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This December 2019 photo provided by Guy Ballard shows a male brush-tailed rock wallaby eating supplementary food researchers provided in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in New South Wales, Australia. Before this fire season, scientists estimated there were as few as 15,000 left in the wild. Now recent fires in a region already stricken by drought have burned through some of their last habitat, and the species is in jeopardy of disappearing, Ballard said. (Guy Ballard/NSW DPI - UNE via AP)

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Jan. 18, 2020 7:35 AM EST

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo provided by Sabra Newby shows a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nev., and discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is the first known sighting of hat-wearing birds in the region, Washoe County Regional Animal Services officials said. The sighting comes after a pigeon in Las Vegas with a miniature cowboy hat glued to its head died earlier this week, animal officials said. (Sabra Newby via AP)

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

Jan. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird Wednesday, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is...

This photo provided by the Manchester Fire Department shows a red-tailed hawk that flew into the path of an SUV and became stuck behind the vehicle's grill, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Manchester, Conn. The hawk was rescued and taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment. (Matt Shanley/Manchester Fire Department via AP)

Hawk rescued after getting stuck behind car grill

Jan. 15, 2020 8:06 PM EST

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A hawk that flew onto a Connecticut road and got stuck behind a car grill was rescued by animal control and local firefighters on Wednesday. A driver was heading down Interstate 84 when a red-tailed hawk flew into the path of her SUV, Animal Control Officer Elease McConnell told...

Reward offered for help finding who shot, killed Maine eagle

Jan. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who shot a bald eagle, which later died. The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are looking for help in finding out what happened to the eagle. It was discovered...

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...

In this Jan. 7, 2020 image from video, a small eaglet, known as E14 rests in its nest in Fort Myers, Fla. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam said in a Facebook post that the eaglet has died. The reproductive cycles of the eaglet's parents have been viewed across the globe through a live webcam. (Dick Pritchett Real Estate via AP)

Offspring of popular eagle cam birds dies in Florida ranch

Jan. 15, 2020 3:13 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The offspring of two bald eagles observed on a popular live webcam has died in a Florida ranch. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam said Wednesday in a Facebook post that an eaglet of Harriet and M15 died. The post did not specify how the eaglet named E14 died, but it said the bird was...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Guy Runco, director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, releases a common murre near the Anchorage small boat harbor in Anchorage, Alaska. Hundreds of thousands of common murres, a fast-flying seabird, died from starvation four winters ago in the North Pacific, and a new research paper attempts to explain why. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave

Jan. 15, 2020 2:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Common murres look like skinny penguins but fly like F-15 fighter jets. The North Pacific seabirds can quickly cover hundreds of miles searching for schools of small forage fish. Their powerful wings let them dive more than 150 feet (46 meters) under water to gorge on capelin, sand...

With restored sight, Banner the falcon learns to navigate

Jan. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EST

DEERING, N.H. (AP) — These days, when Nancy Cowan greets her famous falcon named Banner, she offers a bow and utters a little “chup” as a hello. Banner, who went through a landmark cataract surgery in 2014, does the same in return. This bird of prey and her falconer have a unique relationship...

Las Vegas animal rescue: Cowboy hat-wearing pigeon dies

Jan. 14, 2020 1:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas animal rescuers have confirmed one of three hat-wearing pigeons that gained popularity on social media has died. Lofty Hopes Pigeon Rescue employees say fumes from glue used to affix the hats could have poisoned Bille the Pidge. Lofty Hopes Pigeon Rescue tweeted Sunday that the...

Black Hawks to start border flights in New Mexico

Jan. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters will start flights over a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border including New Mexico and Texas for border enforcement and search and rescue operations, federal border agency officials said. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations...