The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is considering lifting the state ban on elephant rides. The department will hold a hearing Tuesday to gather public comment. The rule change would allow people to ride elephants at circuses, fairs and other events. But the rides face strong opposition. Animal advocates say elephants are dangerous… Continue reading State Considers Loosening Rules on Elephant Rides
Coyote sightings will likely increase in Kentucky in the coming weeks.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a brief bear hunting season starting Saturday.
A revered Kentucky wildlife artist has created two new works with prints that go on sale this week for charity. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. In the 1960s, Ray Harm was one of the first artists to create paintings and sell a limited number of prints from them. Back then, his wildlife lithographs sold for… Continue reading Renowned Wildlife Artist Creates New Work for Charity
Golf courses may look green, but not every course is environmentally green. But as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, two courses in Louisville are working to change that.
Kentucky’s rivers and streams once carried more than a hundred species of freshwater mussels. Today, nearly a quarter are endangered, and many are already gone. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports on why mussels matter, and how efforts to bring them back are breaking new scientific ground.