KPRC 2 Pet Project: Meet Serena, a Belgian Malinois mix searching for her gorever home
This week’s KPRC Pet Project pup is Serena. Serena has had a rough start in 2021 after being dumped in our parking lot. She has lived with the Houston Humane Society for 243 days now and cannot wait for a loving family to choose her.
Leapin’ lizards! Watch as over 200 captive-bred Texas horned lizard hatchlings are released into the wild
The Texas Horned Lizard, one of the Lone Star State’s threatened species, made its viral internet debut Thursday when the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released a video showing hundreds of captive-bred hatchlings scuttling out into the wild.
‘Aliens watching us’: Meet the shrimp eel, the wriggly, worm-like creature seen burrowing on Texas beaches
One of the Lone Star State’s odd animal inhabitants made its viral internet debut Thursday when a curious Texas beach-goer photographed what appeared to be some sort of half-worm, half-snake creature slithering out from the sandy substrate of a Galveston beach, wriggling for a close-up.
What’s India the tiger been up to lately? Here’s how she is enjoying her new home
For those wondering how <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/05/14/no-luck-hpd-says-tiger-likely-being-passed-between-houston-homes-involved-in-exotic-animal-trade/" target="_blank">India the tiger</a> is holding up at his new home -- the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch released a video Wednesday of his progress since he was recovered after being seen at a home in Houston in May.
Spidernauts and space dogs: What happens to the creatures of spaceflight
Animal spaceflights paved the way for the first human astronauts and today creatures big and small continue to space travel advancing our knowledge of how the zero-gravity environment impacts all beings and aiding research down on Earth.
WATCH: Rare orca sighting off Galveston coast goes viral
Guests aboard the "New Buccaneers" party boat on Galveston Bay encountered a pod of Orcas swimming away from the boat. GALVESTON, Texas – No, it’s not Sea World, but a group of fishing enthusiasts had an “once in a lifetime” adventure after a pod of orcas rode along with them on a boat. Posted by Galveston Party Boats, Inc. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021Harderman added he thought the orcas were a mix of pilot and killer whales, but many of them were identified as juvenile orcas. AdThe Facebook video posted on the Galveston Party Boats page quickly went viral Thursday, capturing attention nationwide. Orcas such as the species captured on the viral video are known to be endangered, according to NOAA Fisheries.
Houston Zoo welcomes new baby elephant
HOUSTON – There is a new baby elephant on the block at the Houston Zoo, and her name is Winnie! Plan your next Zoo visit – reserve tickets online: https://t.co/03KOrSYtL2 pic.twitter.com/Sn3odsZaTV — Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) March 15, 2021“Our animal team is thrilled that the birth has gone smoothly,” said Lisa Marie Avendano, vice president of animal operations at the Houston Zoo. On March 10, a new female elephant was born to 10-year-old Asian elephant Tupelo. https://t.co/mT2U0gjRD9 pic.twitter.com/H1pjlYNXUN — Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) March 11, 2021Tupelo gave birth in the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat cow barn under the supervision of her keepers and veterinary staff. AdThe calf raises the number of elephants in the Houston Zoo herd to 12: five males and seven females.
Houston Zoo welcomes a new zebra
There’s a new zebra in town at the Houston Zoo! The Grant’s zebra, Rosalita, comes to Houston from Brownsville, TX. Rosalita, a Grant’s zebra, came to the Houston Zoo from Brownsville. The Houston Zoo provides support and training for local communities in Kenya to protect wild zebras. AdWhen guests visit the Houston Zoo to see zebras Kapuki and Rosalita, they will also help save wild zebras in Africa.
These dog breeds are most favored by thieves, group says
Several dog breeds are favored by dognappers in recent months, primarily due to their “high-value” quirk and the fact that they are easier to grab and run, according to the American Kennel Company (AKC). These are the five breeds that are often stolen by thieves, according to the AKC:French BulldogFrench bulldog thefts have been on the rise the past few weeks, notably the case of Lady Gaga whose two pups were stolen in California. Chihuahua (Pixabay)BulldogThe most common reason bulldogs, especially English bulldogs get stolen frequently is due to their behavior. Bulldogs are less likely to bite compared to other breeds, making them most-liked by thieves, according to Reader’s Digest. AdBulldog (Pixabay)Siberian huskySiberian huskies are very active, but they do not make good guard dogs, bringing a security disadvantage between dog owners and thieves.
Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Maria Bakalova, left, and Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." The project was so secret, Bakalova has said she actually worried she was being recruited for human trafficking. But soon she was in London auditioning for Sacha Baron Cohen to star in his “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” as his yet-unknown 15-year-old daughter, Tutar. I mean, I think I’m a little bit awkward and weird as a person and the way that I’m behaving, with all of these gestures. And he’s probably the person to whom I’m going to be forever grateful.
Houston Zoo releases 25 sea turtles back to the Gulf after Texas freeze
HOUSTON – 25 green sea turtles were given a second chance to live and released back to the Gulf thanks to animal care professionals from the Houston Zoo. Partnering with Texas A&M University-Galveston and Texas Parks and Wildlife, the zoo facilitated the rescue after last week’s winter storm, according to a news release. Last week, as Texas experienced unprecedented freezing conditions from Winter Storm Uri, 37 green sea turtles were rescued along the Texas coast. Working with our partners @AggiesByTheSea, the Houston Zoo's veterinary staff oversaw the care & treatment of these wild sea turtles. pic.twitter.com/DqoYsJwLcm — Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) February 24, 2021Eleven of the turtles rescued continue to receive veterinary care from Houston Zoo and are not ready for release at this time, the news release said.
Hearts of Animals Wishes You a Disaffected Christmas
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. “Christmas Time Again” opens the album strong and is what I would call the most typical Hearts of Animals track. Yes, Merry Christmas Anyway is cynical, but I honestly found it hopeful. After all, recording a Christmas album in August does imply you expect there to be a December. Merry Christmas Anyway is available on Bandcamp.houstonpress.com
Moody Gardens preparing to reopen Memorial Day weekend
GALVESTON, Texas Moody Gardens says attractions will open Saturday, May 23, for Memorial Day weekend. The Moody Gardens Hotel opens Friday, May 22, and the golf course will also be available for visitors. Hamachek said Moody Gardens has developed something called the pyramid promise.What that is, is that were offering an experience that will be clean, safe, and fun. Were going to have some floor graphics to kind of help guide with that and also when people are in line. We do feel like people are getting used to this at this point, Hamachek said.
Even as grocery stores limit meat sales, US farmers may have to euthanize 10 million pigs
Some grocery stores are limiting meat purchases yet pig farmers around the country are having to make the unthinkable decision of having to euthanize their livestock. The National Pork Producers Association estimates up to 10 million hogs could be euthanized between April and September. Pork production down 40%The NPPC, which represents 42 affiliated state associations, says it is seeking federal government assistance to help the nation's roughly 60,000 pork producers through this difficult time. The Minnesota association is working to connect farmers with resources for depopulation and disposal, financial resources, and mental health resources. Minnesota hog farmers are working with veterinarians and following guidance from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians for humane euthanasia.