Animals

January 20, 2018 - 7:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye...
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
January 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern border province of...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. Police say Boonchai Bach (BOON'-chai back), a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in a northeastern border province in...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, a service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part in a training exercise, in Newark, N.J. Delta Air Lines says for safety reasons it will require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 9:29 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or soiling plane cabins...
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January 19, 2018 - 8:17 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines says for safety reasons it will require owners to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or peeing and pooping have nearly...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:54 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season — the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years. Bad weather that has limited efforts to...
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One of the two giant pandas, male Hua Bao (in Finnish Pyry) and female Jin Bao Bao (in Finnish Lumi), arriving to Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Vantaa, Finland on Thursday January 18, 2018. The bears will eventually be moved to snowy conditions into the Ahtari Zoo nature reserve in central Finland as agreed during the Helsinki visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in April 2017. (Markku Ulander/ Lehtikuva via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 6:03 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland as China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's independence centenary. The Chinese ambassador to Finland and Finnish officials led a ceremony to welcome four-year old male Hua Bao and three-year old female Jin Baobao to Helsinki...
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This 2011 photo from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service motion-activated camera shows an elephant seal in the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California. Motion-detecting wildlife cameras devices are getting smaller, cheaper and more reliable, and scientists across the United State are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?" Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But it's not just show business. As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using...
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This undated photo provided by Brogan Hortonshows Richard, a 15-year-old neglected pony that is being saved thanks to an online fundraising campaign by Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit in Bridgton, Maine. Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer, infection and frostbite. (AP Photo/Brogan Horton)
January 17, 2018 - 1:55 pm
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her. The zoo said Wednesday the animal born in early December was named Meghan to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. The okapi (oh-COP-ee) have striped hindquarters...
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