Animals

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, female southern white rhino, 17-year-old Hope, is shot with tranquilizing darts, so a team of experts can harvest her eggs, at a zoo park in Chorzow, Poland. Scientists in Europe said Tuesday June 25, 2019, they have successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into the female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 25, 2019 - 10:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The procedure was performed last month on a...
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June 25, 2019 - 9:31 am
FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe says the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. Kehoe, 73, says she...
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HANDOUT - An orang-utan plays with water at the zoo Schoenbrunn in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Europe is facing a heatwave with temperatures up to 40 degrees. (Daniel Zupanc/Vienna Zoo via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
VIENNA (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in a summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 C (104 F) in some parts of the continent over...
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Scamp the Tramp rests after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
June 21, 2019 - 11:17 pm
The Latest on the Ugly Dog Contest in California (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Scamp the Tramp's looks have made him a winner — but it wasn't a beauty contest. The snaggle-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize Friday at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California. Owner...
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Officials examine a decomposing whale that washed ashore, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Port Ludlow, Wash. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for private landowners who'd be willing to let a dead whale decompose on their property. The unusual request comes two weeks after the federal agency announced they would study what has caused 81 gray whales to wash up dead on beaches in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Mario Rivera)
June 21, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales washing ashore in...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The new World’s Ugliest Dog will be chosen in the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Ca, on Friday, June 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 21, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Things are starting to get ugly in the picturesque California town of Petaluma. Indeed, the place will go to the dogs when the winner of what's being billed as the World's Ugliest Dog Contest is announced Friday night. It's shaping up to be a hideous affair. Nineteen contestants featuring droopy...
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In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 photo provided by the fire department a squirrel is stucked in a gully cover in Dortmund, Germany. When rescuers arrived, they spotted the tufted-eared squirrel’s head poking out of a hole in the cover. Initial attempts to free the animal were unsuccessful, so the entire manhole cover was removed and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic, while police were called in to guard the open sewer. Vets used anesthetic to calm the squirrel and then freed the animal. It was treated for superficial neck wounds and then released back into the wild. (Feuerwehr Dortmund/dpa via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 3:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters, police and a veterinary clinic combined forces to rescue a red squirrel that had gotten its tiny head stuck in a manhole cover in the western German city of Dortmund. Dortmund's fire department said Friday they responded Thursday morning to a call about the rodent in...
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Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AquaBounty will be producing the first genetically modified animals approved for human food in the U.S. and one way companies are pushing to transform plants and animals, as consumer advocacy groups call for greater caution. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
June 21, 2019 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced...
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A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded, and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it. (Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 11:56 am
MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group reported Thursday. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 file photo released by the Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals, an approximately one-year old male wolf suffering from shock and hypothermia is seen in an animal shelter near Parnu River, Estonia. Estonian authorities on Thursday, June 20 say a wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers has likely been killed. (Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals via AP, file)
June 20, 2019 - 11:17 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said. The Environment Agency told local broadcaster ERR late Wednesday the wolf's GPS tracking collar hasn't...
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