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Animals killed at San Francisco zoo lead to unusual suspect, officials say

A mountain lion cub recently caught roaming the streets of San Francisco could be the culprit behind a trio of unexplained animal killings at the San Francisco Zoo, officials say.

A kangaroo and two wallaroos were found dead in their outdoor enclosure last

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Pets can get coronavirus, CDC warns. Here’s what public health officials say to do

House pets can get infected with the coronavirus, public health officials say, but the illness is normally mild in animals and none have died.

Officials say there’s not a lot of information on pets and coronavirus as the world works to respond to the pandemic. But they say the risk is low that dogs and cats could pass the virus to humans.

“A small number of pets (cats and dogs) have been confirmed to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with a person with COVID-19,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Large invasive lizard gaining foothold in Georgia, officials warn

Just as Americans were getting used to the idea of “murder hornets” in the U.S., officials are warning that an invasive lizard that can grow to up to 4 feet long has established itself in two Georgia counties.  

The Argentine black and white tegus, which are not native to the U.S., were first spotted in Florida — but now, officials believe the lizards have established themselves in Toombs and Tattnall counties in Georgia, John Jensen of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Conservation section said in a YouTube video.

Jensen explained that wildlife officials are working to remove the

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