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Police haul off big cats, other animals after sanctuary raid

Jul. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday started hauling away 177 lions, tigers, jaguars and other exotic big cats that were found at an animal rescue center in the mountains on Mexico City’s south side. The federal Attorney General’s Office for Environmental Protection...

Prosecutors: 'Tiger King' star trafficked endangered animals

Jun. 30, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. The latest charges are on top of money...

Group blasts Chimp Haven fight deaths; wild chimps also kill

Jun. 18, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against the national sanctuary for federally owned chimpanzees once used for experiments. A federal citation and Chimp Haven’s own reports about an escape and about deaths caused by fights among chimpanzees...

Bloody toll of Mexican criminals' fixation on exotic pets

Jun. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican narcos’ fascination with exotic animals was on display this week after a spider monkey dressed up as a drug gang mascot was killed in a shootout, a 450-pound (200 kilogram) tiger wandered the streets in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, and a man died after trying...

Great Plains Zoo vaccinating animals for the coronavirus

Jun. 14, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls is in the process of vaccinating its most susceptible animals against the coronavirus. A global animal health company, Zoetis, has developed an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 and is working with zoos across the...

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

May. 27, 2022 11:56 AM 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: ___ Posts misidentify photos of trans...

Presumptive case of monkeypox probed in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A “presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida, state health officials said Sunday. Health officials in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the case which appears to be related...

Israel reports first case of monkeypox, suspects others

May. 22, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were looking into other suspected cases. Israel's Health Ministry said late Saturday the man was in a Tel Aviv hospital in good condition....

New York officials investigate case of suspected monkeypox

May. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are investigating a potential case of monkeypox after a patient tested positive for the family of viruses associated with the rare illness, state health officials announced late Friday. The unidentified patient is isolating and...

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

May. 19, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa. Health officials around the world are keeping watch for more cases...