• A child touches the head of a gorilla statue where flowers have been placed outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. On Saturday, a special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Authorities said the boy is expected to recover. He was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    ‘Mommy loves you!’: Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.

  • In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Gold Rush Dancer and jockey Flavien Prat, inside, win the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes horse race Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

    Gold Rush Dancer wins Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Gold Rush Dancer won the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita on California Gold Rush Day for state bred or sired horses.

  • FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PAUL WATSON - Canadian captain Paul Watson speaks with the Associated-Press in Paris, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Founder  of Greenpeace and the controversial Sea Shepherd, anti-whaling activist Watson has a long history of confronting governments, and is on Interpol’s international fugitives list, but now, France has granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    PARIS (AP) — He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.

  • FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PAUL WATSON - Canadian captain Paul Watson speaks with the Associated-Press in Paris, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Founder  of Greenpeace and the controversial Sea Shepherd, anti-whaling activist Watson has a long history of confronting governments, and is on Interpol’s international fugitives list, but now, France has granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    PARIS (AP) — He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.

  • In this May 25, 2016, photo, South Dakota wildlife official Thea Miller, the director of the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls, S.D., holds a rabbit while children pet it and listen to her talk about the need to avoid rescuing healthy baby wild animals. Miller has started a social media campaign to remind people to leave baby wild animals alone. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)

    Leave baby wild animals alone, new campaign stresses

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota wildlife official is trying to combat a scene she sees several times every summer: A mom and her children show up carrying a box with holes poked in the top and a baby wild animal inside.

  • Audit calls for formal deer management plan in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the Department of Natural Resources should develop a formal deer management plan that includes strategies to improve and maintain hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a right whale peers up from the water in Cape Cod Bay near Provincetown, Mass. A mobile phone app designed to help mariners steer clear of endangered whales is growing in popularity, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's helping keep the giant animals alive. The "Whale Alert" app provides a real-time display of the ocean and the position of the mariner's ship, along with information about where whales have been heard or seen recently. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

    Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.

  • In this photo taken Friday May 20, 2016, Hope, the rhino, is prepared for surgery, headed by veterinarian Gerhard Steenkamp, right, inside her pen in Bela Bela, South Africa.  A year ago, Hope survived a horrific attack by poachers who darted her and then hacked off her horns and part of her face. Since then, the mutilated rhino has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as they go along. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack

    BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) — “Dancing with rhinos,” the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.

  • In this file image made from video released by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on April 18, 2016, actor Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard speak in a videotaped apology played during a hearing at the Southport Magistrates Court on Queensland state's Gold Coast.  Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce boasted on Wednesday, May 25 that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato." (Australian Government via AP Video) AUSTRALIA OUT

    Depp’s dog fight with Australian deputy leader continues

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp’s head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be “inbred with a tomato.”

  • Correction: Declawing Cats story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.