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Vermont officials to discuss health of moose herd

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will be hosting a community forum on the health and status of the state's moose herd. Julie Moore will be joined by Vermont Fish and Wildlife staff Tuesday to discuss the latest moose study, the management of the heard and...

Officials warn residents after 2 rabid animals attacks

Jun. 22, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city are warning the public to exercise caution in the wake of rabid animal attacks. The Brunswick Police Department says there have been at least two rabid animal attacks this week, including one in which a woman was bit on the leg by a fox while getting her...

Zoo says 2 giraffes pregnant; calves due in few months

Jun. 22, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says two of their Masai giraffes are pregnant with their calves due in the next few months. Zoo officials say the two expectant mothers are 8-year-old Zuri and 6-year-old Cami. The 8-year-old breeding male is Enzi. He is also a Masai giraffe. Zuri's calf...

Chronic wasting disease suspected in Jackson County doe

Jun. 21, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

SPRING ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 3-year-old doe in Jackson County's Spring Arbor Township is believed to have had chronic wasting disease. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that landowners found the ill-looking deer's carcass on their property. The disease affects the central...

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

Jun. 21, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup's lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that's just for routine costs. Emergencies...

Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

Jun. 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers. The live animals recovered in the stings included turtles in...

Students to conduct research on beluga whales in Alaska

Jun. 20, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — A research scientist from the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and several students are heading to Alaska for an annual research expedition to monitor the health of beluga whales. Officials say students from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, one student with the aquarium's Research...

Cubs put closer Morrow on DL; Darvish throws simulated game

Jun. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will have to get by without closer Brandon Morrow for a little while. The Cubs placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of lower back tightness, leaving a short-handed bullpen without its most important piece. While Morrow went on the DL, Yu...

Report: Bald eagles found dead in Maryland were poisoned

Jun. 20, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) — A federal lab report says at least six of the 13 bald eagles found dead on a Maryland farm in 2016 had been poisoned. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report says the birds ingested a pesticide. The Post reports the pesticide, carbofuran,...

Arizona health officials warn about rise in rabies

Jun. 20, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health authorities are warning residents about a rise in animal rabies cases statewide. The Arizona Department of Health Services said Tuesday there had been 77 cases reported in the first five months of the year, compared with 54 during the same period in 2017. Most of the animals...