Click here to learn more.
April 11, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
With only about 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, the Russian government announced that it would spend $16.6 million to create the Land of the Leopard National Park in the country’s Far East region, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The 650,000-acre park includes 60 percent of the species’ habitat, along with breeding areas. — Read it at CNN
Plus: The world’s rarest ducks hatch at a breeding center in Madagascar. — See the photos at the Huffington Post
Legislation introduced in Rhode Island would prohibit people from driving with a pet in their lap, a distraction that proponents say is similar to texting or talking on a phone while driving. If the bill passes, anyone caught with a pet at the wheel would be fined $85 for the first offense, and $100 for a second transgression. Similar legislation in other states, including California and Tennessee, hasn’t passed. — Read it at the LA Times
Neighborhood-Roaming Bear Returns to the Forest
A 400-pound black bear who has frequented the Glendale, Calif., neighborhood in search of food for the last month was captured on Tuesday. The bear, who even had a Twitter feed called the “Glen Bearian,” had one last tweet before he was brought back home: "We got to stop at In-N-Out on the way to the woods!" — Read it at the LA Times and watch it at KABC
Although it may be fun to wonder exactly which breeds make up your beloved mutt, the information can be invaluable to their health, too. Banfield Pet Hospital locations are now offering a genetic test that can identify a mixed-breed dog’s genetic traits. — Read it at Petside
Cold Chisel guitarist and singer Ian Moss said that his band was forced to cancel a show in Melbourne, Australia, this week because his own kitty bit his finger. "Sorry to be a pussy," he told fans from his hospital bed. — Read it at The Sydney Morning Herald
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Donations are pouring in for Kenny, a
Husky-Shepherd who fractured his front
legs after falling over a 150-foot…
Photographer Maria Sharp’s beautiful
tribute to her 16-year-old dog, Chubby, is
touching hearts all over the…
From the Mastiff to the Great Dane, these
large dogs might look intimidating, but
they tend to be total softies.
Google Street View lets you see the land
where Jane Goodall began her
groundbreaking work with chimpanzees.
Dr. Marty Becker shares easy steps for
cleaning your feline’s ears and checking
for infections or mite infestations.
A frustrated reader asks for help with his
adopted dog, who hasn't made much
progress in his obedience skills.
No one wants to spend October 31 at the
vet ER. Here's what you can do to
prevent common Halloween hazards.
The Russian Blue won’t mind if you have to go to work (to earn money for cat toys), as long as you're back in time for…
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.