Wildlife

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.

Biologists in Tennessee Go on a Bio-Blitz
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists trapped all kinds of mice and then went looking under rocks and logs for salamanders as part of a 48-hour bio-blitz to document all animals in Tennessee's parks.

Whirling Disease Spreading in Utah
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation, continues to spread swiftly through Utah's waterways.

Sheep in Cairo Thanks Australia for Animal Ban
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An activist dressed as a sheep presented a floral bouquet to the Australian embassy in Cairo on Sunday for its country's ban on exporting live animals to Egypt.

Thirty-Four Endangered Turtles Returned to Vietnam
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Thirty-four rare pond turtles have been returned to Vietnam in what a conservationist said Saturday was the first time that smuggled wildlife was repatriated to the country.

Katrina Helps New Orleans Fight Fire Ants
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Entomologists believe that Hurricane Katrina provided them with a golden opportunity to knock out, or at least squash, the fire ant population in New Orleans.

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