• Correction: Louisiana Chimps Moving story

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 3 about chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the organization Project Chimps, that a university laboratory in Louisiana was the first non-federal lab to agree to move all of its chimpanzees to sanctuary. The nonprofit organization said later the New Iberia Research Center was one of the first non-federal programs to release its entire population of research chimps.

  • Big horn sheep spotted in Silver City

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Residents of Silver City have spotted big horn sheep in the area, a rare event for the southern New Mexico city.

  • Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus

    MADRID (AP) — Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.

  • In this April 29, 2016, image made from video provided by Cat TV host Koo Eun-je, stray cats approach foods prepared by South Korean Koo Eun-je, the 35-year-old host of the online Cat TV, at "a restaurant for cats" in JeollaNamdo, South Korea. The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea are stray cats, eating food left out for them as viewers sit enrapt at their feline charms. Koo's livestreamed “Cats Meok Bang” show is a twist on an online trend of young South Korean men and women tucking into feasts in real time, while viewers send messages and sometimes virtual cash. In a country where young adults increasingly live and dine alone, the shows have become so popular, some hosts have made small or big fortunes from the virtual cash sent from viewers. (Cat TV host Koo Eun-je via AP) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    South Korea’s latest online celebrities: Stray cats eating

    JANGSEONG, South Korea (AP) — The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea stay out of sight most of the day. Viewers don’t seem to mind waiting for hours while nothing happens. When the stray cats finally come to eat the food left out for them, people watching online sit enrapt at their feline charms.

  • In this undated photo provided the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a bald eagle perches on a tree branch along the Chilkat River within the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve outside Haines, Alaska. The preserve is about 10 miles downstream from a copper and zinc prospect that could someday be developed into a hard rock mine. Critics say a spill from mining operations could harm salmon in the rivers of the preserve, where up to 4,000 eagles gather each winter to feed on the fish after they spawn. (Cheryl McRoberts/American Bald Eagle Foundation via AP)

    Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.

  • The Latest: Feds reviewing proposed wolf legislation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on federal legislation regarding recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):

  • In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf is seen at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. Two U.S. senators from the West have introduced legislation that would push the federal government to work with states to revamp a decades-old recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The legislation also calls for the states to assume control if federal officials fail to comply. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    2 US senators want states included in wolf management

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from the West want state wildlife authorities and ranchers to have more say in how the federal government manages endangered Mexican gray wolves.

  • This image released by the Smithsonian Channel shows host David Attenborough during the filming of "Micro Monsters with David Attenborough," a series about insects, premiering Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on the Smithsonian Channel. (Colossus Productions/Smithsonian Channel via AP)

    David Attenborough at 90: still an eager student of nature

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Attenborough, who turns 90 on Sunday, isn’t resting on his laurels or any other element of the natural world he’s explored so fully.

  • In this Dec. 9, 2014, photo, golden jellyfish swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, who have delighted in snorkeling among the millions of golden jellyfish which can fill the water as thick as corn chowder. But some tourists in recent weeks have struggled to find even a single jellyfish, prompting at least one tour operator to suspend its trips.(Kevin Davidson via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

    In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?

  • Kimberlee Stevens, of Middlesex, Vt., holds Peep, a 3-year-old wood duck, at her home Monday, May 2, 2016. Stevens' dog found Peep when it was a chick and brought it home. Vermont wildlife officials tried to take Peep away from Stevens, but the state relented after a public outcry. Last week the state issued the family a permit to keep the duck. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit

    MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.