- Rwanda park releases lions into wild after quarantine
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The managers of a wildlife park in Rwanda say seven lions transported from South Africa have been released into the park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country's lion population after it was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
- Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds
DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.
- Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The only thing missing was the waffles.
- Hiker climbs tree to escape coyotes, gets stuck for 5 hours
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A hiker trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey has gotten stuck in a tree for nearly five hours.
- Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the "corpse flower," a plant known for its pungent odor.