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Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Jan. 12, 2022 02:18 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now — over three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant. The twins, male cub Xiao Xiao and its...

Wyoming tries again to remove Yellowstone grizzly protection

Jan. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has asked the federal government to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from protection under the Endangered Species Act, a request which if approved could allow the animals to be hunted. The bears' recovery from as few as 136...

Vets in Poland hope antibiotics will save brown bear cub

Jan. 11, 2022 17:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A veterinarian said Tuesday that a brown bear cub found exhausted in snowy woods in southeastern Poland has been diagnosed with a disease that will be treated with antibiotics. The young male named Ada has been diagnosed with anaplasmosis, a dangerous disease...

Dixon teen turns ‘untouchable’ horse into barrel racer

Jan. 01, 2022 01:03 AM EST

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Day after day, 14-year-old Molly Weinzierl sat in the sand, a pile of hay on her lap, waiting for the perpetually spooked horse resting nearby to get hungry enough to come over. “He was terrified of men in cowboy hats and damn near untouchable,” said...

Mama bear, 3 cubs climb tree, take nap in urban Virginia

Dec. 28, 2021 11:43 AM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The four black bears left their lofty perch on aptly named Bruin Drive in the...

Mama bear, cubs spotted napping in tree in Va. neighborhood

Dec. 27, 2021 15:36 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia have closed a road in one neighborhood after a mother bear and three cubs were spotted napping in a tree there. Chesapeake Animal Services asked residents near the tree — on Bruin Drive — to stay inside Monday and the general public...

Suspect arrested in Arizona bear killing with bow and arrow

Dec. 25, 2021 19:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a bear with a bow and arrow near Taos in October. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday a man was charged in Taos Magistrate Court with unlawful killing of big game by shooting from the road and failing to...

Montana advances grizzly bear plans that could allow hunting

Dec. 14, 2021 19:51 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals. ...

North Carolina Zoo welcomes male grizzly bear from Arizona

Dec. 14, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 740-pound male grizzly bear from Arizona has joined the community at the North Carolina Zoo. A news release from the zoo says staff relocated the 9-year-old grizzly bear, named Ronan, from the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, based on a recommendation by...

Researchers: 'Yellowstone to Yukon' work boosts conservation

Dec. 12, 2021 10:19 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — It’s one thing to mount a decades-long conservation campaign on a continental scale like the Yellowstone to Yukon, or Y2Y. It’s another to prove anything about it worked. When you look at a place as big as Argentina but you don’t have gross domestic...