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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file image provided the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf pack is captured by a remote camera in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in northeast Oregon near the Idaho border. Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators.

U.S.: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file image provided the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf pack is captured by a remote camera in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in northeast Oregon near the Idaho border. Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators.

September 15, 2021, 4:33pm Latest News

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. Read story

Danyel Whitbread is greeted by a customer's dogs, Capone, left, an Australian heeler mix, and Sage, an Australian shepherd, in St. Peters, Missouri on Saturday, August 14, 2021, while cleaning their backyard. (Daniel Shular/St.

St. Louis-area entrepreneurs hit pay dirt cleaning up after dogs

Danyel Whitbread is greeted by a customer's dogs, Capone, left, an Australian heeler mix, and Sage, an Australian shepherd, in St. Peters, Missouri on Saturday, August 14, 2021, while cleaning their backyard. (Daniel Shular/St.

September 12, 2021, 6:07am Business

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Thirty years ago, Debbie Levy decided to start a business. She already owned a boutique, so this venture would be her No. 2. The idea came to her in the backyard. Read story

This undated photo provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shows LDWF personnel triage an oiled tricolored heron recovered at the Alliance Refinery oil spill in Belle Chasse, La. Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds near after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 that a growing number of oiled birds had been observed within heavy pockets of oil throughout the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, as well as nearby flooded fields and retention ponds along the Mississippi River.

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

This undated photo provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shows LDWF personnel triage an oiled tricolored heron recovered at the Alliance Refinery oil spill in Belle Chasse, La. Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds near after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 that a growing number of oiled birds had been observed within heavy pockets of oil throughout the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, as well as nearby flooded fields and retention ponds along the Mississippi River.

September 10, 2021, 8:26am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. Read story

Samantha Goodman releases a monarch butterfly with her 6-year-old son Torben Goodman outside their home on Sept. 1 in Chicago. Four weeks ago Samantha collected the egg in a parkway in her neighborhood. (Armando L.

Monarch butterflies head toward Chicago in annual migration

Samantha Goodman releases a monarch butterfly with her 6-year-old son Torben Goodman outside their home on Sept. 1 in Chicago. Four weeks ago Samantha collected the egg in a parkway in her neighborhood. (Armando L.

September 10, 2021, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

CHICAGO – Breanna Seibel was riding a four-wheeler alongside her alfalfa field in northern Wisconsin when she started seeing monarch butterflies. The bright orange visitors were swooping, fluttering and dancing in pairs, quartets and trios. They were landing in the trees that line the field, with up to 100 clustered… Read story

Margie Bauer of Harper Woods, Mich., cuddles her dog Liberty inside her 2015 Chevy Equinox on Aug. 22. Bauer bought the vehicle because two dogs could easily fit in the back seat.

What are best vehicles for dogs?

Margie Bauer of Harper Woods, Mich., cuddles her dog Liberty inside her 2015 Chevy Equinox on Aug. 22. Bauer bought the vehicle because two dogs could easily fit in the back seat.

September 10, 2021, 6:05am Life

Melody Bond of Livonia, Mich., loved her 2014 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car so much that she named it Esmeralda. Read story

A disease that appeared from spring into summer blinding and killing a variety of songbirds in at least 10 states left wildlife experts and officials stumped as to its cause, and recommending people stop filling feeders in the belief it could mitigate the spread of the illness where birds congregated.

Songbird disease mysteriously ends

A disease that appeared from spring into summer blinding and killing a variety of songbirds in at least 10 states left wildlife experts and officials stumped as to its cause, and recommending people stop filling feeders in the belief it could mitigate the spread of the illness where birds congregated.

September 1, 2021, 6:09pm Nation & World

A disease that appeared from spring into summer blinding and killing a variety of songbirds in at least 10 states has apparently run its course, leaving experts without knowing if it will reappear. Read story

Turns out people aren't the only species that enjoy being catered to.

Study: Cats purr-fer being pampered

Turns out people aren't the only species that enjoy being catered to.

September 1, 2021, 5:29pm Nation & World

A new study shows domestic cats prefer to eat from a tray of exposed food rather than work their way through a simple puzzle to access their meal, contrary to the behavior of most species. Read story

Sheep form the shape of a heart in a field Aug. 5 in Guyra, northern New South Wales, Australia.

Sheep shapes: Farmer gets creative

Sheep form the shape of a heart in a field Aug. 5 in Guyra, northern New South Wales, Australia.

September 1, 2021, 4:56pm Nation & World

An Australian farmer couldn’t go to his aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions, so he paid his respects with a novel alternative: He arranged dozens of his sheep in the shape of a heart. Read story

Animal rights groups sue to stop Wisconsin wolf hunt

August 31, 2021, 11:00am Nation & World

MADISON, Wis. — A coalition of animal rights groups is planning to file a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Wisconsin’s wolf hunt this fall. Read story

FILE - This Sunday, March 14, 2010 file photo shows "Girlie," a 29-year-old Philippine Eagle at the Parks and Wildlife Center at Manila's Quezon City. An analysis of data from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and BirdLife International released on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 found that 30% of 557 raptor species worldwide are considered near threatened, vulnerable or endangered. Eighteen species are critically endangered, including the Philippine eagle, researchers found.

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

FILE - This Sunday, March 14, 2010 file photo shows "Girlie," a 29-year-old Philippine Eagle at the Parks and Wildlife Center at Manila's Quezon City. An analysis of data from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and BirdLife International released on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 found that 30% of 557 raptor species worldwide are considered near threatened, vulnerable or endangered. Eighteen species are critically endangered, including the Philippine eagle, researchers found.

August 31, 2021, 6:00am Pets & Wildlife

WASHINGTON — Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories — like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North America — birds of prey are in decline worldwide. Read story