Wildlife

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)

A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury rather than an odd birth defect

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)

Manatee in Florida found with ‘Trump’ drawn on back, officials say

The manatee does not appear to be seriously injured, officials said

A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)
Critter Care Wildlife Society is running a Christmas Fur All campaign for the 2020 holiday season in support of the animals at the facility. (Critter Care Wildlife/Facebook)

Christmas at Langley Critter Care a first for many baby animals

Facility is running Christmas Fur All campaign

Critter Care Wildlife Society is running a Christmas Fur All campaign for the 2020 holiday season in support of the animals at the facility. (Critter Care Wildlife/Facebook)
Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford wildlife centre joins laundry list of groups suffering financially due to pandemic

Centre desperately in need of new outbuildings to house and care for small creatures

Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
It looks like a painting, but it’s not. This lone male wood duck was spotted this week at Brydon Lagoon, in Langley City. Cora Goodyear captured a picture of the duck, indicating it’s the most colourful duck in North America. “There was only this one wood duck there, amidst all the other ducks in the lagoon.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Dec 6, 2020
It looks like a painting, but it’s not. This lone male wood duck was spotted this week at Brydon Lagoon, in Langley City. Cora Goodyear captured a picture of the duck, indicating it’s the most colourful duck in North America. “There was only this one wood duck there, amidst all the other ducks in the lagoon.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Bear cub tries to cross U.S.-Canada border, taken to wildlife shelter instead

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
Some form of large cat (not necessarily the cougar pictured here) was spotted in a private garden in Langley City on Thanksgiving Day. Local residents who saw it, reported to authorities and want to get the word out to others in the area. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Wild cat alert from Langley City resident

Sighting of a cougar or mountain lion right in the City core late Monday has local couple worried

  • Oct 12, 2020
Some form of large cat (not necessarily the cougar pictured here) was spotted in a private garden in Langley City on Thanksgiving Day. Local residents who saw it, reported to authorities and want to get the word out to others in the area. (Black Press Media files)
Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands
Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley wildlife centre desperate for caregivers

Critter Care is in need of co-op students as COVID curtails number of international interns

Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve installed three new tunnels under the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet to help prevent roadkill incidents and connect important amphibians and other wildlife to their wetland and forest habitats. (Barb Beasley photo)

Frog tunnels installed near Tofino to keep amphibians safe while hopping under highway

Three new tunnels installed in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve installed three new tunnels under the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet to help prevent roadkill incidents and connect important amphibians and other wildlife to their wetland and forest habitats. (Barb Beasley photo)
Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park

Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park

Charges were laid against a Saskatchewan man for disturbing wildlife in a national park

Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park
Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Porcupines are fully protected under the B.C. Wildlife Act

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan
A lazuli bunting, a North American songbird named for the gemstone lapis lazuli, was spotted in Fort Langley by Langley’s Ted Goshulak. The male bird is best recognized by its bright blue head and back, rusty-coloured breast, and white belly. This bird wasn’t alone on it’s perch for long, as a bee came in for a feeding. (Ted Goshulak/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 4, 2020
A lazuli bunting, a North American songbird named for the gemstone lapis lazuli, was spotted in Fort Langley by Langley’s Ted Goshulak. The male bird is best recognized by its bright blue head and back, rusty-coloured breast, and white belly. This bird wasn’t alone on it’s perch for long, as a bee came in for a feeding. (Ted Goshulak/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, United States on March 28, 2018. A wildlife organization says species that are at risk of global extinction have seen their Canadian populations decline by an average of 42 per cent in the last 50 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer

Canadian population of at-risk species declined over last 50 years, WWF says

WWF also called on the government to restore degraded ecosystems

A North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, United States on March 28, 2018. A wildlife organization says species that are at risk of global extinction have seen their Canadian populations decline by an average of 42 per cent in the last 50 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer
One of the tiny western toads during the 2019 migration. (Langley Advance Times files)

More toads died on roads in Brookswood this year

The annual local toad migration hit some COVID-related problems

One of the tiny western toads during the 2019 migration. (Langley Advance Times files)
Luc Caprand shared this photo of a trio of nosey neighbours. The three raccoons apparently visit his Langley City property, near Al Anderson Pool, during the early morning hours. It’s common to catch them bathing in his kids’ swimming pool between 2 and 3 in the morning. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 21, 2020
Luc Caprand shared this photo of a trio of nosey neighbours. The three raccoons apparently visit his Langley City property, near Al Anderson Pool, during the early morning hours. It’s common to catch them bathing in his kids’ swimming pool between 2 and 3 in the morning. (Special to Langley Advance Times)