Features: Outdoors

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

The Adoptables

Woody, a lovable shepherd mix, is a happy-go-lucky guy waiting for a family to play with.

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

Where do dogs come from and why do they like us?

Happy new year! It’s human nature to celebrate beginnings and search for origins. We want to know how things started — even to the point of arguing about chickens and eggs. There’s no argument about dogs; the scientific community does agree that the dog was the first domesticated animal. However, scientists disagree on the exact timing of this truly extraordinary occurrence — exactly when the human-dog symbiotic relationship formed. Some say as recently as 10,000 years ago. Others cite evidence pointing to 50,000 years ago or more.

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

The Adoptables

Anyone looking for a pet guinea pig is in luck. There is a nice, young guinea pig available for adoption at the shelter. The guinea pig does not have a name, it is nice, but a little bit scared in its new environment.

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 03:37 PM

Visiting NC’s Outdoors by Wheelchair

It is a land that was once dominated by ancient animals, forests and seas.  In their wake they left a land of immense natural beauty and rich fertile soil.  Beginning east and next door to the states capital, the coastal plains is as diverse as it is large.

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

The Adoptables

Tucker is large, sweet and goofy. He is also available for adoption and waiting for a family at the Union County Animal Shelter.

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 06:33 PM

Morely the Golden Eagle has died

The oldest animal in the Grandfather Mountain Animal Habitats at around 35 years old, Morely came to the Mountain in 1984. He was a native of the western United States before being injured by a gunshot. The wound left him unable to fully extend one of his wings, rendering him incapable of hunting and surviving in the wild.