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Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday. ...

Puppies, giraffes and bears — Oh My! — on Moschino runway

Sep. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soggy, gray day in Manhattan, but Moschino had the antidote: a burst of color and whimsy filling a runway in midtown’s Bryant Park. Jeremy Scott, the fertile mind behind the Italian luxury label, filled his New York Fashion Week collection...

4 grizzly bears killed after getting into garbage, vehicle

Sep. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Four grizzly bears — a female and her three yearling cubs — were euthanized after repeatedly getting into improperly stored garbage and vehicles near Glacier National Park, Montana wildlife officials said. The family of bears got into a...

Country singer Brett Eldredge encounters bear in garage

Sep. 09, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Country singer Brett Eldredge has had another encounter with wildlife, this one involving a bear at a North Carolina home. This week, Eldredge posted a video of the run-in after the bear entered a garage at a home in Asheville, North Carolina, as...

Alaska man stable after grizzly bear attack in national park

Sep. 09, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A 39-year-old hunter was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in southeastern Alaska, park officials said. Jason Long from Eagle River, Alaska was alone when a mother bear with two cubs...

Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

Sep. 06, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Connor Jones sunbathed with his dog on the otherwise empty beach at Ski Run Marina on Monday, as residents trickling back into town filled up their cars at a gas station behind him and employees of a water sports rental company docked jet skis and boats they...

Bear sightings on rise as they seek food amid drought

Sep. 06, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Black bear sightings are on the rise in Minnesota, as this summer’s drought has made it harder the animals to find the food they need to prepare for hibernation. This time of year, Minnesota’s black bears are trying to eat as many as 10,000...

Wiggling twin panda cubs are born at the Madrid Zoo

Sep. 06, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s panda family grew Monday with the birth of twin cubs, a boost to the popular species that is considered China's national treasure. The twins were born to their mother, Hua Zuiba, and father, Bing Xing, a pair of giant pandas on loan from China,...

South Lake Tahoe residents can return as fire threat eases

Sep. 05, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people forced to flee South Lake Tahoe could begin returning to their homes after evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings Sunday afternoon as crews made progress against a massive wildfire. The orders that sent...

Glacier park black bear killed after taking visitors' food

Sep. 03, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers at Glacier National Park trapped and killed a black bear that officials said became a public safety risk after it lingered around a campground. The bear stole apples from an open vehicle trunk while visitors were nearby at the...