Elephants

In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 16, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a written notice issued...
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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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This October 2017 photo provided by the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates shows a specimen of a pink-headed duck in Ithaca, N.Y. Because of the age of the specimen, the head has changed colors. In October 2017, Richard Thorns plans to launch a seventh expedition into the inaccessible wilds of Myanmar to search for the pink-headed duck that hasn’t been seen alive since 1949, and that was in India. No one has seen the bird alive in Myanmar in more than a century. (Marilu Lopez Fretts/Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink. Thorns' hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh expedition into the inaccessible wilds of Myanmar to search for the pink-headed duck...
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September 28, 2017 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market, highlighting the challenge of curbing wildlife trafficking across porous borders, a conservation group said Thursday. The number of Chinese-owned retail outlets...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo a game ranger stands next to a rotting elephant carcass poisoned by poachers with cyanide in Hwange National Park in Zimbabawe. Poachers in Zimbabwe have used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
September 27, 2017 - 7:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide. Poisoning...
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Crushed pieces of ivory spill out of a conveyor belt after having been crushed, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in New York's Central Park. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts over the last two years. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 03, 2017 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade. The artifacts placed ceremoniously onto a conveyor belt to be...
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This photo taken July 27, 2017, in Albany, N.Y., shows Ivory artifacts seized by NY state investigators to be crushed in Central park on Thursday, Aug. 3 to highlight New York's determination to crush the illegal ivory trade. (AP Photo/ Mary Esch)
August 03, 2017 - 6:12 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants are heading for a rock crusher in New York City's Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade. The artifacts being destroyed...
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August 01, 2017 - 6:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian government data shows that at least one person has been killed every day in conflict with a wild tiger or elephant for the past three years. The statistics released by the Environment Ministry count a total 1,144 people killed between April 2014 and May of this year. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Chinese officials watch as workers prepare ivory products for destruction during a ceremony in Beijing. An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Environmental Investigation Agency on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 said in a report that it uncovered a network of ivory trafficking syndicates operating out of Shuidong in Guangzhou province, which borders Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 04, 2017 - 4:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency said in a report Tuesday that it uncovered a...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Chinese officials watch as workers prepare ivory products for destruction during a ceremony in Beijing. An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Environmental Investigation Agency on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 said in a report that it uncovered a network of ivory trafficking syndicates operating out of Shuidong in Guangzhou province, which borders Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 03, 2017 - 10:35 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency said in a report Tuesday that it uncovered a...
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