Stories tagged: wildlife
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 1:11 P.M.
Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China
The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Out & About: Swan, crane festivals celebrate migrations
OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Montana seeks $11 million to combat invasive species
To increase its fight against aquatic invasive species Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting an additional $11.5 million from the Montana Legislature over the next two years.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5:31 P.M.
Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list
A Senate hearing to “modernize the Endangered Species Act” unfolded Wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from Republican lawmakers.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Bison, cars endangered by deep snow in Wyoming’s Grand Teton
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park’s only plowed highway and for motorists traveling the …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
Oregon proposal could allow public to hunt ‘problem’ wolves
Oregon wildlife officials have long maintained that no hunting season is planned for the state’s wolf population, even as the number of wolves in state continues to grow.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 4:32 P.M.
Feds seeking input on North Cascades grizzly bear plan
Federal officials want residents to weigh in on their proposals to restore the population of grizzly bears to the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:48 P.M.
More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding
Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 7:26 A.M.
Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off
A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 12:25 P.M.
Packy, Oregon’s beloved elephant, dies at 54
Packy, the Asian elephant who drew international attention when he was born, including an 11-page spread in Life magazine, died Thursday at the Oregon Zoo. He was 54. Packy was …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 12:05 P.M.
Deer runs amok inside supermarket, gets wrangled by shoppers
Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 10:28 A.M.
Too much self-tanning lotion? Orange gator puzzles residents
No one seems to know why there’s an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston. Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. Or maybe it’s a fan of …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:12 A.M.
Oregon farm sues over deadly mink feed
A lawsuit filed by an Oregon farm says animal feed tainted with botulism killed 11,000 of its mink, resulting in a loss of $2.8 million.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 11:23 A.M.
East Idaho town allows young moose to stay for winter
Idaho wildlife officials have decided to allow a young moose to live in a small community near the Idaho/Utah border in hopes of helping it survive winter.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:46 A.M.
Liberty and Justice are expecting; Egg in D.C. bald eagle nest
One of Washington, D.C.’s three bald eagle couples is waiting for an egg to hatch. The city announced Monday that an egg recently appeared in the nest of a mating …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:23 A.M.
Coyotes removed from Chicago park after residents fed them, let them play with pets
Two coyotes were removed from a park on Chicago’s North Side after people began feeding them and letting them play with their dogs, according to an email from the alderman …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
With fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises left, WWF calls for fishing ban
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 8 A.M.
Trade in African lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny
Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 6 A.M.
‘Worst conditions in 20 years’ prompt closure of Washington wildlife areas in Asotin County
Two southeastern Washington wildlife areas totaling 11,000 acres are closed to public access through April to prevent human disturbance to deer and elk struggling through the worst winter conditions in …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 7 A.M.
Birders in Idaho worry harsh winter may hurt hummingbirds
Bird lovers in Idaho are worried that an unusually cold and snowy winter may have harmed or killed some of the Anna’s hummingbirds that spend the winter in there despite …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
APNewsBreak: Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter
A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that American Indian tribes want to start …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Differentiating between varieties of little brown birds
I recently visited a friend and his wife who live just down the road from me here on Wildrose Prairie. When I pulled into their snow-covered driveway, I noticed the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 2:12 P.M.
Moscow police to residents: Stop reporting moose sightings
Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3:44 P.M.
Idaho spending $650,000 to feed elk and deer, a record since at least 2003
Idaho is feeding about 7 percent of the state’s elk and nearly 2 percent of its deer population to keep the animals off agricultural crops as they try to survive …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:28 A.M.
National Zoo suspends search for escaped bobcat
The National Zoo is suspending its search from a bobcat that escaped from its enclosure.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 6:07 P.M.
Moose rescued after fall into Idaho basement
Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:49 A.M.
Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington
A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 9 A.M.
In South Africa, conservationists offer fake leopard hides to curb poaching
Many worshippers at a large religious gathering in South Africa this weekend will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. But some of the pelts are fake, …