Stories tagged: wildlife
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
NOAA Fisheries bans new commercial fishing for forage fish
The federal government has finalized a West Coast ban on new commercial fishing for forage fish, the small fish that bigger fish, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach
A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California’s Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Oregon plans lethal action against 4 wolves
State wildlife officials said Thursday they plan to kill up to four wolves responsible for attacks on livestock in northeast Oregon, the third time lethal control has been employed since …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Rare leopard with kidney disease euthanized at Oregon zoo
Oregon zoo officials say a rare leopard was euthanized at the zoo in Portland after a decline due to her advanced age.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records
The endangered orcas that spend time in the waters off Washington state are among the most closely studied wildlife, and it’s expected to get even more in depth.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Baby giraffe born at Santa Barbara Zoo seen on video
The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby Masai giraffe born over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
WDFW kicks off effort to decrease number of hatched wild turkey eggs
Responding to years of complaints, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to rev up similar enthusiasm for finding the eggs of wild turkeys that are flourishing in …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Out & about: Ghostly gray moose bugged by ticks
The so-called “ghost” moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Washington wolves serve as random attraction
Wolves have a legion of admirers willing to spend money to hear the charismatic carnivores howl and see them run and hunt.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Horse abandoned at stable riddled with paintball remnants
Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities
Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation
CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
WSU investigates deaths of four grizzlies
Washington State University released a report Tuesday critical of several aspects of the facilities and management at its Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on Terre View Drive – including …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Western states look closely at endangered species protection
DENVER – Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected. They’ll spend …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:06 a.m.
Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter
Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Idaho’s roadkill salvage law seen as delicious success
You may hear little of it, but Idaho’s nearly 4-year-old law that allows people to salvage roadkill is surprisingly popular. According to an online data base maintained by the Idaho …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
In brief: Protected status upheld for four state species
Greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels will remain on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list, according to a …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move
One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Widely used insecticide pulled from market
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Boat inspections to check for mussels to resume on I-5
Boat inspections to keep invasive species out of Oregon’s lakes and waterways are set to resume along Interstate 5.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Orca calf missing, presumed dead
Amid a baby boom for Puget Sound’s resident orcas, one of the new calves is missing and presumed dead.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers
The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Turnbull’s fund-raising effort benefits 160 regional schools
The public views Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds, elk, deer, moose and predators and a destination for hiking and outdoor photography.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.