As dog owners return to offices, pets are struggling with separation anxiety. We asked Texas dog trainers for their best advice.
Mimi Swartz remembers her days caring for her father, and the dogs who took care of them both.
A very wet spring has a San Antonio woman looking for some relief from an arthropod invasion.
Red Wolves Are on the Brink of Extinction, but a Texas Breeding Program May Help Them Make a Comeback
Fewer than twenty red wolves remain in the wild. At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, biologists are trying to change that.
Adriene Mishler’s blue heeler, Benji, is one of the most famous canines in the country, but he hasn’t let it go to his sweet, soft little head.
Joe Exotic has a lot of competition. The big cat seen roaming a Houston neighborhood this week is just the latest.
The unrelated incidents both ended safely for the animals.
One of the rarest birds in North America is making a comeback.
In the ’90s, Texans lost their minds—and their shirts—investing in ostriches and emus. But some think the industry could take flight again.
His new book traces the evolution of caracaras—a strange and beautiful type of falcon.
Scientists at a Baylor College of Medicine lab in Houston are sequencing the genomes of the world’s animals, one strand at a time.
S. Kirk Walsh used her time with the animals and their caretakers for her new book, ‘The Elephant of Belfast.’
A turf war disturbs the peace in Port Aransas.
Last month’s winter storm decimated the state’s populations of the winged mammals, which may have lasting ecological effects.
Exotic species brought to Texas from Africa and Asia fared poorly in freezing temperatures.
Conservationists worked to bring the endangered animals to shore—but getting the turtles warm amid a blackout is the next challenge.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.
Sprawling ranches. Rare animals. Rich folks with guns. Welcome to the state’s booming business of stalking wildlife from around the globe.
Plus: the pleasures of pickling, a feminist take on the Mexican Revolution, and a Georgetown jeweler.
The Best Thing in Texas: Hundreds of People Are Knitting Tiny Sweaters for a Hairless Possum in Lubbock
Are possums ugly? Not when they’re wearing tiny purple sweaters, they’re not!
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
A Texas Program Has Achieved Remarkable Success in Protecting Rare Sea Turtles. So Why Does the National Park Service Want to Defund It?
The world’s most endangered sea turtle has made an impressive comeback, attracting thousands of visitors to North Padre Island, but now advocates say it may be at risk again.
Rewarding and ignoring are the two key tenets of dog training. They’ve helped me get through this summer, too.
Contrary to what a viral video suggests, it’s unrelated to the pandemic.
Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
Merlin Tuttle has spent his career dispelling myths about bats. Now he’s defending them once again.
In Houston, officials say people are coming into more and more contact with otters, owls, and other animals.
Tips from Texans who trap, kill, and study wild pigs.
Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.
These creatures—some creepy crawlers, some fearsome beasts, some microscopic threats—can and will kill you, maybe.
Mr. Mabel needs to come home.
Every year, Central Texas is swarmed with the little pests, causing panic across social media feeds.
If Texas biologists can prevent an outbreak of white-nose syndrome, caused by a fast-spreading fungus, they may provide a new national model for bat conservation.
The invasive species hitches rides on contaminated boats from one body of water to the next.
Why is New York trying to steal Texas’s most Instagrammable puppy?
Ten years ago, my wife and I saw a listing on Craigslist for an 18-month-old Siberian husky. Within a few seconds of meeting Dio, I knew he was our dog. In the years since, we’ve cared for him in little ways (a grain-free diet that agrees with his sensitive stomach!)
Although they're on the rebound in Central Texas, these magical flying beetles aren't lighting up the sky like they used to. A New Braunfels expert says they're still out there if you know where to look.
This marsupial on the lam from an exotic wildlife ranch has become the talk of the Hill Country.
A heroic pet was shot and killed protecting his family in Houston, proving once more that dogs are the best of all of us.
My father always pampered his pets. So when he fell ill and moved in with us, it was no surprise that his corgi came to rule our home. What I didn’t expect was for Trilby to care for me after Dad was gone.
It's the opposite of a bum steer.
A step towards a less partisan future. Or at least a furrier, friendlier one.
Current hobbies include clinging to their mothers's fur and waiting to grow up.
Long live the red wolf.
A few words on Sully, the former president’s late-in-life pal.
The Bessssssst Thing in Texasssss: A Pet Boa Constrictor That Ended Up in a Fort Worth Goodwill Is Back Home
The snake’s owner was terrified that someone was going to steal his pet.
When the finalists for Amarillo's new Double-A baseball team were announced, they raised eyebrows. But thanks to a catchy song, sod poodles are winning over Amarilloans.
Austin’s Greater Calvary Bible Church believes the sport is a training ground for essential life lessons. Here’s how the congregation’s efforts defy hunting trends across the state.
Emily McCullar on hunting's place in her life, plus a tour through her glossary of hunting terms.