Four big cats have been rescued, thanks to some help from the Oakland Zoo. They were rescued from an abandoned roadside zoo in Oklahoma, which was cited and shut down for safety violations in 2008, and was reported to have ties to Joe Exotic. The animals are all getting much-needed care at their new homes, with two of them taking up residence at the Oakland Zoo. Colleen Kinzley, who is the vice president of animal care at the zoo, gave an update.
- Associated Press
For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he'd been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn't belong there. Minutes later, the park service confirmed their worst fear: smallmouth bass had in fact been found and were likely reproducing in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
- Miami Herald
“Given the warm weather and tight fit of the container, it was important to try and free the cub quickly.”
- Tacoma News Tribune
These Washington snakes can be deadly. Here’s how to identify a snake on your next hike.
- The Daily News
Local coasts have started seeing more sharks, specifically great whites, hanging out or traveling by. Why is this?
- Associated Press
Alaska wildlife officials have killed four black bears in a campground recently reserved for people in Anchorage who are homeless after the city's largest shelter was closed. Employees from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday killed a sow and her two cubs and another adult bear that was acting separately, stealing food from tents inside Centennial Park, which is managed by the city, officials said. Anchorage is Alaska’s biggest city, with nearly 300,000 residents, but it is also bear country.
A storage device made from sand may overcome the biggest issue in the transition to renewable energy.
- FTW Outdoors
Can you spot the mountain lion stalking the elk in a trail-cam image captured at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge?
- Washington Post
It has been a tumultuous summer for Yellowstone National Park. Following catastrophic rain and flooding at the beginning of peak visitor season last month, the park was closed as officials assessed and repaired damaged roads and bridges. As it reopens in phases, tourists are returning - and getting into trouble with wildlife. This year, three people in a short period of time were attacked after getting too close to bison.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interestin
- Argus Leader
As Sioux Falls braced for severe weather and storms, the sky turned green. Here's a look at the strange weather occurrence.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Animal Care and Control said a “stray hold” would be put on the 5- to 6-foot-long snake.
- Merced Sun-Star
Conservation groups filed a lawsuit last month, say the project could fell thousands of trees in the park.
Over the weekend, Tesla showed off its latest gadget: a solar trailer, featuring extendable panels, a satellite internet terminal and even a lick of matte-black paint. Tesla may have designed the trailer to add some range to electric vehicles — or to advertise Starlink's new $25-per-month "portability" feature, which SpaceX announced in May. Whatever it's for, you probably won't see this trailer for sale any time soon.
- Associated Press
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a host of actions by the Trump administration to roll back protections for endangered or threatened species, a year after the Biden administration said it was moving to strengthen such species protections. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in Northern California eliminated the Trump-era rules even as two wildlife agencies under President Joe Biden are reviewing or rescinding the regulations. The decision restores a range of protections under the Endangered Species Act — including some that date to the 1970s — while the reviews are completed.
- Florida Today
The Caribbean Sea keeps on gifting Central Florida's beaches mounds of mushy, stinky golden brown seaweed.
- Robb Report
The newcomer is the fifth-longest superyacht in the global fleet.
- Ocala Star Banner
Troy Travis Starling and Dustin Reddish were present in court with their lawyers on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to torturing black bears.
- Miami Herald
The debris was tangled around one of her flippers.
- Charlotte Observer
“It’s gross & scummy, but doesn’t appear to be a threat to water quality.”
- Naples Daily News
No new tropical cyclones are expected over the next five days but as Tropical Storm Colin reminded us, conditions can change rapidly.
- Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Though gopher tortoises have persisted for millions of years, they now face a barrage of threats from loss of habitat and developers with permits that allow the reptiles to be buried alive. From 1991-2007, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued incidental take permits (ITPs) allowing land owners to pay a fee that would allow them to legally “take” tortoises. ...