Animals

In this March 22, 2017 photo, two shag chicks sit on a nest with their mother at Zealandia in Wellington, New Zealand. People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the unusual birds that ruled this South Pacific nation before humans arrived 800 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 12, 2017 - 12:46 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the distinctive birds that once ruled this South...
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In this March 22, 2017 photo, two shag chicks sit on a nest with their mother at Zealandia in Wellington, New Zealand. People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the unusual birds that ruled this South Pacific nation before humans arrived 800 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 11, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the distinctive birds that once ruled this South...
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In this March 22, 2017 photo, two shag chicks sit on a nest with their mother at Zealandia in Wellington, New Zealand. People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the unusual birds that ruled this South Pacific nation before humans arrived 800 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 11, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. The idea is to give a second chance to the distinctive birds that once ruled this South...
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May 11, 2017 - 10:41 am
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A man was attacked and injured by a grizzly bear while searching for antlers shed by deer and elk in northwestern Wyoming, near Cody. State Game and Fish officials say the man reported he was picking up an antler Tuesday afternoon when the bear knocked him down and bit his arm two...
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In this undated photo provided by Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a black-spined toad is seen inside a shoe of a passenger from Indonesia, in Cairns, northeast Australia. Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday, May 11, 2017, urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe. (Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe. The Department of Agriculture of Water Resources warned travelers to...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, center, thanks Heidi Reed during his visit to historic Dugout Ranch along Indian Creek near Monticello, Utah, operated by Redd, under a conservation easement with the Nature Conservancy. Zinke’s is touring two monuments in Utah this week as part of a review ordered by President Donald Trump of 27 monuments to determine if they were properly designated. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 7:38 pm
MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — Fifth-generation Utah rancher Bruce Adams enjoyed a prime seat next to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as he toured a national monument created on land in Utah that Adams' ancestors helped settle in 1879. Adams, a county commissioner, joined Zinke on a helicopter ride and...
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This Monday, May 8, 2017 photo released by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter shows a 17-foot python north of Anchorage, Alaska. The python had caused concern in a community since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home Monday. (Darla Erskine/Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 3:10 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 17-foot python that had caused concern in a community north of Anchorage, Alaska, since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care reports that Sam slithered back into view Monday in the living room of its owners' home in the...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:00 pm
DANVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Some daring deer approached a group of hunters in central Indiana and one was so unafraid that it licked the barrel of a shotgun and allowed one of the men to stroke its neck. Perhaps they knew the men were hoping to bag a turkey? Leon Champine says the young animals didn't...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:19 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A woman says her 9-year-old daughter was attacked by a kangaroo at an animal park in Alabama, and she's got video to prove it. Jennifer White says the animal grabbed her daughter Cheyenne and bit her on the head during a visit Saturday at Harmony Park Safari near Huntsville...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:58 am
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A popular bald eagle hatched at Virginia's Norfolk Botanical Gardens had to be euthanized after being shot. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( http://bit.ly/2qlXRo4 ) the 7-year-old male eagle named Camellia was shot Saturday in Chesapeake. Officials say the eagle had over 20...
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