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Nature’s own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

LOS ANGELES — Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that a song bird weighing less than two nickels managed to carry a tiny electronic sensor from Tennessee to Colombia and back.

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De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

This just in from Karyn Zoldan —

September 23, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…
Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

It’s important to protect your pets from severe weather, especially with  potential for quickly rising waters.

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Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Thrips are tiny insects that disfigure citrus leaves by feeding on new growth.  

September 13, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Game officers still hunting possibly rabid coyote

Game officers still hunting possibly rabid coyote

The animal might be rabid and is being tracked.

August 21, 2014 5:55 pm Related
Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Musicians Ron Pandy and Stefan George will get the PAWty meowing. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…
Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo. 

June 25, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.

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'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

Want a portrait of your pet illustrated by Chris Gall? It could happen.

June 17, 2014 7:40 am Photos

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No bighorns are known to have died in Catalina Mountains in past month

Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.

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Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans who say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries are targeting a gray-wolf recovery program with bills that allow livestock owners to shoot the wolves while also directing the Legislature to consider banning conservation efforts.

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Unearthing a fossil haven

Unearthing a fossil haven

Paleontologist Kim Scott with Cogstone Resource Management holds a fossilized mussel shell unearthed while construction crews dig a 70-foot exploratory shaft in preparation for a future subway extension in Los Angeles on March 7, 2014. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

March 15, 2014 5:02 pm
Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…

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2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pusch Ridge bighorn sheep and people: a bad combination

Pusch Ridge bighorn sheep and people: a bad combination

More than two decades ago I provided the Pima County Board of Supervisors with testimony regarding desert bighorn sheep on Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains.

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Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Coastal bird makes rare appearance at Patagonia Lake

Coastal bird makes rare appearance at Patagonia Lake

A wayward seabird with a quirky name — the blue-footed booby — has flown far from its domain along the Gulf of California and settled for the past couple of weeks at Patagonia Lake, northeast of Nogales.

August 30, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…

Endangered crocodiles hatch at Ariz. sanctuary

Three endangered crocodiles have hatched at a Scottsdale reptile sanctuary.

August 25, 2013 1:48 pmLoading…

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