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Wolf packs spreading rapidly across the Alps, activists say

The number of wolf packs in the Alps has jumped by over 25% in just one year, the Swiss-based wolf-protection association Gruppe Wolf Schweiz (GWS) said on Monday. They described the current populati...

Fiona gets a sibling: Baby hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a full-term hippopotamus that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celebrity when she was born prematurely in 2017. ...

Spain's Pamplona Bull Run festival returns after two years

Revelers gathered at the San Fermin bull-running festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona on Wednesday to kick off the world-famous event, with the races scheduled to start on Thursday. The celebrati...

Dog show 101: What's what at the Westminster Kennel Club

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of dogs started competing Monday toward the best in show prize at the illustrious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. To the casual viewer, the annual exhibition of dres...

Group blasts Chimp Haven fight deaths; wild chimps also kill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against the national sanctuary for federally owned chimpanzees once used for experiments. A federal citation ...

Today in History: June 11, auto racing disaster at Le Mans

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2022. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Smithfield Foods to shutter California meat-packing plant

VERNON, Calif. (AP) — Meat-packing giant Smithfield Foods said Friday it will close its only California plant next year, citing the escalating cost of doing business in the state. Th...

Taiwan-based musician Kimberley Chen to speak at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based politicians and musicians will participate in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday (June 9). Organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, th...

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle charged with money laundering

“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to s...

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle to face money laundering charges

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the mat...

Animal rights advocates urge action on steel-jaw traps in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Animal welfare advocates in Taiwan are calling for tighter regulations on steel-jaw traps, which cause life-threatening injuries among the country’s wildlife. ACT...

Mace, Arrington meet in South Carolina 1st District debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In one of the year's most closely watched congressional Republican primaries, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace met two GOP challengers on the debate stage who are seeking to oust her from So...

Zimbabwe opens conference to promote sales of elephant ivory

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has opened an international conference to try to win international support for its campaign to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory. If t...

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to...

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person? ...