Wildlife News

As people get set to spend more time outdoors in the province, the government is reminding people to be safe around animals.

Don't play dead: province warns about bears, cougars

By 980 CJME May 4, 2017 - 12:58pm Updated: May 4, 2017 - 3:58pm

The province is reminding people to be safe around bears and other predators this spring.

This is the time of year when animals begin to establish new territory and look...

Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour.

Province warns against feeding deer during winter

By 980 CJME January 19, 2017 - 12:49pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

You may be doing more harm than good if you're feeding Saskatchewan wildlife.

It appears people might be worried about the welfare of wildlife during extreme cold, high...

Photo of a white-tailed deer.

Collisions with wildlife up in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME October 13, 2016 - 9:50pm Updated: October 14, 2016 - 8:44am

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), along with SGI, is encouraging drivers to be careful when traveling on the province's roads and highways.

There has been a...

Hunting file photo.

Sask. man fined for unlawful hunting near Kipling

By Lisa Schick August 17, 2016 - 1:05pm Updated: August 17, 2016 - 1:15pm

Three elk were found dead and hurt in a field near Kipling last year and now a man from Indian Head has pleaded guilty to charges.

The incident happened last December....

Microscopic image of rabies virus.

Saskatchewan sees spike in rabies cases in 2016

By 980 CJME July 20, 2016 - 11:55am Updated: July 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Saskatchewan is seeing a spike in cases of rabies this year with 18 animals testing positive over the past few months compared to nine in the same time frame last year and...

Microscopic image of the rabies virus.

Bat found in Regina backyard tests positive for rabies

By 980 CJME July 15, 2016 - 7:32am Updated: July 15, 2016 - 7:45am

A bat found in a backyard in Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood has tested positive for rabies.

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is advising people to take steps to...

Moose recovers outside city in Regina.

Moose resting outside Regina after vacation at Wascana Lake

By 980 CJME July 7, 2016 - 2:04pm Updated: July 8, 2016 - 7:06am

After a three-day vacation at Wascana Lake, a moose is now recovering in a field outside the city.

Regina's latest wild visitor has been a bit of an attraction since he...

Moose swimming in Wascana Lake.

Moose still camping out at Wascana Lake

By Adriana Christianson July 5, 2016 - 6:28pm Updated: July 5, 2016 - 6:30pm

City folks might go camping to get closer to nature and wildlife in Saskatchewan, but this week a young bull moose appears to be camping out at Wascana Lake in Regina.

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Photo of moose swimming in Wascana Lake.

Moose takes a swim in Wascana Lake

By 980 CJME July 4, 2016 - 1:20pm Updated: July 4, 2016 - 5:32pm

It might be a bit late for Canada Day celebrations, but a moose decided to take a dip in Wascana Lake Monday morning.

Maeve McKinnon with the Wascana Racing Canoe Club...

Bear spotted at farm north of Craven.

Bear visits family farm outside Craven

By Adriana Christianson June 7, 2016 - 12:58pm Updated: June 7, 2016 - 6:22pm

When Jackie Rich first saw what looked like bear prints in her yard she brushed it off thinking that couldn’t be right, until a few days later when she saw the bear.

She...

Baby bird featured in the 'Bread is Bad for Me' campaign.

Bread is bad for ducks and geese at Wascana Lake

By Adriana Christianson May 2, 2016 - 5:55pm Updated: May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

If you want to feed the ducks and geese in Regina, Wascana Centre Authority (WCA) is asking you to please leave the bread at home.

Sarah Turkeli is the ecologist for the...

Goose sits on eggs in nest beside Costco parking lot.

Canada geese return to nest in Regina Costco parking lot

By Kevin Martel April 6, 2016 - 4:32pm Updated: April 6, 2016 - 4:45pm

They're back and it's not for the hot dogs. Two Canadian Geese are once again nesting outside of Regina's Costco.

"They've been coming back for, I think this is the...

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