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Elephants Sense of Smell 'Superior' to Dogs

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.

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By AFP News    Jul 22, 2014 at 05:13PM
 

'Bee-harming' Pesticides Also Hit Bird Populations

PARIS, (AFP) - Already suspected of killing bees, so-called "neonic" pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday.

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By AFP News    Jul 22, 2014 at 05:05PM
 

Senior Dogs Find Refuge in Japanese Nursing Home

TOKYO, (AFP) - A new Japanese nursing home has everything seniors could want, from a hair salon and 24-hour medical care to comfy beds and a swimming pool to keep those legs in shape -- all four of them.

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By AFP News    Jul 07, 2014 at 04:25PM
 

Cause of Death Remains a Mystery in China Pet Food Scare

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard Tuesday.

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By AFP News    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:34AM
 

Pet Dog Saves Japanese Boy from Bear Attack

TOKYO, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - A placid pet dog was being hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from a mauling by a wild bear in northern Japan, police and media said Tuesday.

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By AFP News    Jun 24, 2014 at 10:26AM
 

 
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