Wildlife

Panda Cub Takes Washington by Storm
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mona Megalli and Sarah Edmonds, Reuters

So little in Washington is black and white that all it takes is a tiny panda cub to captivate the entire U.S. capital. Tai Shan, the 21-pound baby panda born in July at the U.S. National Zoo, took his first bow before the media Tuesday, reducing one of the hardest-bitten press corps in the world to cooing and incoherent babble.

Two-Headed Turtle Hatched in Costa Rica, WWF Says
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A two-headed turtle was hatched on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, with a birth defect possibly linked to ocean pollution or climate change, the World Wildlife Fund said Wednesday.

Scientists Say Too Many Fish are Snared in the Wrong Nets
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Commercial fisheries in the U.S. kill a pound of fish for every four pounds intentionally caught, jeopardizing efforts to restore some struggling stocks, scientists said Wednesday.

Study Finds Midwest Warming May Harm Ducks
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience.

Fish Removal Aiding Native Species
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Efforts to remove non-native fish from parts of the Colorado River appear to be working, with rising numbers of native fish being reported by fish-removal crews.

Armed Robbers Snatch Lion Cub from Palestinian Zoo
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Armed robbers made off with a lion cub and two Arabic-speaking parrots in a recent raid on Gaza's zoo, Palestinian police chief and newspapers said.

Wild Pigs, Dogs Damage Australian Farms, Report Says
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million ($511 million) a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says.

Whooping Crane Spending Second Winter Lost
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists believe a whooping crane that got separated from its parents while learning to migrate is spending a second winter lost and in the company of friendly sandhill cranes.

Ethiopian Government Sends Vet To Care for Cheetah Cubs Rescued by U.S. Soldiers
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

The government sent a veterinarian to eastern Ethiopia Saturday to help U.S. soldiers rescue two endangered cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant, an environmental official said.

Sharks, Warblers, Deer on Endangered Species List
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

The world's second largest shark, a bird found in the Garden of Eden and Central Asia's only true deer were among 11 new species given the title of "endangered" by countries around the world on Friday.

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