Police Rescue Frozen Kitten From Highway

A pair of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were driving on a Saskatchewan highway last week when they swerved to avoid something in the middle of the road. They thought it was a chunk of ice — until they saw it move. They stopped their car once they realized it was an animal, and got out to investigate. The partially frozen and very vocal kitten knew help had arrived, and started moving toward the officers, who scooped him up and got him to a veterinary clinic. There, he was warmed up, fed and treated for frostbite. One of the kitten’s heroes, Cpr. Sean Chiddenton, was surprised to find a happy and active kitten when he returned later that day to check on him. “He has stolen all our hearts!” the Prairie Animal Health Centre wrote in a Facebook post. The fluffy kitten has been named Ambrose, and is now being spoiled by the family who adopted him. — Read it at the Huffington Post

 

Great White Shark Numbers Growing Off Cape Cod

Surveys taken between June and October 2016 identified 147 great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod, including 89 new sharks that researchers hadn’t seen in previous years. When the survey project began in 2014, only 68 sharks were spotted during the same time period. Still, the jump in the numbers may not mean that the population is growing, warns study leader Gregory Skomal. While there are “positive signs that conservation is working,” it’s possible some of the new sharks may have been missed by previous surveys, he said. — Read it at Live Science

 

Bald Eagle Parents Shelter Eggs From Storm

As a late-winter storm brought snow, sleet and wind to Washington, D.C., a pair of nesting bald eagles at the National Arboretum huddled together atop their fragile eggs on Tuesday. The park’s eagle cam captured the duo, named Mr. President and First Lady, sitting on the eggs in their snowy nest together for hours on Tuesday. The First Lady had protected her eggs on Monday night and Tuesday morning before her mate arrived to help her. The eggs are expected to hatch in the last week of March.