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Gators fouled by diesel spill get a scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Jan. 14, 2022 22:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland. Diesel...

Ashes of Winter the movie star dolphin released into Gulf

Jan. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The ashes of Winter the dolphin were returned to the sea on Thursday, about two months after the beloved marine mammal of movie fame died at a Florida aquarium. Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff members released a Himalayan sea salt urn containing Winter's...

Another Game Commission member gone amid stream access fight

Jan. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has dismissed another member of a state panel that oversees wildlife conservation and hunting and fishing regulations as a dispute percolates over public access to streams and rivers that flow through private property. ...

Wyoming tries again to remove Yellowstone grizzly protection

Jan. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has asked the federal government to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from protection under the Endangered Species Act, a request which if approved could allow the animals to be hunted. The bears' recovery from as few as 136...

Vets in Poland hope antibiotics will save brown bear cub

Jan. 11, 2022 17:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A veterinarian said Tuesday that a brown bear cub found exhausted in snowy woods in southeastern Poland has been diagnosed with a disease that will be treated with antibiotics. The young male named Ada has been diagnosed with anaplasmosis, a dangerous disease...

First right whale of the season spotted off Massachusetts

Jan. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EST

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Marine researchers have spotted a species of rare whale in Cape Cod Bay for the first time this season. North Atlantic right whales arrive in the bay every year. The whales number less than 340 and their population has declined in recent years. ...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EST

PALMDALE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the second panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of two total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...

Property at Boscawen dairy farm to be protected as cropland

Jan. 10, 2022 02:04 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — More than 120 acres at a nearly century-old dairy farm in Boscawen is going to be protected as cropland. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Friday it worked with the town to buy a conservation easement for the property. ...

Sharks plan to terminate Evander Kane's contract

Jan. 08, 2022 18:25 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed forward Evander Kane on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate the remainder of his $49 million, seven-year contract. The Sharks said Saturday that they made the move because Kane violated COVID-19 protocols in the...

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

Jan. 06, 2022 17:47 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park...