Wildlife

Photo of Amur Leopard cubs at hogle zoo...
Chandler Holt

Amur leopard cubs at Hogle Zoo make their first appearance

On Christmas day, Hogle Zoo welcomed two Amur leopard cubs. The cubs made their debut Friday morning and will be visible to guests in their exhibit.
2 months ago
hunting permits...
Mark Jones

DWR asking Utahns to keep dogs on a leash while in the outdoors

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are asking those who head outdoors this spring to keep their dogs on a leash.
3 months ago
bald eagles at farmington bay...
Mark Jones

Tracy Aviary taking precautions to protect birds from avian influenza

Tracy Aviary is working to protect its birds from the Avian Influenza, which was announced Monday by the Department of Agriculture and Food, to have arrived in Utah.
3 months ago
why not to gift animals for Easter...
Waverly Golden

Gifting animals for Easter might be a bad idea according to veterinarian

A lot of preparation and education is needed before housing a rabbit, duck, or chick, according to Utah State University's Veterinary school.
3 months ago
Antlers at auction were seized as evidence in poaching investigations...
Waverly Golden

Poached items auctioned off to fund wildlife conservation

The Division of Wildlife Resources will auction off antlers, furs, and other items it seized through poaching investigations.
3 months ago
Utah hunters...
Simone Seikaly

Three new laws impact Utah hunters and landowners

The bills, recently made law by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, affect Utah hunters and their ability to donate meat, use air bows, and kill big game.
3 months ago
bald eagles at farmington bay...
KSL NewsRadio staff

While no signs yet in Utah, avian flu has wildlife officials preparing

Despite no reports of it being in Utah, the avian flu has state wildlife officials keeping a close eye on the spread of the disease.
3 months ago
rattlesnakes in Utah...
Simone Seikaly

Like your tulips, rattlesnakes choose spring to re-emerge

Rattlesnakes are found all across Utah, but when treated with a healthy amount of respect (and knowledge) it's possible to coexist with them.
3 months ago
mill canyon dinosaur tracksite damage...
Becky Bruce

BLM acknowledges crews damaged Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite

Some dinosaur footprints at Mill Canyon suffered minor damage, which the BLM says happened when construction crews worked to replace a boardwalk. 
3 months ago
Mosquitos with West Nile virus could see a population boost...
Dan Bammes

Climate change might bring more West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus might increase in population because of warmer weather brought on by climate change.
3 months ago
A female mule deer in Morgan County has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19.
Photo cr...
Samantha Herrera and Mark Jones

Female mule deer tests positive for COVID-19 in Utah

A female mule deer in Morgan County has tested positive for the delta variant, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
3 months ago
hunting permits...
Samantha Herrera

Deer hunting permits may see decrease this year

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said it recommends a decrease in deer hunting permits for this year based on population data.
3 months ago
Mountain goat in a canyon....
Samantha Herrera

Mountain goat spotting in Utah this spring

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is hosting two mountain goat viewing events this spring. The events are both free.
3 months ago
Peacock at Hogle Zoo subject of lawsuit....
Curt Gresseth

Lawsuit says peacock scratched girl’s face at Hogle Zoo

A peacock attacked and injured a young girl at Utah's Hogle Zoo in April 2021 according to a lawsuit that has been filed against the zoo.
4 months ago
The Grand Teton National Park reported its first grizzly bear sighting of 2022 on Sunday, March 13....
Mark Jones

Grand Teton National Park reports first grizzly bear sighting of 2022

The first grizzly bear sighting of 2022 in Grand Teton National Park was reported on Sunday, March 13.
4 months ago
The wolverine was captured in Rich County....
Samantha Herrera

Wolverine captured in Utah and released back into wild

The wolverine was found in Rich County. The Division of Wildlife Resources placed a GPS collar on the animal for tracking purposes.
4 months ago
The Utah Wildlife Board voted Thursday to keep its restriction on the use of trail cameras in place...
Mark Jones

Utah Wildlife Board votes to restrict trail cameras at rule appeal hearing

The Utah Wildlife Board voted Thursday to keep the restrictions on trail cameras in place
4 months ago
Two swans flying through the air....
Samantha Herrera

Where to safely see wild swans in Utah this month

Wild swans will be in Utah this March as they stop in during their migration. Two spots are recommended for those who want to see the swans.
4 months ago
deer Carbon County...
Simone Seikaly

Three deer killed and left to waste in Carbon County

Utah wildlife officials said that two doe and one buck deer were found in Carbon County in early December 2021.
4 months ago
This California Quail was recently discovered having been shot with a blowgun. Officials with the W...
Mark Jones

California Quail hanging onto life after being shot with a blowgun

A California Quail is lucky to be alive, experts say, after being shot with a blowgun.
4 months ago
FILE: Singular bull elk peers in the direction of the camera Photo: Department of Wildlife Services...
Jessica Lowell, Marc Giauque, and Simone Seikaly

Elk move to private land when hunting season starts, say BYU researchers

Using GPS tracking, BYU researchers were able to determine when elk move onto and off of private lands (hint, it was during hunting season.)
5 months ago
Photo of Utah Lake [Photo Credit: Canva Images]...
Curt Gresseth

Developer discusses plan to revive, restore Utah Lake

A company plans to build man-made islands with material dredged from the bed of Utah Lake, cleaning the water and make it a welcoming spot for recreation and birds.
5 months ago
bald eagles injured...
Becky Bruce

Wildlife rehab center rescues two bald eagles in one day

Wildlife rescuers hope to be able to release both bald eagles back into the wild, but note they can't guarantee that possibility. 
5 months ago
The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded Monday to a hunting accident near milepost 178 off of ...
Mark Jones

Salt Lake County woman killed in a Summit County hunting accident

A Summit County hunting accident claimed the life of a 58=year-old woman from Salt Lake County on Monday.
5 months ago