Wildlife - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Wildlife Illinois Zoo Exhibits Endangered Pangolin The Pangolin, aslo known as the scaly anteater is the newest animal on dispaly at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. The species, found in Africa and Asia,... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:06:00Z Blind Woman Helping Heal Sick Guide Horse As a blind woman, Ann Edie has relied on her hip-high miniature horse for 14 years to guide her through life’s obstacles. So when Panda was the one needing... Fri, 19 May 2017 05:15:00 GMT 2017-05-19T05:15:00Z Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild home MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured in October on the edge of Vladivostok. He flown by helicopter Monday to Bikin National Park, 500 kilometers (350 miles) further north. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-18T18:02:00Z Today in History for May 16th Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson survives a key vote at his Senate trial after his impeachment; First Oscars are presented;... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:33:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:33:00Z Endangered Finnish seals go online to highlight plight LAKE SAIMAA, Finland (AP) — Wildlife conservationists in Finland are planning to give endangered seals a spot of online fame by streaming encounters with some of the few hundred remaining mammals in a bid to raise awareness of their plight. The Saimaa ringed seal, named after their home in Europe's fourth-largest lake, is found only in these waters and is... Fri, 12 May 2017 10:48:00 GMT 2017-05-12T10:48:00Z Q&A: Expert says all's not right for endangered right whales BOSTON (AP) — Those endangered North Atlantic right whales cavorting in Cape Cod Bay are fun to watch, but their frolicking doesn't tell the whole story. Charles "Stormy" Mayo, director of right whale ecology at the federally funded Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, says ominous signs suggest the global population of 500 animals is slowly declining —... Mon, 01 May 2017 04:36:00 GMT 2017-05-01T04:36:00Z Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book "I Dreamed of Africa," which became a movie by the same name starring Kim Bas... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-04-23T18:06:00Z Environmental groups warn UK government on post-Brexit deals LONDON (AP) — International environmental groups are warning Britain's government not to reduce its commitment to fighting climate change and wildlife poaching when it negotiates post-Brexit trade arrangements with other countries. Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May stressing that environmental pro... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:07:00 GMT 2017-04-16T11:07:00Z Chinese president promises pandas to Finland on state visit HELSINKI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday agreed to send a pair of pandas to Finland, the latest installment of his country's "panda diplomacy" that makes use of one of China's cutest natural assets to gain international concessions. After talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, the two countries signed protocols, including finalizing... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:35:00 GMT 2017-04-05T11:35:00Z Norway kicks off minke hunt, raises quota to 999 whales COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. The International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial ban on whaling in 1986, but Norway objected. Norwegian officials estimate there are more than 100,000 North Atlantic minke... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-04-01T19:39:00Z 'The Codfather' pleads guilty to evading fishing quotas BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. Carlos Rafael changed his plea to guilty during a hearing in federal court in Boston. Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations. It includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-03-30T20:33:00Z Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safe PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn — the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution. With rhino horns considered a cure in Asia for everything from cancer, colds and fevers to high blood pressure, hangove... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-03-21T14:59:00Z Indonesia summons British envoy over coral damaged by ship JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government summoned the British ambassador on Friday to discuss compensation for the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship chartered by a British tour company in a tourist area known for outstanding marine biodiversity. The 4,200-ton cruise ship M.V. Caledonian Sky ran aground on coral reefs in the waters of Raj... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:08:00 GMT 2017-03-17T13:08:00Z Indonesia says British cruise ship must pay for coral damage JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government said Wednesday that a British-owned cruise ship must pay compensation for the destruction of coral reefs in a popular tourist area known for its extensive marine biodiversity. The 4,200-ton cruise ship M.V. Caledonian Sky ran aground in the waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province last week, causing exte... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:17:00 GMT 2017-03-15T14:17:00Z Fishing magnate known as 'The Codfather' to plead guilty NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. The U.S. attorney's office says Carlos Rafael has a change of plea hearing scheduled for Thursday. Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's larg... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-03-12T16:24:00Z Attack on rhinoceros in Paris puts zoo security in spotlight NEW YORK (AP) — The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the price of gold has put zookeepers on notice that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia. Demand for the horns is skyrocketing in Asia, where they are ground into a powder and used fo... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:27:00 GMT 2017-03-11T12:27:00Z Vienna zoo puts down its pelicans because of bird flu VIENNA (AP) — Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has euthanized its flock of 20 Dalmatian pelicans after examinations showed them infected with bird flu. A zoo statement says the birds were put down Friday, a day after the first one was found with the disease. The zoo says the pelicans were infected with the H5N8 strain that is harmless to humans... