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Endangered Species

A collection of news and information related to Endangered Species published by this site and its partners.

Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • 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...
  • Animals in zoos have nothing to celebrate

    Every year at this time, zoos put up festive light displays and encourage visitors to donate special treats for the captive animals. But these "gifts" presented to animals in zoos are poignant reminders that captivity restricts animals to whatever...
  • 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....
  • Judge strikes down government's decision to remove gray wolves from endangered species list

    MILWAUKEE A federal judge on Friday struck down the federal government's decision to remove gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan from the endangered species list. The decision immediately restores all protections to the wolves in Wisconsin,...
  • U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves

    A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S....
  • $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...
  • U.S. offers reward for poacher who shot bald eagle in Connecticut

    U.S. wildlife authorities are on the hunt for a poacher who shot a bald eagle to death last week in Connecticut, officials said on Friday, announcing a $5,000 reward. The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, is protected from hunting by...
  • 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...