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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dr. John Dolittle, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., right, with Jip, voiced by Tom Holland, in a scene from

Review: 'Dolittle,' with Robert Downey Jr., is a disaster

Jan. 15, 2020 4:06 PM EST

Dr. Dolittle, who favored animals and shunned humans, was on to something. The century of human history since Hugh Lofting, in 1920, created his eccentric veterinarian character has only made Dolittle a more astute fictional figure, and a natural candidate for big-screen resurrection. Aquaman can talk to the...

FILE - In this Sept.2, 2019 file photo, shepherd Romain Jaurigueberry brings dead sheep to sub-prefecture of Bayonne, southwestern France, to protests against the rising bear attacks on sheep herds in Pyrenees mountains. Farmers who raise sheep for milk and meat high in the Pyrenees mountains are rejoicing after French President Emmanuel Macron promises them that he'll not authorize the release into the wild of any more bears responsible for increasingly deadly attacks on herders' flocks. (AP Photo Bob Edme, File)

Grrrrr! Angry herders secure bear ban from France's Macron

Jan. 15, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging...

Black bears in Florida to remain off limits to hunters

Dec. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The once-threatened black bear will continue to be off limits to Florida hunters, as part of a 10-year management plan approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The bears used to number only in the low hundreds and were declared a threatened...

FILE - This April 29, 2019 file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. According to court documents filed Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, U.S. officials will review whether grizzly bears have enough protections across the Lower 48 states after advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas of the U.S. (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP, File)

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

South Carolina law lax on regulating foreign animals

Dec. 9, 2019 8:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mobs of kangaroos can roam largely unrestricted in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina, where state laws don't regulate ownership of the creatures. Other states have taken a harder stance on the chaotic marsupials and either require permits or ban ownership outright, The...

Zookeeper hold 'Meng Yuan' and 'Meng Xiang' during a name-giving event for the young panda twins at the Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. China's permanent loan Pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing are the parents of the two cubs that were born on Aug. 31, 2019 at the Zoo in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Berlin zoo reveals names, gender of their 2 panda twin cubs

Dec. 9, 2019 6:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Zoo's giant panda twins finally have names: Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan — desired dream and fulfilled dream. According to Chinese tradition, the two cubs were given their names on Monday, 100 days after they were born in the German capital. Their gender was also revealed: the two...

Bears are rarely seen in Delaware. This one caused an uproar

Dec. 5, 2019 6:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A bear has caused an uproar after running through the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. The News Journal reports that police spent part of Thursday morning trying to catch the animal while bystanders rushed to get a look. Some residents were told to shelter in place. But by 11:15...

10 grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Dec. 1, 2019 11:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north of Denver, in late November. After an adjustment period, sanctuary officials plan to move the...

Ohio zoo celebrates polar bear birth, monitors cub’s care

Nov. 30, 2019 8:44 AM EST

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear cub. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the cub was born early Thursday morning to 13-year-old Aurora. The zoo says polar bear newborns have a low survival rate in their early weeks. Employees are monitoring the cub’s care...

Bear stuck in tree above tiger cage climbs down after 5 days

Nov. 28, 2019 2:00 PM EST

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — For five days, workers at a Florida wildlife facility watched anxiously as a bear remained stuck in a tree, hanging precariously over a tiger enclosure. A caretaker at Florida C.A.R.E. Foundation first discovered the 50-pound (23-kilogram) bear Saturday. The bear appeared to be...