Animals/Wildlife

12:14pm

Thu February 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Oh, Poop! Animal Shelter May Still Need More Newspapers

A dog eagerly awaits adoption in an animal shelter.
iStockphoto.com

When San Francisco's Animal Care & Control put out the word last month that it needed more newspapers to line the cages for dogs that have to take care of business, the city's library system stepped up to help.

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6:59am

Thu February 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Minnesota's Moose Mystery: What's Killing Them?

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 3:22 pm

On an April 2010 canoe trip to Knife Lake, Minn., Steve Piragis of Ely, Minn. was greeted by this bull moose. (Indentations on the moose's head indicated that he had shed his antlers.)
Sam Cook Courtesy of Duluth News Tribune

In northeastern Minnesota, moose are dying at an alarming rate and state officials are having difficulty determining why.

And though hunters are not part of the problem, the state announced Wednesday that there will be no moose hunting season this coming fall.

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11:54am

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Bud's Latest Clydesdale Star Named 'Hope' By Fans

She's now known as Hope.
Budweiser

The Clydesdale foal who starred at the start of Budweiser's popular Super Bowl ad this week has a name.

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11:04am

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Oh, Mama! World's 'Oldest' Bird Has Another Chick

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 4:12 pm

Wisdom (left) and her mate on their nest last November at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
Pete Leary USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Pete Leary is proud to announce that Wisdom the Laysan albatross, who at age 62 (or so) is the "oldest known wild bird" in the world, has hatched another chick.

Wisdom's latest offspring "was observed pecking its way into the world" on Sunday at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the North Pacific Ocean, the agency says.

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1:13pm

Sun February 3, 2013
Animals

Wood Stork's Endangered Status Is Up In The Air

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 4:16 pm

A wood stork soars over its nest in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Fort Myers, Fla., in 2008, as baby wood storks wait in their nest for an adult to bring food.
Peter Andrew Bosch MCT /Landov

The last few years have been especially tough in South Florida for wading birds such as egrets, herons, ibises and wood storks that feed and nest in the region's wetlands.

The problem is there are fewer wetlands, and the last few years have been dry, reducing water levels in critical areas.

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