Conservation group to sue DHS, CBP alleging failure to protect ocelots when building border levees

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — The Biden administration is casting aside bedrock environmental protections with no regard for human health, wildlife or the law as it constructs border levees in South Texas, a lawyer for the Center for Biological Diversity said. The nonprofit conservation organization filed a formal notice of intent to sue the … Read more

Alligator captured in Western Massachusetts

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — An alligator was safely rescued from the Westfield River Tuesday morning, after reports of it being seen in the water since this past summer. DEC officer catches alligator on middle school property The West Springfield Animal Control says the alligator was captured Tuesday by a Good Samaritan and was taken … Read more

WATCH: Alpacas on the loose in Western Massachusetts

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A viewer of NEWS10’s sister station in Springfield, Shawn Smith, caught video of alpacas loose in West Springfield early on Sunday morning. The herd of alpacas was seen roaming on 434 Memorial Avenue near the Audi dealership across from the Big Y in West Springfield. Thanks to some local good … Read more

Scorpions found in package delivered to Joywave drummer in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A shocking afternoon for a Rochester man who received scorpions—real, live scorpions—in a package that arrived days ago. And the plot thickens: That man is the drummer for the nationally-known and locally-based rock band Joywave. A package sat quietly on Paul Brenner’s floor all weekend. When he got back home Monday … Read more

New Yorker gets 18 months in prison for trafficking African wild cats

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Amherst man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trafficking African wild cats. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Christopher Casacci, 39, violated the Lacey Act and Animal Welfare Act by advertising, importing, and selling exotic African cats through “ExoticCubs.com.” Dog trapped in rocky Hudson Valley crevice rescued … Read more

PHOTOS: Bobcat caught on camera in Berkshire County

LENOX, Mass. (WWLP) — A viewer caught a bobcat on camera in Lenox last week. John Segalla emailed photos of the bobcat after seeing it in their backyard. Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo Latest Stories Bidens honor 2020, 2021 National Teachers of the Year Candidate for Saratoga Springs mayor discusses the issues with News10 … Read more

Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Zoo is welcoming a new baby rhino! Utica Zoo’s red panda dies On Saturday morning, the female calf was born to Tashi—a greater one-horned rhino. This was Tashi’s fifth calf, but the first with George—another rhino who used to live at the Buffalo Zoo, but is now at another … Read more

PHOTOS: Bear takes a nap in a tree

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A bear was snapped hanging around in a tree in suburban Deerfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon. Police: Bear sighting in Troy Picture of bear in a tree. Courtesy Glenn Woods Picture of bear in a tree. Courtesy Glenn Woods NYC man evading police approaches 48 hours spent in a tree The Fish … Read more

USDA wants you to kill this bug on sight

(WWLP) — The Department of Agriculture is asking residents in New England and beyond to kill one specific bug on sight. Invasive pest spotted laternfly found in Vermont That bug is the spotted lanternfly. It’s a colorful, polka-dotted moth that is completely harmless to humans, but it leaves a secretion that is extremely deadly to … Read more

Giant tortoise filmed ‘deliberately’ hunting, eating a baby bird in first documented video of its kind

(NEXSTAR) – Video of a giant tortoise hunting down and eating a baby bird is leaving biologists a little shell-shocked. The video, filmed in July on Fregate Island in the Seychelles, has been released as part of a recent study published in the scientific journal Current Biology. In the clip, the tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) is … Read more