Wildlife

A desert tortoise in its native habitat in Washington County. Photo by Jason Jones, Utah Division o...
Eliza Craig

9 cases of illegal tortoise related behavior in Utah investigated

UDWR warns about the dangers of removing desert tortoises from their homes and remind the public of the legality of tortoise-related behavior.
1 year ago
geese and ducks rescued at WSU...
Eliza Craig

Ducks, Ducks, Geese: Over 60 birds rescued in joint effort

Weber State University and Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource teamed up, and over 60 geese and ducks were safely rescued and rehomed.
1 year ago
bighorn sheep...
Nick Wyatt

Bighorn sheep water supply on Antelope Island in question

Wildlife biologists say man-made water receptacles which provide water to bighorn sheep on Antelope Island are dry due to the drought.
1 year ago
Trump Gray Wolves...
Madeleine Porter

Trump officials end gray wolves protections across most of US

The Trump administration has removed gray wolves in most of the U.S. from the endangered species list.
2 years ago
visitors Utah parks...
John Wojcik

State parks hope to have new ‘glamping’ campsites available for busy Memorial Day weekend

Five state parks are hoping to have new ‘glamping’ campsites available for a busy Memorial Day weekend. Utah will become only the second state, behind Maine, to have luxury tents produced by Tentrr available to reserve.
3 years ago
Yellowstone...
Colby Walker

Yellowstone gets new safety poster thanks to a viral tweet from a reporter

"Oh no, not messing with you," that's what reporter Deion Broxton was saying as he got out of the way of a herd of bison outside of Yellowstone.
3 years ago
Utah family was keeping a raccoon as a pet and it ended up attacking their young son. Utah's DWR is...
Mary Richards

5 year old Uintah boy injured by “pet” raccoon; DWR sends warning

A 5-year-old boy may have a long recovery ahead of him, after authorities say he was scratched by a raccoon his family was keeping as a pet in Eastern Utah.
3 years ago
reindeer permit...
Becky Bruce

Santa, reindeer granted permit to enter US on Christmas Eve

"The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States," said the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
3 years ago
Cougar Family home...
John Wojcik

Mountain lion sighting prompts school shelter-in-place

Two local schools entered shelter-in-place mode on Tuesday, over a mountain lion scare in the Olympus Cove area.  No one was hurt.
3 years ago
Orem bear...
John Wojcik

Orem bear relocated after stopping traffic on State St.

Division of Wildlife Resources officials say the Orem bear responsible for a morning traffic jam is now free in the woods where he belongs.
3 years ago
black bear...
Becky Bruce

Wildlife officers search for black bear who attacked teen at campsite

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers are searching for a black bear they say attacked a sleeping 13-year-old at a Grand County campground.
3 years ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

Rescued bird in “great condition” after Uber ride to wildlife rehab center

A Lesser Goldfinch baby bird found itself orphaned and some people in Ogden knew it needed help, so apparently they called an Uber ride for it.
3 years ago
Cougar Family home...
Saige Miller

Child escapes cougar attack in Washington with minor injuries

A child escaped serious injuries after being attacked by a cougar Saturday in Leavenworth, Washington.
4 years ago
super-biology science axolotl regrow arm...
Curt Gresseth

JayMac on science: Will we be able to regrow an arm one day — but should we?

If we can imitate the best in nature, should we?
4 years ago
wildlife...
Mary Richards

I-80 wildlife overpass a work in progress

It looks like fewer cars are hitting wildlife along I-80 through Parleys Canyon, but transportation officials won't know for sure until they get more data.
4 years ago
warrant-free wasatch county justice court...
Mark Jackson

Wasatch Co. ‘warrant-free day’ considered success

The Wasatch Co. Sheriff's Office says a "warrant-free" day, where residents with some minor warrants could settle up without facing arrest, was a success. 
4 years ago
cougar track...
Todd Fooks

Cougar leaves mark on Herriman driveway

A Utah family has some new driveway art, courtesy of a cougar that prompted a lock-out at two nearby schools while scaring neighbors.
4 years ago
wildlife...
Mary Richards

New wildlife bridge comes with cameras, warnings

UDOT’s natural resource manager, Matt Howard, says the four cameras will be motion-detecting. UDOT plans to release clips of the crossings to the public.
4 years ago
wildlife crossing I-80 Parleys Canyon...
Mary Richards

Wildlife bridge crossing opens over I-80 in Parleys Canyon

A new, one-of-a-kind wildlife overpass bridge is now open across I-80 in Parleys Canyon to help deer, elk and moose steer clear of highway drivers.
4 years ago
Clementine the baby Zebra...
KSL NewsRadio

Oh, my darlin’! Meet Clementine, Hogle Zoo’s new Zebra

"The other foals stayed pretty close to the barn on their first day on Savanna. But Clementine ran all the way to the west end right near the lions. She's so brave and loves to explore."
4 years ago
Nick Wyatt

Cougar sightings in Utah on the rise

The number of cougar sightings is up this year and wildlife experts want you and your family to stay safe. 
4 years ago
The Utah Department of Transportation has teamed up with Panasonic to deploy a network of next-gene...
Peter Samore

Freeway closures to increase in northern Utah this weekend

Brace for more freeway closures throughout the weekend across northern Utah as crews finish road repairs on I-80 and start new ones on I-15.
4 years ago
This photo taken in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., shows bison in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday...
Brianna Bodily

Hiker hospitalized after bison attack in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE– Wildlife experts are prompting extra caution this spring after a bison attacked a hiker near the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park. “A woman was hiking on a trail behind Old Faithful geyser on the afternoon of May 1st. She came around a corner and didn’t see a bison that was extremely close […]
5 years ago

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