Latest Wildlife health News

Updated deer regulations aim to halt chronic wasting disease

Nov. 14, 2019 3:10 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hunters are prohibited from bringing whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou into New York state under new regulations aimed at stopping the spread of chronic wasting disease. State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says chronic wasting disease...

Northwest Wyoming deer test positive for chronic wasting

Nov. 11, 2019 6:26 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife biologists have confirmed a disease deadly to deer, elk and moose in several deer in a new area of northwest Wyoming, near the Montana line. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the deer came from the Clark area. Tests for chronic wasting disease came back positive for...

Turtle rescue season starts on Cape Cod beaches

Nov. 11, 2019 2:32 PM EST

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — The season's first cold-stunned sea turtles were rescued from Cape Cod beaches over the weekend. A spokeswoman for Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary says juvenile Kemp's ridley turtles were found Saturday at beaches in Brewster and Eastham. A third was found Sunday on...

Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

Nov. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park wildlife managers have found no evidence wolves killing each other. The Billings Gazette reports that the park's annual report on wolves says seven wolf deaths were recorded 2018, but none were wolf-on-wolf deaths and none...

Game and Parks to check carcasses for deer disease

Nov. 10, 2019 10:08 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to sample deer carcasses for chronic wasting disease during the coming firearm season, Nov. 16-24. The state wants to assess the spread and prevalence of the disease. Samples will be taken at check stations in northeast, central and...

Deadly cat disease prompts Wyoming shelter quarantine

Nov. 9, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A deadly virus has led to a quarantine at a Wyoming animal shelter. The Park County Animal Shelter in Cody began a three-week quarantine Monday after a litter of kittens came in carrying the disease feline parvo. None of the shelter's dozens of cats may leave and no more may enter during...

Court allows seizure of camera in elk feeding case

Nov. 8, 2019 11:22 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court says a game warden had the right to seize a wildlife camera without a warrant during an investigation into illegal elk feeding in Elk County. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel on Friday overturned a county judge's ruling that a Game Commission...

Auburn eagle Nova could be in heart failure

Nov. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University says its famed golden eagle Nova, also known as War Eagle VII, could be in the early stages of heart failure. The university made the announcement Tuesday in a news release. The 20-year-old male eagle for more than a decade soared above the crowd at university football...

Dolphins RB Mark Walton suspended for 4 games by NFL

Nov. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton was suspended Monday without pay for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policies. The suspension stems from Walton being arrested three times last offseason in his hometown of Miami. He was sentenced in August to six...

DNR finds more carcass disposal bins as deer season nears

Nov. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After one hauler backed out, Minnesota wildlife managers said Monday they're close to rounding up enough trash bins to safely dispose of deer carcasses as they try to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. Waste Management recently decided not to accept carcasses that potentially...