CHICAGO (AP) 07/10 — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks.Read more »
By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 07/10 — Police and customs officials have carried out the most widespread anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever in a joint global operation that’s led to the seizure of tens of thousands of endangered animals and the arrest of nearly 600 suspects.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) 06/19 — An Alabama man has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” that he calls a pet.Police are searching for Mickey Paulk on drug and other charges after claiming they found a caged squirrel during a search.Read more »
By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 06/15 — One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers,
By SOPHIA ROSENBAUM, Associated Press 06/09 – Alicia Jessop knew Friday was going to be a memorable day, but she didn’t realize it would be one she’d never forget.
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) 05/05 — Police rescued an Indiana woman after three deer crashed through a window, trapping her inside her apartment with the skittish animals.Read more »
DETROIT (AP) 05/13 — The city of Detroit has agreed to pay about $60,000 to settle a lawsuit with the owners of three dogs that were killed during a police raid.Read more »
By ANNABELLE LIANG, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) 04/10 — Singapore has seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals over the past week,
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) 03/24 — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali,Read more »
HELSINKI (AP) 02/24 — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) 02/18 — A rattlesnake in Florida ended up in the back of a police car.
The snake was being carried by a homeless man claiming to be ‘an agent of God’
HOUSTON (AP) 02/13 — A woman who called Houston’s non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned home told the shocked dispatcher: “I’m not lying.”Read more »
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) 02/13 — Kali, the 12-year-old rare Goeldi’s monkey reported stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo, has been found safe and sound.Read more »
By VIOLET LAW, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) 02/01 — Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million combined,
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) 02/01 — Officials say a staggeringly large bust of smuggled ivory and pangolin scales in Uganda is worth $3.5 million.
Uganda Revenue Authority spokesman Vincent Seruma told reporters on Friday that the intercepted shipment contained more than three tons of elephant tusks and nearly a half-ton of pangolin scales.
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) 01/24 — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression.
Joie Henney, 65, said his registered emotional support animal named Wally likes to snuggle and give hugs,
FRISCO, Texas (AP) 11/29 — Police say a coyote has attacked four joggers in the past month in the Dallas metro area.
McHENRY, Md. (AP) 10/14 — Wildlife officials in Maryland tracked a black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head.
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) 09/29 — An Ohio police department outside Cleveland where fans of the “Road Runner” cartoon are apparently employed has a request for residents after a string of recent coyote sightings.