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"
Feds List 7 Hawaii Bee Species As Endangered, A First In U.S.Federal authorities have added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Africa's Elephants Rapidly Declining As Poaching ThrivesThe number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining as ivory trades drive poaching across the continent.
800-Pound Hammerhead Shark Spotted In Ocean CityA shark spotted swimming very close to the beach in Ocean City is causing a lot of commotion.
$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.
Rare Species Could Tie Up Purple Line PlansA federally protected endangered species located in Rock Creek Park in Washington could tie up plans for the proposed light-rail Purple Line in Maryland.
2 Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born At National ZooThe National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species.
Winter Is Good Time To Spot Bald Eagles In Md.When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, bald eagles had nearly disappeared from most of the United States. The lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles, due primarily to widespread use of the pesticide DDT.
Feds Propose Limits On Md. Wind Farm To Save Bats The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing limits on a western Maryland wind energy project to reduce potential fatalities of endangered bats.
Feds Declare Atlantic Sturgeon Endangered SpeciesThe Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric fish whose once bountiful populations were depleted by anglers seeking its coveted caviar, has been declared an endangered species by federal officials, a decision that could lead to moves to protect its habitats along the East Coast.
Baby Addra Gazelle Calf Born At ZooThe Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is welcoming a new arrival. A female Addra gazelle calf was born on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at approximately 8 a.m.