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The veterinarian and environmentalist Grecia Marquis feeds a spectacled owl who when if fell from a tree a month ago was dehydrated and skinny, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Marquis, founder of Feathers and Tails in Freedom, said that the rescue of wild animals in the capital

Venezuelans care for animals injured during pandemic

Sep. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Shut in by quarantine measures for the new coronavirus, Carmen Borges shares her small apartment in Caracas with her hustand, two daughters and, of late, a squirrel pup rescued by a neighbor. The animal scurries across the kitchen floor and sleeps on the balcony in a nest...

This image released by HBO Max shows author and illustrator Mo Willems, standing, in “Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime!” The special was filmed last year at the Kennedy Center and features comedy inspired by Willems’ books for children. (HBO Max via AP)

Uninvited Pigeon invades author Mo Willems' TV special

Sep. 12, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo Willems is very serious about the importance of being silly. That’s apparent to the children and adults tickled by “There Is a Bird on Your Head!” or “We Are in a Book!” or any of the author and illustrator's other much-loved works. But the former...

FILE - This June 29, 2017, file remote camera image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and two of the three pups born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of 2020, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. “We’re working hard to have this done by the end of the year and...

This image released by BBC Studios/BBC America shows a flamingo colony in the Andes in a scene from  “Planet Earth: A Celebration.” The one-hour special pulls together sequences from “Planet Earth II” and “Blue Planet II” with a new narration from David Attenborough and a reworked score by Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea. It premieres on Monday at 8 p.m. ET/7p.m. CT across BBC AMERICA, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. (Justin Anderson/BBC Studios/BBC America via AP)

Composing for flamingos: Duo pens score for nature special

Aug. 31, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who composed the music to “The Lion King” is just as comfortable with real lions, too. Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer scores such stunning nature sequences as goofy flamingos on parade and lions hunting in the Namib desert for “Planet Earth: A...

The Panda bear cubs Meng Xiang (nickname Piet), right, and Meng Yuan (nickname Paule), left, are climb in their enclosure during their first birthday in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Berlin zoo's twin panda cubs celebrate 1st birthday

Aug. 31, 2020 6:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin zoo's popular twin panda cubs have celebrated their first birthday with a special frozen cake and a portion of snow from the penguin house. Pit and Paule — Chinese names Meng Xiang und Meng Yuan — were the first pandas to be born in Germany and have become a star...

Pelican nests at North Dakota refuge down due to high water

Aug. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of American white pelicans at a North Dakota wildlife refuge is down dramatically due to high water that has gobbled up much of their nesting grounds, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday. An aerial survey showed about 14,200 birds nesting at the Chase Lake National...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2008, file photo, a California condor is perched atop a pine tree in the Los Padres National Forest, east of Big Sur, Calif. A California wildfire that began Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, has destroyed a sanctuary for the endangered California condor in the Los Padres National Forest. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Fate of California condors unknown after sanctuary burns

Aug. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California wildfire has destroyed a sanctuary for the endangered California condor and the fates of several condors, including a chick, remain unknown. A blaze began last Wednesday in Los Padres National Forest northwest of Los Angeles. By Friday, it had destroyed the 80-acre...

Wayward emu captured running through New Jersey city

Aug. 13, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A wayward emu was taken to an animal shelter after it was captured while running through the streets of a northern New Jersey city. A woman spotted the long-legged bird on Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood near Paterson's border with Totowa. Animal control officers managed...

Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birds

Aug. 12, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge in New York has invalidated rule changes put in place by the Trump administration that scaled back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni's ruling Tuesday...

Piping plover chick taken from Rhode Island beach dies

Aug. 11, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A piping plover chick taken by vacationers from a Rhode Island beach died at a wildlife center on Cape Cod, despite efforts to save it. Piping plover are a protected species and removing the birds from the wild is illegal. People from Massachusetts visiting a beach in Westerly,...