October 1, 2013
After 47 days in the field, 227 threatened gopher tortoises have been spared an inhumane death and 28 gopher tortoise eggs have been saved from a development site in Apopka, Fla. The Humane Society of the United States, Nokuse Plantation, D.R. Horton and Bio-Tech Consulting teamed up to rescue the tortoises and eggs from the Rock Springs Ridge subdivision before relocating them to a permanent home at Nokuse Plantation, a nature preserve in Walton County. The eggs started hatching on Sept. 6.
September 26, 2013
After a near-fatal collision with a motorcycle, a pregnant raccoon was rescued and received lifesaving surgery at South Florida Wildlife Center. She was released in time to give birth to her babies in the wild.
September 17, 2013
Four juvenile coyotes are back in their natural habitat after being rescued from imminent death. They spent three months at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center before being released.
September 16, 2013
Many non-native bird species flourish in south Florida, which can harm the ecosystem. Injured and orphaned non-native wildlife often end up at South Florida Wildlife Center, who will not release them back into the wild. The center is looking for people adopt these animals.
August 23, 2013
People tend to have a negative opinion of bats. South Florida Wildlife Center is currently caring for juvenile Northern Yellow Bats, a common species in south Florida, and seeks to change that perception.
August 19, 2013
Amid barren lawns in the foothills of the Rockies, a Colorado couple cultivates an oasis
August 15, 2013
California Agency Urged to Adopt Regulation to Protect Children, Pets and Wildlife from Toxic Rodent Poisons
Rat poisons are maiming and killing hundreds of unintended victims each year, including children and animals such as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, turkeys and even family cats and dogs. The Humane Society of the United States urges Californians to signal their support for restricting the availability and use of these deadly chemicals in the state.
August 3, 2013
Staff and volunteers retrofit an aviary to accommodate various bird species who each have special needs for their habitats. With successful and thorough rehabilitation, the birds can be released to exhibit their natural instincts in the wild.
July 26, 2013
Cat advocates and conservationists aren’t known for their collaboration. In Hawaii an HSUS-led coalition has set out to change that—by keeping cats safe and away from threatened and endangered wildlife.
July 23, 2013
Stepping up the national battle against poachers, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation that allows Rhode Island to become a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.