- Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation Updated: Aug-03-15 5:31 pm
JOHANNESBURG - In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.
- Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies' Updated: Aug-03-15 5:04 pm
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
- Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area Updated: Aug-03-15 5:01 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones.
- Baby chimp at LR Zoo named 'Jumoke,' a Swahili name Updated: Aug-03-15 1:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A baby chimpanzee at the Little Rock Zoo has been named "Jumoke" (joo-MOH'-keh), which is Swahili for "everyone loves the child."
- Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law Updated: Aug-03-15 1:23 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.
- Study will focus on carriages, construction in Charleston Updated: Aug-03-15 12:00 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A new study of downtown Charleston's carriage industry is focusing on how noise from construction affects carriage horses following several recent incidents in which the animals were spooked by construction equipment.
- Prosecutors: Woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it Updated: Aug-03-15 11:58 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.
- Florida starts selling bear hunt permits, despite challenge Updated: Aug-03-15 11:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Florida's wildlife management commission has started selling permits for bear hunting, despite a legal challenge to the hunt.
- 8 cats dead after being trapped inside hot vehicle Updated: Aug-03-15 10:26 am
NAMPA, Idaho - A woman is facing charges of animal cruelty after 28 cats were found shut inside a small, black vehicle where temperatures had reached 120 degrees. Eight of the cats had died before they could be rescued by Nampa Animal Control.
- Wolf conservation hits permitting snag in New Mexico Updated: Aug-03-15 8:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal fish and wildlife officials are appealing to the state to reconsider its rejection of two permits related to Mexican wolf conservation efforts.
- Charlie is an autism service dog in training Updated: Aug-03-15 4:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Animal lover and trainer Julie Shaw wants you to meet Charlie, a 10-week-old Australian Labradoodle bred for calmness - not because he's so cute and cuddly, which is a bonus, but because it will help raise awareness about autism.
- Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion Updated: Aug-03-15 2:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.
- Dead humpback whale found in Northern California beach Updated: Aug-02-15 6:35 pm
PACIFICA, California - A dead humpback whale has washed up at a beach in the city of Pacifica, the latest of a series of dead whales found along Northern California's coast since April.
- Coastal SC road plans lack barriers to keep bears at bay Updated: Aug-02-15 3:08 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A four-lane road is being planned for South Carolina's Lowcountry without barriers to keep the area's black bears from lumbering into the path of motorists.
- Omaha couple hospitalized after dog attack in Martell Updated: Aug-02-15 3:07 pm
MARTELL, Nebraska - An Omaha couple is recovering after being attacked by a dog in eastern Nebraska.
- OU president orders review of baboon breeding facility Updated: Aug-02-15 1:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A scientist involved with a baboon breeding facility in El Reno says University of Oklahoma president David Boren has ordered an internal review of the program after several deaths of young baboons at the facility.
- 2 Martinsville women charged with animal cruelty Updated: Aug-02-15 12:40 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia - Two Martinsville women face animal cruelty charges stemming from the discovery of neglected and dead cats in a house.
- Rare piebald blacktail deer fawns spotted in Clallam County Updated: Aug-02-15 12:04 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - Unusual piebald blacktail deer are appearing in Clallam County, with as many as four brightly marked fawns spotted this year.
- Expanse of warm water dubbed the blob consumes North Pacific Updated: Aug-02-15 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast.
- Mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest Updated: Aug-02-15 10:31 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Champion mushers and rookies alike met in downtown Fairbanks Saturday during the first day of signups for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
- Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot Updated: Aug-02-15 5:55 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.
- Legislator proposes exotic animal ban in wake of lion hunt Updated: Aug-02-15 5:13 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lions and tigers and bears - maybe in Oz, but not in Wisconsin if one Republican legislator gets his way.
- Man attacked by bear at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Updated: Aug-01-15 8:41 pm
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington - A man was attacked by a bear at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, suffering minor injuries.
- Minot animal hospital uses donations to help injured cat Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - An animal hospital in Minot says money is pouring in from the community to help cover the medical bills of a cat that was abandoned after being shot in the face.
- Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.