Latest Wildlife News

New Mexico granting fewer cyanide bomb OKs for coyotes

Dec. 8, 2019 11:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Records show New Mexico agricultural officials have approved fewer licenses for the use of cyanide bombs — a device deployed by ranchers to kill coyotes. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports records show state-issued licenses for cyanide bombs has declined from 86 in 2015 and 2016...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

Tigers injure California woman during event at sanctuary

Dec. 8, 2019 7:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was caught in the midst of two roughhousing tigers at an animal sanctuary she founded. The Los Angeles Times reported Patty Perry suffered head lacerations and puncture wounds on her neck at the Wildlife Environmental...

Washington agency to look at other wolf management tools

Dec. 8, 2019 4:40 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has told Gov. Jay Inslee it will try "previously unused tools" to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range, though it did not specify any new tactics. The department responded to Inslee's complaint that recurrent...

Illinois power company hires goats to clear out brush

Dec. 8, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HILLVIEW, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois power company turned to a herd of goats to clear a steep, rocky plot of land so crews could reach electric lines. The 50 goats spent about about two weeks this fall chewing dense honeysuckle bushes and troublesome poison ivy down to the nub for Ameren Illinois. The utility...

Police: Richmond woman still missing Sunday

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — A Richmond woman who disappeared late last month was still missing Sunday following a search throughout the week of a Maine river using boats, aircraft and a drone. Anneliese Heinig, 37, was last seen early on Nov. 26 walking along Interstate 295 near where it crosses the Presumpscot...

Imperiled Utah fish bouncing back after 18 years

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An imperiled fish found only in Utah Lake is starting to make a recovery after 18 years. The June sucker increased in population from only 300 to 2,000 at last count, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to propose changing the species status from endangered to threatened,...

Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Dec. 8, 2019 10:28 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast. The Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute announced Friday that they had bought the 16,000-acre (65-square-kilometer)...

Plastic confetti discouraged on Alabama college campus

Dec. 8, 2019 9:55 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college is asking people to quit using plastic confetti as a photo prop on campus. The scenic University of North Alabama is a popular spot for photo shoots in Florence, but school officials say some of those sessions are leaving behind plastic confetti that's shot into...

Indonesia arrests 5 suspected poachers of pregnant tigers

Dec. 8, 2019 9:42 AM EST

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested five suspected poachers of a pair of critically endangered pregnant Sumatran tigers and seized four fetuses that had been preserved in a jar, a forestry official said Sunday. The five suspects — four men and a woman — were...