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Thurmont Zoo Fined For Enclosure Violations

The U.S. Agriculture Department says a zoo near Thurmont has agreed to pay $12,000 to settle allegations of numerous violations from 2007 to 2011.


On May 9, actress Betty White hosted "Saturday Night Live" following a campaign by Facebook users. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Betty White Heads To D.C., Talks Passion For Animals

Betty White is headed to Washington and her agenda includes donkeys and elephants — but not the kind roaming on Capitol Hill.


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Woman Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges

A Columbia woman has been indicted on 69 counts of animal cruelty charges after 40 dead animals were found in a townhouse in January.


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Maryland Zoo Says 2 Chimpanzees Expecting

Officials at the Maryland Zoo say two chimpanzees are expecting.



Controlled Burns Planned On Eastern Shore Refuge

Controlled burns are planned this winter and spring at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


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2 Charged With Abandoning Dogs

Two Frederick residents have been charged with abandoning eight dogs in Ijamsville.


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Md. Study Finds Critters Choose Culverts With Care

University of Maryland scientists are reporting that a surprising number of wildlife species use drainage culverts to cross beneath roadways.


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Md. Taxidermy Shop Displays Work In New Space

The new Fegan’s Taxidermy shop provides enough space for an 8-foot display of leopards perched on a tree on the upper level and a lifelike scene of a stuffed bear chasing two coyotes in the forest on the lower level.


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National Zoo To Host Birthday Party For Lion Cubs

The National Zoo is planning a special celebration this week to celebrate the first birthday of its seven lion cubs.



Strange Behavior Detected In Animals Before Earthquake

It’s a question a lot of people are asking after Tuesday’s earthquake. Did many animals know it was about to happen?



Maryland Zoo Open Late On Thursdays In August

The Maryland Zoo is offering visitors a chance to check out what their favorite animals are up to in the evenings


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Boaters, Beach-Goers Urged To Report Strandings

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is urging boaters and beach-goers to report stranded sea turtles and marine mammals.