Bobcat Collared 1 Day Before Woolsey Fire Gives Birth to 4 Kittens — KTLA

Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat’s den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in Thousand Oaks…

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Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8 percent of all micromobility trips in 2018 — TechCrunch

Shared electric scooters are close to overtaking bike-sharing, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. In 2018, of the 84 million micromobility trips taken, 38.5 million of those were on scooters. The other 45.5 million trips were on bikes — either ones from station-based bike-shares or dockless shared bikes…

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Montreal offers to help find new homes for carriage horses as industry ends — National Post

Montreal is announcing a program to help ensure the city’s caleche horses are sent for adoption after the horse-drawn carriage industry is shut down at the end of this year. The city will offer to buy the animals for $1,000 each and give them to the SPCA, which will work with a refuge to find new homes…

via Montreal offers to help find new homes for carriage horses as industry ends — National Post

False killer whales show up off Dana Point, seen heading toward Long Beach — Orange County Register

“It doesn’t seem like it sometimes because we hear so much negativity. In reality, it is working,” he said. “But we need to continue to educate the future generation to save what we have in the ocean. These animals are free, it’ not like they are putting a show on for money. We need to protect that.”

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