Nov 21, 2014

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

Uganda’s top wildlife official was suspended Thursday after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media said. The suspension of Andrew Seguya as executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) follows that of five other top officials earlier ...

Nov 21, 2014

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Dutch officials have detected a second outbreak of bird flu on a southern Netherlands farm, officials said, and they are awaiting test results to see whether the strain was of a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week. The latest cases were detected in ...

Nov 20, 2014

Keeper at British zoo seriously injured by rhino

A keeper at Britain’s largest zoo was being treated at a hospital Wednesday after he was seriously injured in an incident involving a rhino. Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, north of London, said emergency services were called after one of its keepers was injured Wednesday ...

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

Nov 17, 2014

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it’s no picnic. Reintroduced in parts of Western Europe in “rewilding” programs — in the east they never ...

Nov 15, 2014

France's 'tiger' may turn out to be a lynx

Police and military forces involved in a two-day search for a wild animal roaming through the countryside east of Paris have come to one conclusion: it is not a tiger. One theory is that it could be a lynx, an extinct cat that was ...

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

Nov 14, 2014

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely. ...