URGENT NEED: Help save Texas wildlife, donate dog and cat food
The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas has an urgent need for dog and cat food as they work to care for many late season baby and adult mammals. Each year, more than 12,000 injured or orphaned wild animals are brought to the rescue and rehabilitation facility.
Don’t waste food. Feed this park’s animals with food that thawed in your fridge and freezer
SPRING, Texas – If you are cleaning out your fridge and freezer and you hate dumping all of that food that thawed this week when you didn’t have power, you don’t have to. TGR Exotics Wildlife Park in Spring says its animals would love all of that food. DON’T Throw Away your PRODUCE, EGGS or UNSEASONED MEAT. If you you have produce(fruit/vegetables), eggs or raw... Posted by TGR Exotics Wildlife Park on Thursday, February 18, 2021They made this post on Facebook saying they’ll take your produce, eggs and unseasoned raw meat. They ask that you please don’t drop off onions, green onions garlic or cabbage.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, Dec. 11
Here are things for you to know for Friday, Dec. 11:1. Firefighters battle large wildfires at national wildlife refuge in Chambers CountyU.S. Fish and Wildlife officials said they are battling three large wildfires Thursday in the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in southern Chambers County. 2 Texans become millionaires within 2 days with Texas Lottery scratch ticketsTwo Texas Lottery players became millionaires in a span of two days, KSAT reported. A resident in San Antonio claimed the $5 million prize with a $200 Million Ca$h scratch ticket from Texas Lottery this week, Texas Lottery officials announced last Monday, while another San Antonio-area resident claimed the top prize playing the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash game the next day.
Firefighters battle large wildfires at national wildlife refuge in Chambers County
HOUSTON – U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials said they are battling three large wildfires Thursday in the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in southern Chambers County. Ryan Holzapfel, fire marshal for Chambers County, said multiple resources have been called to the scene by federal officials, but the county has not been asked for assistance. The cause of the fire is unknown and no injuries have been reported.
Utah Man and His Company Indicted for Wildlife Trafficking
Jean-Michel Arrigona, 58, and his company Natur, Inc. in Midvale, Utah, sell wildlife in the forms of art, taxidermy mounts, bones, and skeletons. The indictment alleges that Arrigona imported wildlife into the United States without declaring it to U.S. The Lacey Act is the nation’s oldest wildlife trafficking statute and prohibits, among other things, selling wildlife that had been illegally brought into the country. The Endangered Species Act and federal regulations require importers to declare wildlife when it enters the country. The operation focused on the trafficking of wildlife from Indonesia to the United States.justice.gov
Yes, that squirrel is OK. It’s just ‘splooting’
HOUSTON – Many of you who have dogs or cats have seen them pancake themselves to the ground with their legs sticking out, resembling frog legs. According to the internet’s best resource for colloquial definition, the Urban Dictionary, that action is called “splooting” by most people. With the high heat, many Texans are seeing squirrels pancaked on the ground in their backyard, but there is no reason to be concerned. Experts say that “splooting” is a common tactic squirrels (and your pets) use to help cool down their bodies and rest. Jill Calcote, of Moonshine Wildlife Rehabilitation, told KXAN in Austin that, “They are basically getting as much of their body on a cooler surface.
League City dad’s quick actions save 4-year-old from jaws of a massive, 11-feet alligator
The gator had its sights set on 4-year-old Brandalyn Grande, who was playing with her brother and babysitter Friday along part of the creek that abuts her family’s home in League City. Alligator sightings happen in Clear Creek, Grande said. Cell phone video recorded the moment the alligator hunter was able to fit a rope around the alligator’s head. “You want to tell them about the alligator,” Grande asked Brandalyn. He said the alligator hunter took it to Gator Country in Beaumont, Texas where the family hopes to one day visit it.
More bears are being seen at Yosemite National Park as coronavirus keeps tourists away
Being cooped up at home is no fun for humans, but bears are making the most of the extra space at California's shuttered Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is the fifth most popular of the National Park Service's 62 headliner parks. Bears out and aboutYosemite is home to about 300 to 500 black bears, according to a Yosemite National Park post on Twitter. Fortunately not: No human deaths by black bears have ever been recorded there, park officials posted. There’s no estimated reopening date for Yosemite yet, park officials said in the Facebook comments.
Tiger among animals officials find in search of Texas home
MERCEDES, Texas – Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant last week. He said the narcotics investigation is ongoing but there were no arrests or charges related to the search warrant. Parks said that going in they had information that there were exotic animals at the residence, so they brought along game wardens. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in a statement that game wardens had to euthanize the bobcat and two deer because they were being held illegally without permits and their origin was unknown. Parks said the other animals were taken to the Austin Zoo for medical evaluation and rehabilitation if needed.
Have you seen this Steve Irwin cartoon welcoming Australian animals into heaven?
Leave it to an Australian artist to deliver one of the most poignant sketches of the Australian fires. Artist Sharnia-Mae Sturm, who is just 22, drew a cartoon of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin on bent knew with his arms opened wide to accept the kangaroos, koalas and other animals into heaven. The cartoon sketch with the caption “Don’t worry little guys! I will take care of you” has gone viral since Sturm posted it on Instagram on New Year’s Eve. According to the DailyMail.com, the sketch has had more than 2.5 million page views worldwide with many readers saying the cartoon brought them to tears.
Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center nursing baby owl back to health after nasty fall
HOUSTON – The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife is trying to nurse a baby barn owl back to health. It seems that the little guy suffered two broken legs after a hard fall from a high nest. The Houston SPCA said, “the young owl is feisty and full of life and we are hopeful that our staff and veterinary team can help him pull through.”If you would like to donate to the health of the baby owl or any of the patients that being treated by the Wildlife Center of Texas, you can give online at www.wildlifecenteroftexas.org/donate.