On Wednesday, ZooMontana introduced its newest resident to the public — a 4-year-old male Canada lynx named Opi.
BILLINGS — Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.
Federal officials have halted a timber sale near Ovando and agreed, with two conservation groups, to analyze the impacts on the federally threatened Canada lynx.
Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat for the elusive animal in the Southern Rockies, parts of New England and other areas considered non-essential to their survival.
Taking photographs of camera-shy Canada lynx and wolverines is tough, but it’s even more difficult when the camera is placed at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet or deep in the underbrush of the Beartooth Mountains.
A federal judge on Wednesday set a 2018 deadline for the government to complete a long-delayed recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx in the Lower 48 states.
Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to order faster action on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, after wildlife officials said it could take until 2018 to finish the long-delayed work.
U.S. wildlife officials revealed Monday that they expect to complete a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx in early 2018 — almost two decades after the snow-loving wild cats first received federal protections.
Jeff the Nature Guy introduces Andrea Slatky, a zookeeper at ZooMontana with a passion for big cats.
HELENA — A federal judge has lifted an injunction on a 2,038-acre logging project after the U.S. Forest Service provided more details on how it would affect threatened Canada lynx.
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls, to stop the Forest Service’s Blankenship Vegetation Treatment Project near Monarch, over concerns for Canadian lynx, goshawk and wolverines.
Jeff the Nature Guy goes out in the snow with Fierca the Canada lynx at ZooMontana and shows off her winter enrichment with the trainers.
A conservation group filed a lawsuit in district court on Tuesday to block a proposed timber sale on the Lolo National Forest, saying the project will adversely impact a range of species, including the wolverine, fisher and Canada lynx.
A Three Forks environmental group is seeking to stop a proposed timber sale in Montana's Little Belt Mountains over concerns it could harm Canada lynx.
Her floppy, oversized paws padding silently along, Fierca pranced around the ZooMontana education center on a leash, up onto a table and sitting on command, before her handler gave her a small chunk of beef as a reward.
ZooMontana shows off Fierca, a Canada lynx recently acquired by the zoo.
Fierca is a Canada lynx recenly acquired by ZooMontana.
ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt, left, and volunteer handler Melanie Richard show off Fierca, a Canada lynx.
Fierca, a Canada lynx, scratches on a rug at ZooMontana on Tuesday.