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Spain: Rights groups urge more protection for hunting dogs

Feb. 05, 2023 09:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Animal rights groups and pet shop owners marched Sunday in separate demonstrations to protest a new animal welfare law proposed by the Spanish government that seeks to advance the protection of animal rights. The draft legislation has fueled criticism by animal rights...

Tribes, researchers debate final fate of P-22, famed LA puma

Feb. 04, 2023 21:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The life of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion followed a path known only to the biggest of Hollywood stars: Discovered on-camera in 2012, the cougar adopted a stage name and enjoyed a decade of celebrity status before his tragic death late last year. The...

Hunt ends for mountain lion that attacked California boy

Feb. 04, 2023 13:54 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy who was on a hiking trail in rural Northern California, saying there was little chance of capturing the animal. The California Department of Fish...

Man arrested, but motive unknown in Dallas Zoo monkey theft

Feb. 03, 2023 23:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The arrest of a 24-year-old man accused of taking two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo has shed some light on a mysterious string of events there as police said Friday that they’ve also linked him to the escape of a small leopard and a gash in the fence of another monkey habitat. ...

Giant panda Le Le dies after 20 years at Memphis Zoo

Feb. 03, 2023 19:21 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giant panda Le Le has died, the Memphis Zoo announced Friday. The panda, born July 18, 1998, died Wednesday, zoo spokesperson Rebecca Winchester said in an email. His cause of death has yet to be determined as a medical investigation is pending, the zoo said....

Worries abound that Mexico’s Maya Train will destroy jungle

Feb. 03, 2023 18:04 PM EST

CALAKMUL BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Mexico (AP) — Miguel Ángel Díaz walks slowly so his footfall on dry leaves doesn’t drive away what he's trying to find in this dense forest of seeded breadnut and sapodilla trees. Coming to a small wetland, a sign warns: Beware of the crocodile. ...

Customs agents discover dolphin skull at Detroit airport

Feb. 03, 2023 17:22 PM EST

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Customs agents say they discovered a dolphin skull in luggage left at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that agents found the skull last week when they conducted a routine x-ray scan of the luggage,...

Police: Man arrested in taking of monkeys from Dallas zoo also charged in other recent crimes there

Feb. 03, 2023 16:20 PM EST
DALLAS (AP) — Police: Man arrested in taking of monkeys from Dallas zoo also charged in other recent crimes there.

Dallas police arrest man in the taking of two monkeys from the local zoo, say he was nabbed near animals at the aquarium

Feb. 03, 2023 10:36 AM EST
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police arrest man in the taking of two monkeys from the local zoo, say he was nabbed near animals at the aquarium.

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

Feb. 02, 2023 16:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends...