News from the Field

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Frosted Flakes-Fed Monkey Bites Illegal Owner

A Javan macaque subsisting on a diet including Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after biting its owner on the hand and arm. The monkey was being kept, illegally, as a pet by a... Read More

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Kennedy, Dempster Climb Ogre

American climbers Kyle Dempster and Hayden Kennedy made the third ascent of Baintha Brakk in Pakistan, climbing a new line up the peak's south face. "Six months ago I wondered if pulling off two... Read More

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Third Hantavirus Death Reported

Officials on Thursday announced the third hantavirus death of a visitor to Yosemite National Park. As many as 10,000 people may have been exposed to the rodent-borne disease after sleeping in the... Read More

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Mt. Kenya's Wildlife to Be Fenced In

The Kenyan government has approved the construction of an electric fence around Mount Kenya to stop animals from straying from local forests and destroying nearby crops. The project, led by the... Read More

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Hurricane Isaac Dredges Up BP Oil

Flooding and waves from Hurricane Isaac have washed up oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Tar balls have washed up on sections of shore in Alabama, and Louisiana officials have had to close... Read More