Wildlife

Study Finds Cultures Affect Captive Gorillas
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Captive gorillas actually are a cultured bunch. Genetics or environment alone cannot explain variations in the behavior of different groups of the apes, a study found.

Groups Sue Feds Over Colorado River Fish
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, saying it has failed to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River.

South Africa Postpones Elephant Cull Plan
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The South African government has postponed a controversial proposal to resume culling elephants from Kruger National Park where overcrowding is causing problems, a leading conservation scientist said.

Rare Dolphin Heading for Extinction in Cambodia
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The rare Asian dolphin has moved closer to extinction in Cambodia after a series of deaths in fishing nets over the past few weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

Florida Manatee Deaths Set Record in January
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Manatee deaths jumped by a third in January compared with the same month last year, but exactly what killed half the animals remains unknown, state wildlife officials said.

Alaska Ordinance to Prevent Eagle Feeding
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of bald eagles that gather at the Homer spit each winter for handouts won't be so lucky now that the city council has passed an ordinance barring the feeding of eagles.

Scientists May Have Found New Fish Species
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

Scientists have discovered what they believe is a new fish species and at least 20 types of previously unknown seaweeds during a recent expedition to one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine areas.

Whale Meat Returns to Japan School Menus, Report Says
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday.

U.S. May Remove Bald Eagles from Endangered List
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Citing a dramatic increase in the number of bald eagles, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a plan that could remove the national symbol from protections under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Early California Was Native American Killing Field
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ancient Native Americans hunted some species of birds and fish almost to extinction in parts of California, according to research that challenges the Utopian myth that native people always lived in harmony with the land.

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