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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# wildlife

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Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska
Forest trails have been closed and events cancelled in the wake of the attacks.
A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.
Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey
The most frequent casualties were buzzards and the recently re-introduced red kite.
Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.
New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland
The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.
The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night
~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~
Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties
This year is the most successful to date with a total of six chicks in Kerry, Cork and Galway.
Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it
Hedgerows are a vital refuge for a number of native species in Ireland.
Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled
Wild Cities reveals an urban world teeming with wildlife in the most unexpected and unusual places.
Three protected birds of prey found poisoned
A peregrine falcon and two buzzards were found dead in recent weeks.
19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.
Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry
The quarry was the site of an attempted poisoning of some falcons in 2014.
A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight
Sweet! But not ideal for her home furnishings.
The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera
He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.
A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house
A man found this 5ft lizard casually hanging out on the side of his house
That’s a big ass lizard.
Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone
30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.
What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?
Dublin Zoo and Fota Island have some very cute new arrivals.
Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan
The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.
Sure, they look pretty - but charity balloon releases are killing birds and dolphins
Because what goes up has to come down sometime.
Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary
‘That’s not a System. This is a System.’
Watch this rabbit kick a snake's ass to save her baby
Mammy rabbit does not take ANY prisoners.
Check out these beautiful, super-rare photos of mountain lions up close
A bit *too* close.
The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility
There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.
Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve
“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”
Planning on leaving the house today? You could go for a walk and help Irish wildlife
And you can do it directly from your phone…
This monkey rescuing its electrocuted pal is what friendship is all about
What a hero.
How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa
They’re being used to track down poachers.
Why are 35,000 walruses gathering on this beach?
They’ve been journeying there in record numbers.
Opinion: I've never been so excited about Dublin's future – a Dodder Greenway would be incredible
Imagine a walking and cycling route following the River Dodder – the whole way from the mountains to the sea!
This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford
The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.
Four-foot-tall emu 'stolen' from pet farm in Carlow
“They’re extremely fast birds,” the farm’s owner says.
On the Wild Side: 10 of the very best images from this year's wildlife photography awards
The National History Museum is looking for the People’s choice winner this year.
Gutsy chipmunk attacks cat, avoids becoming dinner
The hunter became the hunted.
Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers
Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.
Fota's Tiger Forest hopes to attract thousands with new €6m development
The first part of the Wildlife Park’s new Asian Sanctuary will open to the publc
Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current
Mum to the rescue!
Superhero* nature lovers wanted for Irish bat survey
*Don’t worry, there’s no leaping off buildings involved – just the willingness to volunteer.
Greatest buffalo mam ever chases lion away from her calf
Super-mom saves the day.
Watch this little elk do furious battle with a tricky fence
It’s hard out here for a lil’ elk.