From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles from the divisiveness of Washington. ...

Ivory trade study is tribute to killed US conservationist

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — American conservationist Esmond Martin researched the illegal ivory trade in Myanmar shortly before he was killed in Kenya this year. Now the research has been released in a report...

Elephant tramples German tourist to death in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say an elephant has trampled a German tourist while she was trying to take photos of it. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authori...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade. The Duke of Cambrid...

British pop star Dua Lipa climbs Elephant Mountain ahead of Taipei concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - British pop star Dua Lipa prepared for the final concert of the Asian leg of her tour in Taipei Wednesday by eating chocolate dumplings and by climbing Elephant Mountain. The...

Spooked camel bucks while being ridden at circus, injuring 7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, are recovering after a camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children ...

7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two chi...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence will pose fatal threat for days

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm . Water is a hurricane's deadliest threat, and forecasters say Florence packs a catastrophic amount of it....

WildAid Response to Botswana Mass Poaching Incident

(WILDAID) - WildAid is extremely troubled by the discovery of 87 poached elephant carcasses as well as recent news reports of poachers targeting white rhinos in Botswana. The Okavang...

Indian expats in Taipei enjoy night of inner peace at deity birth celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 100 Indians living in Taiwan braved the rain to celebrate the birth of Indian deity “Krishna Janmashtami" in a festival held at Chientan Youth Activity C...

Botswana hits back at critics on anti-poaching policy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana's president says criticism of his government's anti-poaching policy is "nothing but hysteria," following reports that poachers are killing more elephants in a country with...

Botswana, long an elephant refuge, faces poaching threat

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group says elephant poaching has increased in Botswana, which has long been viewed as a rare refuge for elephants in Africa. Mike Chase, director o...

Animal crackers break out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of...

Baby elephant joins herd at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has joined the rest of the herd. Video posted by the zoo this week shows Umzula-zuli taking his fir...

Kung Fu Panda Fights Extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - In between his blockbuster movie releases, Po, the Kung Fu Panda, is busy championing endangered species as part of the world's largest ever wildlife conservation awarene...