Latest Wildlife health News

Lawsuit filed to prevent disease in bighorn sheep herds

Nov. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit that seeks to prevent disease outbreaks in bighorn sheep herds living in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been filed in federal court in eastern Washington. The lawsuit contends the Forest Service is placing bighorn sheep at high risk of disease outbreaks by...

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) running with the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Detroit. The Lions defeated the Washington Football team 30-27. (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions RB Swift inactive with concussion against Texans

Nov. 26, 2020 11:38 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is inactive against the Houston Texans. The rookie, who had been listed as questionable, is out for a second straight game with a concussion. The Lions will miss Swift on Thursday, along with previously ruled out receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny...

Stranded whale in Mobile Bay euthanized

Nov. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MONTROSE, Ala. (AP) — Veterinarians on Wednesday euthanized a sperm whale that had been stranded in Mobile Bay and was no longer able to swim, a conservation group announced. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Mammal Research Program said the whale was sedated and euthanized Wednesday morning....

Doctors Delia Caudillo, left, and Monserrat Castaneda, put on protective gear as they prepare to conduct a COVID-19 test at a home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19...

Cold weather brings surge in cold-stunned sea turtles

Nov. 19, 2020 3:42 PM EST

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The onset of cold weather in New England has led to a surge of cold-stunned turtles becoming stranded on Cape Cod beaches, marine scientists said Thursday. The New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in Quincy has taken in more than 40 turtles in the last two days alone, a...

Popular southwest Florida wolfdog dies at 13

Nov. 15, 2020 4:10 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Yuki, a 13-year-old wolfdog who became an internet sensation because of his resemblance to a canine creature on the TV show “Game of Thrones,” has died, according to a Southwest Florida animal sanctuary. Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center in Collier County...

This Nov. 5, 2020 photo provided by Josh Spector shows Ariel Cordova-Rojas with Bae, a female mute swan, as the swan is rescued in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, in the Queens borough of New York. Cordova-Rojas was assisted by a couple with a car who agreed to drive the swan and Cordova-Rojas to a nearby subway station. Later an employee of the Wild Bird Rescue met them at another subway station for transport to the organization's clinic on New York's Upper West Side. (Josh Spector via AP)

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

Nov. 11, 2020 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking it to a wildlife clinic by foot, car and subway with the help of both friends and strangers. Cordova-Rojas is trained in...

The Latest: Roethlisberger back from knee injury at Dallas

Nov. 8, 2020 6:16 PM EST

The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:10 p.m. Ben Roethlisberger is back on the field for the second half after missing Pittsburgh’s final series before halftime while his left knee was evaluated in the locker room. Roethlisberger was injured on a hit from Dallas defensive tackle Neville...

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates after scoring on a 70-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 34-20. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Cook runs over Lions, Vikings rough up Stafford in 34-20 win

Nov. 8, 2020 6:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months after releasing their all-time rusher, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Dalvin Cook. Less than four years after leaving Adrian Peterson's historic accomplishments in the past, the present and future of the backfield with Cook has never looked brighter. Cook kept his brilliant...

Tigers, Lugnuts open ballparks for flu shot clinics

Nov. 8, 2020 9:46 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Take me out to the ballpark — for a flu shot. Flu shots will be available Monday and Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit and Jackson Field in Lansing. The doses will be provided by the state of Michigan and administered by Meijer pharmacy teams. The clinics are for everyone,...