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California agency bans captive orca breeding at SeaWorld

San Diego - On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of tanks used to hold killer whales at SeaWorld in San Diego.

Like breeds with like in animal study

Paris - As indication in a new laboratory study, mice pairs with similar anxiety levels produce offspring more quickly than coupled animals with differing personalities.

New species of frog can breed in a unique way

A newly described frog species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles. This method of reproduction has surprised scientists.

Study: Sheep with parasites reproduce better

Researchers have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. The finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection.

How monkeys avoid cross-species breeding

Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates use tell-tale facial characteristics to avoid cross-species breeding, according to a new study.

San Francisco's 'Rat Girl' is causing problems (Video)

San Francisco - A 43-year-old woman known as "Erica J," or by the nickname "Rat Girl," has been actively breeding rats in a residential hotel in Minna Street and then releasing them "into the wild," so to speak, in the local parks.

Endangered giraffe killed in freak Spanish road accident

Valencia - A 2-year-old female giraffe named Jerezana, was en route from Jerez de la Frontera to the Bioparc de Valencia, when a truck crashed into the convoy transporting the animal. She was severely injured in the accident and later had to be put to sleep.

France bids farewell to Jocko the Bull, thousands of cows widowed

Last month Jocko Besne, the most prodigious breeding bull in France died in Loire-atlantique department in western France. Following Jocko's death, an estimated 400,000 offspring have been left fatherless.

Turtle Brigade Snarls Flights at New York's Kennedy Intl Airport

It would seem bizarre that turtles would be able to block a runway at New York's huge Kennedy Airport. But it happened Wednesday as a group of about 100 diamondback terrapin turtles closed a runway down for nearly an hour.

Zoo may be fined for breeding 'Ligers'

Taipei - A private zoo in Taiwan could be fined and have a have a couple of newborn animals seized for allowing two protected animals to cross-breed. Three liger cubs were born at the zoo, but only two survived, and the tigress has rejected them.

Mesozoic Romance: Dinosaurs bred young

Even the dinosaurs had precocious teenagers. New evidence indicates that they started breeding at pre-adult ages. One thing that’s becoming clear is that they definitely didn’t breed like reptiles, much more like birds or mammals.

Chinese man gets death for ant-breeding scam

A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for conning people out of 3 billion yuan ($387 million) in a giant scam to breed ants, local media said Thursday.

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