Animals

Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

ISTANBUL (AP) — A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment. The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to…

Rare white tiger born in Nicaraguan zoo

Veterinarians are caring for the first white tiger born in captivity in Nicaragua. Nieve, who is just 9 days old, was rejected by its mother at the national zoo of Nicaragua after she was unable to produce milk. To keep…

Animals at IMMS make Christmas wish lists

Humans aren’t the only ones sending letters to Santa this Christmas season. The marine animals at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport have penned the big man in red asking for some toys. The ‘Seasons…

Most popular dog names of 2020

Dog lovers were not in love with traditional names like 'Fido' and 'Spot' this year. The website rover.com released its list of 2020's top names for dogs and the site notes that many of the popular monikers are also on…

Taking care of pets in the cold weather

It’s also important not to forget about your furry friends as this cold weather comes to the Coast. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast may not get traditional wintery weather, the change in temperature between fall and winter…

U.K zoo celebrates birth of rare baby rhino

It's a day to celebrate for conservation enthusiasts, a critically endangered eastern black rhino was born at Chester Zoo in the U.K. The baby rhino was born to mom Ema Elsa after a 15-month long pregnancy. It's a big win…

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Talk about good camouflage! Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said Friday that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during an…

National Zoo panda cub gender reveal

About two weeks ago, the National Zoo giant showed off its giant panda cub getting its first check up from a vet. That's when a DNA swab was taken to determine the panda cub's sex. Scientists have gotten back the…

It's a girl! Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Staff at a zoo in Colorado is welcoming their newest addition. Monday Bailey the giraffe gave birth to her first calf at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Officials say Bailey and the female calf are doing well. They have not measured…

Spay Neuter Impact Project in Jackson County

If your furry friend is in need of any basic wellness services, be sure to fetch this deal courtesy of the SNIP program in Jackson County. The Spay Neuter Impact Project is starting a wellness program in order to provide…

Aww! Zoo welcomes rare baby zebra

A Chicago-based zoo has welcomed a new Grevy's zebra. The Lincoln Park Zoo says last week a 13-year-old zebra gave birth to a healthy foal. The gestation period lasted more than a year The unnamed baby has reddish-brown stripes that…

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle recovering after surgery

The female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle operated on yesterday at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is on the mend. An internal medicine specialist from MSU made a special trip to South Mississippi to join forces with local marine life…

For Pet's Sake Rescue looking for foster families

Although its hurricane season, it’s also a different kind of season: kitten season! While cats are trying to mate, animal rescues like Long Beach’s For Pet’s Sake Rescue are trying to find homes for the animals they already have. Vanessa…