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Las Vegas animal rescue on hunt for pigeons in tiny hats

Dec. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hat-wearing pigeons have gained popularity on social media while raising concerns from animal rescuers in Nevada. KVVU-TV reported Monday that a man shot a video of pigeons wearing miniature red cowboy hats in Las Vegas. Animal rescuer Mariah Hillman says she originally thought it was cute...

Baby white rhino gets name, frolics in mud at San Diego zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A white rhino born last month at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been named Future for what the calf represents to rhino conservation worldwide, officials said. The baby is bonding with her mother and frolicking in a maternity yard left wet by recent storms. “Future’s new...

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks have been born at the Kansas City Zoo. Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators in Kansas City, the zoo announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the zoo's 110-year history that it has been home to this species...

2 Virginia men sentenced for illegal hunting in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 5:50 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Virginia men will serve one year of probation and pay $20,000 each in fines and restitution for illegally shooting wildlife in Nebraska. Prosecutors announced that 39-year-old Gregg Davis, of Ruckersville, Virginia, and 44-year-old Chadwick Graham, of Charlottesville, Virginia, were...

Ohio hunters kill over 63,000 deer in this year's gun season

Dec. 10, 2019 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters in Ohio killed over 63,000 deer during this year's gun season, about 4.5% higher than last season, state officials said. Hunters killed 63,493 deer during this year’s weeklong gun season, which ran from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural...

NYC lawmakers vote 43-3 to require 'bird-friendly' glass

Dec. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council voted 43-3 Tuesday to mandate “bird-friendly”glass in new buildings in hopes of cutting down on the tens of thousands of birds that die by flying into the city's buildings every year. The bill, which will take effect one year after it becomes law, will...

Deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin rescued

Dec. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST

A deer seen wandering a New Jersey town with its head stuck in a plastic pumpkin has been rescued, police said. The borough of Upper Saddle River posted on Facebook late Tuesday morning that a deer seen wandering around with part of its head, including it's mouth, stuck inside a plastic pumpkin, had been found...

Western governors form council to target invasive species

Dec. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — States need to work together to stop the spread of invasive species, Western governors say. The Western Governors' Association on Friday launched the Western Invasive Species Council and named representatives from 13 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Invasive...

Officials want $100M for reef restoration in Florida Keys

Dec. 10, 2019 3:32 PM EST

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials have announced plans to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. “Mission: Iconic Reefs” calls for restoring nearly 70 acres (28 hectares) of the Florida Reef...

Chronic wasting disease found in 2-deer Douglas County herd

Dec. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A case of chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in a captive deer in Douglas County of west-central Minnesota, marking the first appearance of the fatal brain disease in that county, the Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday. The board said an 8-year-old white-tailed doe...