Wildlife

Home-Bound Indonesia Orangutans Given VIP Welcome
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Telly Nathalia, Reuters

Forty eight orangutans rescued from a Thai amusement park were given a VIP reception on Wednesday hosted by Indonesia's first lady, Kristiani Yudhoyono, to mark the endangered apes return to home soil.

Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Okapi
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi -- an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.

Rare Lion Cubs Poisoned to Save Costs
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Les Neuhaus, Associated Press

Rare Abyssinian lion cubs are being poisoned at a zoo in Ethiopia and sold to taxidermists because there isn't enough money to care for the animals, the facility's administrator said Wednesday.

Groups Spar Over Shorebird Habitat Rules
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Property owners faced off against conservationists at a legislative hearing to reconsider new rules that restrict development near shorelines where sandpipers, plovers and other migrating birds feed and rest.

Bosnian Rafters Say Paradise under Threat
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Nedim Dervisbegovic, Reuters

A group of French peacekeepers rafting on a sunny October day through the spectacular gorge of the Neretva river are among the last of many tourists before the cold, rainy season.

Global Warming Said to Be Killing Some Species
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming, a review of hundreds of research studies contends.

Looking for Lynx in the Swiss Alps
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Schulman, WWF International

Here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty. If you think looking for your cat in some remote corner of your house is a daily challenge, try finding its more elusive distant cousin -- the lynx -- in a forest.

Group Wants Japan to End Dolphin Hunting
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In Japanese villages each year, local fishermen hunt for large numbers of dolphins by herding them into shallow coves and then, scientists say, attacking them with knives and even eviscerating them alive.

In Chimp World, Males Find Older Females Sexier
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Chimpanzee males prefer to have sex with older females, U.S. researchers found in a study published Monday that shows one of the biggest behavioral differences between humans and our closest biological relatives.

Polluted Fog Envelops Chinese Capital
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Heavy fog enveloped Beijing and much of north China on Monday, forcing the closure of highways, delaying flights across an area as large as Britain and lifting the pollution index in the capital to one level below hazardous.

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