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  • Rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list

    March 21, 2017 12:36 PM

    TRAVERSE CITY - The rusty patched bumblebee is officially an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the designation took effect Tuesday, making the rusty patched bumblebee the first bee species in the continental U.S. to receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Advocates say the bee... more »
  • Pandas no longer on endangered species list, but still vulnerable

    September 5, 2016 2:20 PM

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a report released Sunday that the panda has been taken off the "endangered" species list and is now classified as "vulnerable." The change reflects its growing numbers in the wild of southern China. According to the report, the wild panda... more »
  • Two whooping cranes killed, reward being offered

    June 2, 2016 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are looking for leads regarding two endangered whooping cranes that appear to have been shot and killed in Acadia Parish. The department said in a news release Thursday the cranes were found just south of Rayne off of... more »
  • Alligator snapping turtle study: is it endangered?

    July 1, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says federal protection may be needed for alligator snapping turtles: hard-biting, spike-shelled reptiles that can reach 200 pounds. They're among 10 reptiles and amphibians the service says need further study to decide whether they merit classification as endangered or threatened. Others... more »
  • Rare northern white rhino dies at California zoo

    December 15, 2014 12:31 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old age. "Angalifu's death is a tremendous loss to... more »

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