Animals

Veterinarians Iron Mavraki, left, and Meni Tsakalidi treat a cat that suffered burns and other injuries in Pikermi, east of Athens, after a wildfire swept through popular summer resorts near Athens and claimed the lives of more than 80 people. (AP Photo/Boris Pilipenko)
July 27, 2018 - 2:47 am
PIKERMI, Greece (AP) — The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week's ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine near a major Alaska salmon fishery, despite a request from the state's governor to halt the review. Gov. Bill Walker has said the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine had yet to show that the project is feasible or realistic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
July 26, 2018 - 5:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine located near a major salmon fishery in Alaska, despite a request from the state's governor that the review be halted. Gov. Bill Walker, in a letter co-signed by Lt...
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A sodden donkey doll rests on top of belongings recovered from a flooded basement apartment Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. A friend of the renter died in the basement apartment Tuesday, after a small but intense storm flooded it. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 26, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rachael Haber only intended to stay a few minutes when she stopped by the basement apartment of a traveling friend to check on her pet cat. While she was there Tuesday, a small but intense storm hit the area south of Denver, unleashing a torrent of rain that rushed through...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works with trainer Jeff Pawloski at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. A U.S. federal agency will designate waters around Hawaii as protected critical habitat for endangered false killer whales. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports about 17,500 square miles of ocean habitat will be protected under a new rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service that goes into effect Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 26, 2018 - 1:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal agency will designate waters around Hawaii as protected critical habitat for endangered false killer whales. About 17,500 square miles (45,300 square kilometers) of ocean habitat will be protected under a new rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...
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Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala, left, listens to South African wildlife veterinary David Zimmerman during a press conference on an investigation on the deaths of several black rhinos, in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, July 26, 2018. At least 8 black rhinos died in July after they were relocated by KWS (Kenya Wildlife Services) to Tsavo East national park from Nairobi and Nakuru national parks for repopulation purposes. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
July 26, 2018 - 10:57 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tenth critically endangered black rhino has died in Kenya after being moved to a new wildlife park and the sole survivor has been attacked by lions, wildlife authorities said Thursday in what some conservationists have called a national disaster. The Kenya Wildlife Service's...
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July 26, 2018 - 5:30 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government is planning to tighten the rules about keeping wild animals following an arrest of three men suspected of killing critically endangered tigers and illegally trading in tiger products. Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman says the new rules will include more...
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July 26, 2018 - 4:37 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's Virunga National Park has announced the birth of two baby gorillas, saying this brings to nine the total of mountain gorillas born this year. The park said this week that 19-year-old Kayenga gave birth to a boy, her third child in the Bageni group which now has 30...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, a dog casts a shadow in St. Petersburg, Russia. Bad dogs tend to die young, according to a British study, published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, that says aggression, excessive barking and disobedience are among behaviors that can doom canine pets to an early demise. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
July 24, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Bad dogs tend to die young, according to a British study that says aggression, excessive barking and disobedience are among behaviors that can doom canine pets to an early demise. One in three deaths in U.K. dogs younger than 3 years old was from "undesirable" behaviors, a disproportionately high...
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FILE - In this 2014, file photo, from left, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees Dave Fuller, Chris Wesolek, and Matt Rugg release a pallid sturgeon after taking blood samples from the fish. A federal judge has backed a plan to build a dam and fish passage so that about 125 pallid sturgeon to reach upstream spawning grounds that they’ve been separated from for decades. (James Woodcock/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge rejected claims that a long-stalled irrigation dam in Montana would doom a primitive, endangered fish species, prompting U.S. officials to say Tuesday that a contract for the project will be awarded by the end of the year. Judge Brian Morris ruled last week that...
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Associated Press
June 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
(AP) - A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild. Chelsey DeMers, assistant general manager of Wildlife Management Services,...
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