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Rare Species Could Tie Up Purple Line Plans

A federally protected endangered species located in Rock Creek Park in Washington could tie up plans for the proposed light-rail Purple Line in Maryland.

11/30/2013

tigers

2 Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born At National Zoo

The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species.

08/09/2013

bald eagle

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.

01/16/2013

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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.

07/31/2012

sturgeon

Feds Declare Atlantic Sturgeon Endangered Species

The 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.

02/01/2012

Zoo

Baby Addra Gazelle Calf Born At Zoo

The 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.

11/17/2011

puritan tiger beetle

Calvert Co. Property Owners Making Way For Endangered Beetle

The Puritan Tiger Beetle burrows in the soft ground to lay its eggs, and federal law has put that ground off-limits for reinforcing.

08/25/2011

Salamander

Hellbender Salamander Exhibit Opens At The Maryland Zoo

They’re slimy and fascinating, and now you have a chance to see them in Baltimore. They’re giant salamanders that hide under rocks.

07/21/2011

WHOOPING CRANES

Md. Wildlife Center Helps Save Bird On Brink Of Extinction

The call of the whooping crane is rarely heard, as the bird is on the brink of extinction. Maryland leads the effort to save the species.

02/18/2011

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