Wildlife

Defiant British Foxhunters Take to the Field
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Graff, Reuters

British hunters galloped through fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Monday in a show of defiance at a newly introduced ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.

Scientists Target Tree-Killing Beetle
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Spencer Ghose, Associated Press

The emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle that has been 100 percent fatal to North American ash trees since its arrival about 10 years ago, likely made its way here in a shipping pallet.

Alaska Researchers Study Reindeer Biology
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Milan Shipka is studying the reproductive biology of reindeer throughout their 215-day gestation, with the goal of improving management of the animals as livestock.

Japan Resumes Whaling after Escape Bid
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press

A Japanese whaling fleet has started whaling again after spending more than 40 hours trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica.

Outlook Grim for Toga, the Stolen UK Penguin
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Police said on Thursday they feared the worst for a baby penguin whose plight has prompted headlines around the world after he was stolen from a British zoo five days ago.

Rare Frigate Bird Flies Thousands of Miles across Asia in Search of Food
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles in search of food for her baby.

Study is First on Menopause in Gorillas
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press

Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.

EU States Face Legal Action over Whales, Dolphins
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Darren Ennis, Reuters

EU member states must do more to protect their dolphins, whales and porpoises from dangers like pollution and illegal fishing or face legal action.

Scores of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers struggled Wednesday to free more than 100 pilot whales beached on New Zealand's South Island but at least 19 have died, officials said.

EU Fisheries Ministers open Bartering Session over Ever-Dwindling Fish Quotas
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

European Union fisheries ministers opened their annual bartering session on fish quotas Tuesday, balancing the threat of rapidly shrinking stocks with the economic challenges facing fishermen.

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