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  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and 23 other Republican members of Congress wrote federal officials this month, asking that they remove the gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A northern California judge’s February ruling placed the ...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Adélie penguins have had a rough time of it on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, where warming linked to climate change has occurred faster than almost anywhere else on the planet. That and other factors have led to sharp declines in Ad...
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    By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » It will be illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico is joining a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands, with supporters say...
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  WASHINGTON » Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the years, those ...
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    By Dylan Anderson Steamboat Pilot & Today A federal court ruling in February relisting gray wolves as an endangered species across much of the United States could complicate Colorado’s wolf reintroduction effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicated its latest intentio...
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  By Mitch Smith © The New York Times Co. BLACKFOOT, S.D. » On the ice-glazed banks of the Missouri River, coyotes chewed through the hide of a buffalo that recently died from disease. In a corral up the hill, more than 20 orphaned buffalo calves crowded together in the cold with no mother ...
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  By The Associated Press FORT COLLINS » The Montana Stockgrowers Association has asked its state wildlife agency to reject any requests to capture wolves in Montana to be transplanted in Colorado, after voters here passed a wolf reintroduction plan. The Montana cattle ranchers say Colorado ...
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WOODSTOCK, GA. » An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month’s event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaudits from animal rights activists. But no such changes are occurring at a huge rattlesnake roundup beginning...
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By Todd Wilkinson Writers on the Range Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old this month — a milestone truly worth celebrating. When Westerners think of Yellowstone, probably what comes to mind are its grizzlies, exploding geysers, wolf packs and bison traffic jams, not to mention bubbling...
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  By Amy Bounds Daily Camera St. Vrain Valley high school students on Thursday shared their work on an endangered Colorado native fish project with Boulder County Parks & Open Space employees. The students — four sophomores and one senior — are on the data science team that’s part of th...
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  Wildlife biologist traces markings to man-made snares By Rachel Nuwer © The New York Times Co. Paula White, a wildlife biologist, was examining lion skulls to estimate the animals’ ages when she noticed something strange about their teeth. Instead of just showing the normal, gradual wear ...
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  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The mountain gorillas that live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park have frequent encounters with humans. On any given day, the animals might come across smartphone-toting tourists, fecal-sampleswiping biologists or antibiotic-administering veterina...
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  By Christina Larson The Associated Press WASHINGTON » America’s national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs of chronic lead exposure, according to a study published Thursday. Although the bald eagle popul...
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A gray wolf pup born in Colorado has been collared by state wildlife officials. It’s the first time a native Colorado wolf pup has been tagged. On Wednesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffers placed a GPS collar on a female wolf pup in North Park, according to a CPW news release. The collared pu...
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  SYDNEY » The Australian government on Friday declared the koala an endangered species, as drought, bush fires, disease and habitat loss drastically have reduced the numbers of an animal that is an emblem of the country’s unique wildlife. The announcement, by the country’s environment minist...
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U.S, ruling applies only to those outside of northern Rockies By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Gray wolves once more are on the federal endangered species list, a northern California judge ruled Thursday. The ruling prohibits the hunting and trapping of wolves in states outside the northern Roc...
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  By J. David Goodman © The New York Times Co. MISSION, TEXAS » For nearly two decades, the National Butterfly Center has provided a place of wonder along the banks of the Rio Grande, attracting curious visitors and nature enthusiasts from around the country to watch delicate creatures like...
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Who can blame the residents of Walden for feeling nervous – and a little bitter – about the gray wolf who moved into their community in 2019 and had a litter in 2021. So far three cows and two dogs have been killed by the small pack, and the toll on pets and livestock will only get worse as the pac...
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  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post As more people leave cities seeking outdoor recreation on public land, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers are preparing, months ahead of the peak summer season, for a surge in visitors and associated strains. Rocky Mountain National Park drew an estimated...
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  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Montana wildlife commissioners on Friday moved to shut down gray wolf hunting in a portion of the state around Yellowstone National Park, amid mounting criticism over a record number of the animals shot or trapped after roaming across...
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