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:48:00 GMT 2017-03-10T09:48:00Z EU police nab slippery eel smugglers doing trade with China MADRID (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international operation has dismantled a crime network smuggling live eels to China, describing it as the EU's biggest success in recent years against trafficking in endangered species. Europol says Spanish and Greek authorities have arrested 17 people and confiscated two metric tons of European eel... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMT 2017-03-08T13:06:00Z UN health agency 'vigilant' about China bird flu outbreak GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says an increase in bird flu cases in China this year has not shown sustained human-to-human transmission, but it vows to remain "vigilant" over the puzzling outbreak in which affected fowl don't show any symptoms. Spokesman Christian Lindmeier of the U.N. health agency says the outbreak of the H7N9 strain is th... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:13:00 GMT 2017-02-21T13:13:00Z Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'-eye view of nature LONDON (AP) — From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC's epic nature series "Planet Earth II" takes viewers around the world — and around many genres of television. The fortitude of a penguin family tugs heartstrings like a love story. The snail's-pace courtship of a three-toed sloth is soothing comfort TV. And a life-or-death contest between baby iguanas and writhing r... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:15:00 GMT 2017-02-16T13:15:00Z Hong Kong ivory trade faces uncertain future as bans loom HONG KONG (AP) — Wong Lai-ngan hunches over a battered workbench, his electric rotary tool whining as he carves two phoenixes facing each other into a smooth white tusk. Decades ago, Wong's canvas would have been elephant ivory. But since a 1990 ban on international trading, Hong Kong's dwindling tribe of ivory carvers has switched to tusks of extinct woolly mammoths. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-02-10T03:21:00Z Zoologists say dead whale in Norway full of plastic bags COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast. The visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized, Terje Lislevand of Bergen University said Friday. "The (whale's) stomach was full of plastic... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:48:00 GMT 2017-02-03T16:48:00Z UK bases official: No let-up on bird poaching crackdown NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for Britain's two military bases on Cyprus says that there will be no letup in an ongoing crackdown against illegal bird trapping on the facilities. Sean Tully said Wednesday that authorities will continue nightly operations to uproot acacia trees in which trappers hide nets used to snare migratory birds. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:18:00 GMT 2017-02-01T10:18:00Z 3 Latvia regions under emergency due to African swine fever HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia declared a state of emergency Tuesday in three regions affected by African swine fever and said it expects hundreds of pigs to be culled at local farms to prevent the disease from spreading. The government said "an emergency situation zone" status would prevail at the Krimulda, Adazi and Salaspils regions of the Baltic country for t... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-01-17T15:18:00Z Bison caught on camera charging pack of wolves in Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pack of wolves in eastern Poland made a wrong choice of prey when it tried to attack a herd of bison, but was dismally chased away. An online camera installed by state forestry authorities at a clearing in the Bialowieza forest caught the bison standing up for their own and charging the wolves on Wednesday. In th... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:41:00 GMT 2017-01-05T14:41:00Z Environmentalists protest hunting bison plan in Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Environmentalists are protesting Poland's plan to allow hunters to shoot bison, while authorities say it is necessary for the well-being of the oversized herd and will earn money for its upkeep. Greenpeace had gathered almost 9,000 signatures online by Monday afternoon on a letter asking Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to stop the plan. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-01-02T17:28:00Z EU tightens fishing rules in North Atlantic, ups some quotas BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations have reached a deal to tighten some fishing rules in its Northeastern Atlantic waters and the North Sea to edge closer toward a fully sustainable industry by 2020, but environmentalists said lenient quotas still allowed for far too much overfishing. After marathon talks that started Monday and finished only early Wed... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:39:00 GMT 2016-12-14T15:39:00Z Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation PARIS (AP) — Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris. "I heard a terrible squeak," the property agent recalled with a shudder. "I thought I'd stepped on a child's toy or something." When Parisians are literally tripping over rats on the sidewalk, it i... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:12:00 GMT 2016-12-09T17:12:00Z Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's amendment to the moratorium regulation, which was issued on M... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:39:00 GMT 2016-12-07T02:39:00Z 16,000 turkeys killed in Germany to stop spread of bird flu BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in northern Germany have killed 16,000 turkeys and ordered 92,000 chickens slaughtered after detecting an outbreak of bird flu. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that the outbreak of the H5N8 strain of the virus affected three poultry plants in Lower Saxony. The H528 strain can easily spread among birds, bu... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:41:00 GMT 2016-11-24T15:41:00Z