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  • Global wildlife numbers nosedive by more than half
    Global wildlife numbers nosedive by more than half
    Today, Sept. 30, 2014, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released 10th edition of “The Living Planet Report,” a science-based assessment of the planet’s health. Fifty-two percent of the world’s populations of mammals, birds,...
  • Friendly elk photo-bombs chimpanzee sanctuary
    Friendly elk photo-bombs chimpanzee sanctuary
    How often do you see an elk photo-bombing your selfie? For J.B. Mulcahy, Co-director at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), timing was everything as he captured a friendly elk smiling for her close-up.CSNW sits atop 26 acres nestled in the...
  • Montana man brags on Facebook about intentionally running over wolves with van
    Montana man brags on Facebook about intentionally running over wolves with van
    Toby Bridges of Missoula, Montana bragged on his Facebook page that he intentionally accelerated the speed of the van he was driving last week to run over two wolves who had been chasing a cow and calf elk on Interstate 90 just east of the Idaho...
  • A monarch celebrates
    John Heinz Refuge: A celebration of birds and nature
    Early autumn is one of the most active seasons for birders to observe not just the native residents of greater Philadelphia, but also the annual feathered visitors who choose well their respite before continuing to their final destination. John...
  • Native American Dancer
    Native American Day celebrated in Woodland Park
    Woodland Park got a head start on the Labor Day holiday on August 30, 2014, celebrating Native American culture with the Seven Falls Indian Dancers and a wolf ambassador from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. On a beautiful mountain morning...
  • Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans public meeting
    Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans public meeting
    The Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans a public meeting on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., resuming on Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)...
  • Raccoon rescued by Emergency Services after its head gets stuck in sewer grate
    Raccoon rescued by Emergency Services after its head gets stuck in sewer grate
    In Soquel, California a curious raccoon checking traffic conditions on Sunday by sticking its head through a sewer grate on the 3000 block of Crestline Way, had to be rescued by Wildlife Emergency Services and rescue crews reported ktvu.com.It...
  • Gator
    Alabama gator hunters catch record-setting 1,000-pound alligator
    A family in Alabama made quite the catch over the weekend, and a record-breaking one at that. After a lengthy battle that stretched into the early hours of Saturday morning, a crew of five relatives brought a huge alligator to a state park check...
  • City critters: The woodchuck
    City critters: The woodchuck
    Rarely sighted in the city--but known to inhabit all five boroughs--is the woodchuck, also known as the groundhog, whistle pig, or land beaver. The term woodchuck actually comes from the Algonquian language, whose word for the animal is wuchak-...
  • Reward offered to find culprit who kicked squirrel off of canyon ledge for fun
    Reward offered to find culprit who kicked squirrel off of canyon ledge for fun
    A $15,000 reward has been offered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA) of the United States, France and the United Kingdom for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the despicable culprits who lured a defenseless...
  • Badly burned orphaned bear cub escapes largest wildfire in Washington state history
    Badly burned orphaned bear cub escapes Washington wildfire
    The Carlton Complex fire continues to devastate the residents of north-central Washington State, human and nonhuman animal alike. On Monday, Aug. 4, KOMO 4 News reported that an orphaned bear cub has been rescued from the Carlton Complex wildfire...
  • Egret at Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park
    Summer wildlife viewing events in NYC parks
    The New York City Parks Department offers a wide range of activities throughout the year. The Urban Park Rangers program provides events for all ages and all kinds of interests, from astronomy to history to family camping. One of these interest...
  • Bears in Mammoth Lakes
    A wild ride for wildlife this summer in Mammoth Lakes
    We’re headed into uncharted territory as we dip deeper into summer 2014 here is Mammoth Lakes. Now in our third year of drought, the effects will likely be seen across all wildlife, but as the large, indicator species, the local bears will...
  • Pacific Northwest natives thrive at Northwest Trek
    Pacific Northwest natives thrive at Northwest Trek
    Located near Eatonville, Washington, Northwest Trek is a 725-acre wildlife park, with more than 200 animals that are native to the Pacific Northwest, many of them in a 435-acre free-roaming area. The large acreage and the open nature of the...
  • Historic Cambridge - Dorchester County, Maryland
    Slow Down: Tales of Dorchester County
    A recent trip to the often overlooked, driven through Dorchester County unveiled numerous stories of land and waterways; generations of watermen and farmers, a revitalized community and rich history. Other than a pit-stop, fast food quick bite on...