Animals

FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration's sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,...
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This July 23, 2013 photo shows river guide Steph Jackson holding an endangered humpback chub near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. Aquatic insects serve as food for fish, bats and birds in the Grand Canyon. Torrents of water have rushed through the Colorado River to help build up sandbars in the Grand Canyon, provide spawning areas for native fish and to protect archaeological sites. Beginning Saturday, May 5, 2018, water will be low and steady to benefit bugs and the things that eat bugs, as the dam that holds back Lake Powell will decrease flows over the weekend to give bug eggs a better chance for survival. (David Herasimtschuk/ Freshwaters Illustrated/USGS via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 6:09 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny trout that don't give up much of a fight with a hook in their mouths. Turns out...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm
THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a 5-year-old girl on a suburban New York playground. Kasey King-Petrellese (peht-rehl-EE'-see) tells WNBC that the coyote appeared out of nowhere and ran "like a cheetah" toward her daughter...
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Dead sheep lie in a forest in Bad Wildbad, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. 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 community of Bad Wildbad looked “like horror” after a wolf there apparently killed 32 sheep, while more of them drowned in a nearby river when they tried to escape. Other sheep had to be shot dead because of their injuries. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, officials said Monday, 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 that a field in...
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April 30, 2018 - 12:31 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for selling oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western U.S. public lands while allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect an imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease...
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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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