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New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher

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‘It’s really nice to see that some of the things that we intended to do are actually working'

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News Posted: Oct 01, 2016 5:30 AM CT| Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016 11:29 AM CT

'These new contaminants don't build up to the same degree,' says Carleton University's Adam Morris, 'the mammals seem to be able to break them down and get rid of them.' (submitted by Adam Morris)

An academic at Carleton University says his preliminary research in the Arctic shows some newer chemicals used in many everyday items like pesticides and clothing may be better for the environment and safer for wildlife than the original persistent organic pollutants they replaced.
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Update on Injured Bald Eagle – Clearwater

Wildlife NewsBy Kate Fox, Director of New Media
Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2016, 9:34 AM ED

The eagle has landed at Busch Gardens. She suffered a bone chip and some bruising, according to Clearwater Public Safety. (Courtesy, CLW Public Safety)

Veterinarians performed surery on the female eagle to repair a chip off her right wing. The eagle has a lot of bruising but is expected to fully recover. Workers at Busch Gardens will monitor the bird and will get her back to her mate as soon as possible. According to the staff, the eagle "wasn't happy bout the situation."

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11 animals removed from wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife NewsPosted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:00 pm
By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer

Pioneer file photo

SPEARFISH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is removing 11 animals from the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish after the facility’s director reportedly surrendered them.

Tanya Espinosa, a public affairs specialist for the USDA, based in Maryland, told the Black Hills Pioneer that Mike Welchynski, director of the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, voluntarily surrendered the animals, consisting of four big cats, six bears, and one wolf hybrid. She did not have information on the specific species or why they were being surrendered.

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Injured bald eagle rescued from Clearwater road

Wildlife NewsBy wflaemmayepsen Published: October 5, 2016, 10:32 am Updated: October 5, 2016, 11:19 am

CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) — Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue were on scene of an injured bald eagle that was perched in the middle of Countryside Boulevard adjacent to Westfield Countryside Mall Wednesday morning.

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Baby animals born in captivity this summer

Wildlife NewsWindsong: This is an older article that IrishEyes found, but you got to check out these adorable babies:

CBC News Posted: Sep 13, 2016 2:17 PM ET| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016 2:17 PM ET
Critically endangered Bornean orangutan born in Spain, tigers in Germany

(Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty)

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Update on the Bald Eagle Found in Ramona Suffering from West Nile Virus

Wildlife NewsDebbi Baker Contact Reporter
October 5, 2016, 1:05pm

He may have hatched from a local nest. He is recovering well and has no ill effects from the west nile virus and may be released soon.

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WATCHBald eagles ring in nesting season with epic battle

Wildlife NewsVideo of the two birds engaged in an air battle before they took the wrestling match to the ground.

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Lollipops Could Lure Elusive Tree Rat Out of Hiding

Wildlife NewsBy Samantha Mathewson | September 30, 2016 12:51pm ET

The elusive Santa Marta Toro was thought extinct for 113 years, until one was spotted in the mountainous rainforests of Colombia. Now researchers are using lollipops to lure them out again.
Credit: Lizzie Noble

A fuzzy, orange tree rat that was once thought to be extinct may be lurking in the mountainous forests of Colombia, and now researchers are pulling out all the stops to find the species again, including lacing their camera traps with candy.

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