Wildlife

Hunter Kills Well-Known Alaska Alpha Wolf
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The alpha wolf that led a famous Denali National Park pack in Alaska was shot and killed by a hunter last weekend, causing dismay among activists who say wolf hunting should be made illegal in the state.

Apes May Be Key to Human Nature, Expert Says
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh sounds like a proud mother when she speaks about her brood of bonobos, eight ultra-intelligent apes that will take part in unique language research meant to shed light on their nature and maybe our own.

Rural Britons Take Hunt Ban Anger to the Ballot Box
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Rural Britons are in revolt and mounting a determined but almost certainly doomed bid to stop Tony Blair's Labour party winning an unprecedented third term in elections next month.

Chilean Report Links Copec Pulp Plant to Dead Swans
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Valdivia wood pulp plant, owned by the forestry arm of Chile's biggest industrial group Copec, seriously polluted a wetlands sanctuary, causing the deaths of black-necked swans, said an official report published Monday.

Old Growth Up, Spotted Owl Numbers Down
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Ten years after the Northwest Forest Plan sharply reduced logging on national forests in the region, the amount of old growth forest is up but northern spotted owl populations are down and with no clear reason why, scientists reported Tuesday.

Michigan Works to Restore Moose Population
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Known only as Moose No. 173, she wandered for years in the swamplands and forests of Michigan's far north before dropping dead at the foot of a black spruce tree and disappearing over the next week beneath a blanket of snow.

Eggs Hatching for Aurora the Octopus
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Aurora -- with all eight of her arms -- held tight to her dream of motherhood. The aging Giant Pacific octopus, a resident of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, embraced her maternal instinct and was rewarded this week as her eggs finally began hatching.

Wholphin -- Part Whale, Part Dolphin -- Born in Captivity in Hawaii
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeanette J. Lee, Associated Press

A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park.

Baby Rhino Named for Designer Marc Ecko
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Designer Marc Ecko, who made a rhino logo into a fashion statement, now has a zoo rhino named in his honor.

Columbia River Spring Salmon at New Lows
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

Usually by now the Columbia River's spring chinook salmon are heading upstream over fish ladders in the tens of thousands to spawn. But not this year.

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