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'Kellen' chosen as name for Norfolk zoo giraffe

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 04:11am EDT

Tags: giraffe, zoo,

Building a sanctuary to heal a torn Connecticut town

Catherine Hubbard loved animals. But on Dec. 14, 2012, the 6-year-old lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now, her family is honoring her life-long dream with an animal sanctuary.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Catherine Hubbard, Jenny Hubbard, animal sanctuary, newtown, Sandy Hook Elementary, pets,


Survey: D.C. residents lacking in furry friends

A recent survey by veterinarians finds that the District of Columbia has far fewer pet owners than any other state in the U.S.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:21pm EST

Tags: veterinarian, pet owners, Kristi King


Polar bear at Md. Zoo euthanized

The Maryland Zoo says a deaf female polar bear that arrived at the facility after being abandoned by a circus in Puerto Rico and became a visitor favorite has died.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 03:00pm EST

Tags: Maryland Zoo, polar bear,

D.C. welcomes stranded Sandy pets (Video)

Two months after superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast, cats and dogs that were surrendered or abandoned in New York City are finding new homes in the Washington area.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 11:09pm EST

Tags: pets, ASPCA, WARL, superstorm Sandy, Kate Ryan

Virginia Zoo needs help naming female baby siamang

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 06:38am EST

Tags: Virginia Zoo, siamang,

Ugly animals get their day in the spotlight

Slimy, scaly or darn right ugly animals don't draw visitors to zoos and they physical characteristics make it tough to rally support to protect these critters from extinction.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 01:53pm EST

Tags: conservation programs, environment, science, endangered animals

Great white video makes splash

A white whale, rarely seen in the wild, has been spotted off the coast of Norway swimming with a pod of whales.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 01:19pm EST

Tags: whales, National Geographic

Dog walk raises funds, awareness for at-risk animals

The Washington Humane Society raised close to $80,000 during its annual D.C. Walk for the Animals and Pet-A-Palooza Saturday in Adams Morgan.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 05:12pm EDT

Tags: Washington Humane Society

Reston Zoo director guilty of animal cruelty charge

A Fairfax County judge found the director of the Reston Zoo guilty of animal cruelty for inhumanely euthanizing a wallaby in January. She will serve 30 days in jail and pay $1,250 in fines.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 01:35pm EDT

Tags: courts, Fairfax County, Reston Zoo,

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