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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...

Ex-Indiana wildlife center auctioned off after court ruling

Jul. 18, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Indiana wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were found to have violated the Endangered Species Act by taking and wounding animals, including tigers and lions. A...

Court orders shorter sentence for 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic

Jul. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 06, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 1, 2021. Editorial: Study exposes Indiana’s political imbalance It’s no secret that Indiana is, in political terms, a bright red state. The Republican Party has an iron grip on state government and in most local...

Wildcat Sanctuary takes in big cats from Tiger King Park

May. 25, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota has accepted some big cats seized by federal officials from the private zoo in Oklahoma made famous by the 2020 Netflix documentary “Tiger King.” The owners of Tiger King Park are facing numerous citations...

Carolina Tiger Rescue takes in big cats from Tiger King Park

May. 25, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina big cat sanctuary will temporarily care for four animals seized from the private zoo in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.” Carolina Tiger Rescue said in a statement Tuesday that it worked with the U.S. Department...

Last cat out of the Tiger King Park bag as seizure completed

May. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials have removed the last of the 68 big cats from the private zoo in Oklahoma that had been the center of the “Tiger King” saga. A jaguar was among the last cat removed from Tiger King Park in Thackerville, a few miles north...

Feds seize 68 big cats from 'Tiger King Park' in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal authorities have seized 68 big cats from an animal park in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.” The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the seizure of the federally protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger...

Missing Texas tiger transported to animal sanctuary

May. 16, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was transported to a wildlife sanctuary on Sunday after police found the animal a day earlier following a nearly week-long search. The 9-month-old...