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A boy has been bitten on the head by a mountain lion in Colorado - the third such attack in the state this year.
Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.
45-year-old fought back after being bitten in stomach, thighs, and thrown into ditch A Canadian man survived an encounter with a grizzly bear who bit him in the stomach and thighs by stabbing it with... a pocket knife. Colin Dowler was mountain-biking on a remote logging road on Mount Doogie Dowler - named after his grandfather - in British Columbia when he rounded a corner and saw the bear.
The orthopaedic device was discovered inside 4.7m animal that died in central Queensland last month An orthopaedic plate found in the stomach of a Queensland crocodile could possibly bring closure to... the family of a missing person. The plate, with six stainless steel screws, was inside the 4.7-metre MJ, who died a month ago after a fight with another large crocodile at Koorana Crocodile Farm near Rockhampton.
"This is not what we are about; this is not the 'wild west,'" said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission head
A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers sweeping through the Las Vegas area is being attributed to wet weather several months ago
Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter's outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats. CBS affiliate WTVY-TV reports the dead cats were found Thursday by workers at the... Dothan Animal Shelter.
The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken to Old Faithful Lodge by her family for treatment by emergency personnel. She was later taken to a clinic and released.
Los Angeles is reportedly taking measures to ban horse racing in the city — a move that comes as dozens of race horses have died this season at nearby Santa Anita Park. The city's Board of Animal... Services was set to consider a non-binding motion on Tuesday to support the prohibition of horse racing and...
NEW ORLEANS -- A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species. And the mysterious pouches that it’s named for, up near its front fins? Scientists say they... squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from around the Gulf and in New York have named...
Police say an expert from Florida has captured an elusive alligator in a Chicago public lagoon.
Several Montreal pet stores are suing the city over a new rule that forces them to get their dogs, cats and rabbits from shelters.
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A 9-week-old kitten survived a 30-mile trip trapped in the frame of a car. Auto repair shop owner Scott Bourne says the driver heard a noise coming from under his car when he left... Lexington on Wednesday morning but didn’t know what it was. Later that day, the driver stopped at a...
This could have had a grizzly ending. A bear in Colorado accidentally crashed a car into a tree on the Fourth of July after “butt-shifting” the vehicle into neutral, the Boulder County Sheriff’s... Office said. The furry suspect slipped in through the unlocked driver’s door and got stuck. When the door closed, the “delinquent” bear...
New York authorities called the recovery of nearly 300 animals, including six snapping turtles and six Gila monsters, the largest seizure of illegal reptiles in state history.
For the second time in about a week, alligators have been found feeding on a human corpse in Florida, local papers reported. The most recent victim was 16-year-old Jarvis Deliford, whose severely... decomposed body was found surrounded by alligators in a St. Petersburg-area lake on the Fourth of July. Witnesses described the boy’s body being...
All eight of the circus's tigers were impounded by police after tamer Ettore Weber was mauled to death Four tigers have mauled to death their tamer in southern Italy, fuelling calls for a ban on the... use of animals in circuses as parliament debates the issue. Police said the 61-year-old tamer, Ettore Weber, was attacked by the tigers on Thursday during a training session in Triggiano, a small town in the Puglia region.
A spike in the number of green iguanas in Florida has prompter the state's wildlife agency to encourage homeowners to kill the reptiles whenever possible. Experts are saying climate change could be... contributing to their growing numbers. Joseph Wasilewski, a conservative biologist for Natural Selections of South Florida, joins CBSN to discuss the invasion.
For the first time in more than 30 years, Japan is resuming commercial whaling, despite an international outcry. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff always checks the washer and dryer to make sure none of her three cats have climbed inside. Well, almost always.
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Authorities say a black bear somehow locked itself inside a Montana home and then nestled onto a closet shelf that wasn’t too hard, wasn’t too soft, but just right for a nap.... Missoula County sheriff’s officials say the bear just yawned when deputies knocked on the window and unlocked the door in...
Dogs may have developed facial muscles that allow them to make 'puppy dog eyes' specifically to communicate with humans, according to a new study.
An 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark while swimming off the North Carolina coast on Sunday afternoon, officials said.
Sport's opponents say it cannot be reformed because of dangerous tracks and problems rehoming retired dogs Almost 1,000 racing greyhounds died or were killed last year, according to industry figures,... prompting animal welfare charities to renew calls for an end to the sport in the UK. The figures, released by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), are part of a concerted push to improve welfare standards in the sport, but charities say it cannot be reformed due to the "dangerously configured" oval tracks that cause a majority of injuries and a failure to properly rehome the dogs after they have retired.
A young black bear was shot and killed by Oregon officials after becoming so habituated to humansthat people reportedly took selfies with it.