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Loose moose munching on leaves in Idaho park gets captured

Loose moose munching on leaves in Idaho park is captured after making 2nd appearance in city
The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho - Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.

The 400-pound young female moose snacked on leaves and laid down in the shade Thursday in the park on the north side of Boise before authorities tranquilized and captured it.

Police had blocked off the park to prevent people from being harmed by the 2-year-old animal.

Coyote urban: String of sightings in Manhattan this year

Coyote urban: With a string of sightings, the animals are making moves in Manhattan
Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - One moseyed around Manhattan's East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week.

Tourists? Hipsters?

Coyotes.

A snake named Matilda: New species in Tanzania

World's newest snake, Matilda, has menacing yellow scales, horns, and a little girl's name
Jason Straziuso, The Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya - The world's newest snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it's named after a 7-year-old girl.

Matilda's Horned Viper was discovered in a small patch of southwest Tanzania about two years ago and was introduced last month as the world's newest known snake species in an issue of Zootaxa.

6 pandas amble toward freedom in China preserve

6 panda bred in captivity amble into nature preserve as China is reintroducing more to wild
The Associated Press

DUJIANGYAN, China - Six pandas bred in captivity wandered into an enclosed nature preserve in their native central China on Wednesday, a step toward eventually being reintroduced to the wild.

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