Stories tagged: wildlife
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Rare red wolf pups emerge from Wolf Haven den
TENINO, Washington – Five rare red wolf pups have ventured outside their den at Wolf Haven International sanctuary south of Olympia KING-TV reported that the pups are just 5 weeks …
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016, 2:57 P.M.
Tick-borne diseases rare here, but do occur
Ticks creep out most people, for good reasons.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 8:19 P.M.
Woman fights off mountain lion attacking her 5-year-old son
A Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son’s life by prying his head from the mouth of a mountain lion that was attacking the boy in their front yard, authorities said …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Grizzly bear captured, relocated after killing 2 alpacas
A 270-pound grizzly bear was captured and relocated after killing two alpacas on a ranch just north of Simms.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
Outpeople: Longtime wildlife manager to retire
After July 1, for the first time in more than two decades, Guy Norman will not be managing Columbia River fisheries. Norman, 61, is retiring as regional director of the …
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
Wildlife takes over 10,500-acre Asotin County ranch from Grande Ronde River into Blue Mountains
The assets of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s latest major land deal were on display last week. Some guests arriving for the dedication of the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 7 P.M.
Landers’ words of wisdom: leave wildlife babies be
Wildlife agencies in Idaho, Montana and Washington have been pumping out the message in the past month: If it’s a wild thing, but not your own child, it’s best to …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
Reader photo: Twin peeks
Hey baby: Newborn moose calves get some mom time in Ferry County last week before she puts them “to bed” and moves off to feed. Deer, elk and moose moms …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
Environmental groups challenge federal wolf killing in Idaho
Five conservation groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Idaho seeking to stop a federal agency from killing wolves in the state until a new environmental analysis is prepared.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 1:05 P.M.
Idaho Falls Zoo welcomes baby Reeves’s muntjac
The newest resident of the Idaho Falls Zoo looks like a typical baby deer, but it barks like a dog and has fangs like a vampire.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
Cincinnati Zoo’s slain gorilla Harambe gets vigil from visitors
Animal rights activists gathered Monday for a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo …
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016, 6:39 A.M.
Endangered Yellowstone sturgeon would be helped with dam, Army Corps says
U.S. officials say building a $57 million concrete dam and fish bypass channel along Montana’s Yellowstone River offers the cheapest way to help an endangered species that dates to the …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
North Cascades Institute leading outdoor education for 30 years
The North Cascades Institute, which offers active nature education courses for all ages in the park, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer, around the same time the National Park …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Doug Clark: Greenacres retiree faced down deer in her bedroom
Necia Wright had a home-invasion incident – of the four-legged variety.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
National parks centennial gets first-class treatment on postage stamps
National parks will be featured in the mail this summer. On June 2, the U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service’s centennial just in time for summer …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 4:24 P.M.
Field reports: Rich hunter charged with illegally killing celebrity elk
The most photographed bull elk in Kittitas County lived its life mostly in the safety of private pasture land near Ellensburg where it was illegally killed by a trophy hunter …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Montana to destroy half million hatchery trout
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 3:55 P.M.
Boy hunting black bears kills 500-pound grizzly in E. Idaho
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy hunting black bears with his father mistakenly shot and killed a 500-pound male grizzly bear in eastern Idaho.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Wildlife officials kill aggressive coyote in Kirkland
Wildlife officials have killed a coyote that Kirkland residents say killed their pets and terrorized their neighborhood.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 2 P.M.
Yellowstone bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in their car
A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare has spurred warnings to avoid wildlife after the animal had …
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Field reports: States plan possible grizzly bear hunts
HUNTING – Three states are coordinating plans for possible grizzly hunting seasons should the bears in the Yellowstone area be removed from most endangered species protections. The Obama administration in …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 6:17 A.M.
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Grizzly bears showing up on prairies north of Great Falls
State game wardens have been busy monitoring and hazing grizzly bears as they show up on the prairies east of the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Great Falls.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 2:15 P.M.
Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season
Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
In brief: Tucannon breeding female wolf dies after collaring
A breeding female wolf died five days after being trapped and fitted with a GPS collar so wildlife managers could follow the
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
Geese die-off in eastern Idaho possibly due to rodent poison
For the second consecutive year a large die-off of migrating geese has occurred in eastern Idaho, and officials say tests indicate poison put on agricultural fields to kill rodents is …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 3:39 P.M.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve
A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …