animals http://kplu.org en Behind cute face, a cold-blooded killer: Study finds cats kill billions of animals http://kplu.org/post/behind-cute-face-cold-blooded-killer-study-finds-cats-kill-billions-animals Maybe that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/24/170191917/new-zealand-environmentalist-wants-to-eliminate-cats-to-save-birds">New Zealand environmentalist we told you about</a> — the one who wanted to rid the country of cats because of all the birds they kill — was on to something: A new study published in journal <em>Nature Communications</em> found that cats are some of the most efficient and successful killers.<p>In all, the study found, cats kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year.<p>Here's how <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/science Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:01:59 +0000 7675 at http://kplu.org Behind cute face, a cold-blooded killer: Study finds cats kill billions of animals We can all agree baby pandas are cute. But why? http://kplu.org/post/we-can-all-agree-baby-pandas-are-cute-why Xiao Liwu made his <a href="http://blogs.sandiegozoo.org/?s=Xiao+Liwu+">public debut</a> Thursday at the San Diego Zoo. Fans crowded around the exhibit, their camera lenses extended, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 5-month-old giant panda cub. If they're lucky and actually do see the 16-pound panda (his Chinese name means "Little Gift"), there'll be much oooing and aaahing.<p>You'd have to be heartless not to agree that pandas, especially the youngest of them, are as cute as all get-out. Right? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:34:11 +0000 7535 at http://kplu.org We can all agree baby pandas are cute. But why? First baby wallaby for Seattle zoo; Tiger debut in Tacoma http://kplu.org/post/first-baby-wallaby-seattle-zoo-tiger-debut-tacoma <p>A 5-month-old baby wallaby has started peeking out of its mother&#39;s pouch at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.</p><div><p>The zoo says it&#39;s the first infant wallaby &mdash; known as a joey &mdash; born at the zoo. And, in Tacoma a tiger that the zoo there hopes will become a love interest for Jaya will be introduced to the public.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:48:20 +0000 The Associated Press 4597 at http://kplu.org First baby wallaby for Seattle zoo; Tiger debut in Tacoma Ribbon seal far from Arctic home in good shape http://kplu.org/post/ribbon-seal-far-arctic-home-good-shape <p>EVERETT, Wash. &mdash; An Arctic ribbon seal rarely seen in Puget Sound has had its southerly sojourn interrupted for a medical checkup that shows the male is in good health.</p><div><p>Marine mammal experts from NOAA fisheries in Seattle threw a net over the white-striped seal on an Everett dock Tuesday and held him for a 20-minute examination.</p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:41:39 +0000 The Associated Press 4000 at http://kplu.org Ribbon seal far from Arctic home in good shape Just a cool photo of a beluga whale ... blowing a bubble ring http://kplu.org/post/just-cool-photo-beluga-whale-blowing-bubble-ring <p>A white whale, also known as beluga, puffs a ring at Kamogawa Sea World in Kamogawa, east of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Dec. 25.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:21:04 +0000 Jake Ellison 3585 at http://kplu.org Just a cool photo of a beluga whale ... blowing a bubble ring E. coli sickens four after visits to Everett farm http://kplu.org/post/e-coli-sickens-four-after-visits-everett-farm <p>Two children are among four people sickened by E. coli infections after recent visits to the city of Everett animal farm.</p><p>Dr. Gary Goldbaum of the Snohomish Health District says one child was hospitalized for several days but has since been discharged. All four people reported vomiting and diarrhea.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:42:15 +0000 The Associated Press 1900 at http://kplu.org E. coli sickens four after visits to Everett farm A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote" http://kplu.org/post/horse-donkey-and-seattle-operas-don-quixote <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956091.mp3</p><p>Seattle Opera&rsquo;s latest production is <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?productionID=93">&ldquo;Don Quixote.&rdquo;</a> The show is a spectacle, featuring sets that look like humongous books; computer-animated windmills; and flamenco dancers.</p><p>The cast also features a memorable pair from Bothell who is making its operatic debut: Millie, a donkey, and Desperado, a horse.</p><p> Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:27:51 +0000 Florangela Davila 933 at http://kplu.org A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote"