Animals

Canine shelter takes on Tehran stray dog problem _ humanely

Mar 16, 2017

Tehran government hires dog shelter to deal more humanely with burgeoning problem of strays in Iranian capital

Before "Lion," the story behind an unlikely family reunion

Mar 1, 2017

Four years before the Oscar-nominated movie "Lion" was released, two AP reporters told the story of Saroo Brierley's complicated reunion with his mother, Fatima Munshi

Elephant habitats shrink in India as encroachments increase

Feb 10, 2017

Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India has forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals

Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

Feb 9, 2017

The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India; its fortunes may turn on local pride

Elephant herd attacks Nepal village, killing 1, injuring 2

Dec 28, 2016

A herd of elephants has attacked a village in southwest Nepal, killing one person and wounding two others

2 killed while protesting evictions near Indian rhino park

Sep 19, 2016

Two people were killed and several others were injured as police tried to stop protests against the demolition of homes near an Indian rhino sanctuary, police said

Peace but extreme poverty in isolated region of Afghanistan

Sep 7, 2016

The Wakhan corridor, which has been named Afghanistan's second national park, is the country's most _ perhaps only _ peaceful region

Indian elephant that washed up in Bangladesh dies

Aug 16, 2016

An adult Indian elephant that became trapped in a swamp in Bangladesh after being caught up in raging floodwaters has died after weeks of struggling for survival

Bangladesh tries to move stranded elephant to safari park

Aug 14, 2016

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital after it was carried from India to Bangladesh by raging floodwaters and became stuck in a swampy area

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