Latest Species reintroduction News

Sweat inactive for Eagles after having 'emergency procedure'

Jan. 16, 2022 12:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia defensive end Josh Sweat is inactive for Sunday’s NFC wild-card game after being admitted to the hospital earlier in the week for what the team described as a “life-threatening situation." The Eagles released a statement before the game saying...

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...

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...

Cash coming to Tahoe animal center where burned cub escaped

Nov. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire...

New Standing Rock ferrets should help control prairie dogs

Nov. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The work of two wildlife management agencies has resulted in the release of 28 endangered black-footed ferrets on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles the Dakotas. The push behind the effort by the Standing...

Colorado officials hear options on restoring gray wolves

Nov. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — While gray wolves are under pressure from a federal delisting and increased hunting in some Rocky Mountain states, Colorado wildlife officials heard a number of detailed options Thursday for implementing a voter-approved reintroduction of the species west of the Continental...

N. Carolina biologists remove jug stuck on bear cub's head

Nov. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A bear cub wandering around a North Carolina neighborhood with a jug stuck on its head is running free in the forest again thanks to wildlife biologists and some observant residents. Wildlife biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission...

Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter dies at Florida aquarium

Nov. 12, 2021 00:09 AM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A prosthetic-tailed dolphin named Winter that starred in the “Dolphin Tale” movies died Thursday evening at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts to treat a gastrointestinal abnormality, aquarium officials said. The 16-year-old...

Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter dies at Florida aquarium

Nov. 11, 2021 23:05 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A prosthetic-tailed dolphin named Winter that starred in the “Dolphin Tale” movies died Thursday evening at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts to treat a gastrointestinal abnormality, aquarium officials said. The 16-year-old...