Wildlife

A wolverine is shown in this camera trap photo in Alberta from 2012, in the same location where a coyotes was also photographed a week apart, supplied by lead researcher Gillian Chow-Fraser of the University of Victoria. New research suggests industrial development is helping coyotes move into wolverine country and edge out the rare carnivore despite its fierce reputation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Industrial development giving coyotes an edge in wolverine habitat: study

Coyotes and wolverines have different habitats and wouldn’t normally interact

 

Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The eagle was reported to OWL rehabilitation but was able to shake off ice and fly away before the naturalist arrived. (Sylvia Janz photo)

No worries for ice-covered bald eagle spotted in Chilliwack

The large raptors actually can survive winter conditions remarkably well

 

Bobcats photographed in a Maple Ridge yard. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Bobcats caught on camera, and on a fence, in a Maple Ridge yard

Winter seems to have brought out more wildlife sightings in Maple Ridge,…

 

Bobcats photographed in a Maple Ridge yard. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Bobcats caught on camera, and on a fence, in a Maple Ridge yard

Wildlife remains active in wintry conditions, advises conservation officer

Bobcats photographed in a Maple Ridge yard. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Fox 2 was trapped at Tim Hortons. (Photo submitted)

Remember those curious foxes in downtown Quesnel? They’ve been released back into the wild

“It was such a good end to the story,” says animal rescuer

Fox 2 was trapped at Tim Hortons. (Photo submitted)
A hummingbird sits on a tree branch near Oliver, B.C., on Monday June 14, 2010. The cold snap in B.C. is posing significant issues for wildlife across the province as freezing temperatures deplete reliable food sources for animals, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold weather causes detrimental impacts on birds in B.C.: Wildlife experts

Risk of frostbite, dehydration and getting stuck to frozen metal contribute to survival crisis

A hummingbird sits on a tree branch near Oliver, B.C., on Monday June 14, 2010. The cold snap in B.C. is posing significant issues for wildlife across the province as freezing temperatures deplete reliable food sources for animals, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Salmon Arm artist worked with talented local fabricators to create an enormous set of steel bighorn sheep horns to greet visitors to Radium Hot Springs. (Village of Radium Hot Springs image)

Radium collisions causing dwindling bighorn sheep population; overpass urged by expert

The Radium herd has been declining for years, and was reduced by 19 just from traffic last year

A Salmon Arm artist worked with talented local fabricators to create an enormous set of steel bighorn sheep horns to greet visitors to Radium Hot Springs. (Village of Radium Hot Springs image)
A person kneels down to grab a photo of the fox in downtown Quesnel on Tuesday, Dec. 28. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

PHOTOS: Curious fox captivates attention in downtown Quesnel, B.C.

Convenience store staff asking people to not feed the red-tailed visitor

A person kneels down to grab a photo of the fox in downtown Quesnel on Tuesday, Dec. 28. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Maple Ridge’s Doug Nolin grabbed a picture of some fine feathered friends – namely Canadian geese – grazing in a field north along 224th Street recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 27, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Doug Nolin grabbed a picture of some fine feathered friends – namely Canadian geese – grazing in a field north along 224th Street recently. (Special to The News)
A husky charged at a cougar in Saanich on Dec. 21 before the dog quickly turned back. The cougar then left the property. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)

VIDEO: Alarmed B.C. pet owner stops husky from charging cougar in his driveway

Encounter was a reminder that the large animals live nearby, local police say

A husky charged at a cougar in Saanich on Dec. 21 before the dog quickly turned back. The cougar then left the property. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)
The two orphaned bear cubs at Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Society, a sister and brother, are to be named through a contest by the public. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Orphaned bear cubs at Langley shelter to be named by public

A contest runs to Dec. 20 to name the brother and sister cubs

The two orphaned bear cubs at Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Society, a sister and brother, are to be named through a contest by the public. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 1, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)
A female raccoon dragging a leg trap is sedated for examination at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. It was later put down. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

Raccoon drags leg trap around for days, dies at B.C. wild animal rehab centre

Animal had crushed front leg, was beyond rehabilitation

A female raccoon dragging a leg trap is sedated for examination at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. It was later put down. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
A wild caribou roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Quebec builds fences around caribou as experts decry lack of habitat protection

Biologist said enclosing animals, killing predators is a last ditch attempt to save species

A wild caribou roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A Steller’s sea eagle is shown in this recent handout photo taken through a telescope near Falmouth, N.S. A rare eagle that is a long, long way from home in Nova Scotia has birdwatchers in this part of the world both flummoxed and spellbound. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Phil Taylor

Rare eagle sighting in Atlantic Canada like palm tree in the tundra, expert says

The Steller’s sea eagle is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

A Steller’s sea eagle is shown in this recent handout photo taken through a telescope near Falmouth, N.S. A rare eagle that is a long, long way from home in Nova Scotia has birdwatchers in this part of the world both flummoxed and spellbound. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Phil Taylor
The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Unleashed dog attack on deer in Kelowna park leads to charges against owner

Conservation officers had to euthanize the injured deer

The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Maple Ridge environmentalist Ross Davies is well known for all his pictures of wildlife around the community. Here’s one of his more recent images. “This seal looks rather guilty while swimming past Port Haney on the afternoon on Nov. 1,” he said when sharing the image. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 10, 2021
Maple Ridge environmentalist Ross Davies is well known for all his pictures of wildlife around the community. Here’s one of his more recent images. “This seal looks rather guilty while swimming past Port Haney on the afternoon on Nov. 1,” he said when sharing the image. (Special to The News)
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Canadian doc ‘Nature’s Big Year’ shows how wildlife has adapted during the pandemic

Documentary exposes new animal behaviour sparked by changes in human behaviour

FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
An Anna’s hummingbird in care at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin this spring. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

If the feeder’s out, you’re committed: hummingbird care in a B.C. winter

B.C. biologist floats tips to keeping hummingbirds fed, safe this season

An Anna’s hummingbird in care at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin this spring. (Courtesy Wild ARC)