Thursday , 24 August 2017

Author Archives: Charles Yarbrough

Woman rescues husband in tiger attack

A villager in Malaysia has his wife to thank after she charged a tiger that had pounced on him in the forest, according to the Malaysia Star. Tambun Gediu, who is in his 60s, was hunting for squirrels Saturday morning when he heard some rustling in the leaves, he told the Star. He said the tiger was upon him so ... Read More »

Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats Recalled

Merrick Pet Care, troche Inc. of Amarillo, seek Texas is recalling the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella.  Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall all Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats in the abundance of caution. Salmonella ... Read More »

Freezing temperatures kill 65 zoo animals in Mexico

An icy cold front that swept through northern Mexico over the weekend left 65 zoo animals dead, the zoo’s owner told CNN on Monday. Parrots, crocodiles and peacocks were among the victims of temperatures that dropped as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15 degrees Celsius) early Saturday morning at the Chihuahua Zoo in the city of Aldama, about an ... Read More »

Japanese Officials Apologize for Taking Whale Meat Gifts

The Fisheries Agency of Japan has been forced to apologize for the misconduct of five officials who accepted gifts of whale meat totaling about US$3,000 from Kyodo Senpaku. This for-profit company conducts the collection, processing and wholesale selling of whale specimens and meat from Japan’s annual “research” whale hunt, which is conducted by the Institute of Cetacean Research, a privately-owned, ... Read More »

Cerebellar hypoplasia

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder found in cats and dogs in which the cerebellum is not completely mature at birth. Symptoms Usually symptoms of cerebellar hypoplasia can be seen immediately at birth in cats, but sometimes can take two months or so to become apparent in dogs. Cerebellar hypoplasia causes jerky movements, tremors and generally uncoordinated motion. The animal often ... Read More »