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  • Dolphin sightings delight county residents

    Dolphin sightings delight county residents

    Dolphin sightings in the Chesapeake Bay and Anne Arundel County rivers surprised boaters last week and raised the question: Does this mean water quality is improving? Not necessarily, said Amanda Weschler, a marine mammal and sea turtle stranding coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources....

  • Maryland Zoo hosts 'Pokemon mornings,' encourages safe playing practices

    Maryland Zoo hosts 'Pokemon mornings,' encourages safe playing practices

    Augmented-reality smartphone game Pokemon Go, which allows players to capture Pokemon characters only visible on players’ phone screens, has infiltrated the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. With more than 20 Pokestops — which enable users to gather tools to strengthen and catch Pokemon — and at least...

  • Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah’s pit bull serves as groomsman in his wedding

    Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah’s pit bull serves as groomsman in his wedding

    When Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah, 30, and his then-girlfriend, Heran Haile, 27, woke up one morning and spontaneously decided it was time to get married, they made the trip to City Hall with their pit bull, Ace. But their short-lived plan quickly unraveled.  "When we got there they wouldn’t allow Ace...

  • BARCS offers free adoptions with Pokemon Go-inspired promotion 'Gotta Adopt 'Em All'

    BARCS offers free adoptions with Pokemon Go-inspired promotion 'Gotta Adopt 'Em All'

    The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is hopping on to the Pokemon Go craze, too. The animal shelter recently announced their newest adoption promotion “Gotta Adopt ‘Em All!" — a play on the Pokemon tagline “Gotta catch ‘em all!" — inspired by the new augmented-reality mobile phone...

  • Ask a Vet: Cats don't always purr because they're happy

    Ask a Vet: Cats don't always purr because they're happy

    I love when I am cuddling with my cat and she purrs. I know it means she is happy. Yesterday I took her to the vet and noticed she was purring during the examination. I couldn't tell if she was happy, but I doubt it. Why would she have been purring? That is an interesting observation. Most people...

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