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Maxfield, the best horse few have heard of, is a welcome entry in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap, which has fallen on hard times.

A bear was spotted in an Eagle Rock neighborhood Tuesday night. The animals typically don’t roam that far south into the city.

A jockey apologized for a video of him sitting on a dead horse the day after the trainer he works for admitted to posing for a photo on the back of a different horse’s corpse.

A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said.

The mystery over Lady Gaga’s stolen French bulldogs and attack on her dog walker deepened even after the dogs were safely recovered.

Capt. Jonathan Tippet, who leads the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, confirmed Friday that Lady Gaga’s dogs “have been located and are safe.”

The young male known as OR-93, who is outfitted with a GPS collar, was most recently tracked in Mono County, hundreds of miles from his birthplace in northern Oregon.

DNA has linked at least five attacks in the Bay Area to a single coyote. The incidents follow a 2020 upswing in attacks by wild animals in California.



Monarch butterfly populations are endangered, to the point that the 1.2 million Western monarchs counted in 1997 plummeted to fewer than 2,000 by 2020. Here are ways we can help them survive.



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