Wildlife

Zimbabwe and China Swap Animals in Tiger Diplomacy
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Zimbabwe, increasingly seeking friends in the east as the West accuses it of human rights abuses, is extending its diplomatic drive to the animal kingdom.

Bush Administration To Fortify Stretch of U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Endangered Species Concerns
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Seth Hettena, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Wednesday it will fortify the westernmost stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, despite concerns the project will harm a refuge for endangered birds.

Bison Numbers Swell at Yellowstone
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The Yellowstone National Park bison population has reached an estimated 4,900 animals -- hundreds more than last winter and the highest level documented, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Red Tide Blamed for Fish Kills in Florida
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A tenacious red tide bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa Bay all year now is being blamed for recent fish kills 100 miles off southwest Florida, state biologists said.

Endangered Species List Riles Builders
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union

Florida homebuilders want to know whether the eastern indigo snake -- the largest non-venomous snake in North America -- and green sea turtle still need to be on the federal endangered species list.

Whale Meat Served for School Lunches in Northern Japan, Report Says
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday -- rice topped with whale curry.

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.

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