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Longer droughts in Zimbabwe take a toll on wildlife and cause more frequent clashes with people

Nov. 23, 2023 00:21 AM EST

GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a remote southeastern corner of Zimbabwe, people watched from cars or towers in an annual wildlife census, peering through binoculars at animals coming to drink at waterholes and jotting down notes, often by torchlight. Around 140...

From saving elephants to pleasing football fans, here are some holiday gift ideas for all

Nov. 20, 2023 15:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Staring down a hefty holiday gift list? There's something for everybody out there. Artisan gifts can be a hit. Head to to tap into the global handmade marketplace's trends for the season. This year, they include “grandpa chic,” a counterpoint in home...

Elephant dies at St. Louis Zoo shortly after her herd became agitated from a dog running loose

Oct. 18, 2023 13:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A female Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo died shortly after her herd became agitated from a small dog running loose, zoo officials said. Rani (pronounced Rahn-ee) died Friday at age 27. The zoo announced her death on Tuesday. “We are absolutely...