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In this aerial drone photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital and U.S. Coast Guard release

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated sea turtles, rescued at different times and locations by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been released off the Florida Keys. “Emma,” a 150-pound (68-kilogram) female loggerhead sea turtle, was recovered in June after she was found floating in the Atlantic...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night, Aug. 2, 2020, saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested daily. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 2, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson...

Rescued manatees released in South Florida

Jul. 17, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A manatee and her calf have been released in South Florida waters after being rescued earlier this year. The Miami Seaquarium rescue team released the aquatic mammals on Wednesday, according to a video posted on Facebook. The adult female was found in February with her front flippers entangled...

Bear that attacked woman near Colorado Springs euthanized

Jul. 13, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have euthanized a mother bear that attacked a woman near Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports the woman, whose name and age have not been released, encountered the bear as she was walking home near downtown Manitou Springs late Thursday. The bear charged...

FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, a grizzly bear at the Woodland Park Zoo waits for a salmon to be tossed to him in Seattle. The federal government on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Feds scrap plans to reintroduce grizzlies to North Cascades

Jul. 7, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt told a meeting of community members in Omak, Washington, that his agency will not conduct the...

Burned bear in Colorado recovering, expected to be released

Jul. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A young bear rescued after suffering burns in a Colorado wildfire has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released, wildlife officials said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials posted a message on social media saying the bear that suffered severe burns on its paws...

Deaths of 2 Mexican gray wolves investigated in New Mexico

Jun. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two Mexican gray wolves found in May in New Mexico. The interagency team that oversees recovery of the endangered species in New Mexico and Arizona documented the deaths of a female that was not with a pack and a male that was part...

A young black bear hops down from its cage after being released Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Squirrel Meadows, about 25 miles east of Ashton, Idaho, and just south of Yellowstone National Park. The bear had been orphaned last fall as a cub and was near starvation when it was captured in outside a home in Jackson, Wyoming. Normally the Wyoming Department of Fish and Game would euthanize an animal in such poor condition, but the agency decided to send this bruin to Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation in Boise to see if it could be saved. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Black bear rescued as cub released back into Wyoming woods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — When Taz McBride first laid eyes on “Hissy” he was up close with the tiny black bear in his grandmother’s Melody Ranch backyard. Hissy wasn’t exactly menacing, as far as black bears go. The gaunt, housecat-size animal appeared to be out on its own when it...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from The Turtle Hospital and the Sea Turtle Conservancy carry

Rare sea turtle released off Florida Keys

Jun. 20, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, will participate in a long-distance online “race” that follows the migration of sea turtles over three months. A satellite tracking transmitter was epoxied to...

In this image from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, a young mountain lion wanders through the station's parking lot in San Francisco Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The animal was safely captured Thursday, June 18. The disoriented cougar roamed the streets of the city for two days until he was spotted by a police officer near Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.  (KGO-TV/ABC7 via AP)

Roaming mountain lion caught in downtown San Francisco

Jun. 18, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured Thursday and released into the wild, officials said. The disoriented cougar...