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California man who tried smuggling in tiger cub from Mexico gets 6 months in prison
A California man has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling an endangered tiger cub into the U.S. from Mexico. Prosecutors argued that cell phone data showed that Luis Valencia was running an animal-trafficking business, according to the Associated Press. The 18-year-old's lawyer said
Teen gets 6 months for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into US
A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico
San Diego Zoo ambassador on how it is trying to prevent wildlife trafficking
ABC News' Olivia Smith interviews Rick Schwartz, the global ambassador for the zoo.
Basi the world's oldest giant panda in captivity dies at 37
The world's oldest captive giant panda Basi has died, her keepers in Fuzhou, southeast China announced Thursday. "With a heavy heart, we solemnly announce today that giant panda star Basi died at 8:50am at the age of 37," an official from the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Centre in
Cloud cover will vary across the US during Monday's total solar eclipse
Monday's total solar eclipse will come to Americans in varying degrees of visual clarity, according to ABC News meteorologists, who say that the clearest skies are likely to appear in the Northwest in cities like San Francisco, Salem and Seattle. New York, and parts of the Tennessee Valley, around
Total solar eclipse 2017: What is it and what will happen?
You've probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21. But do you know exactly what it is and what will happen when it occurs? Here's what you need to know: What is a total solar eclipse? To truly understand a total solar eclipse, you must be familiar
How animal behavior may change when the total solar eclipse darkens skies
Animals across the country may react strangely on Monday as the first total solar eclipse to traverse the sky above the continental United States in decades takes place, experts say. "In total solar eclipses, there are observations of animals going to sleep," Rick Schwartz, an animal behavior
Stops to Make Along the Pacific Coast Highway
One of the most famous and beloved highways in America, California State Route 1 runs along the coast, offering beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscape. It meanders along the Golden State's coast for 655 miles, from its southern end in Dana Point (a 20-minute drive south of
Celebrating Earth Day with 'animal ambassadors' from the San Diego Zoo
Some furry and slimy animals stopped by ABC News headquarters in New York to raise awareness about animal conservation ahead of Earth Day.
What to see and what to skip in San Diego
It’s easy to understand why San Diego inspires travel, with its 70 miles of beaches, entertainment that ranges from kid-friendly to adults-only and a growing revolution in all things culinary. As a former San Diego resident, I can vouch that the rumor is true: The weather does stay practically