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Endangered Species

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  • Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting

    Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting
    One day before he is set to leave office, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. The measure would have amended the wildlife code to allow hunters to kill one bobcat in...
  • Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site

    Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site
    The tiny toad species said to possibly be lurking near Jaindl Land Company's planned 600-plus acre development in Lower Macungie will be protected and monitored under an agreement reached between Jaindl and the state Fish and Boat Commission. David...
  • Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus

     Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus
    The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999. Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
  • 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....
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • 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...
  • Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors

     Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors
    News of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's interest in building an outdoor concert venue in Naperville has mobilized residents of a nearby neighborhood who say adjacent land is a haven for wildlife that should be protected. Holding concerts on the land...
  • 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...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • 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...