Wildlife

A playful orca came near Campbell River’s Discovery Pier on Monday, April 11. Screenshot from submitted video by Michael Hack

VIDEO: Orcas swim underneath Campbell River pier

Michael Hack captured one whale performing barrel rolls just beneath the surface

A playful orca came near Campbell River’s Discovery Pier on Monday, April 11. Screenshot from submitted video by Michael Hack
An upstream view of BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam. The company is under fire from the BC Wildlife Federation, which says BC Hydro isn’t meeting its environmental compensation requirements. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro falling short on environmental obligations, conservation group claims

BC Wildlife Federation calls for auditor general to examine electric company

An upstream view of BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam. The company is under fire from the BC Wildlife Federation, which says BC Hydro isn’t meeting its environmental compensation requirements. (BC Hydro photo)
Chemical analyses were performed on these archaeological short-tailed albatross specimens, as shown in this undated handout image, to explore long-term behaviour trends. The short-tailed albatross showed distinctive behaviour when it returned to feed at Vancouver Island across a period of over 4,000 years before being driven to the precipice of extinction, says a new study. THE CANADIANS PRESS/HO-Eric Guiry

Albatross came back to Vancouver Island to feed over hundreds of generations: study

Short-tailed albatross was almost wiped out for their feathers between the 1880s and 1930s

Chemical analyses were performed on these archaeological short-tailed albatross specimens, as shown in this undated handout image, to explore long-term behaviour trends. The short-tailed albatross showed distinctive behaviour when it returned to feed at Vancouver Island across a period of over 4,000 years before being driven to the precipice of extinction, says a new study. THE CANADIANS PRESS/HO-Eric Guiry
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre animal care supervisor Derek Downes, right, hands over the young eagle to Andrew Cotton. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Rehabilitated eagle released back into the wild near Errington

Wildlife centre staff honoured to set majestic bird free

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre animal care supervisor Derek Downes, right, hands over the young eagle to Andrew Cotton. (Michael Briones photo)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dan Simmons shows off an award he received from the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. for his efforts to conserve cow moose. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cow Moose Sign founder honoured for efforts to conserve B.C. moose population

Williams Lake’s Dan Simmons continues to push government to stop issuing all LEH tags for cow moose

Dan Simmons shows off an award he received from the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. for his efforts to conserve cow moose. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Wild caribou roam the tundra in Nunavut on March 25, 2009. The Alberta government has released recovery plans for two herds of threatened caribou in the province’s north. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta releases recovery plans for two threatened caribou herds

Created habitat for Cold Lake and Bistcho Lake herds is expected to take at least 50 years

Wild caribou roam the tundra in Nunavut on March 25, 2009. The Alberta government has released recovery plans for two herds of threatened caribou in the province’s north. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda

VIDEO: Family vacationing on Vancouver Island helps otter escape from drained pool

Family reunions are always memorable occasions - some, more than others. Theo…

An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda
T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)

VIDEO: New record, Victoria expert says 72 whales spotted the most in one day

Clusters seen between Hood Canal in Puget Sound, Campbell River on Vancouver Island

T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)
A coastal wolf was seen at Royal Roads University on April 1. (Photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Wolf sighting reported at Royal Roads campus in Colwood

University sent out an alert early Friday afternoon (April 1)

A coastal wolf was seen at Royal Roads University on April 1. (Photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)
A researcher is seen observing caribou from a helicopter as they try to capture one in an undated handout photo. A British Columbia caribou herd has tripled its size in less than decade as other such herds in Canada struggle to even survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-GoPro, Wildlife Infometrics

Watching the “gals”: First Nations guardians for caribou cows helps B.C. herd triple

‘There’s no other place where we’ve tripled a herd of caribou in such a short time’

A researcher is seen observing caribou from a helicopter as they try to capture one in an undated handout photo. A British Columbia caribou herd has tripled its size in less than decade as other such herds in Canada struggle to even survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-GoPro, Wildlife Infometrics
Boo is awake and enjoying the spring weather. (Cat Cowan photo)

Boo, the Golden-area grizzly bear, wakes up to the smell of spring

Boo has been in a state of ‘torpor’ since Dec. 5

Boo is awake and enjoying the spring weather. (Cat Cowan photo)
The incident in East Sooke was the third was the third wolf attack in the Sooke area since Jan. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

East Sooke dog killed in another wolf attack

The incident was the third since Jan. 8 in the Sooke area

The incident in East Sooke was the third was the third wolf attack in the Sooke area since Jan. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elk at north end of Pitt Lake. (Contributed)

B.C. video shows reintroduced elk are thriving

Herd makes another appearance in social media

Elk at north end of Pitt Lake. (Contributed)
A mountain goat stands on Sheep Mountain in the backcountry of Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. British Columbia’s central coast is losing one of its defining features with fewer mountain goats seen on its peaks, say researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Becky Bohrer

Mountain goat population declining in British Columbia: study

British Columbia has about 50 per cent of the world’s mountain goats

A mountain goat stands on Sheep Mountain in the backcountry of Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. British Columbia’s central coast is losing one of its defining features with fewer mountain goats seen on its peaks, say researchers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Becky Bohrer
Moose browse on twigs during winter. Predators, snowmobile trails and resource roads have affected moose and caribou populations across B.C. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

B.C. updating wildlife law to expand Indigenous independence

’Sheltering’ agreements to allow guest hunters into territory

Moose browse on twigs during winter. Predators, snowmobile trails and resource roads have affected moose and caribou populations across B.C. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Predator attack scenarios prepare B.C. conservation officers for real-life calls

Attacks ‘extremely rare’ but officers need to be prepared, says CO during training in Chilliwack

Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Garbage bin watch: Your guide to shooting raccoons in Greater Victoria

International student’s quest to photograph Victoria raccoons spurred by online tipsters

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Cadboro Bay resident Gerald Graham shares videos of a recent grey whale visitor online in a bid to educate, learn more about the sea mammal. (Courtesy Gerald Graham)

VIDEO: Watch 14 clips of a grey whale at play near Victoria

Saanich resident brings land-based whale watching to the living room

Cadboro Bay resident Gerald Graham shares videos of a recent grey whale visitor online in a bid to educate, learn more about the sea mammal. (Courtesy Gerald Graham)
Marty Thomas ropes a deer who fell into the frigid Kettle River in Grand Forks, B.C., Monday, Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Marty Thomas

VIDEO: West Kootenay man saves deer from freezing river

Marty Thomas said he fell into the river while effecting the rescue in Grand Forks, B.C.

Marty Thomas ropes a deer who fell into the frigid Kettle River in Grand Forks, B.C., Monday, Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Marty Thomas