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Late state veterinarian led Ohio through wild animal crisis

Dec. 03, 2021 08:57 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a job where pigs, cattle and sheep dominated, longtime Ohio state veterinarian Tony Forshey was thrust outside even his considerable comfort zone in 2011. Forshey died on Nov. 26, Ohio Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced Sunday. He was 69. ...

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Dec. 02, 2021 20:38 PM EST

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine...

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in southern Arkansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:25 PM EST

STRONG, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer in southern Arkansas, near the Louisiana state line, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Thursday. The deer was harvested in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Union County, the...

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands,...

6 penguins die at Indiana zoo after avian malaria infections

Dec. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Six African penguins have died at a northwest Indiana zoo after falling ill with avian malaria, zoo officials said. The Columbian Park Zoo announced Tuesday that the penguins died despite around-the-clock care that included anti-malarial...

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants

Nov. 30, 2021 08:37 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a team of veterinarians on Tuesday called for urgent medical care for a pair of elephants in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Dr. Frank Goeritz, whose team was sent by the global animal welfare group Four Paws to examine four...

Cape Cod sea turtle strandings increase after slow start

Nov. 29, 2021 13:50 PM EST

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod are picking up after a slow start to the season, experts at the New England Aquarium said Monday. The aquarium has so far cared for almost 120 of the animals at its Quincy turtle hospital, the vast majority of which...

Maine's fall hunting seasons ending for the year

Nov. 28, 2021 08:56 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big fall hunting seasons ended for the year on Saturday. The state's “big four” game animals are black bears, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and moose. The seasons for bears, deer and moose all ended on Saturday, and the turkey season...