Black scientists highlight racism in the lab and the field

WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also t...

Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. ...

Ivory Coast relocates elephants to save dwindling population

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An elephant named Hamed by residents in a southern region of Ivory Coast has been captured and relocated to the zoo in Abidjan as he awaits transfer to a park where authori...

African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat named Spartacus that was adopted from a zoo four years ago is missing after running away from his New Hampshire home. Spart...

6-day-old endangered gorilla baby dies at New Orleans zoo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Less than a week after celebrating the birth of a critically endangered gorilla, the zoo in New Orleans is mourning its death. The baby western lowland gorilla bo...

St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Ma...

3 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo park

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — Three Barbary lion cubs have been born in a Czech zoo, a vital contribution to a small surviving population of the rare lion subspecies that is extinct in the wild....

White lion cub involved in highway crash in Germany is fine

BERLIN (AP) — A white lion cub was discovered in the trailer of a van following a highway crash in southwestern Germany, but the 7-month-old female is doing just fine, a zoo that took in the animal sa...

Tiny critically endangered gorilla baby born in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2020. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septemb...

Taipei upstages Wuhan with huge EDM festival after coronavirus success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having brought local cases of the Wuhan coronavirus under control over four months ago, Taipei threw a huge two-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival over the weekend,...

Czech senator greeted with 'We are Taiwanese' signs in Prague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil returned from a six-day tour of Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 5), he was greeted in Prague with supporters carrying signs that read ...

Zoo: Oldest African elephant in North America dies at 56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elepha...

'World's loneliest elephant' okayed to quit zoo for new life

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal wel...

Of pangolins and PPE: Taipei and Prague mayors claim sister-city successes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of Taipei and Prague appeared together Friday (Sept. 4) to announce the sister cities have reached an accord on projects large and small during the Czech delega...