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Rare Sumatran tiger found dead in animal trap in Indonesia

Oct. 18, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran tiger was found dead after being caught in a trap on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, authorities said Monday, in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400. The...

Tiger at Sioux Falls zoo contracts COVID-19

Oct. 11, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A tiger at a Sioux Falls zoo has contracted COVID-19. KELO-TV reported that officials at the Great Plains Zoo say Keesa tested positive for the virus. Staff noticed Keesa was coughing and acting lethargic during the first...

Male tiger kills female in breeding intro at Tacoma zoo

Oct. 04, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female Sumatran tiger from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma has died after another tiger attacked her during a breeding introduction, officials said. Six-year-old tiger Kirana, who was born at the zoo, died Monday, The News Tribune...

Attorney: If tigers are OK for ads, hawks should be too

Sep. 30, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina attorney said he’s being unfairly targeted by legal regulators for employing a screeching hawk as his mascot on local TV advertisements. John Hawkins, founder of Hawk Law, said the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel...

From tigers to snakes, NC keeper enriches and trains animals

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Most people will never come face to face with a Sumatran tiger, but for Carolyn Mikulskis, it’s often part of a typical workday at the Greensboro Science Center. As senior keeper, Mikulskis’ job is not just about making sure animals have...

3 endangered Sumatran tigers found dead in Indonesia

Aug. 27, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers, including two cubs, were found dead in a conservation area on Indonesia's Sumatra island after being caught in traps apparently set by a poacher, authorities said Friday. The mother and a female...

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

Aug. 01, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. Nine-year-old Tino became ill with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose on July 9. He also lost his appetite. ...

Michigan city bans chickens, coyotes and even tigers as pets

Jul. 28, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — When chickens come home to roost, they better make sure it’s not in Marysville. City leaders in the community about 65 miles (104 kilometers) northeast of Detroit have enacted a new law banning chickens, pheasants, badgers, kangaroos, coyotes...