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Panama confronts illegal trafficking of animals

Nov. 29, 2022 22:49 PM EST

ANCON, Panama (AP) — In a tropical forest beside the Panama Canal, two black-handed spider monkeys swing about their wire enclosure, balanced by their long tails. They arrived at this government rehabilitation center after environmental authorities seized them from people who had been keeping...

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Nov. 27, 2022 07:27 AM EST

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared...

Eccentric art flourishes along outskirts of Buenos Aires

Nov. 24, 2022 11:56 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Why build a rooftop water tank in the shape of a Teletubby? Or go to the effort of installing a replica of the Eiffel Tower atop a semi-abandoned building? It's often difficult to explain the proliferation of unusual artwork dotting the vast urban...

Cambodia wildlife official jailed in NY for monkey smuggling

Nov. 16, 2022 17:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged eight people with smuggling endangered monkeys, including a Cambodian wildlife official who was arrested in the U.S. while traveling to a conference on protecting endangered species. The official plus a colleague in that country’s...

Animals trafficked in Mexico on social media sites: report

Nov. 10, 2022 12:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new report suggests that trafficking of wild and endangered species is common in Mexico and occurs largely online, where traffickers contact potential customers on social media like Facebook. The Center for Biological Diversity said in a report Wednesday it...

Rescuers flock together to save 275 parrots stranded by Ian

Oct. 04, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Will Peratino and his partner Lauren Stepp would not leave their Pine Island compound, even as authorities pleaded with residents to abandon their homes because of damaged roads, including a collapsed bridge that prevented deliveries of food, gas and other life-sustaining...