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In Spain, storks' trash diet driven by climate change

Feb. 07, 2023 23:30 PM EST

COLMENAR VIEJO, Spain (AP) — The storks float and swoop in formation, circling over a landfill in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains north of Madrid. Then a garbage truck pulls up and disgorges its contents. One by one, they dive to the ground: breakfast is here. ...

Texas man jailed in Dallas monkey case says he'd do it again

Feb. 07, 2023 22:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man now linked to an unusual string of crimes that kept the Dallas Zoo on the lookout for missing animals told police that after he swiped two monkeys from their enclosure, he took them onto the city's light rail system to make his getaway, court records show. ...

Chrychrun scores twice as Coyotes beat Wild 3-2

Feb. 07, 2023 00:50 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jakob Chychrun had two goals, Jack McBain scored the tie-breaking goal on a breakaway with seven minutes remaining and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Monday night. McBain put a back-hander past Marc-Andre Fleury moments after the Coyotes...

Polar bear in fatal Alaska attack was in poor health

Feb. 07, 2023 00:25 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear that killed a young mother and her baby last month in western Alaska was likely an older animal in poor physical condition, but tests came back negative for pathogens that affect the brain and cause aggressive behavior, officials said Monday. ...

Spain: Rights groups urge more protection for hunting dogs

Feb. 05, 2023 09:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Animal rights groups and pet shop owners marched Sunday in separate demonstrations to protest a new animal welfare law proposed by the Spanish government that seeks to advance the protection of animal rights. The draft legislation has fueled criticism by animal rights...

Tribes, researchers debate final fate of P-22, famed LA puma

Feb. 04, 2023 21:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The life of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion followed a path known only to the biggest of Hollywood stars: Discovered on-camera in 2012, the cougar adopted a stage name and enjoyed a decade of celebrity status before his tragic death late last year. The...

Hunt ends for mountain lion that attacked California boy

Feb. 04, 2023 13:54 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy who was on a hiking trail in rural Northern California, saying there was little chance of capturing the animal. The California Department of Fish...

Man arrested, but motive unknown in Dallas Zoo monkey theft

Feb. 03, 2023 23:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The arrest of a 24-year-old man accused of taking two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo has shed some light on a mysterious string of events there as police said Friday that they’ve also linked him to the escape of a small leopard and a gash in the fence of another monkey habitat. ...

Giant panda Le Le dies after 20 years at Memphis Zoo

Feb. 03, 2023 19:21 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giant panda Le Le has died, the Memphis Zoo announced Friday. The panda, born July 18, 1998, died Wednesday, zoo spokesperson Rebecca Winchester said in an email. His cause of death has yet to be determined as a medical investigation is pending, the zoo said....

Worries abound that Mexico’s Maya Train will destroy jungle

Feb. 03, 2023 18:04 PM EST

CALAKMUL BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Mexico (AP) — Miguel Ángel Díaz walks slowly so his footfall on dry leaves doesn’t drive away what he's trying to find in this dense forest of seeded breadnut and sapodilla trees. Coming to a small wetland, a sign warns: Beware of the crocodile. ...