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Post-tsunami, Japan’s pets struggle to survive

SENDAI, Japan (AFP) – Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan’s tsunami-ravaged northeast coast. Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies…

Necropsy indicates Knut the polar bear had brain damage

BERLIN (AFP) – Berlin’s superstar polar bear Knut, who died suddenly over the weekend aged just four, likely fell victim to undiagnosed brain damage, his zoo said Tuesday. Berlin Zoo said in a statement that a preliminary necropsy conducted Monday revealed “significant changes to the brain, which could be seen…

Polar bear Knut’s autopsy begins in Berlin

BERLIN – Vets began Monday an autopsy on Berlin Zoo’s superstar polar bear Knut after his untimely and unexplained death aged just four, as fans left flowers, candles and poignant messages at his former home. However, it remained unclear when the results from the examination of Knut, who was found…

BP sued for burning endangered sea turtles alive

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Animal welfare groups sued BP for burning endangered sea turtles and asked a federal court to stop the oil giant’s “controlled burns” on the Gulf of Mexico spill. “It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill…

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