Latest Animals News

This image made from video provided by Friends of Big Bear Valley shows two bald eagles standing by eggs in a nest at Big Bear Lake, Calif., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Experts say the two California bald eagle eggs have passed their normal incubation time and may never hatch. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported the eggs in a nest at Big Bear Lake have been seen daily on streaming video from a camera positioned at the nest. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP)

Experts say California bald eagle eggs may never hatch

Feb. 24, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — Two California bald eagle eggs have passed their normal incubation time and may never hatch, experts said. The eggs in a nest at Big Bear Lake have been seen daily on streaming video from a camera positioned at the nest, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Friday. The eggs most...

FILE - In these undated photos released by the Marin County Sheriff's Office are Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin. The academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California were found Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive. The Marin County Sheriff's office tweeted that two helicopter crews airlifted Kiparsky, 77, and Irwin, 72, to a hospital. Authorities did not immediately provide details on their conditions and where they were located. (Marin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

Feb. 24, 2020 9:09 PM EST

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found Saturday in a densely forested...

This undated photo provided by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shows two cheetah cubs. Ohio zoo officials announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, that the two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to a surrogate mother for the first time. (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium via AP)

World's first in vitro cheetah cubs born at Ohio zoo

Feb. 24, 2020 8:55 PM EST

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to a surrogate mother for the first time, Ohio zoo officials announced Monday. The male and female cubs were born to 3-year-old Izzy at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Wednesday, the zoo said in a...

Arizona off-roading family, dog saved from raging flood

Feb. 24, 2020 8:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family and their dog narrowly avoided being swept away after their mini sports utility vehicle got stuck in rushing floodwaters. Dramatic video broadcast by media outlets from the Saturday night rescue shows the family of five holding onto the roll cage of the SUV in Sycamore...

FILE - In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colo. Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming's governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene. Bernhardt told park officials to suspend the shooting Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, hours after the effort began and Gordon called the helicopter shooting a

Grand Teton goat shoot suspended after stern governor letter

Feb. 24, 2020 7:24 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming's governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene. Bernhardt told park officials to suspend the shooting Friday night, hours after the...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally before his dad and President Donald Trump appears in Phoenix. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, confirmed that Trump Jr. applied for and received a permit to hunt for a grizzly bear in 2020 in game management units north and east of Nome.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri,File)

Donald Trump Jr. receives permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

Feb. 24, 2020 5:33 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oldest son of President Donald Trump has received a permit to hunt and kill a grizzly bear in Alaska, officials said Monday. Donald Trump Jr. was granted the permit to hunt north and east of Nome later this year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. The Alaska governor...

This Jan. 19, 2020 photo shows microplastic debris that has washed up at Depoe Bay, Ore. Dozens of scientists from around the U.S. West will attend a gathering this week in Bremerton, Wash., to better focus the research on the environmental threat. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

Feb. 24, 2020 2:12 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the effects of these “microplastics" — on...

Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

Feb. 24, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, a conservationist group said Monday. In a statement, the Sea Shepherd...

U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a

Trump's India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

Feb. 24, 2020 12:34 PM EST

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed Taj Mahal. Trump used Day One of his whirlwind...

Officials propose 16 changes to hunting, fishing regulations

Feb. 24, 2020 11:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials have proposed 16 changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations. Officials with the Division of Natural Resources met Sunday and explained the rationale for the changes, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The proposals will be...