Animals

February 28, 2018 - 6:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his refuge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on...
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February 28, 2018 - 4:41 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his refuge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, says on...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Simon Pierce, Jonathan Green checks on a fin-mounted satellite tag on a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands area of Ecuador. Despite typically being bigger than a double-decker bus, the elusive whale shark has only tiny, almost useless teeth. It's also one of the least understood animals in the ocean. (simonjpierce.com via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 3:09 am
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador (AP) — Scientists have spent time diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands to help solve some of the most enduring mysteries about the biggest shark in the sea. Despite typically being bigger than a double-decker bus, the elusive whale shark has only tiny, almost...
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February 27, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SONTAG, Miss. (AP) — Stealing a picnic basket is one thing. Mauling a car is quite another. A Mississippi wildlife department biologist says a bear attacked a woman's car Friday in the Sontag community about 60 miles south of Jackson. Jamie Holt tells the Jackson Clarion-Ledger there were tooth and...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. A special election to replace a Republican congressman from Arizona who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations has turned into a slugfest among GOP candidates hoping to fill former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks' seat. The contest includes admissions by Montenegro, that he received sex-tinged messages from a state Senate staffer and accusations former state Sen. Debbie Lesko improperly tapped her state campaign funds to support her effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Sex-related and campaign funding allegations involving several top candidates have captured much of the attention in the Republican primary to replace a U.S. congressman from Arizona who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct last year. Because the state relies heavily on mail-in...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The East Coast mackerel fishery will face new restrictions because fishermen have exceeded their limit for two other species. Fishermen bring Atlantic mackerel to shore from Maine to North Carolina. The fishermen are given a limit to the amount of river herring and shad they...
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A lion named Saeed, who was rescued from Syria by the animal rights group Four Paws, is caged during its arrival at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria have been transported to South Africa to recover from physical and psychological trauma at a big cat sanctuary. International animal welfare group Four Paws says the male lions have arrived in Johannesburg on a Qatar Airways flight after leaving an animal refuge in Jordan. The lions arrived emaciated, dehydrated and psychologically scarred in Jordan last year.. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 26, 2018 - 12:37 pm
LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY, South Africa (AP) — Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria arrived in South Africa on Monday to live at a sanctuary with other animals that survived harsh conditions in captivity elsewhere in the world. The male lions were transported in...
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A lion named Saeed, who was rescued from Syria by the animal rights group Four Paws, is caged during its arrival at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria have been transported to South Africa to recover from physical and psychological trauma at a big cat sanctuary. International animal welfare group Four Paws says the male lions have arrived in Johannesburg on a Qatar Airways flight after leaving an animal refuge in Jordan. The lions arrived emaciated, dehydrated and psychologically scarred in Jordan last year.. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 26, 2018 - 7:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria were transported to South Africa on Monday to live at a sanctuary with other animals that survived harsh conditions in captivity elsewhere in the world. The male lions arrived in Johannesburg in metal crates on...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 photo, a lion named Saeed, who was rescued from Syria by the animal rights group Four Paws, is caged prior his departure from the Al-Ma'wa Animal Sanctuary near Souf, in northern Jordan. Two African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 25, 2018 - 9:09 am
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. The lions were coaxed with mouthfuls of meat into metal crates Sunday before being...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 photo, a lion named Saeed, who was rescued from Syria by the animal rights group Four Paws, is caged prior his departure from the Al-Ma'wa Animal Sanctuary near Souf, in northern Jordan. Two African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 25, 2018 - 8:49 am
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. The lions were coaxed with mouthfuls of meat into metal crates Sunday before being...
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