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In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2 1/2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may survive if he doesn't develop an infection. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo via AP)

Baby gorilla badly injured in family skirmish at Seattle zoo

May. 24, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, the alligator Saturn swims in water at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Russia. An alligator that many believed to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo. The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old and died on Friday. (AP Photo/Mikhail Bibichkov)

Alligator rumored to have been Hitler's dies in Moscow

May. 24, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo. The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old when he died on Friday. According to the zoo, Saturn was born in the United States and later sent to the Berlin Zoo, from which he...

Missouri Chamber seeks to protect business from virus suits

May. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session so lawmakers can take action to protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. In a letter to the Republican governor, the chamber called coronavirus liability an “emerging...

Hilda Trejo, left, and Sara Vargas Lopez wear face masks as they sell tlacoyos and sopes in a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

May. 19, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Probe suggests many more virus-related deaths in Mexico...

Elephant baby Kibali enjoys her birthday cake besides her mother Numbi at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 18, 2020. Economy Minister Margarete Schramboeck was named godmother to Kibali the elephant in a ceremony at Vienna’s Zoo. In order to help Austrians envision keeping the recommended one-meter (3.28 feet) apart to protect themselves from the conronavirus, Schramboeck said they’d always told people it was “the length of a baby elephant.” (Zoo Vienna via AP)

Austrian minister thanks elephant that aided virus guidance

May. 18, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s economy minister has become the symbolic godmother of a young elephant, in a nod of thanks after the government used a cartoon of the large mammal as a reference to help people put pandemic distancing recommendations into perspective. Margarete Schramboeck was named godmother...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

A child plays on a grid in the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 16, 2020. President Nicolas Maduro is relaxing quarantine measures over the weekend by allowing children and older adults out of their homes for a few hours each day. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: South Korea reports 13 new virus cases

May. 17, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — California resident who attended church on Mother's Day...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo shows Da Mao, an adult male panda bear, looks on as media photograph him at the Calgary Zoo during the opening of its giant panda habitat, Panda Passage, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The zoo has decided to send two adult giant pandas back to China because the coronavirus epidemic has disrupted essential deliveries of fresh bamboo.  (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

May. 14, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Zoo will be returning two giant pandas on loan from China because a scarcity of flights due to COVID-19 has caused problems with getting enough fresh and tasty bamboo to feed them. Er Shun and Da Mao arrived in Calgary in 2018 after spending five years at the Toronto...

Police: Pedestrian hit, killed crossing I-64 near St. Louis

May. 13, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has died after being hit and killed while he was trying to cross Interstate 64 near the St. Louis Zoo, police said. The crash happened late Tuesday night, killing Forrest Green, 39, television station KSDK reported. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Green was...