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Veterans, dogs a perfect match

November 19, 2021, 6:02am Life

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eddie Broom got a new dog and plenty of advice last week. Read story

FILE - Winter the dolphin swims Aug. 3, 2011, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla. Winter starred in the "Dolphin Tale" movies has died at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts by animal care experts. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium said the 16-year-old female bottlenose dolphin died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, while being treated for a gastrointestinal abnormality.

Winter and her tail had impact

FILE - Winter the dolphin swims Aug. 3, 2011, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla. Winter starred in the "Dolphin Tale" movies has died at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts by animal care experts. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium said the 16-year-old female bottlenose dolphin died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, while being treated for a gastrointestinal abnormality.

November 19, 2021, 5:25am Pets & Wildlife

Winter is gone, but her impact at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is forever. Just look around. Read story

Wild boars eat bread as baits fed by officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Hong Kong authorities this week captured and euthanized seven wild boars to reduce their numbers in urban areas, following an increasing number of boar attacks and after one bit a policeman last week.

Hong Kong declares wild boars fair game after animal attacks

Wild boars eat bread as baits fed by officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Hong Kong authorities this week captured and euthanized seven wild boars to reduce their numbers in urban areas, following an increasing number of boar attacks and after one bit a policeman last week.

November 18, 2021, 8:40am Nation & World

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars. Read story

FILE - A manatee comes up for air is it swims in the Stranahan River, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on April 2, 2020.   More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida so far in 2021, eclipsing a previous record as the threatened marine mammals struggle with starvation due to polluted waters.

Florida tops 1,000 manatee deaths in grim single-year record

FILE - A manatee comes up for air is it swims in the Stranahan River, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on April 2, 2020.   More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida so far in 2021, eclipsing a previous record as the threatened marine mammals struggle with starvation due to polluted waters.

November 17, 2021, 9:40am Nation & World

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida so far this year, eclipsing a previous annual record as the threatened marine mammals struggle with starvation due to pollution in the water. Read story

San Diego Zoo ‘smiling hippo’ named Otis is dead at age 45

November 16, 2021, 8:39am Life

SAN DIEGO — A 45-year-old male river hippopotamus named Otis and nicknamed the “smiling hippo” has died at the San Diego Zoo. Read story

FILE - A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface on March 28, 2018, off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. A federal court is allowing a team of environmental groups to continue with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to create stronger rules to protect rare whales from collisions with ships. Environmental groups want to protect North Atlantic right whales, which are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.

Environmentalists can continue with suit to protect whales

FILE - A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface on March 28, 2018, off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. A federal court is allowing a team of environmental groups to continue with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to create stronger rules to protect rare whales from collisions with ships. Environmental groups want to protect North Atlantic right whales, which are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.

November 12, 2021, 10:51am Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal court is allowing a team of environmental groups to continue with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to create stronger rules to protect rare whales from collisions with ships. Read story

Thousands of bats fly out from a bat house at dusk, at the University of Florida. Bats pose the biggest rabies threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bats are rabies threat; make sure they don’t roost in your home

Thousands of bats fly out from a bat house at dusk, at the University of Florida. Bats pose the biggest rabies threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 12, 2021, 6:09am Pets & Wildlife

Bats pose the biggest rabies threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most bats are not rabid. However, because rabies can only be determined by laboratory testing, there is concern about possible exposure. Read story

Male alligator snapping turtles can weigh 249 pounds.

Alligator snapping turtle could get threatened status

Male alligator snapping turtles can weigh 249 pounds.

November 12, 2021, 6:08am Pets & Wildlife

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that it is proposing threatened status for alligator snapping turtles — huge, spike-shelled reptiles that lurk at the bottom of lakes and slow waterways, luring prey to their mouths by sticking out a wormlike lure. Read story

Kibo is one of two of the Denver Zoo's hyenas that has tested positive for the coronavirus.

2 hyenas at Denver Zoo positive for COVID

Kibo is one of two of the Denver Zoo's hyenas that has tested positive for the coronavirus.

November 12, 2021, 6:07am Pets & Wildlife

DENVER — Two hyenas at the Denver Zoo have tested positive for the coronavirus, the first confirmed cases among the animals worldwide, a national veterinary lab announced. Read story

In this photo provided by Grand Canyon National Park, an adult bison roams near a corral at the North Rim of the park in Arizona, on Aug. 30, 2021. Officials at the Grand Canyon have been working to remove hundreds of bison from the North Rim, using a mix of corralling and relocating the animals, and a pilot project this year to allow select skilled volunteers to shoot certain bison.

Program to kill Grand Canyon bison nets 4 animals, criticism

In this photo provided by Grand Canyon National Park, an adult bison roams near a corral at the North Rim of the park in Arizona, on Aug. 30, 2021. Officials at the Grand Canyon have been working to remove hundreds of bison from the North Rim, using a mix of corralling and relocating the animals, and a pilot project this year to allow select skilled volunteers to shoot certain bison.

November 11, 2021, 12:07pm Nation & World

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Day three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance. Read story