U.S. Department of Agriculture
Federal officials have declared nine Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas because of a drought.
Some of the animals from a shuttered Las Vegas zoo are finding homes in a sunny spot not far from home.
The University of Nevada, Reno has paid a $7,446 federal fine over the deaths of three sheep at one of its farms in September 2011.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman says investigators will look at whether cages were unlocked at a home where two chimpanzees escaped and rumbled through a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood before one was shot dead and the other tranquilized.