How should we deal with exotic wild animals in captive settings? Be understanding companions, says Louis Dorfman.
You think you’re scared. Clarence here is about to mate for the first time. After which he’ll be killed and eaten.
The "dinner theater" chain supplies all of its castles with purebred Andalusian horses, which are all born at an unassuming ranch in Sanger, Texas.
It’s hard out there for a turtle. Especially one that’s endangered, y’all.
Eats scorpions. Mates for life. Doesn't really say, "Beep, beep!"
Training the wayward pups of Houston’s rich and famous.
Whatever you do, don’t ask him if he’s real.
The colorful Attwater's Prairie Chicken, a bird that flourished in Texas a hundred years ago, is on the verge of extinction.
Researchers at the University of Texas mapped the genome of the Texas Longhorn and discovered its heritage is more complicated than previously thought.
The living meme, which has a type of dwarfism and is officially named Tardar Sauce, visited Austin last week.
The most misunderstood swamp creature of them all.
Mystery archer killed a third donkey from the same Fort Worth pasture this week.
A Texas scientist purports to have sequenced Sasquatch DNA.
Feast on this: Turkeys and the three Texas presidents who pardoned them. Meantime, we hope you'll pardon us for taking a break from the TMDP. See you Monday with more great posts.
Pets separated from their owners by Superstorm Sandy got a lift from Southwest Airlines to a no-kill shelter in California.
Crimes against dolphins plague the Gulf of Mexico.
But how did the critically endangered sea turtle end up in the Netherlands in the first place?
A small controversy has erupted over the American Museum of Agriculture's decision to euthanize and stuff real mules for an exhibit.
Thousands of bug carcasses are smelling up local businesses.
Austin and Pflugerville saw three bee attacks in one week.
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.
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.
Why are they so damn angry all the time?
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.
Ever wonder about that fellow in the crosshairs?
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.
Juanita, a Mexican free-tailed bat, tells us a little about herself.
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.
First of all, they're not really horny.