Journal archives for January 2018

January 26, 2018

Burned mountain lion cub to stay in captivity in California.

Mountain lion cubs must spend upward of 18 months with their mother in the wild, learning how to hunt and survive, Clifford said.

https://wtop.com/animals-pets/2018/01/burned-mountain-lion-cub-to-stay-in-captivity-in-california/

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Laundry detergent for when there’s a bear of a project.

Dr. Christyann Darwent is a zooarchaeologist at UC Davis and studies the animal remains recovered from archaeological sites.

“These specimens are used to help identify animal bones from archaeological sites,” Darwent said.

https://theaggie.org/2018/01/25/laundry-detergent-theres-bear-project/

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January 29, 2018

Tipton kangaroo rat: Don’t call it a comeback; we’ve been here for years.

“Kern National Wildlife Refuge has some areas of high-quality habitat for the Tipton kangaroo rat,” said Geoff Grisdale, wildlife biologist at Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex. “We are happy our management is contributing to the protection of this species.”

https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/Highlights/2018/Tipton_kangaroo_rat/

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January 19, 2018

Wildlife officer removes plastic ring stuck around deer's head.

OAKHURST, Calif. (KMPH) —
A deer that had a plastic chicken feeder stuck around its neck is now freed.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Service says Wildlife Biologist Tim Kroeker was able to tranquilize the deer so he could remove the plastic feeder.

http://kmph.com/news/local/caught-on-camera-deer-stuck-with-bucket-around-head

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January 12, 2018

Lawsuit Challenges Development That Could Doom California's Santa Ana Mountain Lions.

TEMECULA, Calif.— Conservation organizations sued the city of Temecula today for approving the Altair housing development, which would endanger the local mountain lion population by disrupting critical wildlife corridors. The groups include the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Mountain Lion Foundation and Cougar Connection.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/altair-housing-development-01-11-2018.php

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Bearly Legal: Good Samaritans May Have Broken Law Helping Cub With Mange.

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Bear cub patient #4319, or “Eve,” is on the road to recovery.

The black bear was found with a skin disease in Butte County and brought to a specialist to be rehabilitated. But the good Samaritans may have broken some laws in the process.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/01/11/bear-cub-mange-saved/

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January 01, 2018

Mountain lion burned in Thomas Fire gets fish skin bandage.

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- A young mountain lion injured during California's devastating Thomas Fire is recovering with the help of an unusual medical device: a bandage made of fish skin.

http://abc7.com/pets-animals/mountain-lion-burned-in-wildfire-gets-fish-skin-bandage/2845232/

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January 14, 2018

Video Shows 12 Gray Whales Passing Through Monterey Bay.

A pod of 12 gray whales passing through Monterey Bay has been captured on video by a drone, giving whale-lovers an aerial view of the imposing marine mammals.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-01-10/video-shows-12-gray-whales-passing-through-monterey-bay

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Sea lion bites female swimmer in Aquatic Park, 3rd sea lion attack in past month.

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - A recent rash of sea lion attacks along the San Francisco Bay have prompted concerns for swimmers who frequent the chilly waters.

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/sea-lion-bites-female-swimmer-in-aquatic-park-3rd-sea-lion-attack-in-past-month

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January 21, 2018

New technology solves wildlife mysteries in California.

Trail cams, GPS collars and DNA taken from scat show how technology can provide glimpses into a largely secret world where people are otherwise denied entry.

For unique and provocative wildlife species, the technology is helping to solve many mysteries.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/article/Rains-good-for-bay-s-mystery-fish-6772762.php

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