Wildlife

This 2009 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a North Pacific right whale as it surfaces during the Priest Survey in the waters off Alaska. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brenda Rone-NOAA Fisheries via AP

Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

Analysts say about 340 North Atlantic right whales survive as of last year

 

Boo prepares for bed. (Grizzly Bear Refuge)

Sleepy boy Boo preps for bed near Golden

Boo lives at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Grizzly Bear Refuge

 

A monarch butterfly is seen in the Insectarium in Montreal, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. A new report assessing the status of wild species in Canada says more than 2,200 plants, animals, fish and other wildlife found in Canada are at risk of dying out.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Thousands of plants, animals at risk of extinction in Canada: wild species report

135 species at one time found in Canada believed to be extinct, another 4,883 threatened

 

A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)

Hiker discovers dismembered moose on North Okanagan trail

Abandoned carcass included the animal’s head (with antlers cut off) and hide

A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)
Wolf caught on camera off Beaver Lake Road on Kelowna/Lake Country border. (Kane Blake)

3 wolves spotted skulking through Kelowna backyard

Kane Blake caught the wolves on camera outside his Beaver Lake home

Wolf caught on camera off Beaver Lake Road on Kelowna/Lake Country border. (Kane Blake)
Bears might be heading to hibernate, but other wildlife does not. (Black Press file photo)

Winter wildlife-human conflict a concern in Central Okanagan: WildSafeBC

A major factor in human-bear conflict is the availability of non-natural food

Bears might be heading to hibernate, but other wildlife does not. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. Farmers in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley are facing “intense disease pressure,” with an avian flu outbreak in commercial farms that the agriculture minister says is concerning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. ‘doing everything’ it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

Lana Popham says normally avian flu aligns with bird migration seasons, but not this year

B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. Farmers in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley are facing “intense disease pressure,” with an avian flu outbreak in commercial farms that the agriculture minister says is concerning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A bison is shown at sunrise on Nov. 2022, on Antelope Island, Utah. This year, about 750 bison were pushed into corrals during the Bison roundup. The animals are rounded up each fall so they can receive health checkups and vaccinations and be affixed with a small external computer chip that stores health information. They are then released back on the island or sold at a public auction to keep the herd at a manageable level of about 500. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bond

Resurgence of Indigenous people seeking to reconnect with vanished plains way of life

A bison is shown at sunrise on Nov. 2022, on Antelope Island, Utah. This year, about 750 bison were pushed into corrals during the Bison roundup. The animals are rounded up each fall so they can receive health checkups and vaccinations and be affixed with a small external computer chip that stores health information. They are then released back on the island or sold at a public auction to keep the herd at a manageable level of about 500. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A wildlife advocate says that weather impacts bears’ behaviour because it affects their food source. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)

Bears need personal space as they prepare for winter, says B.C. wildlife advocate

Spring and summer weather affecting black bear hibernation schedule

A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A wildlife advocate says that weather impacts bears’ behaviour because it affects their food source. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)
(Wildthings Rehabilitation Society Facebook)

Passion for saving wildlife impresses Kelowna council

Wild Things Rehabilitation Society given approval to operate on land at 2605 O’Rielly Road

(Wildthings Rehabilitation Society Facebook)
Golden resident Aaron McCartney took this photo of Boo.

Boo, Golden’s big boy bear hits the scale before he hits the pillow

Boo was weighed at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge

Golden resident Aaron McCartney took this photo of Boo.
Northern gannets soar along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The small island is close to shore and home to over 100,000 gannets in the breeding season, making them the world’s second largest northern gannet colony. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

VIDEO: Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Warming and rising seas, extreme weather events taking toll on seabirds

Northern gannets soar along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The small island is close to shore and home to over 100,000 gannets in the breeding season, making them the world’s second largest northern gannet colony. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Elk with birds on their backs spotted on Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Zed photograph)

Photos: Herd of 70 elk caught on camera on Penticton’s Campbell Mountain

A lot of elk have been spotted in the area but few have got photos until now

Elk with birds on their backs spotted on Campbell Mountain in Penticton on Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Zed photograph)
Boo tucking in for a nap. (Kicking Horse Mountain Resort)
Boo tucking in for a nap. (Kicking Horse Mountain Resort)
An experienced Vancouver diver and schoolteacher Andrea Humphreys described her recent, epic interaction with a giant octopus in the Campbell River area in an October 2022 handout photo. Humphreys said she has been diving for 12 years and this was the first time an octopus came over to her and gave her a hug. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Andrea Humphreys
An experienced Vancouver diver and schoolteacher Andrea Humphreys described her recent, epic interaction with a giant octopus in the Campbell River area in an October 2022 handout photo. Humphreys said she has been diving for 12 years and this was the first time an octopus came over to her and gave her a hug. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Andrea Humphreys
A coyote spotted in Vernon in June of 2019. (Carla Hunt Photography)

Okanagan Nature Nut: Wily coyotes outsmart eradication efforts

People have witnessed them catch golf balls which may be mistaken for eggs

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A coyote spotted in Vernon in June of 2019. (Carla Hunt Photography)
Jill Hayward photo

Bears that attacked two women in Squamish won’t be captured

Injuries minor, conservation officers say incident appears to have defensive in nature

Jill Hayward photo
Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)

VIDEO: B.C. bucks lock antlers in battle for mating dominance

Steer clear of male deer during rutting season, now through December

Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)
The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Environmental group releases tips for salmon viewing this season

6.8 million sockeye salmon have returned on the Fraser River this year

The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)
This image released by Warner Bros. Discovery shows a great white shark at the water’s surface. The death of two great white sharks in Atlantic Canada within days is abnormal, say researchers. They’re the ocean’s apex predators, but what caused the deaths is a mystery to researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP- Warner Bros. Discovery via AP

Deaths of two great whites off Maritimes within weeks ‘highly unusual’: researcher

Great white shark is endangered under the federal Species at Risk Act

This image released by Warner Bros. Discovery shows a great white shark at the water’s surface. The death of two great white sharks in Atlantic Canada within days is abnormal, say researchers. They’re the ocean’s apex predators, but what caused the deaths is a mystery to researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP- Warner Bros. Discovery via AP