Latest Species reintroduction News

Rescued seahorse released into the wild in Florida

Jun. 14, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Swim free, Frito the tiny seahorse. The inch-and-half long creature that was found wrapped in a discarded fishing line amidst some floating garbage in the Gulf of Mexico was released into the wild Thursday. Frito, a female seahorse, was found by a snorkeler off the beach in...

Bird rescue group rehabilitates pelicans that were starving

Jun. 13, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Birds gotta fly, and to the delight of dozens of people gathered above a rock-strewn Southern California beach on Wednesday, that's exactly what a trio of brown pelicans did as soon their cages were opened. The three were among 50 taken in by International Bird Rescue since April. More...

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

Jun. 13, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild. The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took the caged...

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor's ouster

Jun. 13, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison. Cameron "Cam" Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who has...

The Latest: Raccoon that climbed St. Paul tower set free

Jun. 13, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a raccoon that climbed an office tower in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The raccoon that climbed the outside of a 25-story building in Minnesota before being lured into a trap with cat food has been set free. Christina Valdivia is general...

Eddie Vedder's vinyl single to be released with Cubs tickets

Jun. 12, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Vedder's support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong. The Pearl Jam frontman's new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy special tickets to the July 6 game between the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Pressed on blue and red vinyl, the record features...

Rare lynx found in Spain after being released in Portugal

Jun. 7, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish environmental authorities say they have captured a rare lynx in Catalonia, three years after it was released in Portugal. Litio, a four-year-old Iberian lynx, had been spotted on the outskirts of Barcelona on May 29. Officials said Thursday the lynx was captured Wednesday by...

Rebuilding Tigers have been competitive so far

Jun. 4, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The rebuilding Detroit Tigers are winning more games than expected — and they're having some fun along the way. On Wednesday night, a Canada goose crashed into a third-deck scoreboard and fell down into the stands . The goose was treated by veterinarians and eventually released into...

Squirrels freed after zip ties, bell, removed from necks

May. 30, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa wildlife experts have released two squirrels after a vet removed electrical zip ties from around their necks, including one with a bell attached. Dreama Bartz with the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project said Wednesday that she trapped the animals this month after a...

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

May. 24, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana — the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 — as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals. The habitat plan released Thursday...