Animals

This undated photo from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Jose Vega Meza. Police say Vega Meza was booked on suspicion of animal cruelty for beheading his roommate's dog Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Buckeye, Ariz., because she owed rent money to their landlord, who is Vega Meza's mother. It's unclear whether Vega Meza, who remains jailed, has an attorney who can comment on his behalf. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb. Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree — before trying to eat a surveillance camera. The video, posted recently by the Land of the Leopard national park in Russia's Far East, showed the bear approaching a tree, then rearing up to...
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FILE - This Feb. 18, 2014 shows Lexy, a therapy dog at Fort Bragg, N.C. A study released on Monday, June 17, 2019 suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred dogs that could pull off the ”puppy dog" eyes look. And that encouraged the evolution of the facial muscle behind it, researchers propose. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it. Today, pooches...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Federal officials are asking waterfront landowners in western Washington to volunteer their properties to be the final resting place for dead gray whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says so many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year they've run out of locations where they can be left to decompose. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 16, 2019 - 2:03 am
PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run...
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, left, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Ontario's Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Rod Phillips, leave a press conference after sharing highlights of their 2019 Leadership Summit at the Discovery World, Friday, June 14, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wis. (Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 7:06 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian...
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Local dog Frankie poses for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange, decorated for the Chewy IPO, Friday, June 14, 2019. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, went public Friday and its shares soared 71%. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 14, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday under the symbol "CHWY,"...
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June 14, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human tourists because it was...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, officials of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources feed milk to Marium, a baby dugong separated from her mother, on Libong island, Trang province, southern Thailand. The estimated 5-month-old female dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself. (Sirachai Arunrugstichai via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 8:09 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself. The estimated 5-month-old female dugong named Marium...
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June 14, 2019 - 3:31 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wildlife trafficking cases. The 3.5 tons of ivory and 4 tons of pangolin scales were found Wednesday in barrels when customs officers checked a shipping container arriving at...
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Guatemalan farm hands on their way to work in Mexican fields from Guatemala toward Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico, Thursday, June 13, 2019. The Suchiate cuts a winding north-south course en route to the Pacific Ocean, the westernmost part of Mexico’s expansive southern frontier with Guatemala and Belize. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 13, 2019 - 11:15 pm
FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — It was still dark when the first Guatemalan farm worker walked ashore in Mexico early Thursday, just the bottoms of his shorts damp from the shallow ford of the Suchiate River. As the sky brightened, another man drove a big blue tractor across the muddy waters to...
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