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  • Big cats returned to California sanctuary threatened by fire

    Wildlife Waystation staff members return "Tyson," a tiger, who was evacuated from the sanctuary in the Angeles National Forest in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. About a dozen lions, tigers and cougars returned Wednesday to the sanctuary north of Los Angeles, four days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats came home to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.




  • Elephant poaching in Africa down, but still far too high: CITES

    A bird flies over a family of elephants walking in the Amboseli National Park, southeast of Kenya's capital NairobiBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The illegal killing of African elephants for their ivory seems to have fallen from record peaks but poaching of the animal is still far too high, an international report said on Thursday. "There are elements of good news, but we are nowhere near the success we need to turn the trends around," John Scanlon, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), told Reuters of CITES findings. About 60 percent of the elephants found dead in the wild in 2015 had been killed by poachers for their ivory rather than having died of natural causes, down from almost 80 percent at a peak in 2011, it said.




  • Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo the likeness of a whale adorns a door at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass. The museum has compiled a digital archive of more than a hundred thousand names of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of the Massachusetts port before the final one in 1927. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)BOSTON (AP) — A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: You might not like what you find.




  • California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too

    African lionesses settle into their enclosure upon return to the Wildlife Waystation after animals were evacuated during the approach of the Sand Fire in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A virtual Noah's Ark of wild beasts and livestock has been relocated to save them from a massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles in a region that is home to exotic animal sanctuaries and horse ranches. Officials and volunteers at the Wildlife Waystation in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar moved about three-quarters of the sprawling facility's 400 animals on Saturday, including dozens of large animals such as tigers, lions, bears and cougars, founder Martine Colette said in a telephone interview. The so-called Sand Fire has charred 59 square miles (153 sq km) since it broke out on Friday in a mostly rural area around the community of Acton on the northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest.




  • Venezuela food shortages leave zoo animals hungry

    A lion sleeps inside his a cage at the Caricuao Zoo in CaracasBy Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - Some 50 animals have starved to death in the last six months at one of Venezuela's main zoos, according to a union leader, due to chronic food shortages that have plagued the crisis-stricken South American nation. The fatalities at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas include Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds - some of whom had not eaten for two weeks, according to Marlene Sifontes, 52, a union leader for employees of state parks agency Inparques which oversees zoos. Authorities have not given numbers, but state prosecutors have opened an investigation into the deaths of "various species of wildlife" at the zoo.




  • Dramatic footage shows tiger attacking woman in Beijing wildlife park
    China's state television CCTV broadcast footage showing a tiger attacking a woman at a Beijing wildlife park on Saturday (July 23), in an incident that left one dead and one injured. CCTV broadcast surveillance video showing a woman exiting the passenger's side of a car. As she approached the driver's side, a tiger attacked her from behind, and dragged her off screen.

  • 'Star Trek Beyond' boots 'Pets' to box office doghouse

    Star Trek Beyond Trailer #3 (2016) - Featuring "Sledgehammer" by Rihanna - Paramount Pictures screenshot video"Star Trek Beyond" boldly went to the top of the box office in its weekend debut, sending "The Secret Life of Pets" to the doghouse in the number two spot. Paramount's "Star Trek Beyond," the latest installment in the 50-year-old franchise, beamed up $59.6 million in gross receipts, according to estimates released by industry tracker Exhibitor Relations on Sunday. In the epic science-fiction adventure directed by Justin Lin, the crew of the USS Enterprise crash-land on a hostile planet and must find a way to escape from the villain Krall.




  • Box Office: 'Star Trek Beyond' Targets $56M-Plus Bow; 'Ice Age 5' Frozen Out by 'Pets'
    The latest 'Star Trek' is pacing behind the two previous installments; elsewhere, horror film 'Lights Out' scares up plenty of business, while conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary Clinton doc expands nationwide.

  • Sigourney Weaver honored with wildlife award
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Sigourney Weaver has been named the 2016 recipient of the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award by the Indianapolis Zoo.

  • Palestinian Doctor Dolittle cares for Gaza's stray dogs

    Palestinian man Saeed el-Aer gives a stray dog medical treatment at the organisation he helped set up, the Sulala Society for Training and Caring for Animals, in ZahraBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Among the many problems Gaza faces, from conflict to homelessness, power cuts and a lack of fresh water, Saeed el-Aer has dedicated himself to an unusual one: stray dogs. "We tour the streets and distribute food for days or a week until they get used to us and then we catch and bring them to the society," said Aer, referring to the organization he helped set up, the Sulala Society for Training and Caring for Animals. At the farm in Zahra, south of Gaza city on the coast, young volunteers feed the dogs by boiling chicken wings and legs in a large pot over a wood-fired stove.





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