Animals

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Emmy, a harrier, keeps her eyes on a treat offered to her by handler Mike Gowen in the benching area before competing in the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Owners and handlers know how to cater to the eclectic tastes of show dogs competing this week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 8:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he's not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals. The one treat he never refuses? Sauerkraut — and hold the hot dog. Emmy the harrier is crazy for ice cubes. Dick the...
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A penguin gets a heart-shaped nesting material from biologist Spencer Rennerfeldt at the California Academy of Sciences Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in San Francisco. Academy staff handed out the hearts to the penguins who naturally use similar material to build nests in the wild. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 13, 2018 - 6:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium. In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to the 14 African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday. The animals grabbed the...
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Evangeline Wendt, 7, right, visits with a golden retriever named Tank during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 13, 2018 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Animal-rights activists have protested outside the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. They say it irresponsibly promotes dog breeding when many dogs in shelters need homes. A small band of protesters from...
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Porsche, a miniature pinscher, competes in the Toy group during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ty the giant schnauzer has taken his first steps toward what could be a giant prize at the Westminster Kennel Club. The nation's top-ranked show dog was judged best in his breed Tuesday. He moves on to the working group competition in the evening at Madison Square Garden. America's...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Emmy, a harrier, keeps her eyes on a treat offered to her by handler Mike Gowen in the benching area before competing in the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Owners and handlers know how to cater to the eclectic tastes of show dogs competing this week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he's not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals. The one treat he never refuses? Sauerkraut — and hold the hot dog. Emmy the harrier is crazy for ice cubes. Dick the...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Emmy, a harrier, keeps her eyes on a treat offered to her by handler Mike Gowen in the benching area before competing in the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Owners and handlers know how to cater to the eclectic tastes of show dogs competing this week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he's not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals. The one treat he never refuses? Sauerkraut — and hold the hot dog. Emmy the harrier is crazy for ice cubes. Dick the...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Plans call for a new $10 million nature center in suburban Detroit that will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes region. The Detroit Zoological Society announced Tuesday that waterfront locations are being considered in Macomb County along Lake St. Clair,...
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In this Feb. 12, 2018 photo provided by the Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the governor holds his new dog "Captain" during a conference of mayors in Albany, N.Y. The 14-week dog is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 12:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's first family has a new first dog. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced his new puppy Captain on Monday night at a meeting at the governor's mansion with mayors from around the state. The 14-week dog is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in. Cuomo...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:20 am
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The second of two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California has hatched in a nest watched for weeks by nature lovers via an online live feed . The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of the shell Sunday near Big Bear...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:17 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's first family has a new first dog. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced his new puppy Captain on Monday night at a meeting at the governor's mansion with mayors from around the state. The 14-week dog is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in. Cuomo...
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