Animals & Pets

Published February 22, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Hot on the heels of the ecstatic Jan. 28 announcement that female polar bear Suka, 8, had successfully birthed twin cubs via male polar bear Nuka, 16, the Detroit Zoo about-faced into tragedy.

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Published February 22, 2021

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 32-year-old Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark has undergone a facelift thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Published February 10, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township K-9 police officer recently received a promotion for all his efforts over the past few years with the department.

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Published February 5, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo recently announced that two polar bear cubs born Nov. 17 to mom Suka, 8, and 16-year-old father Nuka are doing well.

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Published January 26, 2021

UTICA — A woman in Utica is facing an animal torture charge after allegedly throwing a small dog into the Clinton River repeatedly, causing it trauma Jan. 4.

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Published January 19, 2021

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police are searching for a man seen on home security video beating a dog with a broomstick Jan. 17.

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Published January 13, 2021

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ROYAL OAK — When Binti, a female lion cub born Sept. 10 at the Detroit Zoo, successfully rejoined the lion pride just before Christmas Day, the Detroit Zoological Society rejoiced.

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Published January 8, 2021

WARREN — A puppy allegedly swiped from the enclosed porch of a Warren home by a food delivery driver has been returned to its family, and the suspect is now facing a felony larceny charge.

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Published December 25, 2020

FERNDALE — The efforts of one young teen have led to a local cat shelter receiving tens of thousands of dollars in grant funding.

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Published December 22, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — Deer have come to be one of the more popular wild animals to roam residential neighborhoods. While they can be nice to look at, they can also cause damage and destruction to home gardens, nature preserves and even motor vehicles.

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Published December 15, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In the latter part of 2002 and into early 2003, there were some rough periods in the life of local resident and West Bloomfield High School graduate Micky Golden Moore.

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Published December 4, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Scarlet, the 25th red panda born at the Detroit Zoo since 1999, recently made her first public appearance after her birth in the early morning hours of July 1.

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Published November 12, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo’s tower, as a group of giraffes is called, has expanded to a quartet with the addition of newest member Zara, a 2-year-old female from the Peoria, Illinois, zoo.

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Published November 9, 2020

UTICA — A memorial event was held for a second year by a local group that formed after a dog adopted from a shelter was stabbed to death at a park in Utica in 2019.

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Published November 6, 2020

STERLING  HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights resident Donna Polom says she is frustrated with having to clean up after animals who aren’t her pets: namely, the feral cats that popped up in her neighborhood due, she said, to a nearby cat harborer.

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Published November 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For the Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department, the mission of protecting and serving includes furry, four-legged residents as well as their human companions.

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Published October 26, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Shelby Township is in the process of holding a Halloween pet costume contest and is inviting the community to join in to decide which pet entered in the contest has the most interesting and adorable Halloween pet costume.

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Published October 22, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s the time of the year when monarch butterflies begin migrating to warmer climes. Over the summer, efforts were underway in Madison Heights to help support these beautiful pollinators, known for their orange and black wings. Now, plans are being made to support their return this spring.

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Published October 21, 2020

TROY — A permanent home for hoots has started to take root at Troy’s nature center.

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Published October 7, 2020

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department is investigating an attack by two dogs that left three people injured and another dog dead.

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