Norwegian magazine Fredag covers furriesPosted by GreenReaper on Fri 19 Mar 2010 - 10:02
Norweigian magazine Fredag (in today's issue of Dagbladet) has an article about furry fans, with a followup entitled Snakk medd en grevling (Talk to a badger).
The badger concerned is Kal; he and Sayh will be answering readers' questions on Monday.
The full story is in the magazine, but a brief summary [translation] is posted online.
Update: The summary has morphed into the full story, to which Sayh offers some context.
Swedish wolves face cull before mating seasonPosted by GreenReaper on Sat 2 Jan 2010 - 07:15
Scandinavian hunters are looking forward to the chance to bag a wolf, as Sweden prepares to open hunting season on the animals.
The species was encouraged to grow along the border with Norway after numbers fell to a low of 60 in 1999. Since then, their number have increased, and new births are expected to bring the species above the limit of 210 set by parliament.
The increased population risk damage to local dog-owners and reindeer and sheep farmers. But a local conservation society believes the population has yet to recover to a safe level, and has complained to the EU. Supporters originally hoped wolf numbers might reach 500.
The cull will run for over a month, or until the quota of 27 - updated hourly - is met. The creatures are most vulnerable when recent snow allows them to be tracked.
See also: Norway Set To Kill Most Of Its Wolves (January 22, 2001)
Come to Kenya!Posted by Trickster on Mon 2 Feb 2004 - 19:13
Where can you see lions? Only in Kenya, apparently.
It's more highly addictive flash from the fellows who brought you Weebl and Bob.
Keiko, star of "Free Willy," diesPosted by KiranLightpaw on Sat 13 Dec 2003 - 20:29
Afterposten, among others, is reporting that Keiko, the killer whale star of the 1993 hit movie Free Willy whose horrid living conditions at a Mexico City amusement park reinvigorated the movement for animal rights in the '90s, has died in a fjord off Norway.
Wild wolf seen in NorwayPosted by Westwind on Thu 12 Dec 2002 - 13:40
According to this article, a wolf has been seen in the open in Norway for the first time in "modern times."
It's amazing how often life will find a way.
Penguin Receives Military HonoursPosted by Duncan da Husky on Fri 17 Aug 2001 - 10:13
According to this article by the BBC:
Norway has bestowed one of its most prestigious military honours at a ceremony in Edinburgh - on a penguin. The king penguin, known as Nils Olav, has been promoted to the rank of honourable regimental sergeant major. The bird is the first to hold the rank in the Norwegian Army.
Norway wolf hunt over--one survivorPosted by Aureth on Sat 7 Apr 2001 - 00:03
Some of you may recall our earlier mention of the Norwegian wolf hunt. CNN has a follow-up story. Nine wolves were culled, and a tenth looks to have eluded the hunters.
Norway Set To Kill Most Of Its WolvesPosted by Neowolf on Mon 22 Jan 2001 - 14:09
The New York Times
reports that Norway plans to kill most of the two dozen wolves
currently living in that country. The wolves have wandered over
from Sweden where they are being reintroduced.
(Free registration required to read the story.)