Butterfly wings, tarantula legs, and “Frankenstein” beetles—the insect taxidermists of Pinned Ptera find the beauty in it all.
Found in the state’s riverways, the spiny softshell looks like a cross between a brontosaurus and a pancake.
Plus, expired paperwork brought a great westward journey to an end, and an interdimensional portal did not open.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute helped subdue the coronavirus and has big plans for combating future disease threats—with controversial help from its thousands of research primates.
Charismatic German immigrant Hans Nagel revolutionized the Houston Zoo and kept it afloat during the Great Depression.
Fifty years ago, a minor league game in Midland was postponed for the rarest of reasons—a swarm of grasshoppers biblical in its proportions.
Houston sculptor John Havel discovered he was living with a genius. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, my parrot can make Giacomettis.’ ”
Just look at these little guys.
The lessons learned in 2005 informed the rescue operations in Houston and the Gulf Coast.
”Sergeant Carroll was alerted by the mother duck” to the situation.
Our estimable advice columnist on saying “I do” to a potbellied pig, bidding farewell to supper, giving your regards to Texas, and complaining about cold tortillas.
H3N2 is ”highly contagious,” according to veterinarians, but with a low mortality rate—so be aware, but don’t panic.
Jaguar cub! Jaguar cub! Jaguar cub!
In a new video for PETA that spoofs his own Boyhood, Linklater explains why spending the past thirty years as a vegetarian has been such a great decision for him.
The competition at the Big Bend Livestock Show is fierce. But treat your animal right and you might get to be number four with a pullet.
Furry Friday: Humane Society Shows Video of Dog Euthanasia Procedure to Harlingen City Commission to Encourage Spay/Neuter Laws
That is a pretty stark way to get the point across.
The case has sparked predictable outrage.
People who paid as much as $3,500 for purebred puppies allegedly found themselves receiving dying animals instead.
Our new get-rich-quick scheme involves acquiring a bunch of baby giraffes.
Austin Dog Rescue is honest about how voting works. The dog that gets the most money wins.
A Tyler Family Was Reunited With Its Lost Dog After It Spent Six Years Living With A Family Who Rescued It From A Shelter
It's an impossible situation for everybody, but legal ownership goes to the people who are listed on the microchip.
Some updates on what's up with our furry friends.
Probably not rats, though, if this guy is around.
A Fort Worth Veterinarian Has Been Accused Of Keeping A Dog He Was Supposed To Have Euthanized Alive For Blood Transfusions
If it's true, it's a horror story.
This isn't actually funny.
The taciturn candidate has been ruled ineligble due to paperwork errors.
The story of Buddy the dog, a six-year-old golden retriever in San Antonio, could have big implications for Texas' controversial "severe bodily injury" laws that allow local animal control departments to euthanize people's pets.
After eight years of lobbying, the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies finally got the law in effect.
A Texas scientist purports to have sequenced Sasquatch DNA.
The oil industry cheered news Wednesday that the tiny lizard will not be added to the endangered species list.
Megachurch Pastor Ed Young, known for his unorthodox methods, brought the beasts onstage as a metaphor for Jesus. But did the stunt violate a city ordinance?
The Columbia Packing Co. denies knowingly releasing pig blood into the Trinity River and responds to allegations it has a secret sewer pipe that bypasses the city's monitoring device.
Before developing a drilling site in Burleson, Chesapeake Energy relocates a prairie dog colony.
When a rare white buffalo was born in North Texas, thousands came to celebrate the new age he heralded. A year later the animal was dead.
Dublin Dr Pepper is still in business, Rick Perry has been less popular before, and other news you need to know.
Columbia Packing Co., a meatpacking plant in Dallas's Oak Cliff neighborhood, has been accused of dumping pig blood into Cedar Creek, which feeds into the Trinity River.
The feds have postponed their decision on whether to add the dunes sagebrush lizard to the endangered species list until mid-2012.
Mike Price tries to fire up his team at practice for this weekend's Rice game with fake arrest and hunting jokes.
Why did the world’s most high-tech military bring along a dog when it raided Osama bin Laden’s compound? A visit to Lackland Air Force Base’s canine training school, in San Antonio, provides a few answers.
My short, unfulfilling, momentarily terrifying career as a rattlesnake racer.
A swimming swine’s squeally big show comes to an end.
Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.
One man’s quest to clear the reputation of an animal maligned.
These seven creatures might be piggy-backed, whale-boned, dog-toothed, goat-eed, elephant-eared, turtle-necked, and bull-headed, but they’re stars just the same.
Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.
Horns, hooves, and hides for the home.
A tiger, a zoo, a terrifying death.
They told me alligators don’t eat people. But when I found myself face to face with one in a dark East Texas swamp, I hoped they’d told him too.
Meet the ocelot, not as pet, not as fur coat, but in its best role—an elusive remnant of Texas’ wild past.