October 16, 2018

Cayman Islands DoE teams rescue more than 500 turtle hatchlings

Although Grand Cayman was spared the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s passage this week, several hundred baby turtles were put at risk due to high seas from the storm washing over their nests on the island’s beaches. On Monday and Tuesday, a Department of Environment [DoE] team led by visiting scientist Evelyn Denton and assisted by […]

Mountain goats that love human pee airlifted from National Park

By Laura Goldman From Care2 Because their diets are lacking in minerals and salt, mountain goats in Washington State’s Olympic National Park are making up for it by following hikers along trails. It’s not necessarily food handouts they’re hoping for, but something a bit grosser: the goats love to consume human pee. This has led […]

Visually impaired man removed from shop because of guide dog

From BBC Video of a visually impaired man and his dog being ejected from a supermarket have caused a social media stir in France. Arthur Aumoite posted video online of his shopping trip to a Monoprix outlet in Marseille with his guide dog, Loya. The footage shows a staff member telling him that he and […]

This beautiful blue lizard is facing extinction

From Daily Journal Found only in Grand Cayman, the westernmost part of the Cayman Islands, the Grand Cayman blue iguana is a striking creature. Its bright blue skin becomes brighter during breeding season, and its dark red eyes allow the lizards to see moving shapes at long distances. Although these iguanas have lifespans similar to […]

Activists sue to stop cruel wild horse sterilization surgeries

By Alicia Graef From Care2 Animal advocate are taking legal action to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from performing cruel and dangerous sterilization surgeries on wild mares in Oregon. Despite public outcry and opposition from veterinarians, the BLM intends to perform controversial and inhumane sterilization surgeries that would remove the ovaries of 100 […]

Woman arrested on suspicion of Theft and False Accounting in relation to Cayman Islands Turtle Centre Investigation (Approx amount US$380,000)

From RCIPS On Friday, 28 September, a 60-year-old-woman of West Bay was arrested on suspicion of theft and false accounting, in connection with the theft of a large sum of money from the Cayman Islands Turtle Centre, amounting to over KYD$82,000 and over USD $288,000. The woman has been granted bail as the investigation is […]

US: Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved child

By Kristin Thorne From WABC   MEDFORD, Long Island (WABC) — The Odietus family of Medford, Long Island hasn’t seen their dog Niko in days, not because they didn’t want to, but because the 11-month-old pit bull is recovering after being hit by a car. The family said the driver never stopped. “I’m more angry that […]

US: A whole bunch of cows are loose on a Georgia highway

BY AMANDA LUZ HENNING SANTIAGO From Mashable We typically expect fender benders, construction, and terrible drivers to cause traffic — but never do we imagine that our morning commutes will be disrupted by loose livestock. Welp, naturally chaos ensued after a tractor-trailer transporting cattle overturned on Monday morning, releasing more than 70 cows onto a […]

Tourist trampled to death while trying to take a picture of an elephant in Africa

From Inquisitr The woman got too close to the wild herd in Zimbabwe, authorities said. A German tourist in Zimbabwe was trampled to death when she tried to take a picture of an elephant and ended up too close to the animal’s path. The incident happened in Mana Pools National Park, where authorities said the […]

Skateboard for cats

An electric skateboard for cats (treats included) From Core77 Designer: KIM PIMMEL Client: MIDI I built an electric skateboard for my cat to ride. Put a treat into the throttle lever, and she pulls it to get a snack and a boost! As a lead interaction designer for augmented reality at Adobe, I like to […]