A fatal collision removed not only a mature female mountain lion from the population that roams the Santa Monica Mountains of California, but also is expected to lead to the deaths of her three kittens, the National Park Service announced Thursday.
An endangered minnow that was returned to the Santa Cruz River in far south Arizona a decade ago via a recovery project now appears to be thriving in the river that flows by Tumacacori National Historical Park.
An investigation into the killing of a bison inside Grand Teton National Park a year ago ended up with two individuals pleading guilty, according to the National Park Service.
Washington state and federal biologists have released 10 fishers in the Nisqually River watershed of Mount Rainier National Park as part of a collaborative effort to restore the species to Washington.
Olympic National Park's population of nonnative mountain goats has grown past 600 animals and could increase by 45 percent over the next five years if current reproduction trends continue and no efforts are made to blunt the population, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
In the quilt of public and private lands that fall within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, wild and domestic animals live relatively side-by-side. But when animals such as mountain lions view alpacas and goats as meals, then California officials can essentially sign death warrants for the cats. That's been done in the case of P-45, a mountain lion thought to be responsible for the recent predation of 11 alpacas and a goat.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials currently have "no intent" to allow grizzly hunting on National Park Service lands if the bruins are removed from the Endangered Species List.
Since a nesting sea turtle was run over by a vehicle last August investigators at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have received "multiple tips," but none that has led to an arrest in the matter.
A new, first-of-its-kind study shows the National Park Service is home to a whopping 53 unique species of bats, which is good news at a time when bats face tremendous threats. For the past decade, park staff and researchers have witnessed unprecedented declines in bat populations, spurring the need for a comprehensive review of bat species and habitats.
Nine black-footed ferrets have new homes after being released at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. These ferrets, raised at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado, will augment the park’s estimated ferret population of 25 to 30 animals.