Animals

April 26, 2020 - 7:39 pm
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A planning commissioner of Vallejo, California, has resigned after throwing his pet cat and apparently drinking a beer during a Zoom meeting between city officials that was made public, according to a newspaper report. During the April 20 teleconference of the city's Planning...
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April 25, 2020 - 3:42 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Around this time of year, Floridians don't just have to worry about aggressive drivers on the road — they should be on the lookout for aggressive alligators, too, according to officials who on Friday had to remove a 9-foot (2.8-meter) gator from a county road. The Manatee...
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April 23, 2020 - 3:53 pm
Can I get the coronavirus from my pet? There's no evidence pets are spreading the virus to people. However, there have been a few cases worldwide where animals likely got the virus from humans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 4-...
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This undated photo provided by Michael Thomas in April 2020 shows a clouded sulphur butterfly in Cromwell, Conn. In an April 2020 interview, Ann Swengel, a citizen scientist tracking butterflies for more than 30 years, recalled that a few decades ago she would drive around Wisconsin “look out in a field and you’d see all these Sulphur butterflies around. I can’t think of the last time that I’ve seen that.” (Mike Thomas via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 2:25 pm
KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a disturbing but more nuanced problem than earlier research. From bees and other pollinators crucial...
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In this April 17, 2020 photo, an anteater peers out from its cage at the Huachipa Zoo, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Breeding centers and zoos in Peru only have enough animal feed to last for about two more weeks, as they are left without income from paying visitors as strict coronavirus quarantines keep the public away. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 23, 2020 - 12:42 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The dozens of howler monkeys, macaws and sloths in a zoo called the Amazon Shelter in the jungles of Peru have enough animal feed to last for about two more weeks. After that, their future during the new coronavirus pandemic is uncertain. The situation is the same for more than...
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In this image taken from video taken April 22, 2020, by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, five dugongs are swimming together, part of a larger group of dugongs cruising slowly in the shallow waters in the area of Chao Mai Beach national park in Trang province, Thailand. Though an increasingly rare sight to see the mammals in the area, recent travel restrictions imposed to counter the COVID-19 pandemic have left the coastal regions undisturbed allowing the mammals to return. (Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 5:55 am
BANGKOK (AP) — It's rare to see a threatened species of sea mammal in shallow waters in southern Thailand but thanks to travel restrictions that have stripped popular destinations of crowds of tourists, a large group of dugongs has made their presence known. Drone video footage released by the...
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April 22, 2020 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said Wednesday. The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have...
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A sign in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York City, reminds people to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
April 22, 2020 - 6:44 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — AP Exclusive: ER staff saves lives, suffers in hot...
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This circa 1987 photo provided by the family shows Isaiah Kuperstein with his sons, Daniel, left, and Adam in the Queens borough of New York. Isaiah Kuperstein died from COVID-19 on April 4, 2020. He was 70. (Kuperstein family via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 11:29 am
He’d retreat to his basement, surrounded by thousands of books on the Holocaust. He’d return from Europe with photos of cemeteries. The lessons of relatives who were killed and parents who lived were so striking, he’d make sure his passport was at hand if he ever needed to flee. Yet Isaiah...
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In this photo provided by Emilie Talermo, she is shown after being reunited with her six-year-old dog Jackson in San Francisco, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Back in December, a distraught Talermo hired a plane to fly a search banner for her stolen dog. On Monday, the dog was found 370 miles (600 kilometers) away in Southern California. Talermo, 31, said Tuesday she received a call from an animal shelter in Palmdale telling her someone had just dropped off a blue-eyed mini Australian shepherd and that a scan of the dog's microchip had turned up her phone number. (Courtesy of Emilie Talermo via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 9:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four months after a distraught San Francisco woman hired a plane to fly a search banner for her stolen dog, the blue-eyed mini Australian shepherd has been found and the two were reunited Tuesday. Emilie Talermo, 31, said she received a call Monday from an animal shelter in...
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