Animals

(Laura Smith/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

SPCA investigating after ‘emaciated’ moose euthanized at B.C. zoo

‘Family fun is no excuse for animal abuse,’ zoo protestors repeated during a Sunday rally at zoo

(Laura Smith/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)
A polyphemus moth, usually active at night, was spotted in broad daylight in Victoria on Friday, June 26. (Chantal Contorines photo)

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight on Vancouver Island

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

A polyphemus moth, usually active at night, was spotted in broad daylight in Victoria on Friday, June 26. (Chantal Contorines photo)
Dr. Oz extracts a fishing hook from a turtle during surgery. (Contributed)

Okanagan vet issues warning to residents after saving turtle from a barbed hook

Residents who fish in ponds near Shannon Lake should avoid using barbed wire hooks

Dr. Oz extracts a fishing hook from a turtle during surgery. (Contributed)
COVID-19: Vernon company’s campaign to help keep zoos, aquariums afloat

COVID-19: Vernon company’s campaign to help keep zoos, aquariums afloat

Mysis shrimp will be harvested from Okanagan Lake and other Interior lakes to sustain the program

COVID-19: Vernon company’s campaign to help keep zoos, aquariums afloat
A black bear went into the pet store at around 2 p.m. on June 3. (Photo by Braydon Roebuck)

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

A black bear went into the pet store at around 2 p.m. on June 3. (Photo by Braydon Roebuck)
Wallaby at Kangaroo Creek Farm’s former site. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm to open this month

Petting zoos are gearing up to open following phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic

Wallaby at Kangaroo Creek Farm’s former site. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some caribou spotted along Highway 23N this spring. (Photo by Darlene Cancelliere)

U.S. caribou near Revelstoke survive first year

Recent surveys indicate further decline for the animal near Revelstoke

Some caribou spotted along Highway 23N this spring. (Photo by Darlene Cancelliere)
Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)

Amateur B.C. photographer captures rare pale-coloured Canada Goose

Bird with the condition ‘leucism’ appears almost ghostlike

Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)
Dressed in traditional Dutch wooden clogs and bonnet, Azriel Ploegman, nine, brought her four-week-old lamb, Emmanuel Joy, to spend the day with her contractor father, Paul, while he worked at a Vernon townhouse complex Tuesday, April 28. (Kerry Hutter photo)

Vernon townhouse enjoys Dutch treats

Young girl dressed in traditional Dutch clothing brings four-week-old lamb for visit

Dressed in traditional Dutch wooden clogs and bonnet, Azriel Ploegman, nine, brought her four-week-old lamb, Emmanuel Joy, to spend the day with her contractor father, Paul, while he worked at a Vernon townhouse complex Tuesday, April 28. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Jasper the black bear from Revelstoke snacks on some broccoli while at a wildlife sanctuary in Smithers, B.C. (Photo by Angelika Langen)

Two orphaned black bears returning home to Revelstoke

Jasper and Tinkerbell were sent to a sanctuary in northern B.C. after their mother died

Jasper the black bear from Revelstoke snacks on some broccoli while at a wildlife sanctuary in Smithers, B.C. (Photo by Angelika Langen)
B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

Vets expect to continue giving your fur buddies the help they need while social distancing

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
Sampson and Cotton, donkey ambassadors for the mammoth herd, came to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge from Alberta after being abandoned in a field. (Shirley Mainprize photo)

Shuswap donkey refuge closed to the public due to COVID-19

Online fundraising efforts especially important with spring fundraiser cancelled

Sampson and Cotton, donkey ambassadors for the mammoth herd, came to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge from Alberta after being abandoned in a field. (Shirley Mainprize photo)
Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

BC Conservation Officer Service urging people to secure garbage and other attractants

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning
A load of donated pet food, and Bailey, on the way to the Westside Community Foodbank. (Contributed Photo)

Animal Food Bank expanding into South Okanagan Similkameen

Service to Keremeos and Cawston is set to start in the next couple weeks

  • Feb 29, 2020
A load of donated pet food, and Bailey, on the way to the Westside Community Foodbank. (Contributed Photo)
Eugene the goat has been missing from Jordie Ylisto’s home in Sicamous since Feb. 6. (Jordie Ylisto photo)

Eugene the goat feared taken from Shuswap community

Nigerian Dwarf goat may have been picked up by a motorist

Eugene the goat has been missing from Jordie Ylisto’s home in Sicamous since Feb. 6. (Jordie Ylisto photo)
Regional Animal Protection Society. (RAPS/Facebook)

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Regional Animal Protection Society. (RAPS/Facebook)
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)

Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend

Animal lovers can head to shelters across the province on Nov. 9

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)
70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island

70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island

Team of scientists from University of Victoria performed a necropsy on a shark that washed ashore

70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island
A 10-foot-long shark washed ashore at Coles Bay on Feb. 5. It was seen swimming in the bay two days earlier. (Photo by Peter Metcalfe)

10-foot-long shark washes ashore on B.C. beach

A peculiar looking shark estimated to weigh 800 pounds has been found at Coles Bay

A 10-foot-long shark washed ashore at Coles Bay on Feb. 5. It was seen swimming in the bay two days earlier. (Photo by Peter Metcalfe)