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Musk's Neuralink faces federalBrain-implant company accused of causing needless suffering and deaths amid pressure from CEO Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential... animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments. The federal investigation, which has not been previously reported, was opened in recent months by the US Department of Agriculture's inspector general at the request of a federal prosecutor, according to two sources with knowledge of...
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2,500 Caspian seals found deadDeaths of endangered species probably happened a couple weeks ago, with the cause as yet unknown About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said on... Sunday. Regional officials initially reported on Saturday that 700 dead seals had been found on the coast, but the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment later raised the figure to about 2,500.
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Georgia sheepdog fights off,A Georgia sheepdog is recovering from injuries after squaring off against a pack of coyotes, killing eight of them, while protecting his herd.
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Lion cubs rescued from UkraineThe small pride -- a male named Taras and three females named Stefania, Lesya and Prada -- are all between 4 and 5 months old.
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Anger mounts after the killing of children, including Keketso Saule, by pit bulls in South Africa.
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Famous Mexican search and rescue dog Frida dies

New York Post - 16 Nov 2022 03:23
Famous Mexican search andFrida, a yellow Labrador retriever rescue dog that gained fame in the days following Mexico's Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake, has died.
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Vandals release 40,000 minks at Ohio farm

NY Daily News - 16 Nov 2022 03:21
Vandals release 40,000 minksMink farming, in which the animals are killed for their luxurious coats, has long been criticized by animal rights activists.
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Sydney's Taronga zoo put intoCode one issued at 7.30am and cub tranquillised before lions back in enclosure Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily... news podcast Five lions broke out of their enclosure at Sydney's Taronga zoo on Wednesday morning, forcing staff to hide in "safe zones". The lions - four adults and one cub - were seen outside their enclosure at about 6.30am.
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King cobra that escaped fromA snake traveled back to its exhibit at a Swedish zoo after escaping earlier this month, the animal center's CEO said Sunday.
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Woman gored by bison sparksExperts fear that social media is leading people to put themselves at risk around dangerous animals.
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Snake on plane sendsA snake sent a United Airlines flight into a panic on Monday after screaming passengers spotted the slithery stowaway as the plane pulled into Newark International Airport.
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Almost 70% of animalHuge scale of human-driven loss of species demands urgent action, say world's leading scientists Earth's wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% in just under 50 years, according to a... leading scientific assessment, as humans continue to clear forests, consume beyond the limits of the planet and pollute on an industrial scale. From the open ocean to tropical rainforests, the abundance of birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles is in freefall, declining on average by more than two-thirds between 1970 and 2018, according to the WWF and Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) biennial Living Planet Report. Two years ago, the figure stood at 68%, four years ago, it was at 60%.
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A champion of chonk isRocked by a voting scandal, this year's Fat Bear Week was unlike any other. 747 took the crown after beating out newcomer 901.      
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Nearly 200 stranded pilotRescue efforts are continuing for the 35 surviving whales on Ocean Beach near Strahan after the second mass stranding to occur in Australia in two days Follow our Australia news live blog for the... latest updates Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcast Nearly 200 stranded pilot whales have died on Tasmania's west coast as rescue efforts continue for around 35 animals. A pod of about 230 pilot whales became stranded on Wednesday on Ocean Beach, west of Strahan. Some were also stranded on a sand flat inside Macquarie Harbour, south of the town. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning
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Lion kills man who climbedMan attacked and fatally injured after scaling security fence in Accra, wildlife officials say A lion in a Ghana zoo has killed a man who scaled the fence and landed in its enclosure, wildlife... officials said. The man was attacked by the lion after jumping over the security fences of the zoo in the capital, Accra, on Sunday, said the Forestry Commission, the state agency in charge of wildlife in Ghana.
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US firm behind Tasmanian tigerPromotional content for Colossal Biosciences has been posted on Instagram and TikTok using the hashtag #ColossalPartner Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news... app, morning email briefing or daily news podcast The US firm behind the effort to resurrect the Tasmanian tiger has taken the unusual step of engaging social media influencers to promote its research. The announcement last week that Australian and US scientists had launched a multimillion-dollar project to bring back the thylacine received wide coverage.
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Alligator kills 88-year-oldAuthorities were notified of an alligator "standing guard" next to a human body in a gated adult community Monday morning.      
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Renowned snake researcher deadWilliam H. "Marty" Martin, 80, was killed on Aug. 3 after he was bitten by a timber rattler on his property in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, according to his wife, Renee Martin.
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Freya the walrus: NorwayOnlookers continue to get close to 'stressed' 600kg mammal in Oslo despite appeals to keep a distance Norwegian authorities say they are considering putting down a walrus that won hearts basking in... the sun of the Oslo fjord, because of the danger to the public and itself from sightseers. Despite repeated appeals to the public to keep their distance from the walrus - a young female weighing 600kg (1,300 pounds) that has been nicknamed Freya - the mammal continues to attract big crowds, the fisheries directorate has said.
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Stranded beluga whale removedAfter nearly six hours of work, the 800kg cetacean was lifted from the river by crane and placed on a barge The beluga whale stranded in the River Seine in northern France has reportedly been removed... from the water early on Wednesday in the first stage of an ambitious rescue operation. After nearly six hours of work, the 800-kilogram (1,800-pound) cetacean was lifted from the river by a net and crane at around 4am (0200 GMT) and placed on a barge under the immediate care of a dozen veterinarians.
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Dog rescued after plummetingThe 4-year-old cocker spaniel poodle mix somehow wiggled out of his collar, before running free and toppling from a high spot in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
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Georgia dog rescued afterRescue crews in Oconee County, Georgia were called out Saturday morning after the owners of a 50-pound Boxer found their pet at the bottom of an abandoned well.
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UK forest is home again forThe bison were released in wooded area behind two fences and can freely move around about 1,000 acres of woodland without human interruption.      
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Cat born with two faces inA rare kitten born with two faces (pictured) in northern Thailand is beginning to thrive after it defied odds it would die within a couple of hours of its birth.
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Shark attacks Long IslandSuffolk County officials said the lifeguard had been playing a victim during a training exercise Sunday when the shark bit him in the chest and hand.      
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