Animals and Wildlife


  • Searching for wildebeest? There's an app for that Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Wildebeest crossing the Mara River, which flows through Tanzania and Kenya.

    Armchair safari travelers have a new weapon at their fingertips—a real-time app tracking the migration of the wildebeest.

  • PetSmart CEO on getting tech savvy   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    PetSmart CEO on getting tech savvy

    We're very much investing online and using technology to deepen the connection with our customers, says David Lenhardt, PetSmart CEO, discussing how his company is using technology to capitalize on the big growth in the pet products segment.

  • Few regulations for $20B exotic pet industry   Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Few regulations for $20B exotic pet industry

    In this NBC Nightly News report first broadcast on October 19, 2011, Stephanie Gosk reports on concerns about the lightly-regulated exotic pet industry. The story was a response to an incident in Ohio in which a man released several dozen exotic animals and then committed suicide.

  • Westminster dog show opens to—gasp!—mutts Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    In this December, 2012 photo, Roo! weaves through obstacles during agility competition in Orlando, Fla.

    No longer the exclusive stomping ground of purebreds, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show has opened its doors to mixed breeds.

  • Snake on a windshield!   Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Snake on a windshield!

    CNBC's Mandy Drury shows a must see video of two men trying to get a poisonous snake off their windshield and the freak out that ensued.

  • Nearly 600 pets die from treats out of China   Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Nearly 600 pets die from treats out of China

    The government is stepping in after nearly 600 deaths are believed to be linked to pet treats out of China. Wendy Diamond, Animal Fair Magazine, weighs in.

  • FDA proposes tough new safety rules for pet food Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    The FDA proposed strict new safety regulations for food produced for pets and other animals by both domestic and foreign manufacturers.

  • How the sage grouse could tank Western mining Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Greater sage grouse

    Wildlife officials to list the sage grouse as endangered species, a move that would greatly effect energy development in the Western U.S.

  • Does your holiday budget factor in a big vet bill? Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    An unexpected line item on your holiday budget: A pricey vet bill for accidental poisoning or foreign body ingestion.

  • House full of snakes   Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    House full of snakes

    Venomous snakes rescued from an Ohio home find sanctuary at a Kentucky reptile zoo, CNBC's Nikki Burden reports.

  • Don’t cull me now: celebrities fight for badgers Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    5,000 badgers are expected to be culled in a six-week U.K. trial

    Musician Meat Loaf, actress Judi Dench and Queen guitarist Brian May have joined forces in an unusual alliance in the U.K. to protest against a pilot scheme to cull badgers.

  • Wal-Mart to start-ups: Pet health grows Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    The pet insurance sector is growing, as pet medical costs rise and more employers offer pet care insurance. Even Wal-Mart has entered the pet health insurance business.

  • Sick pet? Don't fret! Jet there with your vet Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 12:45 PM ET
    Jill Zarin of "The Real Housewives of New York City" with Ginger on their way to Los Angeles.

    Two veterinarians and a private jet company have partnered to offer the country's only ride-along-vet, concierge-pet service.

  • EAST HAMPTON, New York, May 21- Judging by early demand for everything from doggie daycare to Ferrari rentals and fine art, rich Americans are going to make this a strong summer in one of their favorite playgrounds- the beach towns on the eastern end of Long Island collectively known as the Hamptons.

  • Million Dollar Idea? Battling Dog Breath Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Here's a story about a personal hygiene startup with a sense of humor, which may have figured out the way to big profits is through a dog's mouth.

  • The Economics of the Taboo Against Eating Horse Meat Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:34 PM ET

    Some people have brought religion into the debate over America's aversion to eating horse meat. But really, it's just economic common sense.

  • Apartments: Wooing Dogs and Their Owners Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    The Spot Experience

    Some apartment buildings are wooing pet owners with rooftop dog parks, "Yappy Hours" and even spas that offer "paw-dicures."

  • Sick of Super Bowl Hype? Check Out the Puppy Bowl Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    One of this year's Puppy Bowl IX contenders.

    Have you had it with Super Bowl hype? Check out Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl IX." And no, the kitties in the halftime show won't be lip-syncing!

  • San Francisco's Puppy Problem Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Local animal shelters have long relied on donations of old newspapers to line floors as they potty train puppies, but there aren’t enough physical newspapers around anymore to do the job.