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Bison spread as Native American tribes reclaim stewardship

Nov. 21, 2022 07:58 AM EST

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a fence at Badlands National Park, Troy Heinert peered from beneath his wide-brimmed hat into a corral where 100 wild bison awaited transfer to the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Descendants of bison that once roamed North America's...

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Nov. 19, 2022 19:16 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas gifted to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a brief illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China...

Berlin Zoo closes door to visitors over bird flu case

Nov. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Zoo shut its doors to visitors Friday after one of its aquatic birds tested positive for avian flu, the facility said. A routine check on a hamerkop — a medium-sized wading bird — that had died last week found that it tested positive for the disease. ...

Down to its last panda, Mexico ponders what could come next

Nov. 17, 2022 22:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Xin Xin, the last panda in Latin America, is not your average bear. A native of Mexico, she’s the only remaining member of a diaspora descended from giant pandas China gifted to foreign countries during the 1970s and 1980s. Mexico’s Chapultepec Zoo is one of...

New African elephant joins herd at central California zoo

Nov. 13, 2022 15:17 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Central California's Fresno Chaffee Zoo has welcomed a new African elephant to its herd, officials announced this weekend. The zoo said Saturday that visitors will be able see the bull named Mabu on the savanna at its African Adventure exhibit. ...

Turtles in demand as pets, leading to a spike in poaching

Nov. 09, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Swimming in two plastic bins inside a brightly lit and sterile quarantine room at a Rhode Island zoo, 16 quarter-sized turtle hatchlings represent a growing worry for conservationist Lou Perrotti. These eastern musk turtles, known for spending much of their...

Devi the elephant, 45, euthanized at San Diego Zoo

Nov. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 45-year-old female Asian elephant was euthanized because of her deteriorating health from age-related problems, the San Diego Zoo announced Friday. Devi had been undergoing therapy but her mobility had declined and wildlife care specialists “made the difficult...

Hyena baby born at Hattiesburg Zoo, but remains under wraps

Nov. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Just a year after her arrival at the Hattiesburg Zoo, spotted hyena Pili has given birth to what is believed the only surviving hyena cub born in North America so far this year. “We are thrilled with the birth of this cub,” Kristen Moore, animal...

China panda experts visit Taiwan in rare point of contact

Nov. 02, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has welcomed a pair of experts from China to help with an ailing panda in a rare opportunity for contact between the sides. The two experts arrived Tuesday after Taipei Zoo’s Tuan Tuan, suspected to have a malignant brain tumor, took a turn for the...