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Whale researcher says orphan orca 'likely' seen off Vancouver Island at Friendly Cove

Whale researcher says orphan orca 'likely' seen off Vancouver Island at Friendly Cove

"Just given the location and the behaviour, it seems quite likely."
B.C. caribou pens found to be an 'unequivocal' success

B.C. caribou pens found to be an 'unequivocal' success

First-of-its-kind study evaluated health of 46 female southern mountain caribou brought into maternal pens between 2014 and 2021.
With heat wave looming, people are reminded not to leave animals locked in a vehicle

With heat wave looming, people are reminded not to leave animals locked in a vehicle

The BC SPCA also wants to remind the public that breaking a car window to remove an animal is illegal and dangerous.
DFO hoping to help two humpbacks entangled in fishing gear

DFO hoping to help two humpbacks entangled in fishing gear

Vector, a three-year-old male, has a rope embedded near its blowhole and wrapped hard around its body and dorsal fin, while Schooner reportedly has fishing gear on its body
Central Saanich issues warning after cougar seen along highway

Central Saanich issues warning after cougar seen along highway

The cougar was was seen travelling east along the Pat Bay Highway, near Mount Newton Cross Road, on Tuesday night.
One smart chicken: Gabriola hen sets world record in recognizing visual cues

One smart chicken: Gabriola hen sets world record in recognizing visual cues

Lacey, a Hyline chicken, had to identify specific letters, numbers and colours by pecking on the right ones over a 60-second span
Take a photo of B.C. wildlife. Win a prize from the SPCA

Take a photo of B.C. wildlife. Win a prize from the SPCA

Photographers, ages 14 and up, can take part in the 16th annual Wildlife-in-Focus contest that opened July 2, 2024.
60 captive-bred Vancouver Island marmots to be released

60 captive-bred Vancouver Island marmots to be released

Big hopes ride on the tiny backs of young marmots as researchers try to rebuild the fragile population of one of the world’s most endangered mammals.
B.C. rescue group sees alarming surge in wildlife severely injured by discarded fishing gear

B.C. rescue group sees alarming surge in wildlife severely injured by discarded fishing gear

The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is asking the public to be aware of litter this outdoor season.
An Arizona museum tells the stories of ancient animals through their fossilized poop

An Arizona museum tells the stories of ancient animals through their fossilized poop

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — One way to help tell how a Tyrannosaurus rex digested food is to look at its poop.