Animals

Cat Cafes Provide Fun, Therapy for Patrons, Homes for Needy Cats

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Emily Hughes cuddles with one of the  two-to-three dozen friendly felines to be found at the cat cafe in West Columbia.

Cats are beloved pets by millions, but many people can’t have them because they live where pets aren’t allowed or are subject to other restrictions. However, over the last decade, a national phenomenon has sprung up to help cat-less cat lovers get their feline fixes: the...

Coyote Photo Op

December 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A coyote

Coyote populations are growing in South Carolina.

Upstate Business Has Gone to the Dogs

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Many of us around the country find ourselves on our sofas glued to the TV on Thanksgiving. OK maybe it’s because we can’t move after stuffing on stuffing, but let’s face it, the National Dog Show is fascinating! (You probably thought I was going to mention the parade or...

Red Bats

October 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Eastern Red Bat, Lasiurus borealis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

Red bats are common South Carolina.

Red-Eyed Vireo

October 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red-eyed Vireo

A listener spots a red-eyed bird he cannot identify.

Border Collies Exhibit Herding Prowess on the Farm and at the Fair

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Bill Coburn presenting his Border Collie Demonstration at the South Carolina State Fair in 2016.

At Windy Knolls Farm in Laurens County, Bill Coburn raises ducks and sheep. He’s retired from farming, but he still spends time on one of his favorite occupations: training border collies. The shaggy mid-sized dogs have a natural instinct to herd animals, and Coburn says he...

How To Be Alligator-Safe in South Carolina

July 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
alligator in water

If you ever come across a pond or lake along the coast of South Carolina, it is wise to assume that somewhere in the murky water, or hidden along a sunny bank, an alligator lies watching. Alligators are extremely common along the coast of the Southeast, and they don’t...

Bee City, USA

February 26, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts
Bee City

Located between Summerville and Walterboro, Bee City is a honeybee farm and petting zoo. Bee City's focus is to educate the public on the imprtance of honeybees. The petting zoo is a main attraction with animals from monkeys and lemurs to wallabies and llamas.

Behind the Scenes with the Sea Turtles of the South Carolina Aquarium

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Sea Turtle

South Carolina's 187 miles of coast is enjoyed by millions year round and Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium is here to protect it. Thorvalson has one of the most unique jobs in the world...to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health. The Sea Turtle...

War Dog Memorial Dedicated in Columbia

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
War Dogs

A seven-foot bronze statue now stands in Memorial Park in the city of Columbia honoring the war dogs that have fought throughout the decades. The statue is in the form of a Vietnam dog handler and a German Shepherd, to pay tribute to the 4,000 dogs that served in the war...

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach...