Animals

April 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A pair of pelicans crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in the California beachfront community of Malibu over the weekend. The long-beaked birds flew in Saturday as the class of 2018 was receiving diplomas outdoors on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean...
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April 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern...
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April 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's SeaLife Center is getting its third shot at raising thousands of octopus hatchlings, hoping at least one of the translucent mollusks will grow into its 50-pound (23-kilogram), color-changing form. Such a task has been completed just once before — by the Seattle...
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Haflinger horses run during this years's first turn-out to grass at Europe's largest Haflinger stud-farm in Meura, Germany, Sunday, April 29, 2018. More than 300 Haflinger horses are living there. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 30, 2018 - 6:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Haflinger horses are enjoying their first days out on the pasture in Germany after a public run marking the end of the winter season. Staff at the Meura stud farm in central Germany drove the distinctive chestnut-colored breed from their stalls to their summer gazing...
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April 28, 2018 - 12:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Eleven Democratic senators are asking the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct an urgent assessment of the impacts to the endangered North Atlantic right whale from fisheries in Canada. The senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey said fishing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009 file photo, a radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y. A 2018 survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found very few spent their winters in abandoned mines and other locations that were once popular for them during the winter. Biologists said the numbers are the latest indication that the bats have yet to recover from a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:58 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found very few are spending their winters in abandoned mines and other locations once popular for them in winter. The survey of four sites found only 26 bats and only one little brown bat, which was once the...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Natural History Museum has disqualified a photograph from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition after concluding that the image of an anteater moving toward a termite mound at night involved at taxidermy specimen. The photograph taken in Brazil's Emas National...
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April 27, 2018 - 11:02 am
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have charged a man they say was trying to sell venomous snakes. State environmental police on Thursday charged 21-year-old Cameron DeFrances with multiple counts of illegal possession of wild animals and reckless endangerment after finding seven live snakes...
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April 27, 2018 - 6:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has made a key breakthrough to completely ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination. The 28 member states got a large majority backing the ban on the three prevalent neonicotinoid pesticides which will take effect at the end of the year. The...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:15 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population. The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 2016. It said 4,000 bears was an optimum...
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