Stories tagged: wildlife
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues
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.
Groups sue to protect Yellowstone grizzlies as hunts anticipated
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.
Bald eagle unable to recover from Oregon shooting
A bald eagle wounded in a shooting west of Portland has been euthanized.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a ‘slaughter summit’
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.
Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules
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.
Hiker kills aggressive mountain goat; efforts increase to educate public to coexist
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.
New plan will work with states on sage grouse, Interior Dept. says
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.
Group petitions city to ban deer feeding in Ocean Shores
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.
Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning
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 to create temporary bison quarantine facility
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 will kill 2 wolves at the request of ranchers
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.
Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list
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.
Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list
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.
Hikers getting too friendly with Scotchman Peak mountain goats
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.
Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads
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.
Ammi Midstokke: Beauty of nature indisputable – sometimes
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.
Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait
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 euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers
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.
Bird, bat deaths could top predictions at Montana wind farm
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.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains
Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
The view from on high: 45 years of studying ospreys in the Pacific Northwest
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Water study addresses Priest Lake levels
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Birding brightens driver’s commute on I-90
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Stray bullet kills camel in Oregon animal rehab center
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful
The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Montana’s wolf specialist marvels at carnivore’s recovery
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Woman, two dogs injured in bear attack near Priest Lake
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Oregon silverspot butterflies get new places to grow
To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of …