Endangered Species

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

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Tornado Cleanup Continues At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

On Tuesday, tourists hit the trails at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. After storms on Monday, they watched in awe as Grevy’s Zebra walked right up to their cars.

CBS 11–04/28/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse Bird

The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.

03/13/2015

A wild male black rhino is pictured. (credit: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Man Wins Controversial Rhino Hunt Auction

The previously anonymous bidder who won the auction for a black rhino hunt in Africa is a North Texas man. It was leaked that Corey Knowlton made the winning bid. The long-time big game hunting expert is now surrounded by full-time security.

CBSDFW.COM–01/15/2014

A wild male black rhino is pictured. (credit: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Convention Draws Critics & Supporters Of Dallas Rhino Hunt Auction

The auction of a black rhino hunt in Africa has led to death threats here in North Texas. The FBI confirms it is investigating threats against members of the Dallas Safari Club, which opened a weekend hunting convention Thursday.

CBS 11–01/09/2014

A wild male black rhino is pictured. (credit: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Looks Into Threats Ahead Of Dallas Rhino Hunt Auction

The FBI is investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a rare permit to kill an endangered black rhino.

01/08/2014

A wild male black rhino is pictured. (credit: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas Safari Club Criticized For Auctioning Endangered Rhino Hunt

The Dallas Safari Club is holding an auction with what seems to be a strange premise. Participants can bid on the chance to hunt an endangered African black rhino. Proceeds from the auction then go toward protecting the very same endangered rhinos.

CBSDFW.COM–10/28/2013

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Dallas Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs

Two adorable cheetah cubs are now calling North Texas their new home. The Dallas Zoo has welcomed Winspear and Kamau to their Animal Adventures outreach program.

09/05/2013

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Austin Panel Wants Salamanders ‘Endangered’

An environmental panel for a Central Texas city has recommended endangered status for four salamander species.

09/07/2012

Two young dama gazelles check each other out at the zoo. (credit: BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Rule Restricts Hunting Of Rare Exotic Antelopes

Starting Wednesday, the government will stop allowing anyone to hunt the dama gazelle or two other exotic antelopes unless ranchers obtain a permit.

04/04/2012

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Tries To Keep Lizard Off Endangered List

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is trying to block the proposed listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species.

03/28/2012