Wildlife

Abandoned Walrus Pup Finds New Home
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Word spread fast in the northwest Alaska village of Kivalina: a baby walrus was sitting on the beach, alone, apparently abandoned. But there was no way such a young walrus could survive on its own in the region's harsh conditions.

Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden.

Scientists Say Cod Off Nova Scotia Declining
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The collapse of cod stocks off Nova Scotia changed the marine ecosystem so dramatically that it may be impossible for cod to recover, according to a study by Canadian scientists that could have ramifications for cod stocks at Georges Bank.

British University to Conduct Major Survey of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A British university on Tuesday announced plans for what it called the largest international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises on the European Atlantic continental shelf.

Researchers Release Rare Turtles in Georgia
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Bluestein, Associated Press

Wildlife researchers have released four rare bog turtles into the wild, the first group of the federally threatened species to be let loose in Georgia.

Rwanda Symbolically Names Endangered Baby Gorillas
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur Asiimwe, Reuters

Rwanda held a traditional naming ceremony for some of its rare mountain gorillas on Saturday in an effort to attract tourism and help to preserve one of the world's most endangered species.

Cypriots Get Teeth Into Case of Missing Crocodiles
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife wardens in Cyprus are trying to verify reports that crocodiles may be on the loose at a popular tourist nature spot after they became too dangerous for their owner to handle.

Study Examines Flight of Hummingbirds
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Not much bigger than a honey bee, the tiny hummingbird is able to hover gently over a flower because it uses some of the same wing motion as an insect -- but not as much as previously thought, a new study says.

Contraceptives Lower Oregon Geese Hatchings
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bait laced with a contraceptive resulted in the hatching of fewer pesky Canada geese last spring, according to a study by the National Wildlife Research Center. The bait, tested around Oregon in 2004, could help in long-range plans to manage the geese, which cause crop damage.

Cheery Chickadee Chirps Carry Complex Information, Study Reveals
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Those cheery-sounding chirps coming from the tree in the back yard are carrying more than a joyful message -- they are conveying surprisingly complex information about lurking predators, biologists reported Thursday.

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