Stories tagged: wildlife
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
3D printer used to create new feet for duck
A duck that lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 5 p.m.
Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle
Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Scat explains smile on coyote’s face
Holy crap! While shed hunters are combing the woods for huge discarded antlers this spring, Tina Wynecoop scored a scat that looked like a 13-inch-long rope with a half dozen …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Field reports: BLM seeks citizen advisers in Idaho, Washington
LANDS – Nominations for a citizen committee that advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues are being accepted by the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane districts through May …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Canadian officials find no clear cause of orca death
Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Washington Capitol soon to be home to 30,000 honeybees
About 30,000 European honeybees will arrive at the Washington state Capitol next week.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Coyote found shot in head gives birth to 5 pups
Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when X-rays revealed an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant.
Sat., April 9, 2016
Bighorn sheep translocated to Pend Oreille County, Blue Mountains
Ten bighorn sheep from the National Bison Range in Western Montana were translocated to Washington’s Hall Mountain near Sullivan Lake last week along with 10 to the Tucannon River area …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Montana bull sold at auction for $350K
A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round
The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Gray whale spotted in Seattle’s Ballard locks
Officials say a gray whale has been spotted in and around Ballard locks in Seattle in the past couple weeks.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Officials OK pact to tear down Klamath River dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
1st elephant conceived and born in Prague zoo’s history
Prague zoo has announced the arrival of the first elephant both conceived and born at the zoo.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
U.S. strengthens protections for captive tigers
The Obama administration on Tuesday took steps to strengthen protections for captive tigers held in backyards and private breeding facilities.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
NOAA Fisheries bans new commercial fishing for forage fish
The federal government has finalized a West Coast ban on new commercial fishing for forage fish, the small fish that bigger fish, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach
A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California’s Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Oregon plans lethal action against 4 wolves
State wildlife officials said Thursday they plan to kill up to four wolves responsible for attacks on livestock in northeast Oregon, the third time lethal control has been employed since …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Rare leopard with kidney disease euthanized at Oregon zoo
Oregon zoo officials say a rare leopard was euthanized at the zoo in Portland after a decline due to her advanced age.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records
The endangered orcas that spend time in the waters off Washington state are among the most closely studied wildlife, and it’s expected to get even more in depth.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Baby giraffe born at Santa Barbara Zoo seen on video
The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby Masai giraffe born over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
WDFW kicks off effort to decrease number of hatched wild turkey eggs
Responding to years of complaints, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to rev up similar enthusiasm for finding the eggs of wild turkeys that are flourishing in …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Out & about: Ghostly gray moose bugged by ticks
The so-called “ghost” moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Washington wolves serve as random attraction
Wolves have a legion of admirers willing to spend money to hear the charismatic carnivores howl and see them run and hunt.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Horse abandoned at stable riddled with paintball remnants
Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities
Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …