You'd think the warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico would be a good thing for sea turtles -- the turtle equivalent of excellent weather -- but the warmed-up waters may be causing problems for the creatures, according to researchers at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Every year the ... More >>
An undercover investigation of a major primate research lab in San Antonio revealed a pattern of mistreatment of its monkeys, including death, injury, overcrowding, and lack of medical care, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The organization claims that a five-week investigation ... More >>
It was the slap seen 'round the world: a capuchin monkey bopped Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan in the face in April, and almost everyone thought it was super-cute. Of course, the party-poopers at PETA didn't think it was cute, especially given the track record of Brian Staples, the guy who r ... More >>
As we've unfortunately learned many times before, a bunch of oil dumped into bodies of water doesn't tend to work out well for the birds and other animals that live in the area. We learned it with Exxon Valdez and it hit much closer to home with the British Petroleum oil spill in 2010. Now the chic ... More >>
From Jimmy the Greek to whatever current incarnation of oddsmakers in Las Vegas will offer you this week's picks "free on a recorded message," there have always been people willing to offer you their opinions on who will win a game, among any number of other crazy bets gambling degenerates are willi ... More >>
I believe the last time I willingly ate bugs was when I was five and didn't know any better. So, how did I find myself in my twenties ordering grasshoppers to share as an appetizer with my fiancé while dining at Hugo's? In certain countries, bugs and insects are delicacies, such as fried centipede ... More >>
On top of tornadoes, hurricanes and this stupid hot Houston heat, it seems as if Houstonians have one more item to add to their list of things to hate: Rasberry crazy ants. According to Texas entomologists, these ants have been found in more than 23 Texas counties since 2002, and in numbers so larg ... More >>
This year the biggest Christmas gifts are once again set to be tablets, smart phones, booze, Fleshlights, engagement rings and anything else that will be obsolete by next summer. Sure, you could shell out big bucks for something with an Apple logo on it, but why not adopt a manatee? Yes, the Sav ... More >>
A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.
I'll make this short and sweet, because let's just get straight to the point here: The Hideaway on Dunvale served me the best and the largest crawfish I've had all season this past Sunday afternoon. We ate ten pounds, all said and done. And at $5.99 a pound (with corn and potatoes), it just might be ... More >>
Time for revenge.The owner of a Palacios fish farm was found guilty of killing 90 protected brown pelicans and a slew of other birds, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Khanh Vu, the owner of Seaside Aquaculture Inc., faces a fine of up to $15,000 and six months in prison for his conviction. ... More >>
Courtesy Houston ZooTupelo says move over, BaylorMere months afte winning the epic Houston Zoo Cute-Off, Baylorthe baby elephant is seeing his reign challenged by the arrival of Tupelo, an equally cute -- and younger -- rival.Such us the hard life of the jungle. Or the zoo.Tupelo entered the wor ... More >>
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Onward through the oilSince the BP oil spill began 8,427 days ago, we've heard about how the catastrophe has endangered the welfare of birds, fishermen, tourist shops, and at least one British dickhead CEO, but there hasn't been much said about our society's most vulnerable -- Gulf Coas ... More >>
It may be difficult to believe that some internet advertising claims are exaggerated, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott insists such is the case in an action filed today. Worse, the victims of the alleged false claims are Texas hunters. It's almost sacreligious.All the hunters wanted to do w ... More >>
Back in 2004, we covered the battle of man vs. coyote in League City. Now it appears the wily canines have moved the battlefront closer to town.WestUInstantNews picks up the, um, tail: Coyotes and bobcats have recently been spotted prowling the border of Bellaire and West University Place, prom ... More >>
Photo courtesy USGSThere's nothing like a release from the U.S. Geological Survey headlined "Report Documents the Risks of Giant Invasive Snakes in the U.S." to get your attention. (Unless it's "Osama bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." But we digress.)Bottom line: Look out Texas, we got gian ... More >>
The Cove expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins, but what about the uglies?
Where there's leprosy, there's usually an armadillo.
It's freedom day for five rare birds that got blasted by Hurricane Ike. The Wildlife Rehab and Education Center, which is part of the Houston SPCA, is set to release into the wild five brown pelicans it took into its care after the storm. The brown pelicans, an endangered species, were found all o ... More >>
Over the past couple of weeks, we've heard ad nauseam about the painful effects of Hurricane Ike -- the flooded homes and businesses, the damaged rooftops, the rampant power outages, the lingering failures of Comcast not only to provide cable and Internet but also to explain coherently why they are ... More >>
Moody Gardens opens a new film and a new exhibit, both with plenty of sharks
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is squeamish for squamates
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it
Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.
New Line Cinema "Forget about the damn snakes! We got bees up in this bitch!" As the countdown to the most hyped horror movie this summer begins, there's news that there may be a greater threat to airline passengers than Snakes on a Plane... Bees. Yesterday's WSJ reported that angry bees, at ... More >>
Zydeco Louisiana Diner
Brosnan's narration can't mar Deep Blue's gorgeous ocean footage
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups
Magnolia Bar & Grill
The Audubon Society wants some killer birds to stay off its land
League City neighbors go to war against rogue coyotes
The furries are fighting like animals, just for a little respect
A gourmet environmentalist shares his favorite venison recipes
Robert "Scuba Bob" Knapick
Who needs a plot when you have Eddie Murphy talking to the animals?