Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, includi...

UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thailand's decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday. ...

Youth Olympics in 2020 aims to overcome Swiss bid skeptics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — After voters in Switzerland rejected three Olympic bids since 2013, the city that's home to the IOC headquarters will still stage a Winter Games in one year's time. ...

Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent say ...

Zoo elephants eat Berlin's leftover Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's unwanted Christmas trees have ended their days as a festive snack for zoo elephants and stocking fillers for some of their fellow residents. The once-a-year tr...

Despite government shutdown, zoo animals still getting fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's National Zoological Park has closed its gates, the latest victim of the partial government shutdown. But thousands of animals still need to be fed, pregnancies need to b...

Elephant born 3 weeks ago at zoo dies from sudden illness

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says an elephant born three weeks ago has died. The zoo says the female Asian elephant died Wednesday after a sudden illness. ...

Body of missing toddler found in Thai sugarcane plantation

BANGKOK (AP) — The search for a missing 2-year-old boy in which even elephants were employed has ended grimly with the discovery of the toddler's body in a sugarcane plantation in central Thailand. ...

Elephants join search in Thailand for missing 2-year-old boy

BANGKOK (AP) — Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers comb through a suga...

Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most ...

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so ...

$1.3 million in illegal ivory seized from San Diego gallery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego authorities have arrested a gallery owner and his employee following a sting operation in which they seized $1.3 million in illegally trafficked ivory. Cit...

After car hits Thai elephant, animal kills driver

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say a man was killed by a wild elephant after his speeding car hit the animal near a national park in northeastern Thailand. Police Lt. Col. Kemchat Paedkaew sa...

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Cente...

Australia details investment in Pacific as China clout grows

CANBERRA., Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations gro...