Posts Tagged Mammals

2015 Westminster pack to include 2 new breeds

Falko, left, a wire-haired vizsla, and Luna, a coton de tulear, pose on stage with their owners during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — One is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian winters. The other is a happy-go-lucky companion from the island of Madagascar. Both will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year.

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Mississippi changes its squirrel hunting season

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A new state law has expanded squirrel season in Mississippi.

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Harpist’s mellow tone soothes apes at St. Paul zoo

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo Terri Tacheny plays her harp as one of the gorillas stood nearby outside the Primate House at Como Zoo in in St. Paul, Minn. Tacheny, 57, a zoo volunteer, plays once a month for an appreciative audience that ambles down to their barrier as soon as Tacheny begins setting up her harp. She’s been doing it for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Harpist Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys seemed a little lethargic.

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