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Mexico’s circuses caught up in animal-rights spat

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s “circus wars” are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals, meeting rising anger from circus workers.

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Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

MENDOZA, Argentina—Argentina’s last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada.

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Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG—A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.

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