Wildlife

Lawmaker Calls for Official Status for Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned.

Alaska Revives Aerial Wolf Control Program
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Alaska reinstated a population control program Thursday that allows shooting wolves from the air -- more than a week after a judge ruled it was illegal.

Ethiopian Red Fox Needs More Protection to Survive
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An endangered species of red fox found only in Ethiopia may be wiped out unless it is protected from domestic animals bringing rabies into national parks, a senior wildlife expert said on Thursday.

Wild Birds: Vectors or Victims of Avian Flu?
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Do the wild birds that fly through cold winter skies to warmer lands silently carry deadly bird flu around the world? Or are they simply potential victims?

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.

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