Wildlife

Harriet, 176-Year-Old Giant Tortoise, Dies
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo. She was reputed to have been one of three tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin in 1835.

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water.

Wind Farm Kills Nine Eagles in Norway
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Windmills have killed nine eagles in less than a year at a key breeding site in Norway, showing that governments should be more cautious in picking where to set up turbines, a conservation group said on Friday.

Primatologists Aim to Ape Bird Watchers
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

With time running out for many wild primates, one field biologist is attempting to help save them by aping the online success of bird watchers.

Goodall, Others Oppose Research on Monkeys
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys.

China Gives Extra-Picky Pandas Their Space
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is giving an unusually endangered species of panda extra space, privacy and protection to help the animals reproduce, state media said on Friday.

Sea Lions and Dolphins May Join War Games
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Alongside the submarines, ships and airplanes participating in large-scale military exercises in the Pacific this month, a team of sea lions and dolphins are expected to patrol the sea.

Group Offers $10K for Woodpecker Evidence
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arkansas wildlife officials hope the offer of a $10,000 reward will help prove that the once-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is living in the bayous of eastern Arkansas.

Japanese Whaling Communities on Front Lines of Campaign to Overturn Hunting Ban
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Miles Edelsten, Associated Press

Machetes in hand, two dozen rubber-booted workers hacked into the bloody carcass of a Baird's beaked whale as this small Japanese seaside community began its whaling season Wednesday with its first catch.

More Pandas in China Than First Thought
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species.

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