Animals

Construction of Saving Grace Animal Society’s vet clinic has taken longer than anticipated, but framing got underway in November. (Photo from Facebook)

Central Alberta animal rescue worries what 2023 will bring

Saving Grace Animal Society proud that 1,811 pets found homes in 2022

 

Elisha Bradburn and Kylie Bartel led a clinic on Deepening Your Sense Of Safety and Building Trust With Your Horse and Yourself at the 2022 Horse Expo at Westerner Park on April 15, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Horse Expo in Red Deer attracts a crowd

Building trust and communication with your horse

 

Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal nervous system disease that infects animals such as deer, elk and moose in the wild, and can spread to farmed elk and deer. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Research into chronic wasting disease underway

Rate of disease increasing in Alberta

 

A wildlife corridor to help preserve the western chorus frog is seen under construction in Longueuil, Que. on October 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Judge temporarily halts road project near Montreal due to endangered frog

Environmental groups demonstrated threats to western chorus frog are serious

A wildlife corridor to help preserve the western chorus frog is seen under construction in Longueuil, Que. on October 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2009. A fungus that is destroying bat populations in eastern North America has made its first appearance on the Canadian Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mike Groll

Fungus that’s killed millions of bats found for the first time in Saskatchewan

White-nose syndrome first identified in North America in 2006

A radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2009. A fungus that is destroying bat populations in eastern North America has made its first appearance on the Canadian Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mike Groll
A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection after being in contact with a bat. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Bats more common in Red Deer this year, says owner of pest control business

The owner of a Red Deer pest control company owner says he’s…

A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection after being in contact with a bat. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Rusty the retriever-cross was found in Clearwater County by an angler on May 4 and was taken to Alberta Animal & Municipal Enforcement Services in Red Deer. (Photo contributed)

Dog likely dumped by owner in central Alberta rescued

Dog found in remote area of Clearwater County finds new home

Rusty the retriever-cross was found in Clearwater County by an angler on May 4 and was taken to Alberta Animal & Municipal Enforcement Services in Red Deer. (Photo contributed)
More time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic means more coyote sightings for Canadians, according to senior conservation biologist Dan Kraus. (Unsplash)

‘Never run from a coyote’: Canadians report increased sightings during pandemic

Dan Kraus, with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, gives advice on what people should do if they encounter a coyote

More time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic means more coyote sightings for Canadians, according to senior conservation biologist Dan Kraus. (Unsplash)
More time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic means more coyote sightings for Canadians, according to senior conservation biologist Dan Kraus. (Unsplash)

‘Never run from a coyote’: Canadians report increased sightings during pandemic

Dan Kraus, with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, gives advice on what people should do if they encounter a coyote

More time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic means more coyote sightings for Canadians, according to senior conservation biologist Dan Kraus. (Unsplash)
Animals at Discovery Wildlife Park are waiting the return of visitors in the spring. (Photo contributed)

Central alberta wildlife park thankful for local support

Discovery Wildlife Park expects to reopen May 1

Animals at Discovery Wildlife Park are waiting the return of visitors in the spring. (Photo contributed)
Barry, a two-toed sloth, eats his lunch at Little Ray’s Nature Centre in Sarsfield, Ont. on Thursday, February 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

‘I’ve been pushed to my absolute breaking point;’ Canadian zoos struggle to survive

Last week, Paul Goulet’s 10-year-old daughter quietly went to his wife with…

Barry, a two-toed sloth, eats his lunch at Little Ray’s Nature Centre in Sarsfield, Ont. on Thursday, February 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
PLAY DATE- From left, Lincoln and his new friend Gizmo spent some time playing at Three Mile Bend off leash dog park on a sunny Saturday in Red Deer.
Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express

New animal bylaw for Red Deer in the works

Share your ideas with The City of Red Deer

PLAY DATE- From left, Lincoln and his new friend Gizmo spent some time playing at Three Mile Bend off leash dog park on a sunny Saturday in Red Deer.
Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express
Wolf Awareness and Animal Justice filed a request with Health Canada, along with accusations that Alberta is breaking the terms governing use of the toxin and endangering other wildlife. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
Wolf Awareness and Animal Justice filed a request with Health Canada, along with accusations that Alberta is breaking the terms governing use of the toxin and endangering other wildlife. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
Primatologist Jane Goodall smiles after being honoured for lifetime achievement at a ceremony on her 85th birthday at city hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Sen. Murray Sinclair says he teamed up with Goodall to propose a bill to create laws that protect captive animals and ban the import of elephant ivory and hunting trophies into Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes
Primatologist Jane Goodall smiles after being honoured for lifetime achievement at a ceremony on her 85th birthday at city hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Sen. Murray Sinclair says he teamed up with Goodall to propose a bill to create laws that protect captive animals and ban the import of elephant ivory and hunting trophies into Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes
File photo from Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer County wrestling with acreage livestock regulations

County council asked staff to fine tune new regulations for keeping livestock for personal use

File photo from Red Deer Advocate
VIDEO: Japan zoo names baby panda

VIDEO: Japan zoo names baby panda

Three-month-old giant panda cub will be called Xiang Xiang, or fragrance

VIDEO: Japan zoo names baby panda