Tiger kills keeper at Palm Beach Zoo

Apr 16, 2016

Tiger kills keeper at Palm Beach Zoo

A Malayan tiger attacked and killed a veteran keeper Friday afternoon at a South Florida zoo, officials said. Stacey Konwiser, 38, was killed by the 13-year-old male tiger in an enclosure known as the night house, which is not visible to the public, Palm ...

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

Apr 14, 2016

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

A chimpanzee that escaped from a Sendai zoo was caught Thursday afternoon in a nearby residential area after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from power lines. The male chimpanzee Chacha was one of the five chimpanzees kept at the Yagiyama Zoological ...

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Apr 7, 2016

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Stone Age humans populated the Scottish islands with red deer transported “considerable distances” by boat, researchers said Wednesday. They admitted surprise at our prehistoric ancestors’ seafaring prowess. DNA analysis revealed that deer on Scotland’s northernmost islands were unlikely to have come from the closest ...

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

Apr 7, 2016

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

America’s largest band of wild bison can roam public lands outside its home at Yellowstone National Park without facing certain slaughter, under an agreement reached by U.S., state and tribal leaders on Wednesday. The plan allows bison, also known as buffalo, to range on ...

Apr 5, 2016

Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams

Vietnam has predicted “very high adverse effects” on the Mekong River environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream. The warning is the result of a 2½ year study submitted by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission comprising Thailand, ...

Animal rights activists target China dog meat festival

Apr 4, 2016

Animal rights activists target China dog meat festival

Animal rights activists are seeking to shut down an annual summer dog meat festival in southern China blamed for blackening the country’s international reputation as well as fueling extreme cruelty to canines and unhygienic food handling practices. Activists from a coalition of groups said ...