BERLIN - Justin Bieber will face a bill for thousands of euros (dollars) for his pet monkey's two-month stay at an animal shelter since it was seized by German customs, officials said Friday as a deadline expired for him to reclaim the animal.
A spokesman for Munich's customs office said the teenage singer had until midnight Friday to contact them, otherwise capuchin monkey Mally will be transferred to a permanent home at a zoo or animal park elsewhere in Germany.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. - A bear that wandered down from the mountains and into suburban backyards north of Los Angeles had swimmers scrambling from a backyard pool and brought the lockdown of two schools before it was tranquilized.
The LA County Sheriff's Department said the 125-pound black bear was first spotted in a tree Monday afternoon but was soon scaling fences into yards in La Canada Flintridge.
JOHANNESBURG - South African rangers say they have found eight dead rhinos that had been stripped of their horns, an unprecedented one-day toll.
Reynold Thakhuli, South African National Parks spokesman, said rangers found the rhinoceros carcasses Tuesday at two sites in Kruger, the country's flagship national park.
Thakhuli said Wednesday, "This is the first time that we've had so many in one day, and it's really a concern for us."
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.