2001-Fri Jan 20 03:07:04 MST 2017
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
April 8, 2013: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
A 15-year-old cat who’s spent most of his life missing has been reunited with his family in California. Bandit disappeared 13 years ago after a TV repairman left Dante and Elizabeth Corso’s Las Vegas home. They searched all over the city for Bandit, with no luck. About 10 years later, they moved to San Diego. They were shocked to get a call last week from a Vegas veterinarian who said a man who rounded up feral cats had brought Bandit in, and they’d tracked the Corsos down using the feline’s microchip. The first thing the next morning, the couple was on the road to Nevada to retrieve their kitty. “This cat here has an amazing story. Yeah, I wish I knew it,” said Elizabeth Corso, according to NBC San Diego. “All of it — who he’s [been] with, where he’s been … he’s a special one.” — Watch it at San Diego’s KPBS
A toxic red tide on Florida’s southwest coast has killed 241 endangered manatees — far more than the previous annual record of 151. There are only about 5,000 Florida manatees left in the wild. Experts are not certain why this year’s red algae bloom has been so toxic, but say it may have been a sad coincidence of weather and timing. “We’ve seen in the past that when algae blooms coincide with manatee movement, it results in catastrophic mortality,” said Dr. Martine DeWit, a veterinarian with Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. — Read it at The New York Times
A photo competition asked amateur photographers to submit pictures of endangered and critically endangered birds from around the world. It resulted in some stunning images of the birds, many of which face extinction because of habitat destruction and invasive species. Now, more than 800 of the pictures that were submitted over the last two years have been compiled into a new book, The World’s Rarest Birds. — See photos at the Huffington Post
Florida or bust! More than 200 sea turtles washed ashore on Massachusetts beaches in November and December, leaving the New England Aquarium’s turtle hospital bursting at the seams. Many of the turtles were taken in by aquariums up and down the East Coast to be rehabilitated. Starting early Saturday, a caravan that left from Maine began a trip dubbed the Sea Turtle Trek to bring 52 turtles who’d recovered to Jacksonville, Fla. The team made stops to pick up turtles from the New England Aquarium, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Virginia Aquarium, the South Carolina Aquarium and more. The drove all night before reaching their destination, and let the animals go on a Jacksonville beach on Sunday. — Read it from Baltimore’s National Aquarium
It's a boy — and a girl! Veterinarians at the Czech Republic’s Zoo Brno were able to confirm the sex of the new polar bear cub twins at their first check-up. The playful pair were born to mom Cora at the zoo in November and have only recently been on public display. They’re already known to give their mom a tough time! The zoo is asking the public to vote on names for the twins. So far, Nanuk is in the lead for the boy and Bella is the favorite for the girl cub. — See photos at Zooborns
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Get all the best pet news and information sent right to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Want to choose the best food for your
pet? Here's why you shouldn't fear
preservatives or fall for marketing…
Electronic cigarettes may be growing in
popularity, but their higher concentrations
of nicotine can poison cats and…
Are you handling your pet the right way?
Our vet shares five things your pup wishes
you knew about picking him up.
We combed through 505,270 kitten
names to determine the hottest male
and female monikers of the year.
We scoured our database of 1.1 million
dogs to find out which male and female
monikers reigned supreme this past…
The laid-back American Wirehair’s crimped, coarse coat requires almost no brushing or combing.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.