According to officials in northwest Ohio, residents are being warned to keep an eye out for tens of thousands of mink that were released from a facility in Van Wert County. The result of a reported break-in at Lion Farms USA Mink Farm in Hoaglin Township, the Van Wert sheriff’s office stated it occurred in […]
Wetsuits Modeled After Otters? Yup!
A few years back, it was reported that MIT had begun working on wetsuits modeled after otters. It’s actually a brilliant idea if you think about it. The animals’ fur and the oil from their skin keep them relatively dry and remarkably warm in frigid temperatures. Surfers and divers could benefit greatly from the suits. […]
This Otter Was Spotted in the Water Trying to Escape From an Eagle
Otis the otter was struggling in the water, fighting for his life, when a couple of sailors noticed him and stopped to help. An eagle had swooped down and tried to attack poor Otis until these sailors saved the day. With no mother or siblings in sight, they brought him to safety since he was […]
US Agency Says Reintroducing Sea Otters to Oregon is Doable and Could Improve the Ecosystem
Sea otters were once found across the North Pacific Rim, stretching from Japan through the Aleutian islands and down the Pacific coast into Mexico. At one point, their population was between 150,000 and 300,000. However, by the early 1900s, their numbers had dwindled to below 2,000 due to high demand for their fur. While the […]
Raiding otters are giving pond owners something to carp about
Resurgent otter populations are killing valuable pet fish, police in Wiltshire have warned, amid claims that wildlife groups are releasing them in inappropriate locations. Otter populations have had a resurgence since the middle of last century, when pollution nearly wiped them out. They are now a protected species found across the country after a reintroduction […]
Do you know why US Wildlife Services slaughtered almost 2 million wild animals last year?
In 2021, an obscure US government division had a busy – and merciless – year, murdering almost 1.75 million animals around the country at a pace of about 200 per hour. The latest yearly toll from Wildlife Services, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, has inflamed conservationists, who have branded the kills […]
Tiger savagely attacks caretaker after entering enclosure without authorization
On Tuesday, the injured victim of a tiger attack at Wooten’s Airboats in the Everglades was taken to the hospital. The attacked employee, who was not permitted to be with the animal, suffered injuries to both arms and was taken to the hospital by emergency medical services, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. “Preliminary […]
The RSPCA has brought together two adorable newborn otters to aid in their rehabilitation
The RSPCA has paired up two lovely newborn otters to aid with their recovery. Eve and Juniper, two orphans who would have been unable to survive in the wild alone at such a young age, have been placed together by staff at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre near Nantwich. Eve was spotted in a […]