Stories tagged: wildlife
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Cannons, lasers, drones: New hope to save birds at toxic pit
After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Nearly 1,000 Yellowstone bison killed this season
Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Out & About: Photographer calls owl baiting unethical fakery
A Minnesota wildlife photographer is leading an effort to curb the practice of baiting wintering owls in order to get photos or video of birds as they “hunt.”
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Recovering trumpeter swan dies in surgery, hunter charged
A young trumpeter swan died while undergoing a second surgery after being shot by a hunter in Lake County. The Bend Bulletin reports that the bird named Hope had been …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Oregon lawmaker wants osprey to be new state bird
An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Two bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab
A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Second orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas
For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.
UPDATED: Mon., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Thu., 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: Wed., 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.
Wed., 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. …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Sun., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …