Sep 8, 2016

Expanded U.S. habitat ordered for rare lynx

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to enlarge habitat protections in Idaho, Montana and Colorado for the Canada lynx, a rare wild cat that roams the Rockies and mountain forests of several other states. Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in ...

U.S. takes most humpback whales off endangered species list

Sep 7, 2016

U.S. takes most humpback whales off endangered species list

Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly hunted to extinction ...

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

Sep 7, 2016

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

An Asian elephant at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo is pregnant in a first for the zoo, which opened in 1882. Zoo officials said the 18-year-old elephant, named Authi, is expected to give birth around June or July. Only 10 births of Asian elephants ...

Sep 2, 2016

Giant cattle-eating crocodile captured in Australia

An “angry” giant saltwater crocodile hunting cows at a northern Australia cattle station has been captured and relocated to a breeding farm, authorities and reports said. Wildlife officers had laid a trap in a waterway near where the “saltie” was reported to have been ...