Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

U.S. 04/07/19, 18:57

Wild ponies living on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been corralled because visitors ignored warnings against approaching the animals.The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported last week that the warnings were ignored at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The ponies were ...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

U.S. 02/21/19, 10:21

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.The researchers found ...

Update: Roof collapse kills 3 horses in North Carolina

U.S. 12/11/18, 10:34

The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local):10:30 a.m.From left; Katie Pilon, 10, twins Cecilia Caldwell and Annie Caldwell, both 10, and Camilla Hart, 10, slide down a Latta Park hill that has seen ...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

World 11/10/18, 05:32

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I.Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, even a baboon, all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — ...

Celebrities flee fast-moving Southern California wildfire

U.S. 11/09/18, 18:15

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the ...

51 horses removed from Florida farm; charges pending

U.S. 10/30/18, 03:22

Authorities say they've removed more than 50 horses from a Florida farm in various stages of neglect. A Union County Sheriff's Office news release said Monday that 51 animals have been moved from the self-proclaimed 40-acre horse rescue in Lake Butler ...

Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

U.S. 10/16/18, 02:07

Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians ...

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