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Whaling nations vote down bid for South Atlantic sanctuary

Portoroz - Whaling nations defeated a renewed bid Tuesday by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century.

U.S. BLM admits gun stolen from worker killed woman on S.F. pier

San Francisco - A gun allegedly used to kill a San Francisco woman on Pier 14 a week ago had been stolen from a federal agent just one week prior to the fatal shooting, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Lions, tigers and bears — Oh my, they're 'brothers'

Locust Grove - A new email about an old story is making its rounds through cyberspace, chronicling the story of Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear.

Toronto Zoo Elephants waiting for cooler weather before move

Toronto - Officials have decided a trio of elephants at the Toronto Zoo will have to wait until the fall before moving to a new sanctuary in Southern California.

Review: New on DVD for July 17, 2012 Special

This week’s releases include many dramatic and thrilling library titles; an unconventional choice about parenting; the latest adventures of a team of supernatural protectors; and a classic musical.

Young seals' bloodied heads nailed to entrance of Irish sanctuary

Two seal heads were found nailed to plaques outside the entrance to the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary in Co Kerry. Locals in the area believe that the sanctuary may have been targeted by people demanding a cull.

Op-Ed: Benalmádena cableway — Sea views, mountain walks and eagles Special

When visiting the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, why not take a trip in a cable car to the top of a mountain, where you can enjoy mountain strolls, wonderful views and a visit to the eagles.

PETA releases video of shelter it wants closed over cat treatment

Myrtle Beach - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released a video they say shows abuse and neglect at a South Carolina animal shelter, but county prosecutors said they found no signs of abuse at the facility.

Farm Sanctuary offers life and love Special

Watkins Glen - Now two decades old, the Farm Sanctuary takes in farm animals that have been harmed in some way or left for dead. After rehabilitating them and giving these animals a new lease on life they are then showered with plenty of attention and affection.

And this little piggy got rescued Special

Watkins Glen - Although it probably didn’t seem like it at the time, falling off of the back of a transport truck was one of the best things to happen to a six-week-old piglet this summer.

Cow with rare skin condition gets a new home

Chard - Harriet wanted to make friends, but the other cows wouldn’t accept her because she was different. The Hereford heifer, who was born with a rare skin condition, was given a new opportunity to make friends when she was taken to Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

Florida big cat sanctuary forced to move

Sharpes - A big cat sanctuary in Brevard County, Florida that cares for more than 50 tigers, lions, cougars and leopards is being forced to relocate.

Malaysian PM wants orangutans to attract eco-tourists to mainland

While the Malaysian part of Borneo does have orangutan sanctuaries, mainland Malaysia does not. The PM now wants to have a new eco-tourism attraction built near the capital, but finds it difficult to get the necessary primates moved.

R.I. Court Acts to Care for Animals Left Behind after Eviction

A Rhode Island judge today authorized the state’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to arrange for the care of some 136 animals left behind at the Bonniedale Farm in Glocester, RI, following the owner’s eviction Monday.

Bank may face animal cruelty charges after sanctuary eviction

Dan Mackenzie of Rhode Island was evicted yesterday from the farm that he ran as a sanctuary for unwanted animals that needed a safe place to stay. Left behind were 136 animals, including cats, dogs, sheep, horses, a llama, and even a 7-foot corn snake.

Palau creates world's first shark sanctuary

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has created the world's first shark sanctuary. Palau's President, Johnson Toribiong made the announcement during Friday's session of the UN General Assembly.

For Sale: 1 Natural Lake, Eco-friendly Want it to Remain Pristine

The largest natural lake in Los Angeles County is up for sale, or at least most of it is, including it’s legendary monster.

Op- ed: Chimp Philip Tells of The Escape from the Tacugama Sanctuary

Our cousin Philip who is a chimpanzee and an endangered species reports from his residence at the Tacugama Sanctuary tells us of his great escape and describes to us what his life has been like while living in captivity. But first let me tell you...

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Partial view of the city of Bogotá from Monserrate Mountain.
Partial view of the city of Bogotá from Monserrate Mountain.
Partial view of Bogotá  Colombia  from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport ...
Partial view of Bogotá, Colombia, from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport (in the center of the picture) is located 15 kilometres from downtown Bogotá.
Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from  La Candelaria  to Monserrate Mountain.
Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from "La Candelaria" to Monserrate Mountain.
Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving sho...
Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving shown in the center of the picture, behind the priest, dates from the 17th Century. The image has been attributed miraculous powers.
Inside the sanctuary of Saint Anthony s Church  candles glowed.
Inside the sanctuary of Saint Anthony's Church, candles glowed.

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