| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Giant otters sure have a lot to say. Scientists who studied the river-living animals in captivity and in the wild found that the adults have 22 different calls they use for different situations – and the babies have 11 calls of their own, too.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Nobody is sure who saw it first.
A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October.
A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis.
The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
A San Gabriel man tried to avoid detection when he smuggled nearly four dozen endangered turtles, but he wasn't fast enough.
Kwong Wa Cheung, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 46 turtles and...