Latest Wildlife News

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Dec. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents...

Hulking hog captured near school bus stop in Florida

Dec. 17, 2018 8:40 PM EST

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — A hefty hog has been captured near a school bus stop in Florida. Florida Today reports the nearly 400-pound (181-kilogram) hog was captured over the weekend by a team of dogs and trappers in Palm Bay. Melbourne wildlife trapper James Dean received a call reporting "a very large boar...

Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

Dec. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for April 2,...

Correction: Trump-Rolling Rollbacks story

Dec. 17, 2018 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Trump administration rollbacks in environmental regulations, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of the group where Myron Ebell serves as a director as the Conservative Enterprise Institute. The group's name is the Competitive Enterprise Institute....

Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

Dec. 17, 2018 5:13 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity Monday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion. Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the 400-megawatt Lower Sesan II...

Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion

Dec. 16, 2018 11:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game. Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their...

Kentucky restricts transport of deer killed in Tennessee

Dec. 16, 2018 2:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Wildlife officials have placed restrictions on the transport of deer from Tennessee into Kentucky in response to the detection of chronic wasting disease. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says in a news release deer can only be brought from Tennessee into...

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Dec. 16, 2018 8:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats. Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to lure all mammal species to safety, including critically...

The Latest: Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation

Dec. 15, 2018 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming what he calls "vicious and politically motivated attacks" for his resignation from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Zinke's departure, set for Jan. 2, comes...

Eagles' Wentz out for Sunday with stress fracture in back

Dec. 15, 2018 12:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams. With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season. The Eagles moved Wentz from doubtful to out on the injury...