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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Eagle watch: DC bald eagles’ eggs due to hatch soon

Wildlife News
23 March 2017

D.C.’s bald eagle couple – “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” – are due to welcome two new hatchlings to the world.

Read More: http://wtop.com/dc/2017/03/eagle-watch-dc-bald-eagles-eggs-due-hatch-soon/slide/1/

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

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Former shelter dog helps save three-year-old girl found naked in cold

Wildlife News23 March 2017

Peanut alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside Friday and took him to a field behind the house on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The owner found the little girl, brought her inside …

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/shelter-dog-peanut-three-year-old-1.4036399
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3 bald eagles injured in Virginia Beach within 1 week

Wildlife News22 March 2017

It’s rare that Virginia Beach sends injured bald eagles to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. But two – plus a third that had to be euthanized – in one week?

Read More: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/bald-eagles-injured-in-virginia-beach-within-week/article_0ffe2351-735f-51d3-b4df-82c196a37e69.html
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Mabel the famous tawny owl missing from Ipswich’s Christchurch Park for six weeks

Wildlife News21 March 2017

She has delighted viewers for almost a decade, but an expert fears Mabel the celebrity tawny owl may be gone for good.

Read More: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/mabel_the_famous_tawny_owl_missing_from_ipswich_s_christchurch_park_for_six_weeks_1_4941842
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Bald eagle struck by car in Fowlerville dies in surgery

Wildlife News21 March 2017

A bald eagle struck by a pickup Saturday died Tuesday in surgery.
Detroit Free Press

Read More: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/03/21/bald-eagle-fowlerville-dies/99466686/
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2 bald eagles shot and killed in Webster County

Wildlife News21 March 2017

Two bald eagles were shot and killed in Webster County recently, according to the Iowa DNR.

Read More: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/03/21/2-bald-eagles-found-shot-webster-county/99451026/
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For this New Zealand parrot, ‘laughter’ is contagious

Wildlife News20 March 2017

When people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers have found that the particularly playful kea parrot form New Zealand has a ‘play call’ with a similarly powerful influence. When other kea hear that call, it puts them into a …..

Read More: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320122838.htm
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Two owls have nested at valley HS, live cam set up for the world to wait and see

Wildlife News20 March 2017

With animal cams being very popular these days from the bald eagles in DC to April the Giraffe in Florida, a valley high school is getting in on the livestream fun.

Read More & Video: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/242595493-story

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