Animals

Obama Recognizes Young Scientists At White House Science Fair

Several Maryland students and their projects were just featured at the annual White House Science Fair, started by President Obama six years ago.

Bei Bei Plays, the Crowds Keep Coming to National Zoo

This year’s arrival of new baby panda is delighting tens of thousands of visitors

EAGLE CAM: Two Bald Eagles have nested in the U.S. National Arboretum.

At the National Arboretum two eagles, Mr. President and The First Lady, have laid two eggs that are expected to hatch mid-March and there’s a 24/7 watch underway.

Dog Dancing Turns into a Blast of Fun

One local woman takes her decades of dance experience and translates it into a class for a unique sport featuring man’s best friend.

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Introduced to both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday, the bill would require major animal agriculture companies to pay the cost of properly disposing excess manure on their contract farms.

Legislators from Maryland’s Rural Districts Say Permitting Requirements Hurt Their Constituents

The secretary of agriculture also warned that avian flu is a threat to Maryland poultry this year, but the state is prepared for an outbreak.

Senate Judicial Committee Hears Bills on Children, Animals Locked in Hot Cars

Two new bills could grant protection from civil liability to anyone who removes a child or animal from a hot car.

Science, elbow grease keep National Aquarium tanks poop-free

With more than 500 species of fish, that’s a lot of waste

Controversial Montgomery County Bow Hunting Program Used to Thin the Deer Population

Montgomery County Parks have started a pilot archery program this year to manage the deer population in two of their parks.

Inmates Prepare Hundreds of Turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner For Baltimore’s Homeless

Last year, the Bea Gaddy’s Thanksgiving annual dinner fed almost 50,000 Baltimoreans. The non-profit is preparing for thousands more this year. Turkeys are donated to the non-profit organization before being sent to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, where they are cleaned and prepared by the inmates.