Ronald and Dee Baddorf didn't realize city ordinance prohibits residents from keeping pigs. They're asking for a waiver so they can keep Lucy, a mini-pig that changed their lives.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated a male grizzly bear to the greater Yellowstone area after the bear killed cattle on an undisclosed ranch in Wyoming.
“There are people who are just flat pissed off. Why would somebody do something this stupid?” said Layne Hans, who would drive from Seward just to watch the birds.
The outdoor exhibit will be on display until June 20.
As avian influenza strikes across the state, Nebraska Game and Parks officials are keeping a close watch on the state's raptors, especially eagles.
Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of dogs aren’t supported by science. The researchers surveyed more than 18,000 dog owners and analyzed the genomes of about 2,150 of their dogs to look for patterns. They found that some behaviors _ such as howling, pointing and showing friendliness to human strangers _ do have at least some genetic basis. But that inheritance isn’t strictly passed down along breed lines. The research was published Thursday in the journal Science.
“Most of the time, mom and dad, they are around. If you love wildlife, leave it alone. That’s the best thing you can do with it," said Lindsay Rogers with the Nebraska Game and Parks.
A comprehensive new assessment of thousands of reptiles species has found that 21% are considered endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable to extinction. The list of vulnerable species includes such iconic reptiles as the king cobra and the Galapagos marine iguana. Most of the world’s species of sea turtles are also threatened. Worldwide, the greatest threat to reptile life is habitat destruction. Reptiles that live in forest areas are more likely to be threatened with extinction than desert-dwellers — in part because forests face greater human disruptions. The research was published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Even the king cobra is "vulnerable." More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, says a new study.
Burt County officials still are tallying the losses from a weekend fire that destroyed two houses near Lyons and killed livestock and other animals.
A peregrine falcon that died in a nest box on the WoodmenLife Tower in downtown Omaha tested positive for avian influenza.
Wildfires affected more than a dozen counties and prompted a statewide emergency declaration. In eastern Nebraska, about 100 calves died in a fire that broke out at calving sheds in Rising City.
Critically endangered Grauer's gorillas live outside national parks, so conservationists are working with communities in Congo to try to protect the animals. The population of Grauer's gorillas has declined 60% in the past two decades, largely due to habitat loss and hunting. An estimated 3,800 to 6,800 individuals remain. A 2016 law allows communities in Congo to apply for rights to manage their traditional lands. The nonprofit Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has helped communities in eastern Congo complete that paperwork and entered into agreements with families to provide assistance and training for the sustainable management of their lands.
Both men's hunting bans bar them from hunting in Idaho and 47 other states.
More pets are being poisoned by marijuana plants and edibles than in the past and some even die, a new study finds.
A new study says habitat loss from big agriculture and climate change are combining to threaten the world's insects, and insects are essential for growing food. Wednesday's study in the journal Nature says it's not just hotter temperatures and it's not just the lack of food or shelter from habitat loss, but it's how the two problems combine. About 50% of the loss in total numbers of bugs can be blamed on the combination of warmer temperatures and habitat loss. The problems make each other worse.
Former Disney Channel star Raviv Ullman has swapped acting for opera.
The snow from this week’s blizzard could be a blessing in disguise for North Dakota ranchers, but its arrival during what should be a warmer month makes it hard to see the long-term benefits.
The Biden administration made secret plans to weaken protection for whooping cranes, and documents obtained through an open records request show officials "seem to have been deliberately misleading the public," environmentalists say.
Indigenous people traversed the 2.2 million acres of what is now Yellowstone well before President Grant signed the act in 1872 designating the region at the headwaters of the Yellowstone River as a public park.