Animals

Adam Schofield handles his tabby cat named Sgt. Stubbs in his Oak Creek, Wis. apartment Friday, May 3, 2019. Sgt. Stubbs, is wearing a new prosthetic back leg created by a University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering class. A vet had to amputate parts of his back legs last year after he was found as a stray with infected back legs. The students used a 3D printer and extra straps so the cat couldn't remove it easily. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 03, 2019 - 4:26 pm
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — A tabby cat has new back legs, with the help of some University of Wisconsin-Madison students and a 3D printer. Community Cat shelter vice president Sarah Close says Chicago Animal Care and Control found the stray with infected legs last September and turned him over to the...
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May 03, 2019 - 12:14 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A wild raccoon has moved into Heidelberg Zoo in Germany and keepers can't kick him out. German daily Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported Friday that zoo staff recently discovered the uninvited guest inside the raccoon enclosure, where he seemed to be getting along fine with the seven...
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April 30, 2019 - 1:26 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman is recovering from more than 20 bee stings after heavy winds blew a hive off a tree and it landed on her head. Firefighters in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe say it happened Monday afternoon as the woman picked up her child from daycare. Assistant Chief Andrea...
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Joergen Ree Wiig tries to reach the harness attached to a beluga whale before the Norwegian fishermen were able to removed the tight harness, off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says "Equipment St. Petersburg" which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose. The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost...
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Staff at a government waste management facility arrange seized ivory tusks before destroying them Tuesday, April 30, 2019, outside Seremban, Malaysia. Malaysia has destroyed nearly four tons of elephant tusks and ivory products as part of its fight against the illegal ivory trade. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 30, 2019 - 7:21 am
SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Tuesday destroyed nearly four tons of elephant tusks and ivory products estimated to be worth 13.26 million ringgit ($3.2 million) as part of its fight against the illegal ivory trade. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar said the ivory...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, a lobster walks over the top of a lobster trap off the coast of Biddeford, Maine. Interstate fishing regulators are grappling in April 2019 with new restrictions on lobster fishing, which faces new limitations designed to protect whales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
April 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers on the East Coast are beginning the daunting process of implementing new restrictions on lobster fishing that are designed to protect a vanishing species of whale. A team organization by the federal government recommended last week that the number of vertical...
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A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says "Equipment St. Petersburg" which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 10:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have come from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says...
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In this Monday, April 22, 2019 photo Goldman Environmental Prize winner Alfred Brownell, a Liberian environmental lawyer and human rights activist, stands for a photograph, in Boston. Brownell, a distinguished scholar at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, says he was forced to flee his country over his fight to hold a Southeast Asian palm oil company accountable for its alleged destruction of Liberian forest and abuse of indigenous communities living around palm oil plantations. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 29, 2019 - 5:05 am
BOSTON (AP) — When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a stream people depended upon for water was polluted. Brownell, an environmental lawyer...
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In this April 2, 2019, photo, pigs eat from a trough at the Las Vegas Livestock pig farm in Las Vegas. The farm feeds their pigs with food wast from Las Vegas casinos. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 28, 2019 - 11:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin City's...
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In this April 24, 2019 image made from video provided by the NYPD, a New York City police officer holds a pygmy goat after it was found wandering around a backyard in the Queens borough of New York. Police brought the goat to a city animal shelter and it will be brought to the Skylands Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, N.J. (New York City Police Department via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "There's a new GOAT in town, and it's not @TomBrady..." That's what the New York Police Department tweeted after rescuing a crying pygmy goat that had mysteriously wandered into a Queens backyard this past week. Officers named it Josh and delivered it to a city animal shelter for a...
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