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Today’s news: Coyotes in San Francisco and a whale shark feeding frenzy

March 14, 2011

Here are some fascinating articles that the humans (and animals ) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

1. San Francisco residents co-exist with coyotes. Coyotes in San Francisco have adapted to city life, and it’s estimated that a dozen coyotes live in the city. Residents often see the coyotes strolling down the streets. No one is really sure how the coyotes ended up in the city. (MSNBC)

2. Whale shark feeding frenzies mystifies, enlighten scientists. Every year whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, go all crazy eating mad fish in the Yucatan Peninsula. Whale sharks are some of the most elusive in the world and the annual feeding frenzy gives scientists are rare look at their lives. (Mother Nature Network)

He's smiling because he can't wait to murder you.

3. Sea World trainers may go back in the water with orcas. Trainers at Sea World are slowly working to get back in the water with orcas, a year after a trainer was killed during a show by a killer whale. We’re sure nothing will go wrong with this plan. (MSNBC)

4. Boston inherits estate in Italy – with occupants. While this headline might not look like it has anything to do with animals, we assure you it does. A man living in Italy recently passed away and left his entire estate – worth an estimate $700,000 to the city of Boston. The catch? The city is now responsible for taking care of the man’s two dogs and cats. The city’s mayor says he will not be taking trips to Italy to care for the animals. But we will! (

5. A soldier and his dog make a final journey together. Warning: crying very possible while reading this story. Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker and his dog Theo were an inseparable pair during their duty in Afghanistan, where they sniffed out roadside bombs together. They died on the same day and were flown back to England together last week where a somber ceremony was held for the pair. (MSNBC)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2011 12:42 am

    Great selection of stories, even there is a sad one. Glad to see in San Francisco they aren’t trying to kill the coyotes. South Dakota could take a few lessons from them.

    • March 15, 2011 5:49 pm

      There were 6 or 7 coyotes in Central Park a while back. I think they just tranquilized them and released them into the woods which is waaaay better then killing them. Which we always like!

  2. March 15, 2011 1:13 pm

    The Boston story is so interesting…and I’m with you. We’d be more than happy to make trips to Italy to care for the pets!

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