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Endangered Species

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  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
  • Ken Ziffren Honored to L.A. Zoo Assn.'s Beastly Ball

    Los Angeles film czar Ken Ziffren opted for a pithy speech when he climbed onstage to receive the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball. The veteran entertainment industry...
  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • Gators diving coach Donnie Craine dies in boating accident

    Gators diving coach Donnie Craine dies in boating accident
    UF diving coach Donnie Craine died Thursday morning during a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia, located in the Gulf of Mexico on Pine Island, just west of Fort Myers. Craine was 61 and spent the past 25 years coaching the Gators. A native...
  • Canada may have an exploding whale problem

    Canada may have an exploding whale problem
    It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.  The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
  • State rep to go after state funds to mandate bear-proof trash cans

    A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans. Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
  • Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly

    Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly
    Bad news, bears: You lose. Game over. See you later, alligator. You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around? I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...
  • Central Florida Zoo campers have fun -- and learn -- naturally

    Central Florida Zoo campers have fun -- and learn -- naturally
    Thanks to the Internet, television documentaries and increased school-curriculum emphasis on the natural world and humanity's place in it, kids these days know a lot about animals — and they can learn a lot more in summer camp programs at Central...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks

    William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks
    NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....