Latest Wildlife News

Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to...

Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs

Sep. 24, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

Sep. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Sep. 24, 2018 7:13 PM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho.

Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

Sep. 23, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The animals can't protest so people in London did that for them. Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks. Organizers...

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Sep. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team. The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a...

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Sep. 21, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to...

Officials prepare to relocate wolves to Isle Royale park

Sep. 21, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A mission to rebuild the depleted wolf population at Isle Royale National Park is getting underway in Michigan and Minnesota, as specialists prepare to trap six to eight of the predators on the mainland and fly them to the Lake Superior archipelago, officials said Friday. The...

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

Sep. 21, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary. Regional Forester Leanne Marten submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management...