Latest Wildlife News

Former Bears RB Tarik Cohen injured during streamed workout

May. 17, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, now a free agent, apparently suffered an injury during a training session being live-streamed on his Instagram account. The hard-luck player, released in March by the Bears due to past injuries, grabbed the back of his leg after going...

Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

May. 17, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock. Barns once filled with chattering birds were suddenly silent. Employees were anguished by having to kill sickened animals. The family...

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

May. 17, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous.” ...

Hawaii gets $14M in federal funding to help forest birds

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is on course to receive $14 million in federal funding to help protect endangered forest birds and other species, officials said Monday. U.S. Rep. Ed Case, a Democrat from Hawaii, said the funding will help the state fight mosquitoes that threaten birds found...

Officials: 3 Florida panthers struck and killed by vehicles

May. 16, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three endangered Florida panthers have died after being struck by vehicles over the past week. They're the 12th, 13th and 14th panther deaths attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Some SD wildlife populations decline due to ongoing drought

May. 16, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The ongoing drought in South Dakota has been hard on the state's wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service says the grouse population in the Fort Pierre National Grassland has declined by 15% in 2022, largely because of the dry conditions. The total...

Sea turtles busy nesting on beaches in Georgia, S. Carolina

May. 15, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles are busy digging nests and laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and South Carolina. Wildlife officials in both states have reported finding dozens of nests since May 1, considered the unofficial start of the sea turtle nesting season....

To stop Baton Rouge floods, they’re carving a 12-mile river

May. 15, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — You can’t quite see it yet from Plank Road or La. 19 near Zachary, but work crews are building a man-made river from scratch. Down inside a huge, wide “V” carved out of the earth, concrete pillars for a bridge have been poured and smoothed out by workers....

Reward offered for information on endangered red wolf death

May. 14, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting death of an endangered red wolf in North Carolina. The wolf was found in a muddy field in Tyrrell County on April 15, according to the U.S....

Connecticut authorities probing fatal shooting of black bear

May. 14, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wildlife authorities in Connecticut are investigating the recent fatal shooting of a female black bear that left two cubs orphaned. The shooting occurred Thursday in Newtown. Police in Ridgefield, about 20 miles away, said an off-duty officer from their...