Latest Species reintroduction News

Bear in Erie backyard tree removed, to be released elsewhere

May. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State game commission wardens in northwestern Pennsylvania tranquilized and removed a 127-pound bear from a neighborhood in the city of Erie over the weekend. Erie police and game wardens were called to the east Erie neighborhood at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after the animal was spotted in...

Investigation ongoing after 3 invasive frogs found in Maui

May. 16, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation to determine where three coqui frogs came from after they were captured in a hardware store in Maui earlier this week. Department spokeswoman Janelle Saneishi said the area was treated with citric acid on Wednesday...

Obamas, Oprah join Chicago project reading to kids online

May. 14, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of famous Chicagoans who are reading children's books in videos posted online by the Chicago Public Library to engage families during the coronavirus pandemic. The former president and first lady's video of “The Word...

Wyoming officials plan to kill off nonnative trout in stream

May. 12, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials plan to poison off nonnative fish in a creek before reintroducing a native species. Game Creek in Jackson Hole is among just a few streams in the upper Snake River watershed that have been completely overtaken by nonnative brook trout. As early as this summer, the...

Turtle transmitter continues to work a year after release

May. 9, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — An adult loggerhead sea turtle, released off the Florida Keys a year ago, is still being tracked via satellite. “Mr. T” was named by staff at the Turtle Hospital after he was admitted there in February 2019 for several surgeries to remove a fishhook. He was returned to...

22 threatened eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

May. 9, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Another 22 threatened eastern indigo snakes have been released in northern Florida, wildlife officials said. The reptiles were set loose Friday at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve west of Tallahassee, the group said in a news release. It's...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (99) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Mannion (4) during the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Veteran pass rusher Aaron Lynch signed a one-year contract with Jacksonville on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, giving the Jaguars more depth in case disgruntled defender Yannick Ngakoue decides to skip part of the season.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Jaguars sign former 49ers, Bears pass rusher Aaron Lynch

May. 5, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran pass rusher Aaron Lynch signed a one-year contract with Jacksonville on Tuesday, giving the Jaguars more depth in case disgruntled defender Yannick Ngakoue decides to skip part of the season. Lynch played 16 games for Chicago last year, totaling six tackles, two sacks and...

Deputies: Woman killed in alligator attack at SC pond

May. 2, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in South Carolina shot and killed an alligator that fatally attacked a woman on Friday, authorities said. The officers were called to a pond on Kiawah Island around 5 p.m. and saw the animal attack, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said. The woman was dead. Her...

Former NFL 1st-round pick Charlton released by Dolphins

Apr. 30, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL first-round draft pick Taco Charlton was released Thursday by the Miami Dolphins. The veteran defensive end started five games last year and had five sacks but struggled against the run. The Dolphins released him rather than exercising his fifth-year option for 2021. Charlton was...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., front, outruns Air Force defensive back Zane Lewis to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo. The NFL's shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic is denying teams the opportunity to get face time with draft prospects who have been injured, have checkered pasts or are under the radar. Shenault Jr. looked like a first-round pick after his breakout season in 2018. His health, coupled with his production falling off last year, might keep him on the board longer than he expected.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Jaguars draft Colorado WR Shenault, NT Hamilton on Day 2

Apr. 24, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault compares himself to NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones and Jarvis Landry. He believes he has Fitzgerald's business-like approach, Jones' do-everything ability and Landry’s on-field attitude. The Jacksonville Jaguars love his confidence and feel like it could serve...