Stories tagged: wildlife
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions if they encounter a bat after the state experienced a record number of rabies cases in the species …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of tigers, lions and a leopard in a barn in Arkansas.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Case reports from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife say the agency has uncovered an extensive poaching ring that has killed bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Wild critters can’t heed health agency warnings to take refuge indoors from the pall of wildfire smoke smothering the West. They’re stuck outside, coping with bad air quality much as …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
A moose with gray hair becomes subject of fascination among casual observers and biologists alike.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Montana wildlife officials are reminding residents to leave young wildlife alone after people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Canoeing, kayaking and camping through Z Canyon on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Metaline Falls has been tough to pull off since July 10 when Seattle City Light closed …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Washington wildlife managers have confirmed the state’s first case of a viral infection specific to deer.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
A cinnamon-colored black bear was captured and euthanized after wandering through a Billings neighborhood eating apples and visiting Beartooth Elementary School.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
A bald eagle wounded in a shooting west of Portland has been euthanized.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Federal scientists and mostly rural interests are gathering at a wild horse conference in Utah that mustang-protection advocates maintain is a thinly veiled effort to promote increased roundups and eventual …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
An aggressive mountain goat was shot and killed by a hiker in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness last month bringing new concerns about the threats that outdoor recreation poses to the …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will grant more flexibility to the 11 Western states where the bird lives.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
A group of Ocean Shores residents implored the City Council recently to change the city’s code to ban all feeding of deer, presenting a petition signed by 183 people and …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Oregon wildlife officials will kill two adult wolves in northeast Oregon at the request of ranchers who say animals in their pack have preyed on cattle for more than a …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
A wind farm in Montana might be killing more birds and bats than expected, according to preliminary findings of a study by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.