The DNR says over the years, efforts to slow the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species have been effective.
- Hilton Head Island Packet
The banana spider is a frequent and often uncomfortable sight to be seen and is dominating local areas in the Palmetto State.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They were found in an apartment complex pond, officials said.
- Miami Herald
It wasn’t the first time a bear was spotted in the neighborhood.
- The Guardian
Chlorine exposure appears to be cause of death of animals at UC Davis research center
Plus there's increasing competition in the industry, as The Points Guy recently noted that 17 attractions opened this year alone, and a new theme park from Mattel is on the horizon. SeaWorld suffers because a big segment of the population feels like it should not exist. Since opening in Orlando in 1964, SeaWorld has long been criticized by animal rights groups who alleged that the whale, dolphins and other sea creatures being kept in captivity and trained to perform tricks for people are being mistreated.
- Raleigh News and Observer
You’re much more likely to encounter copperheads in the Triangle, but rattlesnakes border us on three sides. Here’s what to know about them.
- The Salinas Californian
A paddleboarder and his dog were able to escape injury when a shark attacked their board at Lovers Point Beach, shutting down the popular beach.
- FTW Outdoors
A Monterey Bay photographer on Saturday shared images showing a sea lion perched on the belly of a humpback whale.
- The Conversation
The Soviet Union once hunted endangered whales to the brink of extinction – but its scientists opposed whaling and secretly tracked its toll
Soviet whalers manning mechanized harpoons in 1960. Marka/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesEvery year, an estimated 13 million people go whale-watching around the world, marveling at the sight of the largest animals ever to inhabit Earth. It’s a dramatic reversal from a century ago, when few people ever saw a living whale. The creatures are still recovering from massive industrial-scale hunting that nearly wiped out several species in the 20th century. The history of whaling shows how huma
- LA Times
He is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, and one of few known to have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, say ecologists.
- Iowa City Press-Citizen
Glenda Eubanks is a retired nurse who has set out to tend to the orange-winged beauties whose numbers are in decline.
From Kenya to the Serengeti to Kruger National Park, African lions and elephants under severe climate threat
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are […] The post From Kenya to the Serengeti to Kruger National Park, African lions and elephants under severe climate threat appeared first on TheGrio.
- Associated Press
Firefighters extinguish the last embers. A wildfire in the California wilderness has come to an end, and what’s left behind is a blackened landscape of skeletal pines and leafless oaks, scorched meadows and ashen stumps where saplings once stood. One year after a wind-whipped wildfire charged across a craggy mountainside above Lone Pine, California, flashes of new growth are emerging in this still-charred corner of the Inyo National Forest, a hiking, camping and fishing playground about 350 miles (563 km) southeast of San Francisco.
- Yale Environment 360
A rare hummingbird, not seen since 2010, has been rediscovered in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The Phoenix Zoo welcomed 21 black-footed ferrets this May and June. One litter has yet to be named, and the public has a say in the final decision.
- State College Centre Daily Times
“Right now, we do a lot of scientific speculation on what is happening with the various lanternfly hot spots in Pennsylvania.”
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feathered jewels on a spinning chandelier: White pelicans have made an astonishing recovery in Wisconsin
After a long absence, the first breeding pairs of white pelicans were found in 1994 in Green Bay. Now the birds can be seen in much of the state.
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STORY: There was at least one calf among the nine animals stranded at Whakanewha Bay on Waiheke Island, off the city of Auckland, said Project Jonah, a group that specialises in the rescue of stranded whales and dolphins.Two of the animals had died earlier, and one was sighted being carried away in a tarpaulin sheet.New Zealand has the world's highest stranding rate of dolphins and whales, with hundreds of the mammals beached on its shores each year. But the reason why they get trapped on beaches remains a puzzle.
The hippo team at the Cincinnati Zoo has narrowed down 90,000 possible names for its newest baby hippo.
At least 150 critically-endangered vultures were poisoned to death in separate incidents in Botswana and South Africa, conservationists said Friday, warning the killings pushed the birds closer to extinction.