Bamboo Shortage Threatens Pandas in China
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
Giant pandas in western China could be at risk of starvation because the bamboo plants that they eat are beginning to die off in a cycle that happens about every 60 years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Indiana Man Photographs Endangered Bobcats
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A northeastern Indiana hunter who found mysterious animal tracks in a swamp set up an infrared-activated camera that captured images of two endangered bobcats.
Activists Gear up to Fight Seal and Elephant Culls
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Animal rights groups have begun fresh public campaigns timed for the start of the annual seal hunt off the coast of Canada this week and suggestions that South Africa may kill elephants for population control.
Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Zarar Khan, Associated Press
Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday.
Chinese Park Scrambles to Feed Hungry Pandas
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A nature reserve in western China is cooking up plans to find new food and feeding sites for hungry pandas because swathes of the bears' favourite snack, bamboo, are on the verge of flowering and withering away, the China Daily said on Monday.
Tiger Future Not Burning Bright in India
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters
It was once one of the favorite hunting grounds of India's royalty. Flamboyant maharajahs in natty breeches combed the sprawling Sariska forest nestled in the low-lying Aravali hills in the desert state of Rajasthan, hunting for the many tigers that roamed the jungle.
Experts Warn Ships May Bring Lake Invaders
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Ships navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway may carry more than coal and grain through the Great Lakes, say environmentalists, who warned Thursday about potential secondary "cargo" like killer shrimp or monkey gobies.
Octopuses Observed Avoiding Predators
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Octopuses, known for using camouflage to avoid predators, have been observed apparently trying to sneak away by walking on two arms while pretending to be a bunch of algae. Two kinds of octopus were seen to use different ways of walking along the sea floor, researchers were reporting in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
Crocodile Hunter Opens a New Tiger Exhibit at His Australia Zoo
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin on Thursday unveiled a multimillion dollar tiger enclosure at his privately owned zoo in eastern Australia.
Shallow Lake in Lowell, Ore., Will Have Deep Impact
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Cooper, The Register-Guard
Repair of Fern Ridge Dam this summer will affect farmers, boaters, businesses and animals ranging from bald eagles to pond turtles, according to a report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.