Animals/Pets

VIDEO: Boy, he big boy! Large hammerhead shark at Montagu

June 24, 2016

A LARGE hammerhead shark swam up to the beach at Montagu on Friday afternoon, causing much excitement for onlookers and local vendors.

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Brazilian soldier shoots and kills escaped Olympic jaguar mascot after torch ceremony

June 22, 2016

A jaguar representing the mascot of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was shot dead after being featured in an Olympic torch ceremony in Manaus, Brazil yesterday, according to a statement.

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New shark sanctuaries in Caribbean

June 17, 2016

THE Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Cayman Islands and St Maarten on Wednesday declared their territorial waters covering some 49,190 square miles closed to all commercial shark fishing.

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Studying rarest bird in the Bahamas

June 17, 2016

WITH LESS than 260 remaining on a single island, the Bahama Oriole is the rarest bird in The Bahamas - and one of the rarest in the world.

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Swimming pigs hog the spotlight on Today Show

June 16, 2016

SWIMMING swine were stars of national television in the United States, as NBC’s “Today Show” featured the swimming pigs of Exuma on June 14.

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Bahamas Waste does it for the dogs and cats

June 14, 2016

Bahamas Waste is bringing awareness to the work of the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS), Baark! and Operation Potcake through its supportive truck design and moving billboards.

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Bahamas Waste Paints This One For The Dogs & Cats

June 08, 2016

Bahamas Waste revealed their newest uniquely designed garbage truck before a very excited group of local animal organizations this past Thursday.

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Are gorillas a danger to people?

June 02, 2016

Cincinnati Zoo in the US is facing a public backlash after shooting dead one of the gorillas in its care.

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Hurricanes Help Spread Florida- Bahamas Lionfish Invasion

June 02, 2016

Hurricane season is here and that means storms and hurricanes that form this season may not only affect land negatively but also sea life.

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Joint Marine Law Enforement Operation Nets Illegal Crawfish

June 01, 2016

Inspection of Coral Harbour supermarket discovers sale of crawfish and marks new collaboration by enforcement agencies.

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The Latest: Legislator: Ohio laws adequate in zoo shooting

June 01, 2016

The Latest on the shooting of a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla after a child got into its enclosure:

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In gorilla's death, critics blame mother, Cincinnati Zoo
In gorilla's death, critics blame mother, Cincinnati Zoo

May 31, 2016

Those are some of the words the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden used Sunday in a contrite explanation for the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla killed on Saturday to save a boy who slipped into the zoo's habitat...

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New snake species discovered in Southern Bahamas

May 30, 2016

A new species of snake has been discovered in the Conception Island National Park, a remote part of the southwest Bahamas. The harmless Silver Boa was found last July during an expedition led by University of North Carolina biologist Dr. Graham Reynolds.

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Silver Snake: New Boa Species Discovered in The Bahamas

May 30, 2016

There’s a new member of the Boidae family, the group of nonvenomous, constricting snakes found across the globe...

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The Day in the life of a BHS Inspector

May 25, 2016

It was 1 o’clock on Tuesday morning when the BHS inspector on duty received a call from motorists and the police control room that a cow, (yes, you read correctly, a cow) was in the middle of the Tonique Williams Darling highway unable to move.

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How rare are bright blue lobsters?

May 25, 2016

Two Canadian fishermen have been celebrating catching bright blue lobsters over the last few days. But how rare are these striking-looking crustaceans...

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The Sago Palm Plant Is a Hidden Danger for Your Pets

May 24, 2016

Every pet owner should know this list: azaleas, tulips, chocolates, onions and grapes. Any of these items can make your pet sick. But there’s another dangerous item that most pet owners don’t know about -- and in South Carolina, it’s the top call to Animal Poison Control.

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Pet Food Institute Warns Against Plying Pooches with Snacks

May 19, 2016

When it comes to our canines, few of us can resist those big brown eyes and puppy kisses that cry out for our undivided attention, not to mention our table scraps.

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Dancing dung beetles navigate with 'sky snapshot'

May 16, 2016

Dung beetles record a mental image of the positions of the Sun, the Moon and the stars and use the snapshot to navigate, according to researchers.

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Foot-Long Ancient Tooth Discovered on Australian Beach

May 16, 2016

Five million years ago, a massive sea monster may have eviscerated sharks and whales using gigantic teeth like this.

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