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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Pelican with slashed throat pouch rescued; culprit sought

    Pelican with slashed throat pouch rescued; culprit sought
    A bird rescue organization is offering a $2,500 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of whoever was responsible for slashing a brown pelican's throat pouch, leaving it weak and malnourished. Long Beach Animal Care Services reportedly...
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild

    Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild
    It happened quickly, much like his recovery.  The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...
  • Gray wolf gains endangered species protections in California

    California has largely escaped two decades of controversy surrounding the resurgence of wolves in the West, but the state stepped firmly into the fray Wednesday as wildlife officials voted to extend endangered species protections to gray wolves....
  • Wolf pups spotted in southwest Oregon's Cascade Mountains for the first time in 70 years

    Wolf pups spotted in southwest Oregon's Cascade Mountains for the first time in 70 years
    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...
  • State protection sought for flat-tailed horned lizard

    State protection sought for flat-tailed horned lizard
    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...
  • Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War

    Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War
    Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized. Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan

    At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan
    Think you’re smarter than an orangutan? You can find out by matching wits with our closest primate relative at a center opening Saturday at the Indianapolis Zoo. Guests can use several interactive kiosks at the Tim M. Solso Learning Studio to...