Wildlife

FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, June 11, 2018, in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
June 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must continue restoring salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes...
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June 11, 2018 - 3:18 pm
By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana This just might be the most beautiful baby we’ve ever seen! A lovable red river hog was just born at the Houston Zoo in Texas and he’s stealing hearts all over with his piercing eyes! First-time mom Vidalia seems equally obsessed with her little one since she never...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2018 file photo, elephants from the St. Petersburg circus take part in the parade during the celebration the 315 anniversary of St. Petersburg in central St.Petersburg, Russia. Animal rights groups say they will establish Europe’s first elephant sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection and Elephant Haven said Monday, June 11 that the sanctuary will be created in France, and certain sites will be operational by fall this year. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)
June 11, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Two prominent animal rights groups said Monday they are establishing Europe's first sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection said the sanctuary will be created in collaboration with the charity Elephant Haven in the central French region of Limousin and certain...
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Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Davie, Fla. Someone called police after seeing a woman who was walking her dog in the park being dragged into a lake by an alligator. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 08, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who disappeared while walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday was bitten and likely killed by an alligator that was later captured, wildlife officials said. A necropsy confirmed the gator bit Shizuka Matsuki, 47, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
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June 08, 2018 - 2:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Native hunters in Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected gray whale that strayed from the North Pacific Ocean into a river. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials launched an investigation into the...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish environmental authorities say they have captured a rare lynx in Catalonia, three years after it was released in Portugal. Litio, a four-year-old Iberian lynx, had been spotted on the outskirts of Barcelona on May 29. Officials said Thursday in a statement that the...
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Pittsburgh Zoo
June 07, 2018 - 10:38 am
While human gender reveals are certainly cute, this gorilla gender reveal might just have them beat!
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. A conservation group says the federal government is failing to protect offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help the endangered Puget Sound orcas. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018, it will sue if the agency continues to delay in designating more marine waters where the whales, now numbering only 76, would be protected. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday that it plans to take legal action...
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Jamie Bassett, a crabber from Chatham, Mass., gives presentation on culinary uses for the green crabs, at a conference, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Food scientists have gathered to find a way to monetize invasive green crabs, which are a major pest in shellfish harvesting communities. (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 06, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If we eat them, will they go away? Unfortunately for foes of the green crabs that plague New England shellfish, the answer is probably "no." But that's not stopping a group of scientists, fishermen, chefs and others from getting together in Maine to try to brainstorm uses for...
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The Oregon Zoo
June 05, 2018 - 1:45 pm
If cuteness had a sound, this would be it!
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