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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status

    U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status
    For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience. Native to North America, once present in every U.S. state except Alaska, the insects with the distinctive and colorful wings are known for their spectacular...
  • Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

    Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list
    A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list. In a sharply worded 111-page ruling, U....
  • Busch Gardens welcomes baby gorilla

    Busch Gardens welcomes baby gorilla
    A western lowland gorilla has been born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The healthy male was born Dec. 16 to mother Pele, who is caring for the newborn under the watch of the park's animal care team. The birth is the second successful birth of the species at...
  • Snack bags pose a danger for pets

    Snack bags pose a danger for pets
    Every November and December, pet owners get the same reminder: There are certain holiday staples — chocolates, potpourri, tinsel — that can be dangerous to their animals' health. But one threat that goes largely unnoticed is the plastic bags...
  • New suit filed against Exide plant

    New suit filed against Exide plant
    Exide Technologies officials willfully endangered the health of more than 60 children living near the company's troubled lead recycling plant in Vernon, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The complaint alleges that...
  • Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

    Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf
    Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
  • Prized sea snail not at risk of extinction, federal officials say

    Prized sea snail not at risk of extinction, federal officials say
    The National Marine Fisheries Services has decided not to grant federal protection to the pinto abalone, a prized six-inch sea snail whose population has severely declined in Northern California. The federal agency’s decision is in response to...
  • Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah

    Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah
    Long trip, sad ending. A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday. The wolf had been radio-...
  • $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill

    $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill
    ROCKY HILL — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever may have shot and killed a bald eagle earlier this month. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that...
  • Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living

    Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living
    A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...