| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Los Angeles film czar Ken Ziffren opted for a pithy speech when he climbed onstage to receive the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball.
The veteran entertainment industry...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly.
He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
UF diving coach Donnie Craine died Thursday morning during a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia, located in the Gulf of Mexico on Pine Island, just west of Fort Myers.
Craine was 61 and spent the past 25 years coaching the Gators.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.
The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:43 AM
A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans.
Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Bad news, bears:
Game over. See you later, alligator.
You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around?
I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Thanks to the Internet, television documentaries and increased school-curriculum emphasis on the natural world and humanity's place in it, kids these days know a lot about animals — and they can learn a lot more in summer camp programs at Central...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....