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.
Panda Undergoes Artificial Insemination
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Shearer, Associated Press
A rare possible panda pregnancy was announced by the top official at Zoo Atlanta on Wednesday. "We have some exciting news," zoo president and CEO Dennis Kelly said at a news conference just outside the panda compound.
Dozens of Dolphins Make Surprise Visit to Israeli Port
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Ami Bentov, Associated Press
Dozens of dolphins arched in line out of the polluted waters of Haifa harbor Tuesday, in an unprecedented visit to the crowded Mediterranean port that surprised and delighted researchers.
Canada Unveils Annual Seal Hunt, Blasts Activists
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Canada said Tuesday it would allow 320,000 young seals to be killed this year and lashed out at activists who promise to boycott Canadian seafood products in a bid to stop the hunt.
Agency Admits Using Faulty Data on Endangered Florida Panthers
March 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Criticized by a whistle-blower, the Fish and Wildlife Service conceded Monday that it bungled some of the science used in protecting Florida's endangered panthers.