| May 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Local bird photographer Steve Smith walked around the southern entrance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, hoping to get another glimpse of the elusive light-footed clapper rail.
With a super telephoto lens attached to his camera, Smith wasn't...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar.
Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Wolf pups haven’t been seen in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains in 70 years … until now.
According to Outdoorhub, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolf pups have been sighted in the range for the first time since...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:33 AM
A fight between Davie neighbors about feeding a Muscovy duck and her ducklings sent one man to jail and another to a hospital.
The incident began Sunday at about 4 p.m. at the Park City West mobile home community at 10550 State Road 84. It has a lake...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
American Bird Conservancy (ABC)—has announced its intention to sue the Department of the Interior (DOI), charging DOI with multiple violations of federal law in connection with its December 9, 2013, final regulation that allows wind energy companies...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken.
The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:35 PM
A two-decade legal fight to protect a squat lizard with dragon-like head spines from urban encroachment in Southern California took a new turn this week.
The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's been called "one of the best parties in Los Angeles" and, for the 44th year, that's just what this year's Beastly Ball was for the 700-plus who attended the wild evening of fun, feasting and fundraising for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...