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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Researchers study mudpuppies, decline at Wolf Lake

     Researchers study mudpuppies, decline at Wolf Lake
    Mudpuppies — a large, brown, fully aquatic salamander — are well known among anglers at Wolf Lake as they've been sold as fish bait, used as dissection and other uses. But mudpuppies have been more scarce in recent years and they are now a...
  • Hansen: If sea lions were ugly would we be so concerned?

     Hansen: If sea lions were ugly would we be so concerned?
    It's no secret that sea lions are the chocolate Labradors of the sea. That's why people love them — their big, doleful eyes, their affinity for water, their uncanny ability to bark. So when the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach throws...
  • Idaho officials release plan to bolster sharp-tailed grouse

    Idaho officials have released a draft management plan to bolster a struggling species once considered the most abundant upland game bird in the Pacific Northwest. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse occupies...
  • The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish

    The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish
    Desperate times call for desperate measures, which may explain why some critically endangered smalltooth sawfish are reproducing asexually in the wild.  The smalltooth sawfish is a member of the ray family, and under normal circumstances it reproduces...
  • Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner

    Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner
    Hunting and killing bobcats could be legal in Illinois for the first time in 40 years if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a measure the House approved Sunday. The bill would allow hunters to kill one bobcat per hunting season, which would run from Nov. 1 to Feb....
  • 120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan

    120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan
    More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the “catastrophic collapse” is unclear, officials said. “...
  • Imperiled bird, the greater sage grouse, is key to land preservation plan

    Imperiled bird, the greater sage grouse, is key to land preservation plan
    The greater sage grouse once numbered into the millions, but its population has shrunk to no more than hundreds of thousands as human developments have expanded across 10 western states. Now, the fate of the imperiled bird, is at the center of a...
  • Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding

    Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding
    A controversial plan to raise rare Florida grasshopper sparrows in captivity has begun with a pair of chicks taken from a nest on an Osceola County ranch. The species lives only in Central Florida and is among the most endangered in the nation, with...
  • Rare warbler, once nearly extinct, spotted in Chicago

    Rare warbler, once nearly extinct, spotted in Chicago
    Hundreds of birders flocked to Chicago's Montrose Harbor over the weekend in hopes of catching a glimpse of a species so rare that it nearly went extinct. The Kirtland's warbler has been on the federal endangered species list since 1967, was once known...
  • Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County

    Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County
    The wildlife soap opera began in 2007 when two nesting bald eagles were discovered in the midst of a colony of nesting herons and egrets on Ackerman Island near Grass Lake in Lake County. The pair of eagles "usurped a great blue heron nest within the...
  • How pandas may be eating their way to extinction

    How pandas may be eating their way to extinction
    A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals’ guts is optimized to...