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58 Australian fairy penguins slaughtered in suspected dog attack

Sydney - Wildlife officials in the southern Australia on Wednesday announced an investigation into the mass death of 58 penguins they believe were killed in a dog attack.

Aussie same-sex penguin 'couple' tickled pink by foster egg

Sydney - Two male penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after.

Woman's body found after Australian crocodile attack

Sydney - The body of an indigenous women was recovered by Australian police Friday following a reported crocodile attack in a remote part of the country's north.

Hundreds of dogs hound May for 'Wooferendum' on Brexit

London - Huskies, Chihuahuas, boxers and beagles -- and even a lumbering Leonberger -- joined a "Wooferendum march" in central London on Sunday as their pro-European owners called for a new people's vote on Brexit.

Farmers furious as France helicopters bear into Pyrenees

Sarrance - French authorities helicoptered a Slovenian she-bear into the Pyrenees mountains on Thursday, despite an all-night protest by furious local farmers who fear she will eat their sheep.

No Brexit camp deploy 5,000 dogs for 'Wooferendum' march

London - Anti-Brexit campaigners are planning to march on parliament on Sunday accompanied by up to 5,000 dogs to hound Prime Minister Theresa May into holding a second referendum on EU membership.

Myanmar torches $1.3m of illegal wildlife parts

Nay Pyi Taw - Elephant skins, clouded leopard remains and tiger bones were among a $1.3 million haul of illegal wildlife incinerated Thursday in Myanmar's first ever public event of its kind against the illicit trade.

S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Brits - Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary. But these cubs are unique.

Men wanted for killing and torturing kangaroos in Australia

Sydney - Three men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos are being hunted by police in Australia, just days after a man was arrested for intentionally mowing down emus in another high-profile animal cruelty case.

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Sydney - Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

New Delhi - The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Pau - Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Pau - Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police

Washington - A swimmer has died from an apparent shark bite off the coast of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States, a police report on the rare incident said.

Young elephant electrocuted in Thailand

Bangkok - A young male elephant was electrocuted in Thailand after stumbling into a drain and crashing into a restaurant sign, police said Saturday.

Belugas adopt toothy whale lost in Canadian waters

Ottawa - A lonely narwhal that strayed far from its Arctic habitat has apparently found a new family in a pod of belugas in Canada's Saint Lawrence River, a marine conservation group said Thursday.

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

Colombo - Animal sacrifices at Hindu temples could be banned in Sri Lanka under new plans announced Wednesday, after growing protests over the rituals from the country's Buddhist majority as well as moderate Hindus.

World sailing 'disappointed' over Japan dolphin show

Apo - The world sailing federation voiced disappointment on Tuesday after a dolphin show was held at an Olympic test event near Tokyo, sparking criticism.

'Major transformation' ahead for Earth's ecosystems: study

Tampa - The Earth's forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a "major transformation" in the next century due to climate change, international scientists warned on Thursday.

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

Mexico - More than 300 sea turtles from an endangered species were found dead on a beach in southern Mexico, trapped in a banned type of fishing net, environmental authorities said.

Two koalas die in a month at Belgian zoo

Apo - Two of the three koalas at a top Belgian zoo have died in the space of a month, officials said Tuesday while rejecting fears of an "epidemic" among the Australian marsupials.

Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Apo - Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

Kochi - A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

Matupa - A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

Sarasota - A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.

Hero dog 'saves Indian family' in flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi - A family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up moments before a landslide destroyed their home, local media reported Monday.Mohanan P.

Fresh fears over fate of Macau's abandoned greyhounds

Macau - Fears for more than 500 greyhounds cooped up at a shuttered racetrack in Macau have been reignited after a plan to rehome them hit red tape.

Icelandic wildlife group calls for hybrid whale killing probe

Reykjav - Icelandic conservationists have asked prosecutors to probe whether the killing of a rare hybrid whale was illegal, a lawyer said on Thursday.

Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears

Knezja Njiva - When he used to go hunting, Miha Mlakar would dream of killing a bear. But today the 33-year-old from Slovenia makes his living watching the animals, peacefully, in their natural forest environment.

Record Arctic heat drives reindeer into cool tunnels

Oslo - Norwegian authorities have urged motorists to watch out for reindeer that are seeking refuge in tunnels to cool themselves amid extreme heat in the nation's far north.
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