Latest Species reintroduction News

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...

Twice as cute: Berlin zoo releases new photos of panda twins

Nov. 28, 2019 5:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s main zoo has released new photos of twin panda cubs born this summer, saying the two are developing well. The zoo said Thursday that the two cubs each now weigh about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) — quite an increase from their 186 gram (6.56 ounce) and 136 gram (4.8 ounce)...

1st in vitro Puerto Rico crested toad gives scientists hope

Nov. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced Friday. Olaf - named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more than 300...

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday,...

The Latest: Dolphins release Walton after battering arrest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Miami Dolphins released troubled running back Mark Walton after police say he punched his pregnant girlfriend several times in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb...

Ravens LB Fort signs 2-year extension through 2021

Nov. 8, 2019 12:44 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed inside linebacker L.J. Fort to a two-year extension through 2021. Fort was signed to Baltimore's 53-man roster in late September after being released by the Eagles. He played the previous four seasons with Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old Fort was used...

Former 1st-round pick Nkemdiche released by Dolphins

Nov. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has been released by the Miami Dolphins, who decided the former first-round pick couldn't help their struggling defense. Nkemdiche signed with the Dolphins in August and played sparingly in the past two games. He was the 29th overall pick by the Arizona...

Turtle returned to ocean after recovering from spear attack

Nov. 1, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A federally protected green sea turtle was released in the Florida Keys after recovering from a spear shot into its neck. The 150-pound (68-kilogram) female, dubbed "Splinter," returned to the Atlantic Ocean on Friday at Higgs Beach in Key West. The turtle was rescued off Key Largo...

Dolphins' Xavien Howard to go on IR with knee injury

Oct. 29, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' shutdown cornerback has been shut down. Miami decided Tuesday to place Xavien Howard on injured reserve with a knee injury that bothered him in recent weeks, a big blow for a team that has lost its first seven games. It's undetermined whether Howard will require...

Lions sign Paul Perkins after putting Kerryon Johnson on IR

Oct. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Paul Perkins, adding much-needed depth at the position. Detroit made the move Wednesday, a day after putting running back Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Lions released Perkins last week after being awarded...