Stories tagged: wildlife
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
House OKs bill to exempt some info about wolf attacks
The House has passed a bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
King Zulu, beloved white Bengal tiger at Audubon Zoo, dies
King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Plans for Idaho dam water release poses threat to fish
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to release more water than normal this year from a northern Idaho dam because of ample snowpack, but the move …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Report: Restoration efforts in Columbia Basin helping salmon
The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Out & About: Wildlife need a break from humans as hard winter lingers
OUTSURVIVE – The public in general doesn’t seem to understand the importance to avoid disturbing big game on their winter ranges, especially in tough winters such as this. Elk, deer …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
‘Bullwinkle’ elk shooting case dropped by judge; hunter wants trophy returned
Trophy hunter Tod Reichert, 77, of Saikum, Washington, no longer is charged with using his special Washington raffle tag for
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
These elephants sleep only two hours a day, and scientists have no clue how they do it
Parents of infants, college students during finals season and the White House press corps should stand back in awe. A new champion non-sleeper has been crowned: Loxodontaafricana, the African elephant.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap
Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Boise falcon nest cam goes dark, but kestrel cam planned
Officials say there will be no live streaming video of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown Boise this year.
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 …