Animals & Pets



Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit passed a drug test and is cleared to run at the Preakness Stakes, where trainer Bob Baffert has become the story without being present.

Lightning is believed to have killed a herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants in remote northeastern India, a forest official said.

Trainer Bob Baffert said the ointment Kentucky Derby Medina Spirit had been receiving to treat a skin rash contained a banned substance.

A gray wolf known as OR-103 arrived in Siskiyou County in early May. He’s the second known wolf to cross into California this year.

The fish, which typically lives thousands of feet underwater, was found in pristine condition at Crystal Cove State Beach.

Authorities in China are hunting for the last of three leopards that escaped from a safari park, which concealed the breakout for nearly a week.

A macaw that zookeepers in Rio named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the birds once flocked.



Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home, where a flock of them turned up uninvited and left a mess.



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