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  • 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 »
  • Zoo calendar features animals from boy's mauling

    November 27, 2012 12:42 PM

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Zoo is featuring the animals that fatally mauled a 2-year-old boy earlier this year on the March page of its 2013 calendar. Zoo officials say the calendars featuring pictures of African painted dogs had already been printed and made available to patrons before the Nov. 4... more »
  • Wildlife agents searching for black bear killers

    December 10, 2010 11:16 AM

    Several black bears have been killed recently, and The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Enforcement agents are looking for leads to those responsible. It is illegal to kill a black bear in Louisiana. The killings have taken place from coastal bear habitat in St. Mary and Vermillion... more »
  • BP sued over spill's toll on wildlife

    October 20, 2010 12:45 PM

    Several environmental groups are suing BP PLC for the oil spill's toll on endangered species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem. The federal suit filed Wednesday in New Orleans by Defenders of Wildlife, Gulf Restoration Network Inc. and Save the Manatee Club Inc. accuses BP of violating... more »
  • Feds to study oil spill's effect on bluefin tuna

    October 11, 2010 5:15 AM

    The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has hurt the bluefin tuna population to the point that the fish should be placed on the endangered species list. The agency says the Center for Biological Diversity's San Francisco office provided scientific information to back... more »
  • Turtles rescued in New Orleans

    February 28, 2010 7:52 PM

    A pair of endangered green sea turtles, will spend the rest of winter in New Orleans after being rescued from cold water in December. The turtles, named Treme and Margeaux, will join exhibits at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. They were "cold-stunned," when freezing weather dropped water... more »
  • Louisiana black bear killed, investigation on

    January 14, 2010 11:18 PM

    Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are investigating who shot a black bear near Lydia, in Iberia Parish. Apparently the female bear was too badly injured to live in the wild, when it was found Sunday and was euthanized. This is at least the sixth black bear shot and killed in... more »

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