Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

New York 06/18/19, 19:28

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight ...

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:47

It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S.It's also ...

Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:17

An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of ice seals on the threatened species list.The Center for Biological Diversity sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday for not designating ...

Sea turtles nest at record pace along Georgia coast

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:33

The number of sea turtle nests along the Georgia coast is on pace to set a record this year.Kris Williams is director of Caretta Research Project, a sea turtle conservation organization. She told the Savannah Morning News that beach patrols ...

Texas coastal flooding strands about 100 endangered turtles

U.S. 06/03/19, 17:11

High tides and flooding associated with May storms that buffeted parts of Texas caused the stranding of about 100 young sea turtles along part of the Gulf coast, experts say.Jesse Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer of the Texas State Aquarium in ...

DNA tests confirm mountain lion attacked California boy

U.S. 05/31/19, 13:01

California wildlife authorities say DNA tests confirm that a mountain lion killed in a San Diego County nature preserve this week is the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy hours earlier. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Friday a ...

Suspected mountain lion attack injures California boy

U.S. 05/28/19, 19:04

Wildlife officers said Tuesday that they killed a mountain lion in a San Diego County nature preserve and will try to determine if it was the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy during a group hike a few hours earlier. The ...

Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:47

It's shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural ...

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

Africa 05/23/19, 09:16

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups.The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants. ...

Illinois wildlife biologist aims to save prairie chickens

U.S. 05/19/19, 09:24

A wildlife biologist has taken prairie chickens from Kansas, which has a more robust population, and released them in Illinois in an effort to boost the population of the endangered birds.The birds once numbered in the millions across the state ...

Wildlife officials confirm Des Moines mountain lion sighting

U.S. 05/09/19, 11:27

Iowa wildlife officials have confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion near downtown Des Moines.Police said Thursday morning that they're poring over video from the area near Interstate 235 and 31st Street. Snapshots taken from the video appear to show ...

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