Welcome to the Wildlife News Topic.

Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was established to further promote the knowledge and understanding of Wildlife through science and education.

This topic is for you to bring in any wildlife stories you may come across.
Your local news may report on some thing that will be of wider interest.
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Local Celebrity Owl Found Shot to Death, Game Wardens Investigating

Wildlife News
October 21, 2016

OKLAHOME CITY – Oklahoma game wardens are investigating the death of a local ….

Read More: http://kfor.com/2016/10/21/local-celebrity-owl-found-shot-to-death-game-wardens-investigating/


Saving Eaglets in Vancouver

Global News Vancouver had a great story about the Jericho Beach eagle nest, and how David Hancock has been working with the Vancouver Park Board to help these eagles; the story originally ran the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - http://globalnews.ca/video/2953112/saving-eaglets-in-vancouver

View the story here, courtesy of Global News:


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Mysterious Nocturnal Predators, Owls not Always what they Seem

Wildlife NewsOctober 21, 2016

Photo by Bryan Stevens

A pair of great horned owls have occupied the wooded ridge behind my rural home.

Read More: http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/mysterious-nocturnal-predators-owls-not-always-what-they-seem/article_58f5e47a-97cd-11e6-85e4-c308005f1a7a.html

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Photos: Finalists for the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Wildlife NewsOctober 21, 2016 Rebecca Hersher

Edward Kopeschny/Barcroft Images

A bear being fish-slapped. A decidedly not-regal eagle. An unfortunate buffalo/bird interaction.


See More: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/21/498598369/photos-finalists-for-the-2016-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards

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More Snow Leopards Poached, Even as Bold Plan Fights Decline

Wildlife NewsOctober 21, 2016 by Alexandra E. Petri

On the eve of international Snow Leopard Day, there’s good news and bad news for the secretive big cats of Central Asia.


Read More: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/snow-leopards-kyrgyzstan-conservation-endangered/

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Bald Eagle Injured by Shotgun Recovering at Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Center

Wildlife NewsOctober 18, 2016

A young bald eagle with two broken wings, wounded by shotgun pellets and stuck with a fish hook, is recovering at Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Center


Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bald-eagle-shot-ottawa-1.3810561

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New Hampshire wants Bald Eagle Removed from Threatened List

Wildlife NewsOctober 21, 2016 by Associated Press

Wildlife officials in New Hampshire are proposing to remove the bald eagle from its list of threatened species, now that the bird has made a steady comeback in the state.


Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/21/new-hampshire-wants-bald-eagle-removed-from-threat/

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Wildlife Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk Release

Wildlife News19 Oct 2016

Photojournalist Scott Pickrell takes us to Center Wildlife Care for the release of a red tailed hawk in this week’s edition of Wildlife Wednesday.


Read More: http://www.wearecentralpa.com/central-pa-live/wildlife-wednesday-red-tailed-hawk-release

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Black Bear Filmed with 2 Cubs in Ashtabula County


"This is the confirmation we needed to help ensure our suspicions were on point," said Scott Peters, wildlife management supervisor for Northeast Ohio. "Black bear sightings in northeast Ohio counties are not all that uncommon anymore, especially sightings of young males looking to establish territories during warmer months."

Read More and View Video: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/10/black_bear_taped_with_2_cubs_i.html


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