Wildlife

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

Animal Extremists Face Travelling Ban
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - The Business, London

The UK is considering the use of restraining orders to stop the animal rights extremists who have been creating havoc for the pharmaceutical industry from travelling abroad.

Illegal Fish Threaten Wyo. Trout Stream
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Neary, Associated Press

Burbot -- an aggressive, eel-like fish that eat young trout -- have been illegally stocked in a reservoir in southwest Wyoming, and officials say they now pose a threat to some of the state's premier trout water in the upper Green River.

Montana Wildlife Officials Kill Nine Wolves
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Federal wildlife managers killed nine wolves in just over a month for allegedly attacking or killing livestock in southwest Montana.

Australia Uses New Methods To Protect Whales
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fierce whale-hunting opponent Australia said on Friday it was expanding the use of satellite and DNA technology to track and research whales as it seeks to overturn the killing of whales for scientific purposes.

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Abate, Reuters

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

International Albatross Plan Proposes New Colonies
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

With almost all of the world's remaining short-tailed albatrosses breeding on a steep slope of a Japanese volcanic island that is subject to eruptions, mudslides and erosion, an international team of scientists has a proposal to help the endangered birds -- lure them to a safer island.

Animal Rights Group Baits Anglers with Ethics Pledge
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug O'Harra, Anchorage Daily News

The animal rights group PETA wants fishermen to promise they will follow a federal "Code of Angling Ethics" before they can legally hook salmon, trout and halibut in Alaska.

Six Beavers Released in England in Effort To Restore Long-Extinct Species
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six beavers from Bavaria were released in western England on Thursday in a second attempt to restore a species that has been extinct in the country since the 12th century.

Disorientation Seen in Mass Australia Whale Deaths
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The death of about 110 stranded whales in the southern Australian state of Tasmania was probably caused by the animals becoming disoriented in confusing coastal waters, officials said on Thursday.

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