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Border agents seize bushmeat at Minneapolis airport

Jan. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. customs agents say they’ve confiscated bushmeat multiple times at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport since December. WCCO-TV reported Friday that Customs and Border Patrol officers seized more than 100 pounds of bushmeat from U.S. citizens...

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans has 1 healthy baby

Dec. 27, 2021 14:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans has given birth to a healthy male baby, but his twin brother died in the womb, officials at the Audubon Zoo said Monday. Twelve-year-old Menari gave birth to the first baby without trouble on Christmas...

Satu, orangutan at the San Diego Zoo, dies at 26

Dec. 24, 2021 22:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Satu, a male orangutan at the San Diego Zoo, died on Wednesday. He was 26. The zoo announced Satu's death on social media on Thursday, saying the orangutan's cause of death is likely to be related to cancer. Satu had been under veterinary care for...

Report: US health institute probing Arizona primate center

Dec. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is investigating a University of Washington primate facility in Arizona after a Phoenix newspaper reported finding widespread disease with the potential to compromise science at one of the nation’s largest facilities for breeding pigtailed...

Nearly 50-year-old orangutan dies at Woodland Park Zoo

Dec. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A nearly 50-year-old old female orangutan who was known for her inquisitiveness and easygoing nature died while recovering from a surgical procedure, according to Woodland Park Zoo. Melati would have turned 50 on Dec. 27 and was the oldest orangutan living at the...

Phoenix Zoo vaccinates susceptible animals against COVID-19

Dec. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Zoo is the latest among several dozen in the United States to vaccinate animals considered susceptible to getting COVID-19 from close contact with people. Big cats such as Sumatran tigers, jaguars and African lions; many of the zoo's primates like Bornean...

Bruno, male orangutan at the Los Angeles Zoo, dies at 42

Dec. 03, 2021 17:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruno, a male orangutan at the Los Angeles Zoo who charmed staff and visitors there for nearly three decades, has died. He was 42. The zoo announced Bruno's death on social media on Friday, saying “he passed away suddenly earlier this week.” ...

Volunteers plant fruit orchard for Indiana primate sanctuary

Nov. 27, 2021 08:38 AM EST

WINAMAC, Ind. (AP) — Staff at a primate sanctuary in northern Indiana will be feeding the center’s menagerie with freshly picked fruit in the coming years thanks to a newly planted orchard. A team of volunteers helped plant 60 fruit trees last month on the property of...

Errant monkey captivates crowd in Puerto Rico's capital

Nov. 03, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With necks craned and eyes shielded from the sun, dozens of people gathered Wednesday around a towering eucalyptus tree in the heart of Puerto Rico’s bustling capital for a most unusual sight: a rhesus macaque monkey on the loose. It was...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 29, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fauci had no...