Birds

In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, D-O-G, a black and white cat with an unlikely name, lies next to a support dog in training at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. Officials from the facility took in the cat over the summer and say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. He helps train canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 16, 2017 - 7:36 am
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder. Two young polar bears ran...
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December 07, 2017 - 7:15 am
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Amid the Christmas lights and garlands, one South Carolina neighborhood features more unusual decorations in its trees — vulture carcasses. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the neighborhood homeowners group for Brickyard Plantation in Mount Pleasant is in the...
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This illustration provided by Lukas Panzarin, with Andrea Cau for scientific supervision, shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur. The creature, about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, had a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swan-like neck and killer claws. (Lukas Panzarin via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim. That...
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This undated photo released by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows a Northern brown kiwi in New Zealand. Global conservation group IUCN’s update issued Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, mostly includes news of grave threats to many species, much of it caused due to loss of habitat and unsustainable farming and fisheries practices. The IUCN said that it has upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to progress in controlling predators like weasel-like stoats and cats. (Neil Robert Hutton via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 4:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:04 pm
Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid parts such as motors and batteries. That's according to a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday. The report's researchers say aircraft-manufacturing standards designed for...
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November 18, 2017 - 10:18 am
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials are predicting improved conditions this fall for hunting ducks and geese. Waterfowl hunting season opened Saturday in Georgia. Department of Natural Resources biologist Greg Balkcom says state-managed wetlands that were dry a year ago now have...
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October 28, 2017 - 3:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The new Apple store in downtown will dim its lights after complaints from wildlife groups that say its glassy facade is causing deadly bird strikes. The Chicago Tribune reports that Apple spokesman Nick Leahy says the Cupertino, California-based company would "get the lights down" as...
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This Oct. 23, 2017, photo provided by Scott Babcock shows a seal that wound up on the runway at the airport in Utiqiagvik, Alaska. A sled was brought in to remove the seal in the community formerly known as Barrow, Alaska. (Scott Babcock via AP)
October 28, 2017 - 7:19 am
A HIPPOPOTAMUS SPOTTED US: FIONA THE HIPPO WATCHES AS COUPLE GET ENGAGED CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo, Fiona, has drawn a lot of love but perhaps none quite like this moment: From her exhibit, she got a front-row seat to a wedding proposal between two of her fans. A...
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October 23, 2017 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York. JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones says Flight 877 landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday...
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