Wildlife

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Kelsey Earl

Utah’s Hogle Zoo introduces new Amur tiger, Sasha

Sasha, an Amur tiger from Kansas, is making herself at home in the Asian Highlands exhibit at Utah's Hogle Zoo. About 500 Amur tigers live in the wild.
1 day ago
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Kate Davis with Utah DWR

Not every wildlife sighting needs reporting, experts say

Ever wondered when to report a wildlife sighting? You don't need to report every sighting of wild animals, but needed reporting helps keep all of us safe.
4 days ago
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Heather Kelly

Desert Bighorn sheep are getting a nursery in Utah

Whenever we have a need to supplement or create new populations in the state, we will have our own internal bighorn sheep population and can be self sufficient in maintaining healthy herds.
4 days ago
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Francesca Street, CNN

Great Barrier Reef explodes to life in ‘magical’ spawning event

The Great Barrier Reef "gave birth" in its annual coral spawn, creating a cacophony of color on the Australian landmark.
5 days ago
Cinnamon Creek...
Simone Seikaly

Utah DWR wins Cinnamon Creek property auction

The Cinnamon Creek property provides public access for hunting, angling, and other wildlife-related recreation in northern Utah.
18 days ago
A spring limited-entry turkey hunt will be held next April, according to the DWR. The DWR will begi...
Mark Jones

Applications for Utah’s spring turkey hunt due on Dec. 27

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will begin accepting applications for a spring limited-entry turkey hunt on Dec. 1.
19 days ago
In this photo provided by Grand Canyon National Park, an adult bison roams near a corral at the Nor...
FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

Program to kill Grand Canyon bison nets 4 animals, criticism

More than 45,000 people applied this spring in a lottery for 12 spots to help cull the herd and make the bison uncomfortable at the park.
23 days ago
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Mark Jones

Parleys Canyon reseeding effort begins by Division of Wildlife Resources

The Parleys Canyon reseeding is necessary after a fire in August. More than 600 acres were burned, forcing many homeowners to evacuate.
26 days ago
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Mark Jones

Correctional officer taken into custody by DWR officials

A correctional officer at the Central Correctional Facility has been taken into custody by DWR officials on suspicion of wildlife violations.
28 days ago
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Simone Seikaly

Utah DWR proposes changes to elk hunt permit process

The DWR says changes are needed because elk hunt permit demand has grown and has thereby created technical problems.
1 month ago
geese and ducks rescued at WSU...
Eliza Craig

Ducks, Ducks, Geese: Over 60 birds rescued in joint effort

Weber State University and Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource teamed up, and over 60 geese and ducks were safely rescued and rehomed.
1 month ago
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Aimee Cobabe

Overdue Colorado hiker ignores calls from rescuers thinking they were scammers

An overdue hiker in Colorado ignored repeat phone calls from search and rescue teams because they were coming from an unknown number
1 month ago
Four African lions at Utah's Hogle Zoon have test positive for COVID-19 Delta Variant Photo credit:...
Mark Jones

4 African lions at Utah’s Hogle Zoo test positive for COVID-19 Delta Variant

Four African lions at Utah's Hogle Zoo have tested positive for the COVID-19 Delta variant, according to zoo officials.
1 month ago
This undated photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows an elusive elk that has been wande...
The Associated Press

Elk roaming Colorado with tire around neck for 2 years freed

PINE, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction. The 4 1/2-year-old, 600-pound (270-kilogram) bull elk was spotted near Pine Junction, southwest of Denver, on Saturday evening and tranquilized, […]
2 months ago
This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from...
The Associated Press

More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

More than 90 rattlesnakes were found at a Northern California home.
2 months ago
algal blooms hunters...
Mark Jones

Hunters asked to be mindful of algal blooms which could endanger pets

The DWR is asking hunters to do everything possible to keep their dogs away from algal blooms. Their toxins can be harmful to pets.
2 months ago
480 Otis is a four-time winner of Fat Bear Week.
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Seán Federico-O'Murchú

Fat Bear Week 2021 crowns its winner

A generously girthed brown bear by the name of 480 Otis is again the winner of Fat Bear Week, the fourth time this ursine wonder has claimed the crown.
2 months ago
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Rachel Metz, CNN Business

Is that bear fat or just chonky? Laser tech may help scientists find out

Scientists in Alaska use laser technology to estimate the weight of a bear before it goes into hibernation for the season, and it's just as fun as it sounds.
2 months ago
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Mark Jones

Utah hunters are asked to have deer tested for chronic wasting disease

According to the DWR, there are currently 124 mule deer and three elk that have tested posted for chronic wasting disease in Utah this year.
2 months ago
nearing extinction...
Alisha Ebrahimji, Liz Stark and Ella Nilsen, CNN

Nearly two dozen species of birds, fish and other wildlife are set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list

The ivory-billed woodpecker, along with 22 other species of birds, fish, mussels and other wildlife, is set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list,
2 months ago
Outdoor retailer Show Utah...
Mary Richards

Utah governor invites Outdoor Retailer Show to come back to Utah

The Outdoor Retailer Show might be looking to leave Denver, and Utah Governor Spencer Cox said they should come back to Salt Lake City.
2 months ago
Line safety director Joe Labak marks a falling branch hazard in the Trail of 100 Giants of Sequoia ...
The Associated Press

Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest unscathed by wildfire

The ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park’s famed Giant Forest are unscathed even though a wildfire has been burning near them in California’s Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks.
2 months ago
CAPE TOWN, April 25, 2021 -- Visitors look at African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony, Simon's ...
Jack Guy, CNN

Bee swarm kills 63 endangered penguins in South Africa

Dozens of endangered African penguins were apparently killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa on Friday.
3 months ago
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Mark Jones

Keeping visitors and wildlife safe at national parks

Keeping visitors and wildlife safe at national parks
3 months ago

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