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Hawaii conservation groups file white-tip shark lawsuit

Apr. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service was asked in a lawsuit filed in Hawaii to protect Pacific oceanic white-tip sharks, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of several conservation...

Game and Parks closing overnight camping through May 8

Apr. 4, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is barring people from camping overnight at state parks, state recreation areas and wildlife management areas as part of the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. The ban begins Monday and runs through May 8, with a possible extension. The...

Cadaver dogs offer clues to wagon trains on old Idaho trails

Apr. 4, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It’s a hunt for dead bodies. Cadaver dogs will be out combing and sniffing Idaho’s sagebrush land at the City of Rocks National Preserve for the scent of decomposing humans. They aren’t employed to solve a recent crime, the Post Register reports, but to add...

In this March 25, 2020, photo, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Bengal tiger is shown. Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a residence near Mercedes, Texas, while executing a search warrant last week. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

Tiger among animals officials find in search of Texas home

Apr. 3, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

MERCEDES, Texas (AP) — Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant last week. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Sammy Parks said Friday that the...

‘Tiger King’ animals rescued in 2017 at Colorado sanctuary

Apr. 2, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) — The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, has for several years been home to dozens of animals rescued from the roadside zoo in rural Oklahoma featured in the newly released Netflix documentary, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness." Thirty-nine tigers and three black...

51-year-old Asian elephant named Reba dies at Phoenix Zoo

Apr. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 51-year-old Asian elephant who lived at the Phoenix Zoo for more than two decades has died. Zoo officials announced Thursday that Reba had been treated for inflammation and arthritis over the years and was humanely euthanized earlier this week after a “recent and irreversible...

Ponds remain relatively stagnant during an expedition to monitor wildlife populations held by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Diamond Fork Canyon on Monday, March 30, 2020, east of Spanish Fork, Utah.  Officials are searching for eggs belonging to the Columbia spotted frog to monitor their population levels. The frog is one of four amphibians on the state's sensitive species list because of the threats to its habitat and by predators. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Biologists wade through Utah ponds in search of frog eggs

Apr. 2, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spent Monday afternoon wading through ponds near Diamond Fork Canyon with one goal in mind: to find frog eggs. More specifically, the DWR wildlife biologists were looking for eggs belonging to the Columbia spotted frog, a native...

Group: U.S. pushing through Idaho grazing plans

Apr. 2, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are using the coronavirus pandemic to force a through long-delayed Idaho livestock grazing allotment decision in critical sage grouse habitat for a powerful agribusiness, an environmental group says. Wildlands Defense is asking the Bureau of Land Management to delay its...

Coyote attacks 5-year-old child in San Francisco-area park

Apr. 2, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after a coyote attacked her in a San Francisco Bay Area park, officials said. The girl was walking with her family when a pack of five or six coyotes approached and one of them bit her. The girl’s family quickly intervened and the animals...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo a moose munches on a tree in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska wildlife officials have a message for residents: Please don't feed the moose. State Fish and Game officials said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, they've seen an uptick in people feeding moose such foods as carrots and apples after a heavy snow season that left many of animals thin and nutritionally vulnerable. Plus, intentionally feeding moose is illegal, and can result in a misdemeanor violation of state game feeding laws. Unintentional feeding can result in a $300 ticket from Alaska Wildlife Troopers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska officials to residents: Don't feed the moose

Apr. 1, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Alaska wildlife officials have a message for residents: Please don’t feed the moose. State Fish and Game officials said Wednesday they’ve seen an uptick in people feeding moose such foods as carrots and apples after a heavy snow season that left many of the animals thin and nutritionally vulnerable....