Animals

Lapeer County Man Has Until Today To Enter Plea Deal
A man accused of shooting his dog in the head with a crossbow bolt has until today to enter a plea deal according to WXYZ TV otherwise a date for a jury trial will be set. Christopher Scott, 28, of Goodland Township who is charged with felony animal cruelty says he had “just cause” in at…
Mothers of Newborns Don’t Get A Break [VIDEO]
Watch what happens when Mei Xiang tries to take a bathroom break. The giant panda mother started putting her cub down Thursday night and making attempts to leave the den. She tried leaving twice, once at 10:20 PM and again at 11:55 PM, but her trip was cut short very loud squealing.
Tiny Cub, Big Heartbreak
The first of impossibly small panda twins born on Saturday at the National Zoo died yesterday. Mei Xiang hadn’t rejected the cub but since Monday afternoon she refused to surrender the bigger cub. The plan was to swap the twins every four hours so Mei was caring for one of the babies at all ti…
Double Happiness: Giant Panda Gives Birth to Twins [VIDEOS]
Here’s video of Mei Xiang giving birth over the weekend to the first of two Giant Panda cubs at 5:35 PM and a big surprise a few hours later at 10:07 PM on Saturday. Interest was so great that the famous “panda cam” at the Smithsonian's National Zoo crashed its web page.
National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Many cats and kittens are available for adoption at Lapeer County Animal Control. The adoption fees have been waived for any cats that are over a year old. If they are not altered, the $50 refundable spay/neuter deposit is required for adoption.
Tortoise Shows His ‘Humanity’ [VIDEO]
Here’s a heartwarming random act of kindness from the animal world. Watch a tortoise come to the rescue of another tortoise when he finds him upside down on his back, hopelessly unable to right himself. It took many tries but he persevered in getting his buddy turned over.
#Ivory Crush [VIDEO]
One ton of confiscated illegal elephant ivory was crushed last Friday in New York ’s Times Square by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. “Behind every piece of ivory is a dead elephant” explains Leigh Henry of the World Wildlife Fund. Ninety six elephants are killed for their tusks every day in Africa…

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