West Virginia police investigate body found near Appalachian Trail
On Tuesday, West Virginia state police recovered human remains found near the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry. Police were alerted after employees with a tree trimming service discovered a human skull. Clothing, including a blue “Montgomery Ward” dress shirt, red jacket with a stripe across the chest, white size 10 Puma shoes and a necklace with an image of “Saint Mary”, were recovered from the body.
Police are now attempting to identify the body and ask that anyone with information contact Trooper First Class M.C. Morgan or Sergeant Chumley at 304-725-9779 or 304-725-9770.
If social distancing is keeping you indoors, explore remote places virtually with Google Trekker
Hiking trails too crowded during this time of social distancing? Take a virtual hike from the safety of your own home with Google Trekker. Using Google Maps video technology, Google Trekker allows you to explore popular recreation spots such as Black Mountain Crest Trail and Chimney Rock State Park.
The project is a collaboration between The Conservation Fund and Google Street View Trekker. “We are using technology for good,” The Conservation Fund says on their website, “to give virtual access to a few of the special places we have worked hard to protect for their natural, historical and human values.”
Pandas finally mate after zoo closes to public during COVID-19 pandemic
There are two pandas in Hong Kong that apparently prefer social isolation. Ying Ying and Le Le, two 14-year-old pandas at a zoo in Hong Kong, have been attempting to mate since 2010. On Monday, an attempt was finally successful. The zoo where the pandas live has been closed since January due to the coronavirus, though there’s no word if their newfound privacy played a role in their mating success.
“The successful natural mating process today is extremely exciting for all of us, as the chance of pregnancy via natural mating is higher than by artificial insemination” Michael Boos, executive director in zoological operations and conservation at Ocean Park, where the pandas live, said in a statement.