The infestation killed 135 Key deer, but none have died and no new infections have been reported since an infected deer was euthanized in early January, said National Key Deer Refuge Manager Dan Clark. Only about 650 deer survive in the unique herd. Up to eight deer each day had to be euthanized during the peak of the infestation, between October and December, but the infections slowed as sterilized flies saturated the area, Clark said.
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo had to shoot her upcoming Netflix series in the United States because she fears she could be detained if she returns to Mexico. The actress still faces government accusations of obstruction of justice and money laundering related to the 2015 meeting between actor Sean Penn and the Sinaloa cartel leader, who was on the run after his second escape from a Mexican prison.
Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near the Florida Everglades. The scientists involved say this could raise the risk of mosquito-borne viruses reaching people and birds, but health officials say it is too early to sound an alarm. The new arrivals from Latin America and the Caribbean are Culex panocossa and Aedeomyia squamipennis.
Tilikum the orca has died after more than two decades at SeaWorld Orlando, where he gained notoriety for killing a trainer in 2010 and was later profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity. He will not be replaced. He was the first of the orcas at SeaWorld parks to die since the company announced the end of its orca breeding program in March 2016.