Animals

In this image released by Taronga Zoo Conservation Society, Dr. Larry Vogelnest, senior veterinarian at Taronga Zoo, checks a wallaby is checked at Taronga Wildlife Hospital in Sydney Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. (Taronga Zoo Conservation Society via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 10:44 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. Swamp wallabies, which are smaller...
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Panda cub Yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream", eats bamboos with her mother Huan Huan at the Beauval Zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds _ climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest. (Zoo Parc de Beauval via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 9:53 am
PARIS (AP) — France's first baby panda has made his grand public entrance by acting like many five-month-olds — climbing all over his mother, who looked like she just wanted to rest instead. Mostly hidden from view since his birth in August, the panda named Yuan Meng left his den on Saturday for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2009 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif. California fish and wildlife agents have seized Brown's pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, that investigators determined the singer didn't have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
January 12, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown's pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn't have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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January 12, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WAPWALLOPEN, Pa. (AP) — Three dog breeders in Pennsylvania are facing 130 criminal counts stemming from a raid in which authorities said some dogs were found outside in freezing temperatures and others were inside in squalid conditions. State police say they were called to the Conyngham Township...
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Thai customs officials display seized ivory during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Thai authorities seized 148 kilograms full elephant tusk and 31 tusk fragments originating from Nigeria destined for China worth over 15 million baht ($469,800). (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
January 12, 2018 - 3:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. Police say the haul from Nigeria consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments and was seized last Friday...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:33 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a planned halt to New Jersey's bear hunt could double the population of the animals by 2022. NJ.com reports that the estimate is included in a status report on the state's 2015 bear management policy that was finalized on Jan. 4 and provided Thursday to...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017 photo, a female barred owl sits on a branch in the wooded hills outside Philomath, Ore. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a plan by wildlife officials to kill one type of owl to study its effect on another type of owl. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
January 10, 2018 - 8:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a plan by wildlife officials to kill one type of owl to study its effect on another type of owl. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the experiment by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service didn't violate a...
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January 10, 2018 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club is announcing Tuesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje (NAY'-dehr-lahn-seh KOY'-kehr-hahnd-jeh) and the grand basset griffon Vendeen...
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This Dec. 8, 2017, photo provided by the National Aviary shows a female Linnaeus' two-toed sloth born Aug. 21, 2017, named Vivien after "Gone with the Wind" actress Vivien Leigh and hand-raised to serve as an educational ambassador for the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Caretakers at Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds began displaying the baby sloth for National Aviary visitors on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, with public appearances scheduled during a regular feeding time at 12:30 p.m. daily. (Jamie Greene/National Aviary for AP)
January 10, 2018 - 9:09 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth. The National Aviary introduced 5-month-old Vivien Leigh on Tuesday. The aviary says Vivien was acquired from a breeder in Florida. The sloth will be hand-raised by experts so it will be...
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