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Minke whale is lost far from home in London's Thames River

LONDON (AP) — A young minke whale was lost far from home Monday, trapped in the Thames River upstream of London landmarks after it escaped from rescuers overnight. Maritime authorities were trying to ...

India: Thieves arrested for using monkeys in robberies

Two men have been arrested in India’s capital city of New Delhi for using monkeys to threaten and rob unsuspecting victims, police said on Saturday. Last month, a victim reached out to authorit...

Woman to start paying nearly $2M in Great Danes neglect case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back nearly $2 million for their care, a judg...

Estonians erect statue and give home to beloved stray dog

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Zorik was never the tail-wagging or hand-licking type. But that didn't stop the free-spirited vagabond dog from winning many hearts. When the black-and-white ...

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization...

'World’s loneliest elephant' arrives safely in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The pachyderm dubbed the “ world’s loneliest elephant ” after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo was greeted on his arrival in Cambodia on Monday by chanting Bu...

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller...

Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo f...

Leopard cat escapes from Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An endangered leopard cat (石虎) escaped from its enclosure at the Taipei Zoo over the weekend, but zoo officials did not disclose the escape until Wednesday (Nov. 25). K...

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking ...

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “bod...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars, as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world’s largest tropical wetlands regi...

Fire engulfs celebrity chef Rachael Ray's home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A massive fire was ignited at celebrity chef Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sun...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon th...