Wildlife

Rare Wayward Manatee Entertains Texans as it Frolics
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

A manatee has wandered hundreds of miles out of its range to a fishing post at the southern tip of Texas, where it is delighting locals with its lumbering grace and penchant for showing its flippers and belly.

India to Set up Home for Tigers
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tigers of the Sunderbans Forest in eastern India can rest easy after a news report Monday said the state government is setting up an old age home for them.

Australia Working to Prevent Resumption of Commercial Whaling
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Bonaire Teens Reconstruct Skeleton of Whale Impaled by Cruise Ship
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - George Desalvo, Associated Press

It wasn't until the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam docked in Bonaire that the captain discovered why it was making headway so slowly. "The bow of your vessel has impaled a whale," the port captain said.

Farallon Islands Form Teeming Wildlife Haven West of San Francisco
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.

Advisory Group Recommends Five-Year Ban on Harvesting Black Coral
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

A scientific advisory group has recommended a five-year ban on harvesting black coral in the waters around Hawaii because younger populations of the popular jewelry source are declining.

India to Count its Vanishing Vultures
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

India will launch a census of its vultures, a group of ornithologists said on Sunday, as the birds are vanishing rapidly due to a mystery virus and shrinking nesting sites.

India Tiger Body Calls for Tough Anti-Poaching Steps
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

India's new tiger task force, set up to review the country's dwindling big cat population, called on Thursday for tougher measures to control poaching of the national animal.

Cornell to Launch Five-Year Study on Coyotes
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

For many people, their closest encounter with a coyote is hearing its howl curdle the night from afar. But coyote sightings are now on the increase across New York, meaning greater potential for attacks, say Cornell University researchers, who are launching a five-year study of why the once-wary creatures are becoming more aggressive toward humans.

New Monkey Species Found in Tanzania
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Two separate teams of researchers working hundreds of miles apart have discovered a new species of monkey in Tanzania. The highland mangabey is the first new species of monkey identified in 20 years and conservationists immediately said the find showed how important it was to preserve African forests.

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