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Virginia Center to Have Bioterror Surveillance
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is developing a national surveillance network that will look for evidence of bioterrorism in wild animals.

Penguins, Otters Returning to New Orleans
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nineteen African blackfooted penguins and two sea otters that were rescued from a New Orleans aquarium after Hurricane Katrina returned home Monday on a cargo flight donated by FedEx Corp.

Glacier Bay Popular for Humpback Whales
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Researchers with the National Park Service's humpback whale monitoring program -- put in place in 1985 in an effort to help prevent sometimes fatal encounters between whales and boats -- found the combined number of whales last summer in Glacier Bay and nearby Icy Strait set a record for the third year in a row.

Scientists Claim New Monkey Species Found
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Brazilian scientists say they have discovered a new monkey species overlooked in the receding rain forest of the country's northeast coast, although other experts believe the primate may have been documented before.

India Eyes Chinese Help to Protect Tigers
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Chinese help is critical to protect India's tiger population and Beijing needs to curb the market for big cat skins and body parts, a leading Indian conservation official said on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Puts Cormorants on Hit List
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

The double-crested cormorant, a voracious fish-devouring bird that was vanishing only 35 years ago, has made a triumphant comeback. So much so that several states now want the bird dead.

Hawaii Fights Coqui Frogs, Other Species
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hawaii has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents.

Arctic Harp Seals Show Up on U.S. Beaches
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An increasing number of young harp seals are straying from their northern breeding grounds and showing up on U.S. beaches, biologists say.

Elephant Not Interested in Using Treadmill
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

So far, it's the trainers at the Alaska Zoo who are breaking a sweat trying to coax Maggie the elephant onto the world's first treadmill for a pachyderm.

California Officials Resume Sea Lion Battle
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities hope to deter sea lions from boarding boats by -- get this -- spraying them with water. The mischievous pinnipeds have returned to the bay after wreaking havoc last summer by trashing boat cabins and decks, swamping a vintage yacht and barking all night.

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