- Cuban tree frog: Invasive species takes over resident's yard Updated: Aug-01-15 1:37 am
WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Over the past year, Barb Stall has noticed an increase in the frog population at her home on Lake Jessie. But they are not the frogs she usually sees, these guys are whitish in color and something of a pest.
- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 10:43 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Mexico pet chain stops selling endangered, invasive species Updated: Jul-31-15 9:43 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.
- Ted Nugent expresses support for man who killed lion Updated: Jul-31-15 9:31 pm
NEW YORK - Rocker Ted Nugent says he supports an American dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe.
- Study: Shasta Dam expansion feasible but financing unclear Updated: Jul-31-15 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - A long-awaited study requested by Congress concludes that enlarging Shasta Dam in California by 18.5 feet is technically and economically feasible, though the Bureau of Reclamation declined to make a formal recommendation to move ahead with the project.
- Tenants say federally subsidized apartments making them sick Updated: Jul-31-15 12:09 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Residents of federally subsidized apartments in Memphis say mold and other contaminants are making them sick.
- New La. law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn' Updated: Jul-31-15 7:35 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Sending "revenge porn" can land you behind bars, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening as hundreds of new Louisiana laws take effect Saturday.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
- 2 people treated after bites from rabid river otter in Va. Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - Officials in Virginia Beach say two people are undergoing treatment after being bitten by a rabid river otter.
- 2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles Updated: Jul-30-15 11:58 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - A 21-year-old Yakima County man has been sentenced to three months of incarceration for illegally killing an eagle and offering feathers for sale.
- Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for ballot Updated: Jul-30-15 10:14 pm
SEATTLE - An initiative that would make it a crime for people to sell, trade or barter animal parts of endangered species has qualified for the November election.
- Details about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe Updated: Jul-30-15 6:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency asked Walter Palmer to "contact us immediately."
- Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River Updated: Jul-30-15 5:13 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.
- The Latest: US agents trying to reach man who killed lion Updated: Jul-30-15 4:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota big-game hunter and his guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion (all times are Central):
- Salmon habitat protected in E. Idaho conservation easement Updated: Jul-30-15 3:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A conservation easement has been attained on an east-central Idaho ranch that's been a top priority for state and federal authorities for years because it contains important spawning streams for threatened salmon and steelhead.
- Wandering black bear returns to Indiana after Michigan visit Updated: Jul-30-15 2:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A wild black bear that's been roaming far northern Indiana for nearly two months has returned to the state after a short trip home to Michigan, and wildlife officials are waiting for it with live traps baited with delicacies.
- Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion Updated: Jul-30-15 1:59 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States - much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal - most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.
- Once endangered, peregrine falcons now thriving in Vermont Updated: Jul-30-15 12:26 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - Once considered endangered, peregrine falcons are having a great year in Vermont.
- UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking Updated: Jul-30-15 12:23 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife on Thursday as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.
- Correction: Zimbabwe-Lion Killed-3 Things story Updated: Jul-30-15 11:23 am
WASHINGTON - In a story July 29 about U.S. regulations and big game hunting, The Associated Press erroneously referred to The Human Society of the United States. It is The Humane Society of the United States.
- For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience Updated: Jul-30-15 8:04 am
JOHANNESBURG - It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.
- Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo border Updated: Jul-30-15 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.
- Wildlife officials: Young Florida panther hit by vehicle Updated: Jul-30-15 5:55 am
NAPLES, Florida - Wildlife officials say a Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.
- Road closure at Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Updated: Jul-30-15 4:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has temporarily closed Oil Well Road on the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area for repairs.
- University of Arkansas scientists study woodcock migrations Updated: Jul-30-15 3:13 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Biologists at the University of Arkansas are using a federal grant to track the migration of the familiar American woodcock, a bird whose population is slowly declining across eastern North America.