| Jun 5, 2015
| 7:49 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2015
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...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 1:16 PM
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...
| May 31, 2015
| 4:01 PM
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....
| May 31, 2015
| 5:42 PM
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.
| May 30, 2015
| 4:04 PM
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...
| May 26, 2015
| 2:40 PM
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...
| May 18, 2015
| 4:19 PM
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...
| May 22, 2015
| 11:57 AM
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...
| May 19, 2015
| 6:16 PM
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...