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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, is Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Joe Biden said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in southern Utah. Bears Ears National Monument is on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmental groups in suing when the boundaries were redrawn in 2017. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Biden to review Trump's changes to national monuments

Jan. 20, 2021 7:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmental groups in suing when the boundaries were...

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...

A sick brown bear sits at his enclosure in the Marghazar Zoo, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. A pair of sick and neglected dancing Himalayan brown bears will leave Islamabad's notorious zoo Wednesday for a sanctuary in Jordan, closing down a zoo that once housed 960 animals. The Marghazar Zoo's horrific conditions gained international notoriety when Kaavan, dubbed the world's loneliest elephant, grabbed headlines and the attention of iconic American entertainer Cher. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Sickly dancing bears leaving Pakistan for new life in Jordan

Dec. 16, 2020 8:16 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A pair of sick and badly neglected dancing Himalayan brown bears will leave Islamabad’s notorious zoo Wednesday for a sanctuary in Jordan, closing down a zoo that once housed 960 animals. The Marghazar Zoo’s horrific conditions gained international notoriety when Kaavan,...

This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. The National Zoo has struck a new extension of its longstanding agreement with the Chinese government that will keep the zoo’s iconic giant pandas in Washington for another three years. But the agreement calls into question the long-term future of the zoo’s popular panda exhibit, as it calls for all three pandas—baby Xiao Qi Ji and parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian—to return to China at the end of 2023(Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP)

National Zoo extends panda deal with China through 2023

Dec. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo has struck a new extension of its longstanding agreement with the Chinese government that will keep the zoo's iconic giant pandas in Washington for another three years. But the agreement also calls for all three pandas — baby Xiao Qi Ji and parents Mei Xiang and...

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2011 file photo, shows whitebark pine that have succumbed to mountain pine beetles through the Gros Ventre area east of Jackson Hole, Wyo. U.S. officials say climate change, beetles and a deadly fungus are imperiling the long-term survival of the high-elevation tree found in the western U.S. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

US: Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened

Dec. 1, 2020 6:43 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the West, U.S. officials said Tuesday. A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal scheduled to be...

Kashmiri girl Muskan, 14, displays outside her home an axe that the family carries with them when they go outdoors at night to protect themselves from wild animals, at Dardkhor village, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured in the past five years in attacks by wild animals in the famed Kashmir Valley, a vast collection of alpine forests, connected wetlands and waterways known as much for its idyllic vistas as for its decades-long armed conflict between Indian troops and rebels. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

AP PHOTOS: Animal attacks taking their toll in Kashmir

Dec. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured...

This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, that the cub born on August 21 would be named Xiao Qi Ji, which is Mandarin Chinese for “little miracle.”  (Smithsonian’s National Zoo via AP)

National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or 'Little Miracle'

Nov. 23, 2020 2:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday morning that the cub born on August 21 would be named Xiao Qi Ji (shee-OW-chee-jee), which is Mandarin Chinese for...