Stories tagged: wildlife
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:21 A.M.
Goose treated after drinking toxic mining pit water dies
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
Washington changes protections for bald eagles, marbled murrelet
Washington state has removed bald eagles and peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list while increasing protections for lynx and marbled murrelets.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 8:28 A.M.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:38 A.M.
Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed
A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget
Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:24 P.M.
Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is ‘unforgivable’
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey’s bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:13 P.M.
Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town
A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
‘Seeing eye camel’ acts as guide for blind horse at zoo
A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
‘Silent extinction’: Giraffes listed as a vulnerable species after 30-year population plunge
The stately 18-foot-tall giraffe is among the animals ecologists call “charismatic megafauna,” the name for critters that elicit squeals of delight at the zoo and warm the cockles of corporate …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 9:09 P.M.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
PUD to exterminate pigeons at Lake Chelan Dam
You may see a couple of sharpshooters taking aim at the pigeons roosting on Lake Chelan Dam in the coming weeks, but don’t be alarmed.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 12:32 P.M.
Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:36 P.M.
Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed
Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 4:51 P.M.
Pacific fishers return to historic range in Washington
The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park – returning to a …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 3 A.M.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count gears up for 117th year
Numbers aren’t the only focus of the annual Christmas Bird Count.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Invasive mussels problem prompts emergency declaration
Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a natural resource emergency after aquatic invasive mussels were detected in Montana waters for the first time.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
Fight brewing over how U.S. plans to use public lands in West
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer
Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 9:20 A.M.
Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in East Idaho
A grizzly bear has been killed in eastern Idaho and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is responsible.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind
A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7 P.M.
In brief: Pheasant releases conclude for season
A few birds may still be hanging on at hunting sites for the
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 8:22 A.M.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Blind female ape missing from Naples Zoo exhibit
Authorities say a blind white-handed gibbon is missing from the primate exhibit at the Naples Zoo.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
Chronic wasting disease likened to ‘wildfire’
Chronic wasting disease is like a wildfire burning across Wisconsin that soon will cause localized population declines in white-tailed deer – if it hasn’t already – experts told a review …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3:28 A.M.
Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help
The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Montana commission approves bighorn sheep transfer
A group of 30 to 45 bighorn sheep will be transferred as scientists pursue research into deadly pneumonia outbreaks among Montana herds.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 3:07 A.M.
Spike hunters face longest odds, show greatest discretion
Hunters who bag trophy elk get all the press, posts and glory.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:09 A.M.
Whale sighting near Statue of Liberty; boaters told use care
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard says it’s received reports of a whale near the Statue of Liberty. Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says the whale was spotted around 8 a.m. …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 2:48 A.M.
Outdoors briefs: Oregon man who died in hot spring was looking for place to soak
An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking …