Wildlife

Gators, Manatees, Vultures Share NASA Launch Site
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Alligators, manatees and vultures share Kennedy Space Center with space shuttle Discovery, so for more than 40 years NASA has had to adjust to launching rockets in the middle of a national wildlife refuge.

Meerkats Offer Paws-On Lessons to Young
July 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

It's hardly algebra or physics, but meerkats have been observed actively teaching their young, something not often seen in animals in the wild.

Finches on Galapagos Islands Evolving
July 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Finches on the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin to develop the concept of evolution are now helping confirm it -- by evolving.

Mountain Lions and Fear Growing Out West
July 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Carrie Ann Warner has repeatedly called authorities about the stalker that has peered into her son's bedroom window at night, killed the family cat and even chased the family into their home in the wooded hills west of Denver.

China Giant Panda Sanctuary Put on UN Heritage List
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Darius James Ross, Reuters

A bamboo-covered mountainous sanctuary in China which houses nearly a third of the world's last remaining giant pandas was on Wednesday added to the U.N. World Heritage List.

Injured China Panda in Blood Plasma Alert
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese vets are seeking panda plasma to donate to a giant panda found with a fractured skull and broken legs, probably after a fall into a ravine, state media said on Wednesday.

Endangered Cuckoo Spotted in Indonesia
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists trying to photograph wild tigers deep in the Indonesian jungle captured a glimpse of another endangered species instead -- the Sumatran ground cuckoo.

Socializing Helped Ebola Wipe Out Gorillas
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A 2004 outbreak of the Ebola virus, which also kills people, killed 97 percent of gorillas who lived in groups and 77 percent of solitary males, researchers reported Monday.

China Panda, Born to Be Wild, Coping Well
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild has been coping well in bamboo forests in the country's southwest, state media said on Monday.

Fugitive Otter Recaptured after Month on the Run
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An escapee who had spent almost a month on the run, eating the finest food and frolicking in clear public sight on the beach of one of New Zealand's swankiest suburbs has been recaptured by desperate authorities.

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