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Coquitlam bear in tree tranquillized

Coquitlam bear in tree tranquillized

Emergency responders in Coquitlam tranquillized a bear after hundreds of people saw it near playing fields at Town Centre Park, Sunday afternoon. "I saw the bear when I was playing football," said Kayla Vella. "The bear ran away to bushes and up a tree," he said. Police, firefighters and conservation officers arrived shortly afterwards to deal with the animal.

  • Cathy Pardy

    A St. John's dog trainer is warning about the dangers of getting between two fighting dogs after a dog bit a Labrador West woman last week. Cathy Pardy of Wabush was walking her husky on a leash April 13, when a German Shepherd got free from its walker and charged toward her dog. "I didn't have time to react," Pardy told …

  • "It was presenting real concerning behaviour," said Sgt. Todd Hunter with the Conservation Officer Service. It's not uncommon to see coyotes in Vancouver, According to the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which runs a program called Co-existing with Coyotes, up to 200 of the animals live within the city.

  • FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, from left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy troop Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo in London. A 40th anniversary screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will take place during the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP, File)

    Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived. This weekend, the surviving Pythons — John Cleese and fellow Brits Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, plus Yankee interloper Terry Gilliam (the sixth member, …

  • The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born. Jenny, one of the university's two guard donkeys, gave birth to the foal Sunday at the school's Peckham Farm. URI senior Kathryn Voelkner says she found the foal while feeding the two donkeys and saw it take …

  • 'Big shaggy dog' spotted on Fogo Island turns out to be polar bear

    Some people on living on Fogo Island, off Newfoundland's northeast coast, may be looking over their shoulders today after a polar bear was spotted lumbering around the community. Clayton Waterman, 58, and his wife Doreen were on their way from Deep Bay to buy seal meat in the neighbouring community Tilting and decided …

  • A moose runs around Boise's North End on Thursday, April 23, 2015. State wildlife officials have captured the young female moose that returned to Boise after it was captured last year while making its first debut in the big city. Authorities tranquilized and captured the 400-pound moose. (Katherine Jones/The Idaho Statesman via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT

    Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise. The 400-pound young female moose snacked on leaves and laid down in the shade Thursday in the park on the north side of Boise before authorities tranquilized and …

  • Any ticks turned in to public health this year on P.E.I. will be tested for Powassan virus, a potentially deadly disease. An increase in cases of this tick-borne virus has been reported in the northeastern United States, so the Public Health Agency of Canada is increasing screening. P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer …

  • A chimpanzee eats its lunch using a spoon at Villa Lorena animal refugee center in Cali

    Though they won't be knuckle-walking into a courtroom any time soon, two chimpanzees will get their day in front of a judge. Next month, the New York State Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether two research chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo, should be considered persons, not property, entitled to be set free …

  • The Montreal SPCA says it is investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty after a dog was found dead in a wooded area in Laval. "The dog, named Abby by Montreal SPCA staff, was found covered by a black garbage bag," said a statement issued Thursday on the animal-rights agency's Facebook page. The dog was found in …

  • Deputy Sgt. John Amaducci and Sgt. Federici of Norwood Police search a backyard in Norwood, N.J., Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after the owner called the police alerting them about a coyote in the backyard. In the foreground is a trap setup for the coyote. (Viorel Florescu/The Record of Bergen County via AP) ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO ARCHIVING; MANDATORY CREDIT

    A string of recent sightings in Manhattan has drawn new attention to the wily critters that have been spotted periodically in New York since the 1990s. Call it coyote urban. "I would say that this is going to be a new normal: that coyotes are going to continually show up in downtown New York City," says Daniel Bogan, …

  • Mammoth tusk by a river on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia. Scientists have sequenced the near-complete genomes of two woolly mammoths that lived 40,000 years apart in different areas of Siberia, providing new insights into the species' evolution and eventual extinction at the close of the Ice Age. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Swedish Museum of Natural History-Love Dalén

    Scientists have sequenced the near-complete genomes of two woolly mammoths that lived 40,000 years apart in different areas of Siberia, providing new insights into the species' evolution and eventual extinction at the close of the Ice Age. Decoding the mammoths' DNA profile also takes the notion of bringing the massive …

  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a peacetime state of emergency Thursday to fight a deadly form of bird flu that has already killed millions of birds in the country's top turkey-producing state. Dayton signed an executive order directing the emergency management division to activate its response plan and support the …

  • Most of the people who abuse animals aren't doing so intentionally, according to BC SPCA senior investigator Kent Kokoska. The BC SPCA received nearly 9,000 calls about animal abuse in 2014. Part of the education effort is marking Animal Abuse Prevention in B.C. on April 23 each year. Kokoska said in some cases, the …

  • Girl, 3, recovering after dog attack in Edmonton playground

    The three-year-old girl bitten by a dog at an Edmonton playground is continuing to recover at home. Maryam Abdelwahab required stitches to her lip and eye, and plastic surgery as a result of the attack Sunday in Mill Woods. "From time to time she is still saying, 'I feel pain, the dog bite me,'" said her father Ahmed …

  • A dog from Alberta who had been missing for more than six months was found in Manitoba and reunited with his owner. Staff at the animal shelter said the dog had a microchip which helped them track down the owner in Calgary — about 1,350 kilometres away from Stonewall. Rocky's owner, Shauna Doyle, told CBC News she was …

  • The B.C. SPCA says it seized 50 rabbits that were being raised for meat but were living in substandard conditions on a Vancouver Island property. "We found a large number of animals living in substandard conditions – many were being kept in very small cages, others had no shelter, there was poor ventilation, excessive …

  • On a night when he wasn't playing in a game, Brandon Bollig watched two NHL playoff games simultaneously — one on television and another on his tablet. The burly Calgary Flames forward is like other hockey fans who think the first round of NHL playoffs is the most wonderful time of the year. Bollig will be the one getting …

  • Animal Control officers and citizens in Burlington had been looking for the bird for a week after it was first spotted with the arrow sticking out of its back.Burlington Animal Control finally caught the goose Sunday after it was spotted by a concerned citizen at Paletta Lakefront Park. "It's amazing the arrow didn't do …

  • Transient Orcas are being counted in big numbers off the coast of Vancouver Island and a new baby has been spotted, suggesting that this population is now making itself very much at home in B.C. waters. "There's no question we have more transients in the waters of southern Vancouver Island than we have had before," says …

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