BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued federal officials Tuesday after the government missed a deadline to decide if protections for gray wolves should be restored across the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains, where Republican-led states have made it easier to kill the predators.
PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists prepared Tuesday to move a beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater basin in Normandy, hoping to save the life of the dangerously thin marine mammal.
The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead.
The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University says researchers have discovered evidence of the extinct “bone-crushing” dog at a fossil site that also included herbivores, a sabretooth cat and alligators.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep?
Daniela Roessler and her colleagues trained cameras on baby jumping spiders at night to find out. The footage showed patterns that looked a lot like sleep cycles: The spiders' legs twitched and parts of their eyes flickered.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities broke up a large cockfighting event over the weekend and said they were forced to euthanize nearly 150 roosters found at a Southern California home, animal control and sheriff's department officials said.
CHUBYNSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Natalia Popova has found a new purpose in life: Rescuing wild animals and pets from the devastation wrought by the war in Ukraine.
PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River. So far, they have been unsuccessful.
Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted Saturday that “our teams took turns with the Beluga all night long.
NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a full-term hippopotamus that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celebrity when she was born prematurely in 2017.
“Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet,” by George Monbiot (Penguin Random House)
Cruising past farmlands in America — and elsewhere in the world — it’s hard to imagine that so much green could be so damaging to the Earth.
SELMA, Calif. (AP) — A group of dogs escaped from a home in central California and mauled to death a 59-year-old man who was out on a walk, authorities said.
Selma police officers responding to a call Sunday afternoon in a residential part of the city found someone trying to separate the dogs from the victim, the police department said in a statement.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Three horses in South Carolina have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, a blood-borne, potentially deadly illness, the Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture unit reported Friday.
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vessels off the East Coast must slow down more often to help save a vanishing species of whale from extinction, the federal government said Friday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the announcement via new proposed rules designed to prevent ships colliding with North Atlantic right whales.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — A Sedro-Woolley woman was arrested after she allegedly left her family’s dog on a balcony without water or shade during dangerous high temperatures, resulting in the dog’s death.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A coyote on public display in suburban Chicago will get a larger den but not a transfer to a wild animal sanctuary in Colorado.
A report for the Forest Preserves of Cook County said the coyote, named Rocky, is “happy and healthy” in his 266-square-foot home but will get a much larger space — up to at least 2,000 square feet — with trees and places to dig.
TOKYO (AP) — People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools.
The attacks — on 58 people since July 8 — are getting so bad Yamaguchi city hall hired a special unit to hunt the animals with tranquilizer guns.
Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A bear going through trash has been killed by authorities in Sitka, a community that experienced a record number of bear incidents last year.
The weekend shooting of the male brown bear by Sitka police was the first bear shooting this year in the southeast Alaska city, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — A swimmer at a beach in Waikiki was injured this weekend after encountering an endangered Hawaiian monk seal with a young pup.
Hawaii Marine Animal Response, a nonprofit conservation organization that helps monitor protected species, said their workers witnessed a swimmer come into contact with the mother monk seal known as Rocky on Sunday morning.
LONDON (AP) — A fossil of a 560-million-year-old creature, which researchers believe to be the first animal predator, has been named after the British naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper has been charged with felony animal cruelty after hitting a loose horse with a patrol vehicle multiple times and pinning it to the pavement, where it was then euthanized, authorities said Friday.
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Friday that the smallpox vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic should also be authorized against monkeypox, as the outbreak of the once-rare disease continues to sicken people across the continent.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Shell-shocked family pets started roaming around Ukraine's capital with nowhere to go in the opening stages of Russia's war.
Volunteers opened a shelter to take them in and try to find them new homes or at least some human companionship.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say they don't know when they'll release their new wolf management plan after initially saying the document would come out this spring.
The Department of Natural Resources' current wolf management plan dates back to 1999 and calls for capping the statewide population at 350 animals.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A female lion was fatally injured while being introduced to a newly acquired male companion at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama, officials said Tuesday.
Akili, who was born in 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and had been at the Birmingham Zoo since 2007, couldn't be saved after being injured by a lion named Josh, who had been at the zoo since April.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota animal health officials are ending a ban on poultry events that was instituted when bird flu was on the rise.
However, the decision by the State Board of Animal Health comes too late for State Fair poultry exhibits this year.
PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday they seized a container of African elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal skulls and bones estimated to be worth 80 million ringgit ($18 million).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The third dog that went missing when a Minnesota dog day care was burglarized last week has been found, but no arrests have been made.
Railroad workers in St. Paul found Cooper, the miniature pinscher, Saturday morning.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two neglected tigers rescued from a long-shuttered roadside tourist attraction in Oklahoma are beginning new lives more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away at California’s Oakland Zoo after receiving much-needed medical treatment.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A wayward dolphin has been swimming in a Connecticut river after making its way upstream from Long Island Sound.
The dolphin was first spotted Thursday morning by fishermen along the Thames River.
LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, Malawi (AP) — A tranquilized baby elephant is hoisted into the air and gently placed in a large truck that will take it to a new home.
One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north.
LONDON (AP) — The number of outbreaks of diseases that jumped from animals to humans in Africa has surged by more than 60% in the last decade, the World Health Organization said, a worrying sign the planet could face increased animal-borne diseases like monkeypox, Ebola and coronavirus in the future.
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A surfer says he was bitten by a shark at the same Long Island beach where a shark bit a lifeguard 10 days earlier.
BOSTON (AP) — A family's beloved pet cat that's been dodging airport personnel, airline employees, and animal experts since escaping from a pet carrier at Boston's Logan International Airport about three weeks ago was finally caught Wednesday.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Animal shelters across the Mississippi Gulf coast are coping with too many animals and too few staffers and volunteers.
The Sun Herald reports that one shelter, the Jackson County Animal Shelter, is being forced to considering euthanizing healthy, adoptable dogs.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — What do cats, coffee and community all have in common?
They’re all essential parts of a new business coming to Newport News this summer.
Cups and Claws Café will offer a chance to socialize with adoptable cats while drinking a cup of coffee and munching on baked goods.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A dog attack has left a North Carolina woman dead, according to police.
Trena Peed, 46, of Greensboro was dog-sitting when she was attacked by the two animals early Thursday morning, local news outlets reported.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The oldest Magellanic penguin at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens — one of the oldest penguins living under human care anywhere in the world — died Wednesday at the age of 40, the zoo reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off a decision about whether ivory-billed woodpeckers are extinct, announcing Wednesday that it's adding six months to review information, including a month of public comment.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday started hauling away 177 lions, tigers, jaguars and other exotic big cats that were found at an animal rescue center in the mountains on Mexico City’s south side.
CUMBERLAND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a plan that calls for transferring about 4,000 dogs currently housed at a troubled Virginia breeding facility to shelters where they can be adopted, according to court records.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government said it will protect a rare freshwater mussel and the 36 miles (58 kilometers) of streams where it lives in eastern Alabama after a more than decadelong campaign by environmentalists to protect the animal from the threat of extinction.
BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is shutting down fishing of a popular species of shark to try to give the animals a chance to recover from population decline.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shut down shortfin mako fishing on Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An unusual number of seals are becoming stranded and dying off Maine this summer, and avian influenza is to blame, the federal government said Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that samples from four Maine seals tested positive for the virus.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Ten sea turtles rescued from cold waters last year have been returned to the deep.
The New England Aquarium says the marine reptiles were released on Cape Cod last week.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in Poland’s eastern regions bordering Belarus appealed to the government Friday to help them revive the key tourism sector hobbled by access restrictions following a migrant crisis.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday.