Wildlife

High Cancer Rates Found in Maryland Catfish
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than half of one species of catfish sampled in the South River had skin tumors, matching the highest rate in the nation, wildlife officials said.

U.S. National Zoo Puts Down Arthritic Elephant
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The U.S. National Zoo said it put down an arthritic elephant Wednesday in the latest in a series of high-profile deaths at the flagship institution, which has also marked notable births.

Mouse Frustrates Endangered Species Policy
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

An acrobatic mouse is threatening Bush administration efforts to give Western developers an upper hand over endangered species.

Hong Kong Dolphins Are Pretty in Pink
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - William Foreman, Associated Press

Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to see the dolphins, known as the Indo-Pacific humpback species.

East Africa People and Wildlife Struggles to Share Precious Land and Water
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals drink water from one side of a swamp, while Maasai warriors watch hundreds of cattle graze on another side.

Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.

Research Site Full of Yellowstone Bison
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A research site north of Yellowstone National Park has filled to capacity with young bison that will be used in studying whether brucellosis-free herds can be produced from quarantine.

U.S. Indicts 11 Environmental, Animal Activists
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said Friday.

Houdini the Leopard Has No More Secrets
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards.

Japan Grapples with Invasion of Giant Jellyfish
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Isabel Reynolds, Reuters

A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

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