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Grizzly cubs killed on Montana railroad tracks, deaths mount

Oct. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed on railroad tracks in northwestern Montana, driving the number of bear deaths toward last year's record level for the region. State wildlife officials say the two cubs, one female and the other of unknown sex, were found along the tracks near...

Pack of handsome wild dogs debuts at Bronx Zoo

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo. The foxlike wild dogs — called dholes (dohlz) — were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. The trio, named Roan, Apollo and Kito, have brownish-red coats dappled with white markings, and bushy...

Alaska Zoo's ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19

Oct. 14, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died. Officials announced on the zoo website Monday that 19-year-old Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik) died Sunday. The beloved animal was generally referred to as Lyu (LOO) or Louie. He was part of the zoo since 2006. Zoo officials last week said the bear two...

Un-bear-able! Cubs get locked in van, honk horn to get out

Oct. 5, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Two bear cubs were rescued after they locked themselves in a van and then honked the horn for help. News reports say security technician Jeff Stokely had parked his van outside a customer's home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and went to work. Soon he heard a horn honking and realized...

Alaska man recovering after bear mauling thwarted by his dad

Oct. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who was mauled by a bear before his father came to his rescue was being treated at Juneau hospital for deep bite wounds on his arm and leg, the father said Friday. Casey Bradford, 21, was in good spirits but in a lot of pain a day after the brown bear attack near the...

Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Kiki made her first public appearance Friday. She was born in June to father Dash and mother Dr. Erin Curry, who was named after a Cincinnati Zoo reproductive physiologist. The pair had their first...

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

Sep. 18, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilize the...

Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

Sep. 17, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Zoo staff in northern Thailand donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence Tuesday to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term loan from China. Chuang Chuang collapsed Monday in his enclosure shortly after standing up following a...

France bans shows by ailing bear following abuse complaints

Sep. 13, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying the animal in public shows after an inspection found that it suffered from severe health problems and was being held under poor conditions. Friday's rare move by the Environment Ministry followed complaints by animal...

Berlin panda babies thriving _ and cute _ at 2 weeks old

Sep. 13, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's zoo says giant panda twins born two weeks ago are thriving and already showing signs of how they'll look once they mature, with black ears and black rings around their tiny eyes. The two looked somewhat like bubblegum covered in lint after their Aug. 31 birth, but "from the gradual...