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Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival

Feb. 01, 2023 07:04 AM EST

SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — In a small lab nestled in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can delicately slide a needle under the thin skin of each sedated animal’s belly. The next morning,...

A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

Feb. 01, 2023 00:04 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday in an abandoned home after going missing the day before from their enclosure, which had been cut. But no arrests have been made, deepening the mystery at the zoo that has included other cut fences, the escape of a small...

Alaska gold, copper mine blocked over environmental worries

Jan. 31, 2023 20:41 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday and blocked a proposed mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world because of concerns about its environmental impact on a rich Alaska...

Police: 2 monkeys taken from Dallas Zoo found in nearby abandoned home after mysterious disappearance; no arrests made

Jan. 31, 2023 20:01 PM EST
DALLAS (AP) — Police: 2 monkeys taken from Dallas Zoo found in nearby abandoned home after mysterious disappearance; no arrests made.

GM conditionally OKs $650M Nevada lithium mine investment

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the largest known source of lithium in the U.S. The...

Stranded humpback whale dies on Long Island beach

Jan. 31, 2023 13:27 PM EST

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-foot (11-meter) humpback whale washed ashore and later died on a New York beach, one of several cetaceans discovered over the past two months along the shores of New York and New Jersey. The whale was discovered Monday morning at Lido Beach West Town...

Endangered rhino poaching nearly doubled in Namibia in 2022

Jan. 31, 2023 12:12 PM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Rhino poaching in Namibia increased dramatically last year, with nearly twice as many of the critically endangered animals killed than the year before, the country's environment ministry says. The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism released...

2 monkeys taken from Dallas Zoo in latest suspicious event

Jan. 30, 2023 20:48 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Two monkeys were taken from the Dallas Zoo on Monday, police said, the latest in a string of odd incidents at the attraction being investigated — including fences being cut and the suspicious death of an endangered vulture in the past few weeks. No arrests have been...

Dolphins, humans both benefit from fishing collaboration

Jan. 30, 2023 15:55 PM EST

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia. But while historians...

Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully captured

Jan. 30, 2023 06:11 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African animal welfare officials on Monday successfully sedated and captured a tiger that was spotted roaming a residential area to the east of the capital Johannesburg. Guards monitoring security cameras on an office building in the Johannesburg suburb of...