Wildlife

Aviary to Send Rare Bird Eggs to Russia
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Nephin, Associated Press

Even though they don't have wings, 15 eggs were flying to Russia on Monday. The eggs -- 12 from the endangered red-crown crane and three from the threatened white-naped crane -- are being sent by the National Aviary in Pittsburgh as part of a reintroduction program.

Crowded India Cities Face Conflict on Cows
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - David Guttenfelder, Associated Press

In largely Hindu India, where many animals are revered as sacred, the cow has always held a special place.

Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Caught in N.M. Trap
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An endangered Mexican gray wolf that was part of a cattle-killing pack has been captured in the Gila National Forest. Six wild-born puppies, possibly wolf-dog hybrids, were euthanized.

Chicago Zoo Probed After Three Monkeys Die
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Johnson, Associated Press

The group that accredits U.S. zoos and had been reviewing elephant care at the Lincoln Park Zoo expanded its investigation to the entire facility Thursday after learning three monkeys had died this week, officials said.

NYC Officials Battle Longhorned Beetles
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Polka-dotted 1.5-inch bullet-shaped beetles and parks officials are going head-to-head in a battle for the city's trees. Two Central Park trees found infested with the Asian longhorned beetle were chopped down on Wednesday and were to be burned in a bid to destroy the eggs buried in the wood, parks department spokeswoman Dana Rubinstein said.

Project Bringing Eagles Back to Ireland
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press

An effort to reintroduce the golden eagle in Ireland, where the bird of prey was hunted to extinction nearly a century ago, has taken an important step forward, the project's manager announced Wednesday.

Salmon Farm Escapees Threaten Wild Cousins, WWF Says
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A quarter of salmon in seas off Norway are escapees from fish farms, threatening the survival of their wild cousins in a cautionary tale for fish farmers worldwide, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

New Species of Rodent Found in Laos
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Is it a squirrel, a rat, a guinea pig? Maybe a chinchilla? The long-whiskered rodent with stubby legs and a tail covered with dense hair resembles them all but has turned out be a previously unknown species that actually represents an entire new family of wildlife, the Wildlife Conservation Society said.

EarthNews Radio: Cheetahs in Danger
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Cheetahs are a unique and beautiful creature, one which we are in real danger of losing to extinction.

Fishing Industry Suffering as Salmon Runs Drastically Drop
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

Fertilizer salesman Rex Harke had planned to take 12 of his most loyal clients on a salmon fishing expedition down the Columbia River this week. Normally at this time, the spring chinook salmon are charging up the river in the tens of thousands, heading from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning beds.

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