Stories tagged: wildlife
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 1:17 P.M.
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Idaho confirms whitefish kill in South Fork of Snake River
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says biologists have confirmed thousands of dead whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
European green crab found in San Juan Island waters
A team of volunteer monitors have found an invasive green crab in the waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 9 P.M.
Yellowstone River’s closure worries outdoors industry
Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase
James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Elephant population in Africa plunges due to poaching, census finds
JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s elephant population is decreasing dramatically due to poaching, plunging by more than 140,000 between 2007 and 2014, according to a study published Wednesday. The Great Elephant Census …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Giant panda birth gives Madrid Zoo 1st female
There’s a new giant panda in Madrid, and it’s the first female of the endangered species born at the Spanish capital’s zoo.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
WSU disavows professor’s statements on Profanity Peak wolf pack, death threats
The killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington to protect cattle is producing death threats for people on both sides of the emotional issue, The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2ceSsb9) …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise
Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
NPS 100: Tourists are wacky about wildlife, ranger says
Wildlife and wild experiences are headliner attractions at many national parks, offering millions of visitors their first close encounters with the outdoors and critters as diverse as marmots and manatees. …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 3 P.M.
NPS 100: National Park Service evolves for 100 years
What did we want when we set up the National Park Service 100 years ago? A museum? A playground? A business incentive? A zoo?
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 8:27 P.M.
San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant
The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 3:22 P.M.
Zoo Atlanta’s giant female panda is expecting twins – again!
Oh baby, baby! Atlanta’s zoo says its giant panda is expecting her second set of twins. Zoo Atlanta said in a news release Tuesday that its veterinary team obtained an …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 11:42 A.M.
More than 100 animals found in mobile home
Authorities responding to a mobile home fire in Evergreen found more than 100 animals inside.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Pregnant horse found stabbed to death
An eastern Idaho rancher is searching for the person who stabbed one of her horses to death.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
More disease testing planned for Yellowstone, tributaries
Montana wildlife officials are conducting tests on fish from additional areas to see if they are infected with a disease blamed in a massive fish kill in the Yellowstone River.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
Aggressive mountain goats lured to Heart Lake hiker campsites
Mountain goats and hikers are meeting in dangerously close proximity at Heart Lake in the Bitterroot Mountains.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Kokanee’s parking lot porcupines have taste for cars
For unexplained reasons, porcupines at Kokanee Glacier Park trailheads, especialy at the Gibson Lake access to the most popular trails, are vehicle prowlers.
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Field reports: Big Sheep Creek fishing closed unintentionally
Justin Rowley’s long drive to northern Stevens County to fish Big Sheep Creek was interrupted last weekend when Washington Fish and Wildlife police told him he had to pack up …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 9 P.M.
Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse’s town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Don’t lose sleep over bear attacks, but maybe worry about bees and dogs
Somehow, amid a coup in Turkey, a terrorist attack in Nice and the GOP convention in Cleveland, the second most read story on the Seattle Times website recently was a …
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
Mountain goat ambassadors working on Scotchman Peak
To prevent a repeat of last year’s trail closure, North Idaho volunteers are trying to help hikers understand the dangers and ethics of hanging out with the mountain goats on …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
Outdoor survival tips for Bear Country
A basic rule on what to do when encountering a bear in the wilderness is so common, it’s long been a mantra: “If it’s brown, you lie down. If it’s …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 2:58 P.M.
Mountain goat drowns fleeing photographers
A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean to get away from crowds snapping its picture, and the animal drowned when it couldn’t get back to land because of …
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 12:15 A.M.
Out & About: More on rail trails… Psycho doe
The S-R’s June 26 feature on regional rail trails stopped short of a full fare. While it mentioned the