Stories tagged: wildlife
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer
Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 9:20 A.M.
Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in East Idaho
A grizzly bear has been killed in eastern Idaho and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is responsible.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind
A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7 P.M.
In brief: Pheasant releases conclude for season
A few birds may still be hanging on at hunting sites for the
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 8:22 A.M.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Blind female ape missing from Naples Zoo exhibit
Authorities say a blind white-handed gibbon is missing from the primate exhibit at the Naples Zoo.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
Chronic wasting disease likened to ‘wildfire’
Chronic wasting disease is like a wildfire burning across Wisconsin that soon will cause localized population declines in white-tailed deer – if it hasn’t already – experts told a review …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3:28 A.M.
Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help
The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Montana commission approves bighorn sheep transfer
A group of 30 to 45 bighorn sheep will be transferred as scientists pursue research into deadly pneumonia outbreaks among Montana herds.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 3:07 A.M.
Spike hunters face longest odds, show greatest discretion
Hunters who bag trophy elk get all the press, posts and glory.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:09 A.M.
Whale sighting near Statue of Liberty; boaters told use care
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard says it’s received reports of a whale near the Statue of Liberty. Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says the whale was spotted around 8 a.m. …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 2:48 A.M.
Outdoors briefs: Oregon man who died in hot spring was looking for place to soak
An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 9 P.M.
Prince William: We’re still step behind wildlife traffickers
Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 8:25 A.M.
Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list
State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 7:36 P.M.
Prince William arrives in Vietnam for wildlife trafficking meeting
Britain’s Prince William has arrived on his first visit to Vietnam, where he will take part in an international conference on illegal wildlife trade in the fight to protect elephants, …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Wild Sheep Foundation not pushing auction tags
The director of the Wild Sheep Foundation said Tuesday that the chairman of the hunting and conservation group’s board was not speaking for the organization when he lobbied Idaho Gov. …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
In brief: ATVer impaled on antler of dead elk
A hunter from Bend, Oregon, was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
American bison designated as U.S.’s national mammal
The American bison has been designated the national mammal of the U.S. during a ceremony at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
37 bighorn sheep die in Montana pneumonia outbreak
At least 37 bighorn sheep have died in a pneumonia outbreak at Montana’s National Bison Range.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4 A.M.
Outdoors photographer Donald M. Jones has vision of perfect shoot
A common redpoll finch sitting in a spruce tree on a white-sky day wouldn’t attract the attention of an Audubon Christmas Bird Count participant, let alone a professional photographer.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
With three orcas missing, scientist calls for breaching Lower Snake River dams
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As orangutan species dwindles, rehabilitation group releases five into wild in Borneo
The release of five rehabilitated orangutans last week is part of a herculean effort to prevent the endangered species from being wiped out.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:50 A.M.
Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans
Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Feds accepting comments on proposal to protect wolverines
U.S. wildlife officials are seeking public comment on a proposal to protect snow-loving wolverines as a threatened species.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf
A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Two black bears sighted Friday on the South Hill bluff
An adult black bear and a younger bear, had been on the slopes Friday between High Drive and Hangman Creek on the South Hill bluff.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 6:08 P.M.
Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU
Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.