Wildlife

Environmental Group Warns Hippos Face Extinction in Congo
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Only 887 hippos are left in Congo, once home to the world's largest population of the water-loving mammal, and they will be extinct in the African country, an international environmental group warned Monday.

Tagged Atlantic Sea Turtles Trace Journeys Online
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Aitkanti the sea turtle has already braved fishing nets and shark infested waters in her swim from breeding grounds in South America but is only half way to the rich feeding waters off the coast of West Africa.

Tons of Dead Fish Scooped from Lagoon in Rio
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Cleanup crews on Friday scooped tons of dead fish from the surface of Marapendi lagoon, stagnant and polluted by sewage from high-rise apartment buildings on Rio's fashionable southwest side.

Bats May Have Been Source of SARS, Study Finds
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported Friday.

Japan Begins Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling.

Countries to Agree to Save Ape Habitats
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Nearly two dozen countries were to commit themselves Friday to saving primate habitats and stopping poaching in a historic push to protect the world's dwindling great ape populations.

Captive Breeding Seen as Lifeline for Amphibians
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Amphibian experts are likely to urge captive breeding to slow a catastrophic rate of extinctions threatening a third of all species of frogs and salamanders, a leading scientist said.

U.S. Agriculture Department Killed One Million More Animals in 2004 than in 2003
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

The government killed more than 2.7 million animals considered public nuisances last year, including wild turkeys and chickens, black bears, coyotes and wolves.

Popular Walrus Cam To Go Offline for Hunt
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Popular Web cameras that allow viewers to watch live video of Pacific walruses will be shut off this week at the request of Alaska Natives. Leaders do not want viewers to see the animals shot and butchered during a fall subsistence hunt, fearing widespread Internet images could threaten the tradition.

Taiwan God Pig Sacrifice: Religious Rite or Cruelty?
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tiffany Wu, Reuters

Every year, about 700 pigs are force-fed to gargantuan proportions to participate in competitions which are held by Taiwanese ethnic groups for traditional festivals that incorporate elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese folk religion. Traditional custom is to kill the pigs while they are conscious, even though animal rights advocates say Taiwan law requires pre-slaughter stunning of livestock to ease suffering.

First | Previous | 398 | 399 | 400 | 401 | 402 | Next | Last