Wildlife

Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave.

Once-Hated Gray Wolf Thrives in the US Rockies
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

As the gray wolf hovered on the brink of extinction a decade ago, U.S. officials embarked on a controversial plan to open the vast refuge of Yellowstone National Park to the pack-based predators in the hopes of rebuilding the species.

Thai Dolphin Rescue Hits Snag as Rescuers Bicker
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Gralow, Reuters

Rescuers failed for a second day to save two rare dolphins in tsunami-hit Thailand on Tuesday after a local official and environmentalists argued about how best to save the mammals swept inland by the giant waves.

Jimmy Carter Urged to Give Fish a Chance
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A prominent U.S.-based animal rights group urged former President Jimmy Carter Monday to give up fishing on the grounds that the activity was inconsistent the Nobel peace laureate's humanitarian efforts.

Chileans Upset over Dead Swans, Some Blame Pulp Mill
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Katie Burford, Reuters

Emaciated black-necked swans have been falling from the sky here, alarming people in this scenic university town and setting off a national clamor.

Animals Across South Asia in Danger after Tsunami Muddies Water, Kills Owners
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

The tsunami that pounded South Asia last week has created a second tier of victims: animals.

Thousands of Seals at Home in New England
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Walsh, Associated Press

It's a sight New Englanders aren't entirely used to seeing: thousands of seals swimming through the Long Island Sound or hauling out to Maine, where they like to have their pups.

Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Gralow, Reuters

Rescuers failed on Monday to catch two rare dolphins trapped for eight days in a small lake in southern Thailand after they were swept more than a kilometre inland by giant tsunami waves.

Large Gambian Rats Worry Florida Officials
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Epperson III, Key West Citizen

The Florida Keys, already dealing with invasive exotics from melaleuca to iguanas, have added another to the list of unwanted newcomers: the African Gambian pouch rat.

Group Finds Six Lynx Kittens Born in Colorado
December 31, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

The year ended happily for state biologists with news that six more lynx kittens have been born to transplanted lynx in Colorado, bringing the total of newborns to 36 this year and 52 since a reintroduction program began in 1999.

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