The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
A once nearly-extinct species is now flourishing in the six largest islands in the Channel Islands system.
Seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made of ostrich, stingray, crocodile and elephant skins were seized from the luggage of a U.S. citizen arriving from Europe, officials said Monday.
Whale watchers out of Long Beach were treated to a rare sight Thursday – a pod of 14 sperm whales that surfaced about halfway between Long Beach and Catalina Island.
The zoo’s adult female Komodo laid the eggs in January and they hatched earlier this month. It’s a small but encouraging boost to the endangered species’ population that numbers only 2,500 in the wild.