Humans Display Their Stupid Side to Wildlife
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A South African mugger fleeing the scene of his crime hid in a tiger enclosure, and paid a high price for his stupidity, underscoring one of nature's truisms: Humans do dumb things around wild animals.
Florida Manatee Deaths Jump 30 Percent in 2005
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
Sweet Gum was fatally injured by a racing boater. Her calf, Rachel, was also killed by a boat near Lake Monroe, and so was her granddaughter, Ruby.
Expert Blames Dog Disease for Wolf Decline
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
Most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died, a federal wolf expert says, and he believes a dog disease -- parvo virus -- may be behind the dramatic loss.
Idaho Wants to Use Copters to Track Wolves
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press
Idaho wants federal permission to put radio collars on wolves that have roamed the remote mountain region since their 1995 reintroduction.
U.N. Moves To Block 2006 Caspian Sea Caviar Exports
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Richard Waddington, Reuters
The U.N. has effectively blocked caviar exports until producer countries gives better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy.
Forest Fires Ravage Rare Species in New Caledonia, Worry Environmentalists
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Fires whipping through rainforests in New Caledonia are wiping out rare plant species and overwhelming firefighters, and environmental groups and local leaders appealed Tuesday for help.
Fictional King Kong Mirrors Odd Island Facts
January 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
King Kong may be a far-fetched creation of Hollywood but scientists say the big ape has some basis in biological fact: Animals on islands often evolve into gigantic versions of their mainland kin.
Conservation Officers Shoot Whales after New Zealand South Island Stranding
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Wildlife officers shot 41 pilot whales that beached on New Zealand's South Island, the Department of Conservation said.
New Orleans Aquarium Restocking after Huge Hurricane Losses
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Sharon Cohen, Associated Press
Like New Orleans itself, the aquarium is now on a long road back. And like the city, the revival will depend, in part, on hardy holdouts and returning evacuees, some still living far away.
Tiny American Pika Seen Headed toward Extinction
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Human activity and climate change may be pushing the tiny American pika toward extinction in the mountains of western North America.