Taiwan holds 'children only' press event on coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time ever, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) held a “children only” press event, taking questions from elementary and junior high school stud...

Chinese media's attempts to exonerate country from responsibility for coronavirus fall flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Xinhua last week listed 24 reasons why China should not be held accountable for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ...

Egypt’s dynasty of big cat trainers takes the show home

CAIRO (AP) — At his Cairo apartment, located just off a busy road along the Nile River, Ashraf el-Helw, a third-generation Egyptian lion trainer, prepares for a show with his big cats. ...

Photo of the Day: Whale shark spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last week, diving enthusiasts captured video of a massive whale shark gliding through the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan, a rare sight that some are attributing t...

Virus drives Peru's zoos to breaking point as feed runs out

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The dozens of howler monkeys, macaws and sloths in a zoo called the Amazon Shelter in the jungles of Peru have enough animal feed to last for about two more weeks. ...

China lists white dolphins as source of medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s handling of wildlife has again sparked controversy, with the latest example being a state-affiliated science organization listing the Indo-Pacific humpback d...

Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behavior resorti...

Paul McCartney says China should end 'medieval' bat-eating wet markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney on Tuesday (April 14) called on China to permanently ban wet markets, calling them "medieval" and akin to archaic barbaric prac...

Aquarium seals must be wondering: Who's that masked trainer?

BOSTON (AP) — Humans can't always recognize each other in face masks, so imagine the confusion that wild animals in captivity must feel. At the New England Aquarium in Boston, worker...

Whales filmed having whale of a time during lockdown

LE PECQ, France (AP) — With humans away, the whales will play. In another sign that wild animals are roaming more freely while locked-down people are sheltering indoors from the coro...

Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park's herds

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population contro...

US cases now most in world, US capital sees more infections

The United States's caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world and its capital reported more infections as Italy shut most of its industry and masses of Indian day laborers rec...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

China issues nationwide ban on trade and consumption of wild animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government announced Monday (Feb. 24) that the country's wildlife-farming industry will be permanently shut down due to the coronavirus and that trade and ...

Saudi Arabia bars citizens, residents from travel to China

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday barred its citizens and residents of the kingdom from traveling to China amid the new virus outbreak. The kingdom's Genera...