Injured baby burro rescued in Southern California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a baby burro found injured and alone on a Southern California road will recover. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services says the ...

Wild animals get care at private Russian center

RAPPOLOVO, Russia (AP) — Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her ...

As China's appetite grows, Brazil worries over future of donkey population

TAPEI (Taiwan News) – There are fears that the rampant demand for a particular traditional Chinese medicine made from donkey hide could threaten to drive some species, like those in Brazil to ne...

Amid 2018's tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American h...

The Mediterranean's deadliest shipwreck just got deadlier

ROME (AP) — Before their lives ended in an underwater deathtrap, before they lined up 100 to a row on a Libyan beach to board a boat with no anchor, the young men from the parched villages of the Sahe...

Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though she mi...

China's medicinal tiger bones and rhino horns: tradition or travesty?

Last week China's State Council said the country would reverse a ban on the trade of products made from tigers and rhinos. Officials in Beijing said that trade volume would be "controlled&quo...

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who f...

JFK's rocking chair, other iconic memorabilia up for grabs

BOSTON (AP) — Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred's auction gallery in East Dennis, on Cape Cod, i...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Donkey ears on daunting Alpe d'Huez

LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — Lasagna named after a donkey's ears and a nip of Chartreuse liqueur await the cyclists of the Tour de France on their way up one of the race's famous summits. ...

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to feed China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide healt...

Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archeologists have unearthed 3,500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in the Eastern Desert. The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday the dis...

In Salah's Nile delta village, the Egyptian is a super hero

NAGRIG, Egypt (AP) — The cafe began to fill up more than two hours before kickoff. By the time the match began, some 200 men and boys — some as young as five — huddled around two large TV screens at a...

Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sun

TIGHANIMINE, Morocco (AP) — Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snowfall have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways — and delighting residents in citi...

What new president? Rural Zimbabweans missed Mugabe drama

LUPANE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Good luck convincing some of Zimbabwe's far-flung residents that they have a new president despite last month's dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. ...