• Former Springs resident becomes animal communicator after brain injury

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    For a long time after her traumatic brain injury, Linda Nations felt that wild animals were conspiring to keep her safe from harm. There was the time the former Colorado Springs resident and psychotherapist was exhausted, shaky and unwisely driving home through a canyon near Beaver...

  • Colorado wildlife officials fear another deadly year ahead for bears

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 16, 2018

    After having to put down and relocate several hundred bears last year, Colorado wildlife officials fear another devastating year is ahead for the animals as they come out of hibernation and search for food for themselves and their cubs. Already, a 1-year-old black bear had to be...

  • Mouse found in Colorado, Wyoming remains on protected list

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 16, 2018

    DENVER — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a long-tailed mouse found only in Colorado and Wyoming will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. The agency on Monday rejected a petition filed by homebuilders and ranchers who argued the Preble's meadow jumping mouse...

  • Colorado elk bugling family's prowess turning heads

    MILES BLUMHARDT , The Coloradoan via AP
    Updated: Sat, Apr 14, 2018

    FORT COLLINS — One can only imagine the confusion the calling causes Tom Diesing's neighbors and the elk that occasionally wander into his west Loveland neighborhood. The bugling, grunts and mews from Tom, his son Thomas and daughter Jessie Sletten are so real that one would need a...

  • With 2 giraffe births nearing at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, watch live birth camera

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    With two giraffes due to be born within weeks at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, people now can keep an eye on the pregnant mothers with the zoo's birth cameras, active online 24 hours a day. The pregnant giraffes - 20-year-old Muziki and 10-year-old Laikipia - are due in late April or early...

  • Rare tiger at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo dies after years of health issues

    by liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 5, 2018

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo said goodbye to one of its male Amur tigers, Ivan, on Wednesday after years of struggling to diagnose his medical issues. The medications veterinarians had placed him on recently became ineffective. At that point, zoo officials said they knew they had exhausted...

  • Broncos' Von Miller under investigation in hammerhead shark catch

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 5, 2018

    DENVER — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is potentially in hot water after a social media post in which he poses with a bloody hammerhead shark that was caught on a fishing expedition. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has received the images and video from the trip...

  • Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

    SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    Updated: Tue, Apr 3, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Some whales are taking jazz riffs to new depths. For the first time, scientists have eavesdropped year-round on the songs of bowhead whales, the little-heard whales that roam the Arctic under the ice. They found that bowheads — the bigger, more blubbery cousins...

  • It's a girl! Denver Zoo announces birth of baby orangutan

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Mar 30, 2018

    The Denver Zoo has announced the birth of female baby orangutan. The baby was born Sunday to the zoo's clan of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. She's named Cerah (pronounced Che-rah), an Indonesian word that means "bright."  Congrats, Nias!

  • Rabid skunk population soars in El Paso County, along Front Range

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 29, 2018

    An "unprecedented" spike in rabid skunks is gripping El Paso County and the state - even in traditionally uncommon areas like Colorado Springs' Old North End, Palmer Park and Widefield. So far this year, 23 skunks have tested positive for rabies across the county - more than any...

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