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Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

Jaguars rule out CB Griffin (concussion) against Falcons

Nov. 26, 2021 11:06 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. Griffin is dealing with a concussion. Coach Urban Meyer also said Friday that running back James Robinson...

Lions RB D'Andre Swift hurts shoulder, leaves Bears game

Nov. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift hurt his right shoulder in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears and was not cleared to return on Thursday. Bears receiver Marquise Goodwin left the game with a foot injury, linebacker Roquan Smith had a...

Birmingham Zoo mourns death of Kwanza, an African lion

Nov. 23, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 16-year-old male African lion at the Birmingham Zoo died Tuesday after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The Birmingham Zoo and its staff had been closely monitoring and treating the animal for age-related health issues, including kidney disease,...

Low pathogenic avian flu found in Minnesota turkey flock

Nov. 23, 2021 15:14 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Animal health officials said Tuesday that a strain of avian flu confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in southern Minnesota does not pose a risk to the public and there are no food safety concerns for consumers. The state Board of Animal Health...

Idaho creates chronic wasting disease management zone

Nov. 23, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has designated a chronic wasting disease management zone in north-central Idaho, allowing hunts to kill up to 1,000 deer to determine the extent of the disease. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the decision...

Hawaiian monk seal dies after battle with parasitic disease

Nov. 22, 2021 15:58 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A male Hawaiian monk seal has died at a Big Island marine mammal hospital after a five-week battle with toxoplasmosis, which is a parasitic disease spread by cat feces, officials said Monday. Toxoplasmosis is the biggest disease threat facing the...

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose

Nov. 22, 2021 07:33 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation is common with moose...

'Tiger King' Joe Exotic moved to North Carolina facility

Nov. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EST

BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a prominent figure in a Netflix documentary series, has been transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina for federal inmates after a cancer diagnosis, according to his attorney. ...

Keller's overtime goal sends Coyotes over Red Wings 2-1

Nov. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz, (AP) — Clayton Keller scored 25 seconds into overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Ryan Dzingel scored his second goal in as many games for Arizona, and Scott Wedgewood had 33 saves — two days...