Animals

December 27, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991...
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December 27, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape. A snowy owl that had become trapped in barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon was rescued on Christmas Day. Pennsylvania Game Commission...
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December 27, 2017 - 12:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag. But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration...
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Artists of the Golden Circus perform in front of Pope Francis during his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 8:16 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Circus acrobats performed for Pope Francis during his weekly audience, in what has become a regular feature of the Vatican holiday season. A pair of acrobats dressed as lumbering polar bears announced the performance during the weekly audience Wednesday at the Pope Paul VI hall...
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FILE - This July 31, 2010 file photo, shows a starfish clings to a rock near Haystack Rock during low tide in Cannon Beach, Ore. Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. Now the species is rebounding with sea stars being spotted in Southern California tide pools and elsewhere, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 26, 2017 - 8:23 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions and then disintegrate, their...
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December 26, 2017 - 8:06 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions and then disintegrate, their...
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December 26, 2017 - 4:51 pm
EAST ATLANTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A deceased humpback whale has washed ashore on a frigid Long Island beach. The 31-foot-long whale was discovered at around 7 a.m. Saturday in East Atlantic Beach, a hamlet on Long Beach Barrier Island. State and local officials were working with the Atlantic Marine...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, young salmon that have been transported by tanker truck from the Coleman National Fish hatchery are loaded into a floating net suspended on a pontoon barge at Mare Island, Calif. A desperate decision to truck baby salmon to their destination in the Pacific Ocean during California's drought, when dry rivers made their usual migration routes unnavigable, has resulted in generations of lost salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their normal spawning grounds. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desperate decision to truck California's native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state's drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their reproductive grounds. With fewer native fall-run Chinook...
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December 24, 2017 - 7:14 pm
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Raja the cat once was lost, but now is found — three years later. On Tuesday, a man brought a stray cat to a shelter in Georgetown, Delaware, run by the Brandywine Valley chapter of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Staffers there found the cat's microchip,...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire, at the Adventure cafe and shop near the Meerkat enclosure at London Zoo, in London, Saturday Dec. 23, 2017. A fire at London Zoo has been brought under control but it is not clear if any animals were injured. Zoo officials initially said Saturday morning "it is not believed" animals were hurt after the blaze broke out in a zoo cafe near an animal petting area, but later reports suggested at least one animal may be missing. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — London Zoo officials say a fire Saturday morning left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing. Staff members were treated for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze broke out in the zoo cafe in the early morning hours. More than 70 firefighters helped control the fire near an...
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