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China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The ...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. ...

Leopard cat that escaped Taipei Zoo found after three weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An endangered leopard cat that escaped from Taipei Zoo three weeks ago was found Wednesday (Dec. 9) by zookeepers in a trap cage near the otter exhibit. The 3-year-old ...

Missing anteater returns to Taipei Zoo

[Last update: Dec. 7 at 12:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being in the wild more than three months, a missing anteater was finally found by hikers on Sunday (Dec. 7) and has been returned t...

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...

Anteater still missing from Taipei Zoo after late-night escape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo said Thursday (Oct. 15) that a three-year-old collared anteater that escaped from the tropical rainforest area last month has yet to be found. According ...

Venezuelans care for animals injured during pandemic

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Shut in by quarantine measures for the new coronavirus, Carmen Borges shares her small apartment in Caracas with her hustand, two daughters and, of late, a squirrel pup rescu...

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

BEIJING (AP) — China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit to the country by two experts from the U.N. agency, the fo...

The Latest: India reports record 40,425 new virus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported more than 40,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, a record high for the country. The 40,425 new cases raised India's total to 1,118,043, including 2...

Asia Today: Outbreak in northwest China spreads to 2nd city

BEIJING (AP) — China’s latest coronavirus outbreak has spread to a second city in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. One of the 17 new cases reported on Monday was in the ancient ...

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day inc...

Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

NEW DELHI (AP) — A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its streng...

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs...

Johannesburg wildlife clinic saves animals hurt in city

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At the edge of a sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a veterinary hospital is saving the lives of wildlife on the urban fringes. "I'd love to be in the bush, but I get...

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that hav...