Animal Planet


Mara the elephant packs her trunk for Brazil

Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a bag for analysis....

February 2, 2020, Sunday


Hairless dogs back in fashion

At a stately museum in Mexico City, priceless paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera share pride of place with an unruly pack of hairless black dogs: Mexico’s prized xoloitzcuintle....

December 15, 2019, Sunday


The bomb site where at risk species thrive

In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds in ...

November 24, 2019, Sunday


Dogs respond best to food treats

Why train your dog with food rewards? A growing body of research says it’s the easiest and most effective way to train. “Using treats during training is the best way to guarantee that your dog will repeat ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


Fat is fabulous for Alaska’s grizzly bears

Alaska grizzly bears packing on kilos for the winter are competing for more than the season’s last salmon. They are also vying for the title of the state’s fattest bear. Fat Bear Week has become a national ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


Cat lover’s political conflict in Jerusalem

IT is nearly midnight when Tova Saul, an Orthodox Jew, approaches the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, carrying two large cases and a variety of contraptions. Within an hour, a row will have started ...

August 13, 2017, Sunday


Gift ideas for pets and people who love them

Pets are people, too — at least when it comes to holiday gifts....

November 27, 2016, Sunday


Pandas released, protection upgraded

AS the cages opened, Hua Yan and Zhang Meng did not hesitate and ran into the wild. The two pandas disappeared into the mountains within seconds. China released its sixth and seventh pandas at the Liziping ...

November 12, 2016, Saturday


A grim fish tale of the ones that got away

IMPORTED species of farmed sturgeon that escaped during flooding in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River have recently been found to be spreading downstream. The rapid expansion of the feral species ...

October 14, 2016, Friday


Penguin breeding

Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season....

October 9, 2016, Sunday




 

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