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Pets & Wildlife

A red wolf pup  has health checkup in June at the Saint Louis Zoo Sears Lehmann, Jr. Wildlife Reserve in Missouri.

Four endangered red wolf pups ‘thriving’ at Missouri wildlife reserve

A red wolf pup  has health checkup in June at the Saint Louis Zoo Sears Lehmann, Jr. Wildlife Reserve in Missouri.

July 12, 2024, 6:10am Life

The world’s most endangered wolf species got a big boost at a Missouri wildlife reserve — four little puppies born this spring. Read story

California mulls listing white sturgeon as endangered

July 12, 2024, 6:10am Life

The largest freshwater fish in North America, which was once abundant in California’s major rivers and San Francisco Bay, has declined in numbers to a point that state officials will consider whether to protect the fish as a threatened species under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Read story

Giant panda Xin Bao, a nearly 4-year-old female, plays July 3 the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in San Diego.

Pandas settling into new home at San Diego Zoo

Giant panda Xin Bao, a nearly 4-year-old female, plays July 3 the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in San Diego.

July 12, 2024, 6:10am Life

Two giant pandas sent from China to the San Diego Zoo last month are acclimating well to their new home, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said Tuesday. Read story

In this image provided by Skylar Sojka, shelter manager at Giles County, Va., Animal Shelter, Jesse Rochette embraces with Sparsy at the shelter in Pearisburg, Va. A group of cavers, including Rochette, who were exploring in western Virginia over the weekend rescued the dog that the Giles County shelter is calling a &ldquo;living miracle&rdquo; after she was found 40 to 50 feet down in a cave.

Cavers exploring in western Virginia rescue ‘miracle’ dog found 40 to 50 feet down in cave

In this image provided by Skylar Sojka, shelter manager at Giles County, Va., Animal Shelter, Jesse Rochette embraces with Sparsy at the shelter in Pearisburg, Va. A group of cavers, including Rochette, who were exploring in western Virginia over the weekend rescued the dog that the Giles County shelter is calling a &ldquo;living miracle&rdquo; after she was found 40 to 50 feet down in a cave.

July 10, 2024, 3:07pm Life

One very lucky dog is recovering at a shelter after a group of cavers said their excursion into a western Virginia cave over the weekend turned into a rescue mission when they found her 40 to 50 feet underground. Read story

The protection of sea lions is one of many issues taken on by the Sierra Club, which has been roiled by a labor dispute.

Sierra Club workers vote to authorize strike amid layoffs, allegations of mismanagement

The protection of sea lions is one of many issues taken on by the Sierra Club, which has been roiled by a labor dispute.

July 7, 2024, 5:27am Business

Unionized workers at the Sierra Club, a leading environmental organization, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a potential strike amid layoffs and allegations of financial mismanagement. Read story

A scene from &ldquo;Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier,&rdquo; part of 21 hours of programing celebrating &ldquo;Shark Week.&rdquo; (Discovery Channel)

Time to tune in for ‘Shark Week’

A scene from &ldquo;Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier,&rdquo; part of 21 hours of programing celebrating &ldquo;Shark Week.&rdquo; (Discovery Channel)

July 6, 2024, 5:59am Entertainment

Imagine stepping into a life-sized whale carcass decoy and steering it into deep water. You’re looking — yes, looking — for a group of hungry sharks to spark a feeding frenzy. To attract them, you shoot out hundreds of gallons of synthetic blood and chum. Then watch them lose it. Read story

A gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Colorado is going to be reintroducing gray wolves.

Northwest ecosystems changed dramatically when wolves were nearly exterminated, study finds

A gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Colorado is going to be reintroducing gray wolves.

July 5, 2024, 2:36pm Northwest

Ecosystems in the Northwest were heavily shaped by wolves before they were nearly wiped out of the region, a new study finds. Read story

A coyote pup sits behind a bowl of chicken after being rescued Thursday, July 4, 2024, San Mateo, Calif.

Dehydrated coyote pup dies after it was rescued by California firefighters

A coyote pup sits behind a bowl of chicken after being rescued Thursday, July 4, 2024, San Mateo, Calif.

July 5, 2024, 1:33pm Life

A dehydrated coyote pup died Thursday after being rescued by California firefighters. Read story

The Oregon Zoo is recruiting volunteers to seek out one of the Columbia River Gorge&rsquo;s cutest residents this summer: the American pika.

State wants public’s help in tracking pikas

The Oregon Zoo is recruiting volunteers to seek out one of the Columbia River Gorge&rsquo;s cutest residents this summer: the American pika.

July 5, 2024, 7:45am Life

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public’s help in tracking pikas — the small, hamster-like mammals related to rabbits. Read story

Dogs wait to exit Veterans Barrington Park in April 1 in Brentwood, Calif.

How to recognize pet-adoption red flags, scams

Dogs wait to exit Veterans Barrington Park in April 1 in Brentwood, Calif.

July 5, 2024, 6:16am Life

Local animal shelters have plenty of dogs waiting for new homes, but if you choose to adopt from a private rescue group, it helps to do some homework first. Read story