Shedd Aquarium Raising 24 Blanding's Turtle Hatchlings To Be Released In DuPage County Forest Preserve Next YearThe baby turtles will remain in the care of Shedd Aquarium staff for the next year, until they're the appropriate size and weight to be reintroduced to their natural habitat in a DuPage County forest preserve.
Endangered Blanding's Turtles Released Into The WildThe turtles are known for their distinctive yellow throat and chin, which can show a permanent 'smile.' They are endangered in Illinois after suffering a drastic population decline over the years.
Grieving Orca Still Carrying Her Dead Calf More Than 2 Weeks LaterAn endangered, grieving orca is still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks after the newborn died. Researchers spotted the 20-year-old whale and the calf off of Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday, the station says.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
Here's Looking At You Lloyd: The Newest Langur At Lincoln Park ZooAccording to the zoo, the primate is native to Asia, specifically China, northern Vietnam and west-central Laos. Lloyd's diet is primarily made up of leaves.
Last Caribou Herd On U.S. Mainland 'Functionally Extinct', Experts SayThe last herd of southern mountain caribou -- known as gray ghosts -- has reportedly dwindled down to the point where wildlife experts are calling them "functionally extinct"
Will County Joins Effort To Preserve Endangered SpeciesThe effort to bolster the numbers of endangered Blanding’s turtles in Illinois has a new ally in the Will County Forest Preserve District.
Endangered Alligator Snapper Gets New Home In Chicago Nature MuseumIt’s moving day for Patsy McNasty – the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s aptly named alligator snapping turtle.
Reward Offered After Endangered Whooping Crane KilledConservation officers say a whooping crane that scientists were tracking was found shot and killed in west-central Indiana.
Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Found In Illinois, May Become Endangered SpeciesThanks to an increase in pesticides and habitat loss, the bee population has decreased over the years.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Skokie Company Fined $150K For Exporting Elephant Ivory, LeathersA Skokie company is paying the price for illegally exporting African elephant ivory.