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December 16, 2017
A juvenile female snowy owl perches on an earthen mound on Rice's Point in Duluth in 2013. Another irruption has occurred this year, with the birds traveling far south of their regular territories. File / News Tribune
Snowy owls from the tundra are showing up across Upper Midwest
12 hours 1 min ago
A bull caribou crosses a glacial-melt stream in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in early July. Chris Evavold of Foxboro, Wis., took the photo during a 10-day backpacking trip with his wife, Ingrid Johnson-Evavold, and Bob Fox of Carlton. Photo by Chris Evavold
Alaska wild: Northland hikers encounter caribou migration in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
12 hours 7 min ago
December 14, 2017
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares/DVIDS)play button
Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:12pm
Grip the raven is the latest arrival at the Lake Superior Zoo. (Photo courtesy Lake Superior Zoo)
Lake Superior Zoo welcomes a rehabilitated raven
December 14, 2017 - 7:20pm
December 10, 2017
A caribou on Michipicoten Island in Ontario drinks out of Lake Superior. Of more than 450 caribou on the island four years ago, fewer than 100 are still alive after wolves crossed ice to the island in 2014. Wildlife experts are now deciding how to save the last Lake Superior region caribou herd. Photo courtesy of Christian Schroeder
Lake Superior's last caribou nearly gone; Ontario rushes to move remaining herd to avoid wolves
December 10, 2017 - 9:31am
December 8, 2017
Rescuers from the Cloquet Area Fire District search for a possible snowmobile through the ice Thursday night but ultimately found that the culprit was a dog with a lighted collar (that didn't fall through the ice). Photo contributed by CAFD
Mystery light prompts lake search west of Cloquet
December 8, 2017 - 9:58pm
December 7, 2017
St. Louis County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Smith and K-9 Wesson are the newest K-9 team to serve the county. K-9 Wesson is a dual-purpose dog, trained in search and apprehension, and narcotics detection. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis County)
St. Louis County has new K-9
December 7, 2017 - 7:08pm
December 5, 2017
A wolf moves through forested country in winter. (National Park Service photo)
Wildlife officials kill wolf in Superior
December 5, 2017 - 6:38pm
Pets of the Week for Dec. 5, 2017
December 5, 2017 - 12:16am
December 4, 2017
Isle Royale was down to just two wolves last winter when this photo was taken. Now, trail cameras appear to show just one wolf remains as the National Park Service nears a final decision on when to bring new wolves to the island. Photo courtesy of Michigan Technological University.
Park Service nearing decision on Isle Royale wolves
December 4, 2017 - 3:54pm
December 2, 2017
A common Loon sits on its nest on Island Lake north of Duluth. File / News Tribune
Push underway to build National Loon Center in Minnesota
December 2, 2017 - 7:50pm
Left to right, Smokey, Chelsea and Baloo stop to visit Christine O’Neill Tuesday at the Superior Dog Park just off the parking lot for the Millennium Trail along North 28th Street and Wyoming Avenue. O’Neill and her husband, Dan, said they like the convenience of having a dog park close to home. (Jed Carlson/
New dog park opens in Superior
December 2, 2017 - 12:43am
November 30, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Espresso rescue: Alakef Coffee Roasters employees find wayward owl
November 30, 2017 - 10:17pm
Duluth East High School students join a group of about 50 people who gathered near the Lakewalk at 40th Avenue East on Thursday afternoon for the dedication of a bronze sculpture of Catsby, a well-loved cat that wandered the neighborhood. (Clint Austin /
PHOTOS: ‘Paws’-ing to remember Catsby
November 30, 2017 - 7:02pm
November 28, 2017
Pets of the Week for Nov. 28, 2017
November 28, 2017 - 1:56am