A routine field survey in rural Georgia went in an odd direction when researchers sent a spy camera into a tortoise burrow and met a rattlesnake.
The majestic gobble of the wild turkey no longer echoes as loudly through Georgia’s Piedmont region as it once did.
State officials warn that flathead catfish are invading another Georgia river, sparking fears that the predator will threaten native fish included the prized redbreast sunfish.
State regulators rejected a push from an advocacy group representing reptile enthusiasts to reconsider new rules adopted last year that restricted ownership of Burmese pythons.
Georgia conservationists are putting hunters on high alert about the possibility of a deadly deer disease crossing the state border after the discovery of a case in north Florida.
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service wants to add the southern elktoe, a rare freshwater mussel found only in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River Basins, to the endangered species list.
Republican U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter of Pooler joined Senate counterparts in taking a preemptive legislative strike this month to a rule that the marine associations claim will be financially detrimental and further hinder a vessel’s ability to navigate heavily trafficked shipping ports in Savannah and Brunswick.
Every summer, Canada geese in Georgia shed and then regrow their flight feathers in a process called molting. This leaves them flightless for about a month.
They are shy, but sneaky. They prey on mice, rats and rabbits. They have bobbed tails and tufted ears.
Rising rivers are stranding endangered riparian brush rabbits in California. Wildlife officials are searching out and relocating hundreds of them to help protect the species.
Beware of turtle holes in Georgia — because they could be hiding large alligators, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division says. That discovery was made the hard way when biologists studying gopher tortoises peeped into a seemingly innocent burrow in Tattnall County, about 60 miles west of Savannah.
Spring weather is right around the corner, which means more hummingbirds in Georgia
Once hunted to near-extinction, the greatest threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale now are accidental encounters with humans.
Months after the GPS tracker on the alligator, named Doc, stopped sending locations, researchers with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant found 60% of his skeleton more than 14 miles into the refuge.
Scientists aboard the sailboat Song of the Whale conduct research on the critically endangered species.