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Man charged in rhino horns, elephant ivory trafficking case

Jan. 25, 2021 6:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with conspiring to smuggle tons of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns was extradited Monday from Kenya to the United States, where he pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss announced the arrival of Mansur Mohamed Surur to face a federal...

This undated photo privided by the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn (Schoenbrunn Zoo) on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 shows a chameleon in Vienna, Austria. Over 70 species-protected chameleons were to be smuggled into Vienna this week. Customs at the Vienna airport stopped the smuggling and brought the animals to the zoo. (Tiergarten Schönbrunn/Anton Weissenbacher via AP)

Austria stops man trying to smuggle in 74 chameleons

Jan. 25, 2021 9:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities stopped a man at Vienna airport as he tried to smuggle 74 protected chameleons from Africa into the country. They said in a statement Friday that a 56-year-old man, who was not further identified, had hidden the animals in socks and empty ice-cream boxes when he was...

This cover image released by Big Loud Records and Republic Records shows“Dangerous: The Double Album,” by Morgan Wallen. (Big Loud Records and Republic Records via AP)

New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'

Jan. 4, 2021 11:37 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Vanessa Kirby, who many came to admire for her outstanding portrayal of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of...

State officials use robotic deer to combat illegal hunting

Dec. 24, 2020 7:29 AM EST

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky wildlife officials are using robotic deer to catch illegal hunters. The deer look-alike is used to catch “spot lighters," who try to freeze deer with bright lights. Kentucky hunting regulations say it's illegal to "deliberately cast the rays of a spotlight ......

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife managers are offering an up to $2,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a grizzly bear in central Wyoming. Grizzlies in the Yellowstone region are federally protected as a threatened species. Illegally killing one is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $25,000 fine. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

$2K reward offered in Wyoming grizzly bear killing case

Dec. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers in Wyoming are offering an up to $2,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a grizzly bear. The bear's carcass was found Sept. 9 on the Wind River Reservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement on Wednesday. Grizzlies in the...