Latest Species reintroduction News

1st gray wolf pups since 1940s spotted in Colorado

Jun. 09, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. A state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend with their parents, two adult...

US wildlife managers tout wolf cross-fostering efforts

Jun. 07, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record 22 captive-born Mexican gray wolf pups have been placed into dens in the wild in the southwestern U.S. to be raised by surrogate packs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday. The agency called this year’s cross-fostering...

June 1st arrival gives NFL teams more flexibility

Jun. 01, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Now that the calendar has turned to June, NFL teams can trade or release players and spread the salary cap hit over two years instead of one. That doesn’t mean Aaron Rodgers is going anywhere but the Packers couldn’t afford to deal him from a financial standpoint...

Black bear treks 50 miles to New Hampshire in 10 days

May. 30, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A black bear out for a stroll managed to trek from Barre, Massachusetts, to Nashua, New Hampshire, in just 10 days, officials said. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife tagged the bear on May 17 and released it in the Worcester County...

Plan to relocate wolves stirs debate in rural New Mexico

May. 24, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Monday marked the last day for people to comment on plans by U.S. wildlife managers to relocate a pair of wolves and their pups to one of Ted Turner’s properties in New Mexico as part of a decades-long effort to return the endangered predators to the American...

San Francisco mountain lion captured and returned to wild

May. 22, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion captured in a San Francisco neighborhood has been released into the wild. The young male cougar was tranquilized and taken to the Oakland Zoo early Thursday, state Fish and Wildlife spokesman Ken Paglia told the...

Giants claim running back Ryquell Armstead off waivers

May. 18, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants added their second running back in three days on Tuesday when they claimed Ryquell Armstead off waivers. Armstead, who was released Monday by the Jacksonville Jaguars, joins Corey Clement as a contender to back up Saquon...

Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest

May. 16, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing segments of the...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

Wolves to find new home at Ted Turner's New Mexico ranch

May. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of Ted Turner’s ranches in southern New Mexico will be the new home for a pair of Mexican gray wolves and their pups as federal wildlife managers look at more options for boosting the genetic diversity of the endangered species. The U.S....