Wildlife

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)

Tubthumping: Bears stay cool at BC Wildlife Park

Two grizzles play in a tub at the wildfire park in Kamloops

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)
Motorists travelling 64th Avenue, just east of Glover Road, are frequently forced to slow down or stop for wildlife crossing in their path. This time, Jim Orlowski and other folks were stuck in traffic, waiting for a flock of birds to cross the road – the gaggle including a family of geese with a few ducks mixed in. “Wondering why the birds crossed the road?” Orlowski queried. Of course, the answer is simple, he said. To find out what’s on the other side. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 23, 2021
Motorists travelling 64th Avenue, just east of Glover Road, are frequently forced to slow down or stop for wildlife crossing in their path. This time, Jim Orlowski and other folks were stuck in traffic, waiting for a flock of birds to cross the road – the gaggle including a family of geese with a few ducks mixed in. “Wondering why the birds crossed the road?” Orlowski queried. Of course, the answer is simple, he said. To find out what’s on the other side. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An owl rest of a signpost in near the seawall in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alam Hina

B.C. puts 18-month ban on rodenticides to help protect wildlife

The government has temporarily banned their sale in order to protect owls and other wildlife from poisoning

An owl rest of a signpost in near the seawall in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alam Hina
Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Starving bobcat cub rescued by Langley’s Critter Care

The wildlife centre is nursing Tucker back to health after he was found near Grand Forks

Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A deer is seen at the Michel-Chartrand Park in Longueuil, Que., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

Alberta found 11 per cent of animals submitted by hunters tested positive

A deer is seen at the Michel-Chartrand Park in Longueuil, Que., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Signs at the entrance of a park warn of the danger of coyotes in Montreal on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A two-year-old girl is recovering from bite wounds after she was attacked by a coyote while walking through Stanley Park, in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Warning about aggressive coyotes after toddler attacked, bitten, in Stanley Park

Conservation Officer Service says the coyote jumped on the girl but ran off when her father intervened

Signs at the entrance of a park warn of the danger of coyotes in Montreal on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A two-year-old girl is recovering from bite wounds after she was attacked by a coyote while walking through Stanley Park, in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Seal pups like this one are common sights in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and dog owners are urged to leash their pets to ensure seals and other wildlife are not disrupted. (Pacific Rim National Park photo)

Off-leash dog harasses baby seal on Vancouver Island beach

Seal retreats to water after being nipped at Wickaninnish Beach

Seal pups like this one are common sights in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and dog owners are urged to leash their pets to ensure seals and other wildlife are not disrupted. (Pacific Rim National Park photo)
A barn owl is trapped between towers of pallets at Art Knapp in South Surrey, following a crow attack. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Barn-owl rescue in South Surrey ends with hospital visit for OWL volunteer

June Young says trapped raptor ‘exploded in my face’ during response to a call for help

A barn owl is trapped between towers of pallets at Art Knapp in South Surrey, following a crow attack. (Contributed photo)
A bear showed up as a runner was gearing up for a job at Burnaby Lake Park. (kmwhitter/Twitter)

VIDEO: Bear interrupts man’s run in Metro Vancouver park

Bear has been spotted multiple times at Burnaby Lake Park

A bear showed up as a runner was gearing up for a job at Burnaby Lake Park. (kmwhitter/Twitter)
A coyote attacked three people in Stanley Park on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)

Coyote attack in Stanley Park sends 3 people to hospital

Conservation officers are urging people to be careful

A coyote attacked three people in Stanley Park on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)
South Surrey’s Jacek Kaim got an honourable mention in last year’s contest for this photo of a skunk family. (Jacek Kaim photo)

BC SPCA invites amateur photographers to ‘go wild’ for annual competition

Deadline for Wildlife-In-Focus contest, open to anyone 14 and over, is July 26

South Surrey’s Jacek Kaim got an honourable mention in last year’s contest for this photo of a skunk family. (Jacek Kaim photo)
Langley City’s Tracy Boyd shared a picture of a bumblebee hard at work in her flower garden.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 7, 2021
Langley City’s Tracy Boyd shared a picture of a bumblebee hard at work in her flower garden.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley's Janet Shaw shared this picture of a hummingbird visiting a backyard water feature during the recent warm days. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 3, 2021
Langley's Janet Shaw shared this picture of a hummingbird visiting a backyard water feature during the recent warm days. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Everyone and everything have been seeking shade and a cool place to relax lately, with this extreme heat. This rabbit was found residing in the shade by Anne-Marie Walsh. She found the rabbit lounging in her neighbour’s garden in Walnut Grove. “I was surprised the rabbit let me get that close,” she said, noting there’s always rabbits around her place because of a nearby park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 2, 2021
Everyone and everything have been seeking shade and a cool place to relax lately, with this extreme heat. This rabbit was found residing in the shade by Anne-Marie Walsh. She found the rabbit lounging in her neighbour’s garden in Walnut Grove. “I was surprised the rabbit let me get that close,” she said, noting there’s always rabbits around her place because of a nearby park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Black bear. (Critter Care Wildlife Society Facebook)

VIDEO: Langley’s Critter Care releases 5 black bears

Langley-based rehabilitation facility shares behind-the-scenes action

Black bear. (Critter Care Wildlife Society Facebook)
Colleen Kelly Newton took a picture of a bee busy pollinating her backyard garden in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jun 23, 2021
Colleen Kelly Newton took a picture of a bee busy pollinating her backyard garden in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. conservation officer Sgt. Todd Hunter said a black bear is believed to have killed local livestock. (THE NEWS/files)

Black bear believed to have killed miniature donkey in Maple Ridge

Trap set for predator that has been killing livestock

B.C. conservation officer Sgt. Todd Hunter said a black bear is believed to have killed local livestock. (THE NEWS/files)
A fawn separated from his mother by a well-meaning homeowner in Maple Ridge is a cautionary tale, say Conservation officers and staff at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife sanctuary. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Maple Ridge fawn in Langley wildlife sanctuary after separation from mother

Wildlife officials say moving a fawn is not a good idea

A fawn separated from his mother by a well-meaning homeowner in Maple Ridge is a cautionary tale, say Conservation officers and staff at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife sanctuary. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
According to Langley’s Larry Worledge, Brydon Park is a hidden gem in downtown Langley City. It offers a short walking trail, and is home to many birds and even turtles, like this on spotted sunbathing on a log in the lagoon. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jun 17, 2021
According to Langley’s Larry Worledge, Brydon Park is a hidden gem in downtown Langley City. It offers a short walking trail, and is home to many birds and even turtles, like this on spotted sunbathing on a log in the lagoon. (Special to Langley Advance Times)