Stories tagged: wildlife
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Packy, the Asian elephant who drew international attention when he was born, including an 11-page spread in Life magazine, died Thursday at the Oregon Zoo. He was 54. Packy was …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
No one seems to know why there’s an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston. Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. Or maybe it’s a fan of …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
A lawsuit filed by an Oregon farm says animal feed tainted with botulism killed 11,000 of its mink, resulting in a loss of $2.8 million.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Idaho wildlife officials have decided to allow a young moose to live in a small community near the Idaho/Utah border in hopes of helping it survive winter.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
One of Washington, D.C.’s three bald eagle couples is waiting for an egg to hatch. The city announced Monday that an egg recently appeared in the nest of a mating …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Two coyotes were removed from a park on Chicago’s North Side after people began feeding them and letting them play with their dogs, according to an email from the alderman …