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May 10, 2018 9:46 PM Tanzania Evicted Maasai People and Burned Their Homes for Safari Tourism, Group Says

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania’s ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based policy think tank charged Thursday. Villagers in northern Tanzania’s Loliondo area, near the Ngorongoro Crater tourism hotspot, have been evicted 91

May 8, 2018 5:17 PM North Carolina researchers catch 9.5-foot alligator in Kitty Hawk canal

Alligator researchers caught and released a 9.5-foot alligator in North Carolina Monday. The gator, which was found swimming in a canal in Kitty Hawk, was captured by researchers with Coastal NC Alligator Research group. They announced the news on Facebook. The researchers were at a nearby doughnut shop when they heard a local radio station report that the gator 829

May 6, 2018 9:59 AM Giraffe kills filmmaker at wildlife facility in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – A giraffe has killed a South African filmmaker who was on assignment at a wildlife facility northwest of Johannesburg. Filming agency CallaCrew says Carlos Carvalho was filming a feature on Wednesday at the Glen Afric farm in Broederstroom when he "had a fatal run-in with a giraffe on set." The agency says Carvalho was flown to a Johannesburg 58

May 2, 2018 9:15 AM Wood frogs' winter survival may depend on holding in urine: study

A wood frog is seen in Ohio, April 24, 2018. In a report released May 1, 2018, scientists have found that wood frogs, which don’t urinate in the winter, recycle urea, the main waste in urine, into useful nitrogen which keeps the small animals alive as they hibernate and freeze. (Associated Press) Wood frogs hold in urine all winter as a survival mechanism 516

May 1, 2018 4:52 PM Florida man splashes water at manatees, lands in jail

A Florida fisherman learned a valuable lesson last week: Don't mess with a manatee. Luis Tornas Perez, 49, was fishing on Long Key near mile marker 55 when he came across a group of about 16 manatees who were mating. Luis Tornas Perez, 49, was arrested for splashing water at a group of manatees. (Plantation Key Jail) Instead of leaving them alone, as required 1255

April 23, 2018 11:27 PM Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Copyright infringement 777

April 23, 2018 6:55 PM Monkeys can’t claim copyrights for selfies, U.S. appeals court rules

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits claiming animals have copyrights to photographs, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday in a case over selfies taken by a monkey. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos. The appeals 441

April 19, 2018 2:53 PM Baby owls born on California windowsill gawk at workers in viral photo

A North Spotted Owl is seen perched in a tree. (Courtesy Shane Jeffries/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout via Reuters) Three baby owls in California don’t appear to know the meaning of personal space. The owls were born on a University of California, Los Angeles windowsill, according to Michael Lens, an associate professor of urban planning and public 242

April 9, 2018 7:45 PM Gov. Rick Scott's press secretary, 33, dies in Florida Keys boat crash

Governor Rick Scott’s longtime Press Secretary Jereima Bustamante died Sunday night in a boating accident in the Florida Keys. Governor Rick Scott’s longtime Press Secretary Jereima Bustamante died Sunday night after the boat she was in crashed in the Florida Keys. Bustamante, 33, suffered blunt force trauma, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 177

April 5, 2018 9:40 AM Bollywood Star Salman Khan Has Been Convicted of Poaching Protected Antelopes

Indian actor Salman Khan was found guilty of wildlife poaching and sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday in a decades-long case that has seen the Bollywood superstar dodge multiple prior charges. An Indian court in Jodhpur convicted Khan of killing two blackbucks, a protected species also called Indian antelopes, while shooting a film in India’s 85