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Taiwan adds Formosan macaque to list of banned pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in September, people found raising an unregistered Formosan macaque could be liable for a fine of up to NT$250,000 (US$8,320), the Council of Agriculture (COA) an...

Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — An ailing manatee that was found and rehabilitated in Texas late last year was flown to Florida on a cargo plane and released into a bay near a wildlife refuge along the Gul...

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling number...

Officials: Starvation threat not over for Florida manatees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Fewer manatee deaths have been recorded so far this year in Florida compared to the record-setting numbers in 2021, but wildlife officials cautioned Wednesday that chronic ...

Taiwanese krait slithers into betel nut shop, terrifies saleswoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large, highly venomous Taiwanese krait, also known as the many-banded krait, made its way into a betel nut shop, frightening the saleswoman who was working in the stall ...

Hedgehog Feed Market Analysis and Revenue | Projected To Garner Significant Revenues By 2031

The latest research report provides a complete assessment of the Hedgehog Feed market for the forecast year 2022-2031, which is beneficial for companies regardless of their size and revenue. This surv...

To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a ...

Sheriff: 2 divers drown in Florida cave diving expedition

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two men drowned while on a diving expedition in a mazelike Florida cave system that extends deep below the surface, authorities said Thursday. The Hernando C...

Coast Guard: Boats collide in Florida, 2 dead, 10 rescued

MIAMI (AP) — Two people were killed and 10 others had to be rescued when their boats collided at night near Key Biscayne in South Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities say. ...

Taiwanese man could face years of incarceration for catching ‘national treasure fish’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man is in legal trouble and could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison after he was caught catching two Formosan landlocked salmon, an endangered species often...

Police: Man who died in lake with gators missing 3 limbs

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man found dead in a Florida lake while searching for Frisbees and other flying discs was missing three limbs after a likely encounter with alligators, police said Friday. ...

'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...

Nesting season for green sea turtles in Taiwan arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors are being urged to watch where they step on the beaches of southern Taiwan to avoid trespassing on the nesting grounds of green sea turtles, a protected species i...

Sea turtle delivers eggs, endures surgery after shark attack

MIAMI (AP) — A loggerhead turtle whose left fin was destroyed in a shark attack is rehabbing at Zoo Miami's new Sea Turtle Hospital, where veterinarians were able to save more than 100 of her eggs aft...