Wildlife

Cameroon Bids To Win Back Apes from South Africa Zoo
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

Cameroon is launching a bid to negotiate the return of four endangered gorillas whose fate has infuriated wildlife protection groups since the animals were smuggled via Malaysia to a South African zoo.

U.S. Weighs Wyoming Request on Wolf Status
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mead Gruver, Associated Press

The federal government said Monday that it will review Wyoming's request to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list after a 10-year effort to restore the predator's population.

Report Details Non-Human Invasions on Military Properties
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

Military installations across the country are battling wild hogs, snakes and other trouble-making species, says a report being issued Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation.

Voles Head for Oregon Vineyards, Orchards
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tiny rodents called voles that have been chewing up the grass seed crop and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage are moving into vineyards and orchards.

Roosters No Longer Crow in Romanian Delta Village
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Sinisa Dragin and Bogdan Cristel, Reuters

Roosters no longer crow in the Romanian Danube delta village of Ceamurlia de Jos, where tens of thousands of birds have been culled on small poultry farms to contain an outbreak of deadly bird flu.

Invasive Plant Found in Alaska
October 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An invasive plant that could overrun wetlands such as Potter Marsh and block salmon runs on the Kenai Peninsula has been found growing wild in Anchorage for the first time.

Eight Dolphins Seen in Lake Pontchartrain
October 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The manatees that grazed in Lake Pontchartrain before Hurricane Katrina haven't been seen since, but eight dolphins were leaping in the lake this week.

Experts Link N.M. Tree Die-Offs to Warming
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers believe the massive die-offs of New Mexico's state tree during 2002 and 2003 could be a harbinger of life in a warming world.

China Bear Bile Farmer Eaten by Own Animals
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese man who raised bears to tap them for their bile, prized as a traditional medicine in Asia, has been killed and eaten by his animals, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

San Diego May Soon See California Condors
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

California condors are expected to return soon to the skies over San Diego County, nearly a century after they disappeared. Scientists say condors released in Mexico three years ago have made exploratory flights within 15 miles of the United States, and they believe the birds will cross the border in the next few months.

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