Wildlife

(File photo of cougar, not actual cat)

Cougar spotted in Magic Estates area

Residents are warning of a cougar along Clifton Road

(File photo of cougar, not actual cat)
Cougar spotted wandering Lake Country neighbourhood

Cougar spotted wandering Lake Country neighbourhood

The cougar was seen Thursday night

Cougar spotted wandering Lake Country neighbourhood
(Jim Elliot - Black Press Media)

‘Give turtles a brake’: Conservation group asking motorists to slow down

Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking people to slow down and help turtles cross the road

(Jim Elliot - Black Press Media)
(Public domain photo)

52 wolves have been culled since 2016 near Revelstoke

A recent study suggests wolf culling does not help caribou recovery, countering government research

(Public domain photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

(The Canadian Press)
Discover scenery that stirs the soul throughout BC, including the Sunshine Coast Trail. Andrew Strain photo.

Rediscover Coastal Culture and Wild Landscapes on BC’s West Coast

No matter how many times you experience it, the dramatic coastal scenery stirs the soul

  • Jul 13, 2020
Discover scenery that stirs the soul throughout BC, including the Sunshine Coast Trail. Andrew Strain photo.
A man has turned heads online after plucking an apparently drowning baby eagle from the water in Windermere, B.C. on July 4, 2020. (Brett Bacon/Instagram)

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

A man has turned heads online after plucking an apparently drowning baby eagle from the water in Windermere, B.C. on July 4, 2020. (Brett Bacon/Instagram)
Rescued hawk returned to Lumby skies

Rescued hawk returned to Lumby skies

A rehabilitated Swainson’s hawk was returned to its Rawlings Lake habitat

Rescued hawk returned to Lumby skies
BC Conservation officers in Penticton asked the public on June 7, 2020 to control their pets after wild animals were chased by dogs and died as a result. (BC Conservation photo)

Deer and moose die after being chased by dogs in South Okanagan

BC conservation officers are asking the public to control their pets

BC Conservation officers in Penticton asked the public on June 7, 2020 to control their pets after wild animals were chased by dogs and died as a result. (BC Conservation photo)
In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)
Both Alder and Willow are now in the care of the BC Wildlife Park. (British Columbia Wildlife Park Instagram photo)

Orphaned Okanagan beavers admitted to rehab centre

The two beavers are in the care of the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre

Both Alder and Willow are now in the care of the BC Wildlife Park. (British Columbia Wildlife Park Instagram photo)
B.C. Conservation Officers were called to look into a report of dumped eagle feet. The feet proved to be from chickens. (Black Press file photo)

Bird parts dumped in the South Shuswap came from chickens not eagles

Conservation Officers determined the illegal dumping likely came from the slaughter of poultry.

B.C. Conservation Officers were called to look into a report of dumped eagle feet. The feet proved to be from chickens. (Black Press file photo)
VIDEO: Moose calf swims to safety in river near Revelstoke

VIDEO: Moose calf swims to safety in river near Revelstoke

The Jordan River is running high and fast

VIDEO: Moose calf swims to safety in river near Revelstoke
A moose freely walks across an area on Pospill Road in Kelowna after a hefty cleanup by the Okanagan Task Force on May 9, 2020. (Photo - Nathan Harmel)

Okanagan Forest Task Force cleans up scrap yard, creates safe space for wildlife

The task force removed 37,411 pounds of garbage from an area off Postill Lake Road

A moose freely walks across an area on Pospill Road in Kelowna after a hefty cleanup by the Okanagan Task Force on May 9, 2020. (Photo - Nathan Harmel)
Several bears and cubs spotted in Vernon parks

Several bears and cubs spotted in Vernon parks

Kalamalka and Ellison provincial parks each have a mama bear and babes

Several bears and cubs spotted in Vernon parks
FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

UPDATE: Bear startled by dog attacks two women in northern B.C.

BC Conservation Officer Services says the incident happened on a logging road in Prince George

FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)
A group of grizzly bears are seen in Banff National Park in this handout image provided by Julia Turner Butterwick. (JULIA TURNER BUTTERWICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Second rare grizzly bear spotted in Banff National Park by Calgary family

Another family from Calgary is now sharing a photo of a grizzly cub with a white head and a brown body

A group of grizzly bears are seen in Banff National Park in this handout image provided by Julia Turner Butterwick. (JULIA TURNER BUTTERWICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)

B.C. bats do not carry COVID-19: Community program expert

Support bats by participating in the B.C. annual bat count

This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)
Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room
Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)

Black bear strolls into Vernon house

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)