Wildlife

India Says It Busts Major Tiger Poaching Ring
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath Kelly, Reuters

Indian police have busted a tiger poaching ring responsible for killing at least 10 animals in one of its premier wildlife parks, an officer said on Tuesday. Four poachers living in the forests surrounding the Ranthambhore reserve had confessed to killing 10 tigers and a leopard, police superintendent Alok Vasisth said.

Throw Another Skippy or Wallagang on the Barbie?
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

How do you like your kangaroo -- medium rare? Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? So in a bid to make Australia's national icon more palatable, Food Companion International magazine and the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia are running a competition to find a more palatable culinary name for the meat of the hopping marsupials.

Researchers Find Usinc Acid Caused Elk Deaths
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wyoming wildlife biologists and federal researchers have identified the chemical responsible for the death of hundreds of elk in southern Wyoming last year.

Report Says Ocean Noise Harms Dolphins, Whales
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Chavez, Associated Press

Increasing levels of ocean noise generated by military sonar, shipping, and oil and gas exploration are threatening dolphins and whales that rely on sound for mating, finding food and avoiding predators, according to a new report.

UMass Training Students to Care for Alpacas
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press

With mops of shaggy hair flopping in front of bulging, alien-like eyes that stare with a mix of curiosity and cluelessness, the latest newcomers to the University of Massachusetts seem like they'd be more at home in the make believe world of Dr. Seuss.

Mexico Sees Bigger Butterfly Migration This Year
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Anahi Rama, Reuters

Wildlife officials say good weather should bring a surge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico this year, after last year's cold resulted in the lowest numbers in more than a decade.

Surge in U.S. Sea Lion Numbers Angers Fishermen
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Many fishermen in the U.S. Northwest are unhappy about a surge in sea lion numbers over the past 25 years. The animals are eating fish, including endangered Pacific salmon, and depleting catches.

U.S. Lawmakers Seek To Protect Animals from Coolant
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee Thursday.

Climate Change Threatens World Fish Stocks, WWF Says
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate change is warming oceans, rivers and lakes and threatening fish stocks already under pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat loss, the environmentalist group WWF warned on Friday.

Chicken Killer Seeks Fast, Clean Cull in Asia
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

Harm Kiezebrink, professional poultry exterminator, describes his work fighting bird flu like a tactician surveying a battle scene. "The danger isn't in the dead birds you find, the danger is if you ignore it," he said in an interview in Beijing. "I'm trying to avoid it jumping into the poultry industry."

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