Tag: Animals

Bin there, done that: Cockatoos learn to lift trash lids

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WASHINGTON — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but...

EXPLAINER: What’s making mid-Atlantic songbirds sick?

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WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing...

Pet rescuer gets jail for starving cats in Miami apartment

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MIAMI — A self-styled pet rescuer has been sentenced to 364 days in jail for animal cruelty after hoarding cats and allowing them to...

Mexican wolf breeding program gets boost from zoo

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MEXICO CITY — Five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species’...

UK’s royal swan census resumes on river after pandemic pause

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LONDON — Britain's royal swan census is back a year after it was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Officials: Man seriously injured in Florida alligator attack

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STUART, Fla. — An alligator attacked and seriously injured a man at a Florida park Monday, officials said. ...

Ex-Indiana wildlife center auctioned off after court ruling

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CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Indiana wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were...

DNR: Sick, dying songbirds seen in three-quarters of Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — Sick and dying songbirds stricken with an unexplained illness have now been found in three-quarters of Indiana's counties, state wildlife officials say. ...

‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

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“Black Widow” ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. ...

Ex-Indiana wildlife center auctioned off after court ruling

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CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Indiana wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were...