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Brest frisky dolphin sparks French swimming ban – BBC News

A mayor on the north-west coast of France has ordered a halt to swimming and diving on local beaches because of potential risks from a rutting bottlenose dolphin. For weeks the dolphin, nicknamed Zafar, has been entertaining children near the Breton city of Brest and swimming with bathers and kayakers. …

Oldest ‘footprints’ found in China – BBC News

The oldest known “footprints” left by an animal have been uncovered in southern China. The identity of the creature that made the 546-million-year-old tracks is still unknown, but they come from the period when the earliest animals are thought to have evolved. The fossil consists of two rows of imprints …

American Airlines: Goats Not Allowed, Trained Mini Horses Can Fly 

Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals. NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals. They’re just three of a somewhat lengthy list of barred animals the airline …

Australians split over plans to trap urban peacocks – BBC News

City councils want to stop the bird population from growing and damaging the local ecosystem. The Australian capital is proposing a new law to deal with its increasingly problematic feral peafowl population, it’s reported. According to the Canberra Times, the ACT government is proposing an annual trapping programme to prevent the …