Wildlife

Howard Done and his wife were walking through the Yennadon neighbourhood of Maple Ridge, when they encountered this young buck relaxing in the grass on a vacant lot at the corner of 232nd Street and 128th Avenue. "He didn't seem to be bothered by any of the traffic, pedestrians or dogs," Done noted. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 23, 2020

 

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

 

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Bear cub tries to cross U.S.-Canada border, taken to wildlife shelter instead

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

 

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands
Tammy Clark shares this picture of a blue heron from Alouette River. The full version of the photo shows all the other birds flying overhead, the nearby mountains in the background on one of the recent smoky days. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 28, 2020
Tammy Clark shares this picture of a blue heron from Alouette River. The full version of the photo shows all the other birds flying overhead, the nearby mountains in the background on one of the recent smoky days. (Special to The News)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
Ross Davies photographed this bald eagle in the forest along Thornvale Creek in the Kanaka watershed. (Special to The News)

SHARING: Readers come through with more forest photographs

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  • Sep 14, 2020
Ross Davies photographed this bald eagle in the forest along Thornvale Creek in the Kanaka watershed. (Special to The News)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve installed three new tunnels under the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet to help prevent roadkill incidents and connect important amphibians and other wildlife to their wetland and forest habitats. (Barb Beasley photo)

Frog tunnels installed near Tofino to keep amphibians safe while hopping under highway

Three new tunnels installed in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve installed three new tunnels under the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet to help prevent roadkill incidents and connect important amphibians and other wildlife to their wetland and forest habitats. (Barb Beasley photo)
Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park

Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park

Charges were laid against a Saskatchewan man for disturbing wildlife in a national park

Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park
Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Porcupines are fully protected under the B.C. Wildlife Act

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan
A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, United States on March 28, 2018. A wildlife organization says species that are at risk of global extinction have seen their Canadian populations decline by an average of 42 per cent in the last 50 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer

Canadian population of at-risk species declined over last 50 years, WWF says

WWF also called on the government to restore degraded ecosystems

A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, United States on March 28, 2018. A wildlife organization says species that are at risk of global extinction have seen their Canadian populations decline by an average of 42 per cent in the last 50 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer
Clare Byrne walks her dog regularly on the dike at the north end of 216th Street in Maple Ridge and recently and spotted this Belted Kingfisher flying around with a crayfish in its beak.”I think it was quite special to see this,” she shared. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 23, 2020
Clare Byrne walks her dog regularly on the dike at the north end of 216th Street in Maple Ridge and recently and spotted this Belted Kingfisher flying around with a crayfish in its beak.”I think it was quite special to see this,” she shared. (Special to The News)
A grizzly, like this one spotted on a recent Tide Rip Grizzly Adventures tour, can be distinguished from a black bear by its noticeable shoulder hump, a more dish-shaped face and its longer claws. Photo by Anthony Bucci / www.abucciphotography.com.

Bear tales: A grizzly adventure of a lifetime!

Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest

  • Aug 14, 2020
A grizzly, like this one spotted on a recent Tide Rip Grizzly Adventures tour, can be distinguished from a black bear by its noticeable shoulder hump, a more dish-shaped face and its longer claws. Photo by Anthony Bucci / www.abucciphotography.com.
A captive fawn was seized from Cumberland home Aug. 12. Photo by BC Conservation Service

Conservation seizes fawn illegally kept captive in Vancouver Island home

A Comox Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

A captive fawn was seized from Cumberland home Aug. 12. Photo by BC Conservation Service
A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)

‘Huckleberry’ the bear killed after B.C. residents admit to leaving garbage out for videos

North Shore Black Bear Society said it was local residents who created a ‘death sentence’ for bear

A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)
A bear was killed by Conservation Officers on July 31 on Vancouver Island after it got into someone’s kitchen. (Salmon Beach Village Facebook photo)

Bear put down after being found on Vancouver Island kitchen counter

Bear trapped and killed near Ucluelet after repeated instances of entering sheds and homes

A bear was killed by Conservation Officers on July 31 on Vancouver Island after it got into someone’s kitchen. (Salmon Beach Village Facebook photo)
LETTER: Lock cats and small dogs away from wily coyotes

LETTER: Lock cats and small dogs away from wily coyotes

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  • Aug 9, 2020
LETTER: Lock cats and small dogs away from wily coyotes
Arlene Lim captured – with her camera – a gaggle of Canadian geese landing on Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Thursday, Aug. 6, about 6 p.m. It was a relatively gloomy day right after the rains, but the birds enhanced the majestic mountain view. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 8, 2020
Arlene Lim captured – with her camera – a gaggle of Canadian geese landing on Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Thursday, Aug. 6, about 6 p.m. It was a relatively gloomy day right after the rains, but the birds enhanced the majestic mountain view. (Special to The News)
Conservation officers advise home owners not to let their pets run loose, to keep them safe from coyotes.

Coyotes preying on Maple Ridge pets

Dog attacked, cat snatched and conservation officer issues warning

Conservation officers advise home owners not to let their pets run loose, to keep them safe from coyotes.