had twin cubs on Saturday.
Staff at the center said one of the cubs, a female, weighs 2.79 ounces.
It's National Take Your Pet to Work Day!
Studies show that employees who bring their pets to work tend to have a lower stress level, and many believe they also contribute to a more happy and interactive workplace, according to pet food maker Purina.
'All of a sudden, it came bounding over and right into the shot.'
Andrew and Karma Madgwicks were staring into each other's eyes for a wedding photo when someone else decided to butt in. Banda the Sumatran tiger apparently wanted to see what all the fuss was as the couple posed for their photographer before their reception at England's Paignton Zoo.
"All of a sudden, it came bounding over and right into the shot. It posed for a split second and then walked away," explained photographer Vicki Boulter.
'As a veterinarian, I can't wrap my head around this one.'
The Bay Area in Calfornia is renowned for its progressive pet culture and its forward-thinking ways. How then to explain the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., as proud host of The World's Ugliest Dog Contest?
Why would any animal lover choose to celebrate the undesirable, even repulsive features our pets possess through this bizarre breed of pageantry?