Wildlife

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

 

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)

WATCH: Bear cubs teach bear safety at Innisfail wildlife park

Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued from the United States

 

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

A man has turned heads online after plucking an apparently drowning baby eagle from the water in Windermere, B.C. on July 4, 2020. (Brett Bacon/Instagram)

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

A man has turned heads online after plucking an apparently drowning baby eagle from the water in Windermere, B.C. on July 4, 2020. (Brett Bacon/Instagram)
A young black bear settling in for a sleep in a tree frequented by eagles on Vancouver Island’s east coast. (Terry Eissfeldt video still)

VIDEO: British Columbia bear takes a nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

A young black bear settling in for a sleep in a tree frequented by eagles on Vancouver Island’s east coast. (Terry Eissfeldt video still)
The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary. The 122 hectares of protected land is within Red Deer’s city limits. (Black Press Media file photo(

Red Deer: This sanctuary is for the birds

Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary is within Red Deer city limits

The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary. The 122 hectares of protected land is within Red Deer’s city limits. (Black Press Media file photo(
A mother goose has made her nest in a flower pot on a Red Deer balcony. (Photo contributed by Michael Riopel)
A mother goose has made her nest in a flower pot on a Red Deer balcony. (Photo contributed by Michael Riopel)
The Siberian tiger named Sheera at Discovery Wildlife Park is getting old, but she is healthy for her age. (Photo from Facebook)
The Siberian tiger named Sheera at Discovery Wildlife Park is getting old, but she is healthy for her age. (Photo from Facebook)
Orphaned albino elephant recovers from poacher’s snare

Orphaned albino elephant recovers from poacher’s snare

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa — Khanysia did not see the trap set by…

Orphaned albino elephant recovers from poacher’s snare
Coyotes are more aggressive towards dogs at this time of year
Coyotes are more aggressive towards dogs at this time of year
There have been multiple sightings of a cougar in the Promontory area of Chilliwack in recent days. (WildSafe BC photo)

Possible Red Deer cougar sighting creating a stir

Many have posted their own cougar stories online since Advocate story ran last Friday

There have been multiple sightings of a cougar in the Promontory area of Chilliwack in recent days. (WildSafe BC photo)
This badly shattered windshield shows the damage caused by a collision with a moose. (Contributed photo from AMA).

November is peak time for wildlife collisions on roadways

More motorists will be on the road when animals are most active

This badly shattered windshield shows the damage caused by a collision with a moose. (Contributed photo from AMA).
(Advocate file photo).

Coyote encounter alarms Red Deer dog walker

Pet owners are cautioned that this region is ‘thick’ with the wild canines

(Advocate file photo).
Copper the racoon, who is now a resident at Wildlife Discovery Park, is still recovering from the trauma of becoming someone’s pet. (Photo contributed)

Copper the raccoon has new home at Discovery Wildlife Park

“He would not be able to survive in the wild.”

Copper the racoon, who is now a resident at Wildlife Discovery Park, is still recovering from the trauma of becoming someone’s pet. (Photo contributed)
Rough legged hawk photo by Judy Boyd.

Declining numbers of some central Alberta birds point to preventable causes

The 2019 Spring Species Count will be held May 25 and 26

Rough legged hawk photo by Judy Boyd.
Bear cub, rescued near mother’s body, dies unexpectedly in wildlife refuge

Bear cub, rescued near mother’s body, dies unexpectedly in wildlife refuge

TOFINO, B.C. — A British Columbia wildlife refuge says staff are upset…

Bear cub, rescued near mother’s body, dies unexpectedly in wildlife refuge
‘God help me, I’m going to die,’ hunter recalls as bison grinds him into ground

‘God help me, I’m going to die,’ hunter recalls as bison grinds him into ground

WHITEHORSE — A hunter has a harrowing tale of survival after nearly…

‘God help me, I’m going to die,’ hunter recalls as bison grinds him into ground
‘Too late in the game:’ Concerns hurt bear near Calgary can’t weather winter

‘Too late in the game:’ Concerns hurt bear near Calgary can’t weather winter

COCHRANE — A wildlife biologist says a young injured black bear that…

‘Too late in the game:’ Concerns hurt bear near Calgary can’t weather winter