Animals

A griffon vulture, named Dobrila looks out from its transporter upon arrival at Belgrade airport, Serbia, Friday, April 12, 2019. Months after it flew as far away as Turkey's border with Syria, a griffon vulture from Serbia has been flown back home by plane back to its natural habitat. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 12, 2019 - 1:35 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Months after it flew as far away as Turkey's border with Syria, a griffon vulture from Serbia has come home. The one-year-old female bird named Dobrila from the central Serbian nature reserve of Uvac was flown home Friday in a joint effort by Serbia and Turkey. It is not...
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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying a communication satellite lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 11, 2019 - 8:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters Thursday, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite...
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April 11, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra's music director has gone to the dogs. And the cats. Yannick Nézet-Séguin (yah-NEEK' nay-ZAY' say-GEN') has curated a playlist for four-legged friends that's being piped into the shelter at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...
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The panda Xing Er in the new enclosure in Copenhagen Zoo, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a newly built, 160-million kroner ($24.2-million) enclosure at Copenhagen’s zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of black-and-white bears on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 3:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands are queuing at Copenhagen Zoo to see two giant black-and-white bears on loan from China under Beijing's popular "panda diplomacy" initiative. Denmark's Australian-born Crown Princess Mary untied a red velvet ribbon to open the gates Thursday in her capacity as...
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Denmark's Queen Margrethe opens the Panda House in Copenhagen Zoo, Wednesday April 10, 2019. The Queen opened a newly built, 160-million kroner ($24.2-million) enclosure at Copenhagen’s zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of black-and-white bears on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 3:42 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two panda bears on an extended loan from China were welcomed Wednesday to their new house in Copenhagen during a ceremony fit for Denmark's queen. Queen Margrethe inaugurated the Panda House built for Zoo Copenhagen's new residents, who arrived last week in cargo...
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The boxes carrying two Giant Pandas named Xing Er and Mao Sun is unloaded from the plane on its arrival at Copenhagen Airport, Thursday April 4, 2019. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 9:14 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe is set to open an enclosure at Copenhagen zoo Wednesday for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark,...
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The boxes carrying two Giant Pandas named Xing Er and Mao Sun is unloaded from the plane on its arrival at Copenhagen Airport, Thursday April 4, 2019. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 7:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe is set to open an enclosure at Copenhagen zoo Wednesday for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark,...
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The boxes carrying two Giant Pandas named Xing Er and Mao Sun is unloaded from the plane on its arrival at Copenhagen Airport, Thursday April 4, 2019. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 6:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe is set to open Wednesday a new enclosure at Copenhagen zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark...
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In this picture taken trough a window female panda Men Meng eats bamboo at its enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 10, 2019 - 4:06 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe is opening a new enclosure at Copenhagen zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy." The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark, Deng Ying,...
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April 08, 2019 - 11:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo is saying goodbye to two big, furry superstars. The zoo on Saturday began a three-week farewell celebration for its last two giant pandas. Bai Yun, a 27-year-old female, and her 6-year-old son, Xiao Liwu, will be sent to China this spring. A male, Gao Gao,...
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