Animals

A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 14, 2018 - 4:29 am
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm . Water is a hurricane's deadliest threat, and forecasters say Florence packs a catastrophic amount of it. Officials have been begging hold-outs in evacuation zones to seek shelter, including a police...
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Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, chats with Gladesman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner Ron Bergeron during an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm
THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state's top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner,...
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In this Sept. 7, 2018, photo provided by Dawn Knutson, rescue personnel use the Jaws of Life to free a black bear after its head became stuck inside a 10-gallon milk can near Roseau, Minn. (Dawn Knutson via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 3:35 pm
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota. Conservation officer Eric Benjamin with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was called Friday about a young male bear with its head stuck in an...
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Scientist Ester Gaya examines the fungus Isaria sinclairii on an insect also known as a zombie fungus at Kew Gardens' fungarium in London, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The release Wednesday of the scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew “State of the World’s Fungi” report, is touted as the first ever global look at the way fungi help provide food, medicine, plant nutrition, lifesaving drugs _ and can also spread death and destruction at an alarming pace. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 12, 2018 - 2:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are trying to correct an injustice: They don't believe fungus gets the respect it deserves. That's one reason behind the release Wednesday of their "State of the World's Fungi" report, touted as the first ever global look at...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, Zinke ordered Interior Department land managers to review hunting and fishing regulations on department lands to determine how they conflict with state regulations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 11, 2018 - 5:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Department land managers have been ordered to review hunting and fishing regulations on department lands to determine how they conflict with state regulations. In a memo Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered the review with an eye toward deferring to state...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, a group of wild horses cools off in the ocean breeze on the beach in Corolla, N.C. As North Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence, some tourists and residents are worried about the famous wild horses that roam the Outer Banks. But Sue Stuska, a wildlife biologist based at Cape Lookout National Seashore, said the horses instinctively know what to do in a storm. (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley, File)
September 11, 2018 - 1:25 pm
For many vacationers on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm...
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This photo provided by the Oregon Justice Resource Center shows Josh Horner with his wife Kelli Horner after a hearing in Bend, Ore., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A 50-year sentence in a sex abuse case against Horner was dismissed Monday by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after the Oregon Innocence Project found holes in the 2017 conviction that undermined the credibility of the complainant, including that Horner had shot the dog in front of her. (Jenny Coleman/Oregon Justice Resource Center via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 8:22 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a...
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This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, an Oklahoma zookeeper, who was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin, the operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary, says she was the target of Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the nickname "Joe Exotic." Maldonado-Passage, who remains jailed in Florida, also ran unsuccessfully for Oklahoma governor as a Libertarian this year. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she's clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the...
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In this Jan. 2007, photo, a Thai customs official displays a seized Indian star tortoise during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand. TRAFFIC, a wildlife monitoring group, says research it has conducted since 2016 has found that people are increasingly buying and selling endangered animals on Facebook groups in Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 10, 2018 - 8:35 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold. The monitoring network TRAFFIC said its researchers found 1,521 animals for...
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In this undated family photo provided by Joseph Johnson, Jax, a dog adopted by Joseph Johnson and his wife Lona, both of Whatcom County in Washington state, is shown. The Johnsons got Jax as a comfort dog after they survived last October's mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The Johnsons say their neighbor, who was cited for recklessly firing a gun, shot and killed Jax on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, because the dog had been chasing his chickens, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. (Joseph Johnson via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun and declined to comment...
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