- Audit calls for formal deer management plan in Minnesota Updated: May-26-16 6:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources should develop a formal deer management plan that includes strategies to improve and maintain hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities, the state's legislative auditor said in a report Thursday.
- Mudslide slogs travel on key route in Glacier National Park Updated: May-26-16 6:01 pm
WEST GLACIER, Montana - For tourists trying to get to some sights in Glacier National Park, it's been a dam inconvenience.
- New England beachgoers warned: Don't take selfies with seals Updated: May-26-16 5:38 pm
BOSTON - The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don't take selfies with the seals.
- Porcupines clubbed to death but sheriff can't charge anyone Updated: May-26-16 5:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - A New York sheriff says nearly a dozen porcupines have been found beaten to death but he can't take action against the teenagers suspected of killing them.
- Man sentenced to prison for shooting grizzly bear in Montana Updated: May-26-16 4:36 pm
HELENA, Montana - A magistrate judge has sentenced a Washington state man to six months in prison for shooting and killing a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana last year.
- 2 Florida panthers killed in separate vehicle strikes Updated: May-26-16 4:27 pm
FORT MYERS, Florida - Officials say two Florida panthers have been found dead from separate vehicle strikes.
- Woman dies after motorcycle hits horse on Interstate 20 Updated: May-26-16 3:35 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - Authorities say a 30-year-old passenger on a motorcycle has died after the bike hit a horse standing in the middle of Interstate 20.
- South African lion - veteran of 2 escapes - gets new home Updated: May-26-16 11:31 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.
- Correction: Puppy Thief story Updated: May-26-16 11:07 am
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts - In a story May 24, The Associated Press erroneously described the role of a man who pleaded guilty in a case involving three stolen puppies. Paul Griffin pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, not theft.
- Spanish police seize 74 elephant tusks in Madrid house Updated: May-26-16 10:12 am
MADRID - Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.
- Attorney speaks on dog breeder's animal cruelty arrest Updated: May-26-16 9:03 am
HONOLULU - A dog breeder arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after more than 30 dogs were seized from his Kahaluu home and one was found dead no longer wants to be in the breeding business, according to his attorney.
- Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Japan zoo Updated: May-26-16 8:59 am
TOKYO - An elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69.
- Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away Updated: May-26-16 2:37 am
PORTLAND, Maine - With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.
- Siloam Springs State Park getting rails for hitching horses Updated: May-25-16 10:47 pm
CLAYTON, Illinois - Siloam Springs State Park in western Illinois is getting 25 new metal hitching rails to give horseback riders a place to tie up horses.
- 2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo Updated: May-25-16 10:06 pm
TORONTO - The hunt continues for two large rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo.
- Ex-owner: Jon Stewart's horse used for kids' finger-painting Updated: May-25-16 8:05 pm
KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania - A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife hadn't been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun as previously reported but had been used as a canvas for children's finger-painting parties, its former owner said.
- South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack Updated: May-25-16 1:47 pm
BELA-BELA, South Africa - "Dancing with rhinos," the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.
- Wisconsin DNR board approves reducing buck-only counties Updated: May-25-16 12:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin wildlife officials on Wednesday approved shrinking the number of northern counties where hunters can kill only bucks this fall, signaling they believe the herd in that region is rebounding.
- 20-foot-long whale washes ashore in Rhode Island Updated: May-25-16 11:40 am
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - A 20-foot-long minke whale has washed ashore at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
- Family dog euthanized after attacking baby in Florida Updated: May-25-16 9:56 am
PANAMA CITY, Florida - Authorities say a 9-month-old girl is recovering in a hospital after being attacked by the family's dog.
- PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots Updated: May-25-16 9:32 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- Buffalo Zoo's 1st lion cub in 25 years has a name: Tobias Updated: May-25-16 9:15 am
BUFFALO, New York - The first African lion cub to be born at the Buffalo Zoo in 25 years finally has an official name three months after his birth.
- Bears look for food in western North Carolina neighborhoods Updated: May-25-16 6:59 am
HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina - Experts say black bears are moving into neighborhoods in western North Carolina in search of food.
- Depp's dog fight with Australian deputy leader continues Updated: May-25-16 12:08 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."
- Elephant rescued from Swaziland delivers calf at Dallas Zoo Updated: May-24-16 9:11 pm
DALLAS - An elephant rescued from the southern African nation of Swaziland has given birth to a baby at the Dallas Zoo.