Wildlife

West Virginia Woman Told to Stop Rescuing Opossums
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia.

Forest Service Eager to Study Wolverine
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest.

Anti-Whaling Ship Hits Diplomatic Squall
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Gordon Bell, Reuters

The 657-ton Farley Mowat -- flying the skull-and-crossbones like a modern pirate ship -- stalked Japanese ships hunting minke whales through the huge waves of the Southern Ocean.

Cat Parasite a Danger to Otters
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A parasite carried in cat droppings may be killing otters off the California coast, possibly explaining why populations of the frisky animals have not recovered from the 19th-century fur trade, researchers said.

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.

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