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Great snakes! Indonesians wrestle with giant python

Pariaman - A viral video showing a gigantic python wrapping itself around an Indonesian villager has secured more than a million views, after locals wrestled with the serpent before successfully caging it.

Hummingbirds thrive at innovative Mexico gardens

Mexico - In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love.

Galapagos giant tortoise gene study hints at longevity secrets

Quito - Galapagos giant tortoises possess genetic variants linked to DNA repair, immune response and cancer suppression -- providing clues into their longevity, according to a study published Monday.

New Zealand whale strandings 'linked to ocean warming'

Wellington - More than 50 beached pilot whales perished in New Zealand Friday, the latest in a spate of mass strandings this week that experts have linked to rising ocean temperatures.

Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: researchers

Sydney - Australia's unique platypus population is shrinking under pressure from agriculture and pollution, putting the egg-laying mammals' future in doubt, researchers said in a report published Thursday.

Swiss voters back insurance company spying

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday approved a law that gives insurance companies broad leeway to spy on suspected welfare cheats despite concerns raised about right to privacy.

Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor

Kupang - Tourists keen for a close-up look at komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way.

South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

Seoul - South Korean officials on Thursday began to dismantle the country's largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.

De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote

Suisse - Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues.

Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

Sydney - A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend.

Rare Sumatran tiger rescued from beneath shop in Indonesia

Pekanbaru - A rare Sumatran tiger that was trapped beneath the floor of a shop for three days has been rescued, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

New Delhi - A baby died after a monkey snatched it from its mother's arms, Indian police investigating the incident in the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said on Thursday.

French fashion giant Jean Paul Gaultier goes fur-free

Paris - Animal rights groups hailed on Monday Jean Paul Gaultier's announcement that he is joining the growing ranks of fashion designers to ban fur from their collections.

Man killed in third shark attack in weeks on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A man has died after being mauled by a shark in the third such attack in two months at a popular tourist site on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, authorities said Tuesday.

Chile to ask British Museum to return extinct mammal remains

Santiago - Chile announced on Sunday that it will ask the British Museum in London to return the remains of a mylodon, an extinct mammal that lived in Patagonia about 10,000 years ago.

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

Mumbai - A man-eating tiger that claimed more than a dozen victims in two years has been shot dead in India, sparking controversy over the legality of its killing.

Daddy cool: Same-sex penguin couple become parents

Sydney - Two male penguins who paired up as a "same-sex couple" have successfully incubated a baby chick and are "doting" on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday.

Police seize lion cub from Paris suburb apartment

Cr - French police seized a six-week-old lion cub from an apartment in a Paris suburb, and arrested its owner, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday.

Scientists spot six near-extinct vaquita porpoises

Mexico - The near-extinct vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has not yet disappeared from its habitat off the coast of Mexico, a research team said Wednesday after spotting six of them.

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.
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