Just before Texas A&M officially joined the SEC, Reveille VIII and Bevo XIV bonded with each other (and their handlers) at a Williamson County ranch.
The feral cat and unofficial campus mascot was found dead on Thursday, but he's still got eight more lives on Twitter. An interview with @AggieBisbee.
Does this collar make me look fat? A new study suggests that one in four dogs in Texas is obese.
One Abilene chicken had a rough week.
The scimitar-horned oryx will be fully covered by the federal Endangered Species Act starting Wednesday, but could this mandated protection actually lead to the extinction of the species?
The always too-cute and too-clever Tumblr gives us Katis Joplin's Purrl.
Celebrate the first day of spring with a slideshow of baby goat photos.
The Dallas Zoo’s new koala exhibit, featuring two koalas on a thirty-month loan from the San Diego Zoo, opens Saturday.
Indian Country Today rallies its readers against the Texas Hunt Lodge, which offers a "rare White Buffalo Hunt."
Homeowners Associations have long had a bad rap, and that was before one tried to take away a disabled girl's pet kangaroo.
The Wall Street Journal’s Nathan Koppel writes about San Antonio's new court, designed to handle animal cases.
The zoo enlisted the endangered Indonesian pig to predict whether the city would have an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
JR, a seven-year-old Texas Longhorn with 109-inch horns, calls North Queensland, Australia, home.
Abilene police arrested a man who attacked a fourteen-week-old puppy.
A video certain to make your heart melt: A dog with no front legs gets a handcrafted set of wheels to help her scoot around.
Khloe and Kim Kardashian dropped by the Dallas World Aquarium this week.
With the USDA poised to once again allow the processing of horse meat, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram argues that Texas should repeal its 1949 law against the practice.
Five years after the federal government closed facilities that slaughter horses, President Barack Obama signed legislation that effectively reverses the old policy and allows slaughter plants to open.
Ringside as two dogs—father and son—fight to the death.
Baby rhinos, penguins on airplanes, lions in church, and other animal tales we enjoyed in 2012.
A lemur named Keanu attacked a postal worker named Marla Reeves as she drove her rural route outside of Grapeland.
Disgruntled east Texas deer turns hunters into hunted.
The federal government made a cool $8.8 million over the weekend auctioning off racehorses that purportedly belong to the Zetas.
Could your ride down America's fastest highway be ruined by some porcine road kill?
A man camping in Shelby County thinks he saw the hairy monster in the Piney Woods.
Earlier this month, zoo officials found Madagascar Bigheaded turtle hatchlings in the zoo's lemur exhibit.
Game wardens say they have caught seven women competing in the Ladies Kingfish tournament in a lie about some sea bass. They plan to pursue felony charges.
Nine days after two bunnies were stolen from a Galveston Island bunny sanctuary, the rabbits were returned to their home.
A week after he was mauled by two chimpanzees at a South African sanctuary, Andrew Oberle is hospitalized in stable condition.
A number of the critically endangered sea turtles are being monitored by the National Resource Damage Assessment, which is studying how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the animal is underway on Padre Island.
Canadian journalist and author Ryan Knighton—who is blind—communes with reptiles he can't see for VICE magazine.
A fisherman and his 9-year-old son reel in sharks and reality TV producers from their kayak off the Galveston coast.
Give that skunk in your yard wide berth, because it might be rabid.
Wade Steffen, a champion steer wrestler, was arrested after TSA officials found $337,000 and photos of rhino horns in his carry-on luggage at the Los Angeles airport.
A selection of our favorite bird-related stories from around the state.
Meet Wildthing, the unlikely Bison housepet of an eccentric family in Quinlan.
Four new 65-cent stamps pay homage to the dogs of war.
Cinders, a wire-haired dachshund from Corpus Christi, was one of seven finalists for the Best in Show title.
Passengers snapped pictures and took video of a pair of Magellanic penguins toddling down an airplane's aisle on a recent flight from Orlando to New York.
A Louisianan couple and their four Capuchin monkeys are on the lam in East Texas, avoiding authorities who may want to take away the animals.
Lara Logan joins a hunt for scimitar horned oryx in the Hill Country.
An Australian scientist honored the singer by dubbing the "all time diva of flies" Scaptia beyonceae. Surprisingly, this isn't the only insect named after a Texan.
The San Antonio Rampage, the city's minor league hockey team, will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most dogs at a sporting event.
Two reindeer ran out onto I-45 during rush hour in Webster.
Thirty feral hogs escaped from their pens at a local meatpacking plant and led animal control officers on a frantic chase.
The Houston Chronicle offers a glimpse into the how the Houston Zoo’s industrial kitchen operates.
Willie Nelson’s classic album Red Headed Stranger gets “The Kitten Covers” treatment, but which other Texas albums deserve to be profiled?
Garza was born and raised in Webb County. For the past fifteen years, he has been an inspector with the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, a mounted patrol started by the USDA in 1906. A tick rider patrols the border, the Rio Grande River, on horseback every day. Our job…
Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a bullfighter (and not the kind that wears sequined tights). A legendary cowboy named Leon Coffee and an animal named Pretty Boy changed my mind.
After thieves stole his daughter’s horse, deputy U.S. marshal Parnell McNamara didn’t make a federal case out of it. Instead, he rounded up a group of old-style lawmen and lit out after them.