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A Teenager Stole a Lemur From a Zoo, and Almost Got Away With It

Anonymous - July 14,2019    0 Comments

|A Teenager Stole a Lemur From a Zoo, and Almost Got Away With ItAquinas Kasbar, 19, faces up to a year in prison for stealing Isaac, who Santa Ana Zoo officials say is the oldest ring-tailed lemur in captivity in North America.ImageIsaac, an endangered ring-tailed lemur, at the Santa Ana Zoo in California.

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'Terrified' woman finds snake in Marlow kitchen drawer

Anonymous - July 13,2019    0 Comments

The police and RSPCA were called to the home in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday.The animal - believed to be someone's pet - was taken away to be looked after by specialists and will be re-homed if its owner cannot be found.

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Rosa King inquest: Zookeeper mauled by tiger 'accidentally'

Anonymous - July 12,2019    0 Comments

Cambridgeshire assistant coroner Nicholas Moss said he was considering issuing a report calling for double gates to be fitted at all tiger enclosures, as Hamerton's now are.A spokeswoman for Hamerton Zoo said: "As concluded by the jury, Rosa's death was a tragic accident.

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An Alligator Captivates Chicago from Deep Inside a West Side Lagoon

Anonymous - July 12,2019    0 Comments

ImageThe authorities believe that someone dumped an illicit pet alligator at the Humboldt Park Lagoon in recent days.CreditCreditAshlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times, via Associated PressCHICAGO — Chicago has been captivated for several days by an alligator that was spotted in the unlikeliest of locations: a city park on the West Side.

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Peak levels of Highland biting midges expected soon

Anonymous - July 10,2019    0 Comments

The first of this year's hatchings in May happened two weeks earlier than usual, according to the scientists behind the Scottish Midge Forecast.But the cool and unsettled weather that followed affected the second hatching of midges and peak populations normally seen in June did not occur.

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Royal Welsh Show bans unvaccinated horses over equine flu fears

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Anna Stevens said equine flu left her horses with "the most awful runny noses and nasty coughs"



Horses which have not been properly vaccinated will not be allowed to enter this year's Royal Welsh Show due to fears over equine flu.The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) announced its decision on Tuesday after considering whether to cancel the horse section completely.

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More than 100 pearl mussels poached from Sutherland river

Anonymous - July 10,2019    0 Comments

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Poaching of freshwater pearl mussels has been a problem on other Highlands rivers



Police are investigating the poaching of freshwater pearl mussels at a Highlands river.The remains of more than 100 of the protected shellfish were found on the upper reaches of the River Oykel near Lubcroy in Sutherland on 4 July.

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Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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Silver gulls are the most common type of seagull



Seagulls all over Australia are carrying superbugs resistant to antibiotics, scientists say.They found more than 20% of silver gulls nationwide carrying bacteria such as E.

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Animal cruelty: 45 people banned from keeping animals in 2018

Anonymous - July 08,2019    0 Comments

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The USPCA has called for an "animal abusers register"



Courts in Northern Ireland banned 45 people from keeping animals in 2018 after they were convicted of animal cruelty.It is an increase from the 26 people banned in 2015.

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Wild animals in circuses to be banned in Wales under new law

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The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill would make it an offence



Plans to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales are moving a step closer.Welsh Government rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said wild animals should be "treated with respect".

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Orfei Circus tigers maul trainer to death in southern Italy

Anonymous - July 07,2019    0 Comments

One tiger set upon Ettore Weber, 61, on Thursday evening in Triggiano, near Bari, before the other three joined in.They then played with his body in their cage until paramedics and circus staff intervened, local media report.

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Cambridge University warning over runaway peahen

Anonymous - July 07,2019    0 Comments

The bird arrived at Trinity Hall's Wychfield site about four weeks ago.Staff put up posters to try to find her owners and asked students to refrain from feeding the bird, which has so far refused to leave the manicured gardens.

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Badgers lead mammal roadkill list

Anonymous - July 07,2019    0 Comments

Almost twice as many of the nocturnal animals have been counted compared with foxes and hedgehogs, which are next on the 2019 mammal roadkill list.The number of badgers and foxes being recorded as roadkill is generally in proportion with the animals' wider populations.

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Pregnant seal found in Essex 'was shot through heart'

Anonymous - July 07,2019    0 Comments

The animal was one of two discovered at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex on 7 January, sparking anger from conservation groups.They were sent for dissection and the Zoological Society of London confirmed one of the seals was shot with a rifle.

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Rooster Maurice in noisy French court battle with neighbours

Anonymous - July 05,2019    0 Comments

The cockerel has been accused of causing noise pollution by a retired couple with a holiday home on the picturesque French island of Oléron.His owner, Corinne Fesseau, says her cock is simply doing what cocks do.

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Fears over meerkat missing after burglary in Dorchester

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Meerkats held in captivity can develop behavioural problems unless they are properly cared for



A meerkat with "complex needs" is missing following a burglary at a house in Dorset.The two-year-old female was being cared for at a house near Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester after being injured and thrown out of its group.

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Snake on loose in Cambridge is 'risk to small animals'

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The male python escaped when its enclosure was not properly secured by a "snake-sitter"



A 9ft (2.7m) snake on the loose in Cambridge for more than 24 hours poses "a risk" to small animals, police warn.

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Cat flap uses AI to punish pet's killer instincts

Anonymous - July 02,2019    0 Comments

Ben Hamm used machine-learning software to train a system to recognise when his cat Metric was approaching with a rodent or bird in its mouth.When it detected such an attack, he said, a computer attached to the flap's lock triggered a 15-minute shut-out.

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Escapee pregnancy test frogs colonised Wales for 50 years

Anonymous - June 30,2019    0 Comments

Almost 60 years on from the arrival of Wales' unlikely new lodgers, it still isn't known precisely how - or when - the frogs made their way here.After laying an extensive number of traps, not a single African clawed frog was captured and researchers found this mass disappearance coincided with one in Lincolnshire - another place they colonised.

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Lurcher rehomed in Yorkshire after 578 days in kennels

Anonymous - June 28,2019    0 Comments

Three-year-old Gary spent nearly half his life at South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey after his original owners gave him up, the charity said.The RSPCA said as far as it was aware Gary had broken the record for its longest-staying resident.