Wildlife

A boat cruises past a lifeless humpback whale drifting down the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Que. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The head of a marine mammal research group is confirming that a whale has been spotted in the Montreal area, for the second time in two years. The sighting comes nearly two years after another whale, this time a humpback, spent several days in plain view of curious onlookers in Montreal’s Old Port. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Marine mammal group confirms sighting of wayward minke whale in Montreal area

Researchers not clear why the whale would make such a long journey into a freshwater habitat

 

Marine biologist Colin Foord, rear, and musician J.D. McKay work at their Coral Morphologic lab, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Miami. They have been on a 15-year mission to raise awareness about dying coral reefs with a company that presents the issue through science and art. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

Coral Morphologic shows real-world example of how coral communities can adapt at busy port of Miami

 

The streets of Banff are seen on March 24, 2020, when Parks Canada restricted vehicles in national parks and at national historic sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. A study that analyzed data on the movement of grizzly bears and wolves in Alberta’s Bow Valley shows the animals are avoiding developed areas and times when lots of people are around. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Research shows grizzly bears and wolves avoid towns, trails in Alberta’s Bow Valley

Movement Ecology analyzed two decades of GPS information from 34 grizzly bears and 33 wolves

 

A soon-to-be mother goose, shown in a handout photo, will nest safely this Mother’s Day thanks to the efforts of a convention centre and helicopter company. The Vancouver Convention Centre says in a release that it has blocked off an area on its Pacific Terrance next to its Digital Orca statue after the Canada goose chose it as a spot to lay her eggs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Convention Centre

Mother goose nests safely outside Vancouver Convention Centre on Mother’s Day

Convention Centre says staff decided to name the bird Heli after local helicopter operator Helijet

A soon-to-be mother goose, shown in a handout photo, will nest safely this Mother’s Day thanks to the efforts of a convention centre and helicopter company. The Vancouver Convention Centre says in a release that it has blocked off an area on its Pacific Terrance next to its Digital Orca statue after the Canada goose chose it as a spot to lay her eggs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Convention Centre
Boop the baby yak has joined Discovery Wildlife Park. (Photos from Facebook)

Meet Boop the yak, Discovery Wildlife Park’s newest family member

Central Alberta zoo prepares for May 1 opening

Boop the baby yak has joined Discovery Wildlife Park. (Photos from Facebook)
Chemical analyses were performed on these archaeological short-tailed albatross specimens, as shown in this undated handout image, to explore long-term behaviour trends. The short-tailed albatross showed distinctive behaviour when it returned to feed at Vancouver Island across a period of over 4,000 years before being driven to the precipice of extinction, says a new study. THE CANADIANS PRESS/HO-Eric Guiry

Albatross came back to Vancouver Island to feed over hundreds of generations: study

Short-tailed albatross was almost wiped out for their feathers between the 1880s and 1930s

Chemical analyses were performed on these archaeological short-tailed albatross specimens, as shown in this undated handout image, to explore long-term behaviour trends. The short-tailed albatross showed distinctive behaviour when it returned to feed at Vancouver Island across a period of over 4,000 years before being driven to the precipice of extinction, says a new study. THE CANADIANS PRESS/HO-Eric Guiry
Wild caribou roam the tundra in Nunavut on March 25, 2009. The Alberta government has released recovery plans for two herds of threatened caribou in the province’s north. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta releases recovery plans for two threatened caribou herds

Created habitat for Cold Lake and Bistcho Lake herds is expected to take at least 50 years

Wild caribou roam the tundra in Nunavut on March 25, 2009. The Alberta government has released recovery plans for two herds of threatened caribou in the province’s north. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A deer runs across the road in Pittsburg, N.H., on March 4, 2010. Construction has started on a wildlife overpass and fencing to reduce collisions between animals and vehicles on a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta where dozens of elk were killed in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jim Cole

First wildlife overpass outside a national park being built on Highway 1 in Alberta

First wildlife overpass outside a national park being built on Highway 1 in Alberta

A deer runs across the road in Pittsburg, N.H., on March 4, 2010. Construction has started on a wildlife overpass and fencing to reduce collisions between animals and vehicles on a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta where dozens of elk were killed in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jim Cole
A researcher is seen observing caribou from a helicopter as they try to capture one in an undated handout photo. A British Columbia caribou herd has tripled its size in less than decade as other such herds in Canada struggle to even survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-GoPro, Wildlife Infometrics

Watching the “gals”: First Nations guardians for caribou cows helps B.C. herd triple

‘There’s no other place where we’ve tripled a herd of caribou in such a short time’

A researcher is seen observing caribou from a helicopter as they try to capture one in an undated handout photo. A British Columbia caribou herd has tripled its size in less than decade as other such herds in Canada struggle to even survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-GoPro, Wildlife Infometrics
A mountain goat stands on Sheep Mountain in the backcountry of Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. British Columbia’s central coast is losing one of its defining features with fewer mountain goats seen on its peaks, say researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Becky Bohrer

Mountain goat population declining in British Columbia: study

British Columbia has about 50 per cent of the world’s mountain goats

A mountain goat stands on Sheep Mountain in the backcountry of Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. British Columbia’s central coast is losing one of its defining features with fewer mountain goats seen on its peaks, say researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Becky Bohrer
The Mountain Chickadee is a common sight in the valley during winter. These birds do not migrate, and to survive they eat up to 20 times more food in winter than in warmer months. (Photo Nienke Klaver)
The Mountain Chickadee is a common sight in the valley during winter. These birds do not migrate, and to survive they eat up to 20 times more food in winter than in warmer months. (Photo Nienke Klaver)
FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Canadian doc ‘Nature’s Big Year’ shows how wildlife has adapted during the pandemic

Documentary exposes new animal behaviour sparked by changes in human behaviour

FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people were attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Park Board considers ban on feeding any wild animal, bird, in city parks

Fine of $500 possible for feeding wild pigeons, crows, geese, squirrels, raccoons and coyotes

A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people were attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Michael Handley)

Police shoot and kill large cougar prowling in Lethbridge, Alta., subdivision

Police say an officer fired a single shot, and the animal died

(Michael Handley)
Sea stars — with the second from the top showing signs of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome — at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River on July 26. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Sea stars — with the second from the top showing signs of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome — at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River on July 26. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
A deer is seen at the Michel-Chartrand Park in Longueuil, Que., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

In 2008 the disease was limited to isolated outbreaks in Alberta and Saskatchewan

A deer is seen at the Michel-Chartrand Park in Longueuil, Que., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Kodiak cubs teach bear safety at Innisfail wildlife park

Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued from the United States

Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)
Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Bear cubs teach bear safety at Innisfail wildlife park

Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued from the United States

Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)
Charlie the black bear, from Discovery Wildlife Park, can be seen in the new movie LAND. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta’s Charlie the bear nails his closeup

Discovery Wildlife Park bear appears in the new movie LAND

Charlie the black bear, from Discovery Wildlife Park, can be seen in the new movie LAND. (Photo contributed)

Rescue groups and fisheries officials race to save entangled humpback whales

Rescue groups and fisheries officials race to save entangled humpback whales