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The Return of Urban Otters-Forest Preserves of Cook County

A century after extirpation from the State of Illinois and decades after reintroduction, an urban North American river otter has found its way into the sou

Between 1994 and 1997, Bob Bluett and his team at the Department of Natural Resources relocated 346 river otters to Illinois. (Courtesy Bob Bluett)

Between 1994 and Bob Bluett and his team at the Department of Natural Resources relocated 346 river otters to Illinois.

Great Big Story : Back from the Brink: The North American River Otter

In the late North American river otters were considered extinct throughout many of their natural habitats. Fur trapping, water pollution and habitat l.

Rehabilitated sea otter Walter, right, swims with female Tanu after being introduced to her

Blind sea otter has touching moment at B.C. aquarium

Walter, a rehabilitated sea otter, who was blinded after a shotgun blast to the face near Tofino, plays with female Tanu after being introduced to her for the first time at the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday, Nov. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Bill Curtis and Walter Jacobson...Channel 2

WBBM-TV Channel 2 ~ Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobsen were Chicago news anchors

WGN Radio, beloved and historic hometown broadcasting (Chiccago Pin of the Day, 5/6/2015).

WGN is one of Chicago's beloved and historic broadcasting systems - Loved watching sports on WGN with my Dad

Bozo's Circus

“Bozo the Clown” and Rich “Svengoolie” Koz on the museum terrace that overlooks State Street

First wolfpack in decades  discovered in California. The Shasta pack named after nearby Mount Shasta ! August 2015

Rare wolf pack spotted in California for time in nearly 100 yrs - The 5 grey wolf pups & 2 adults have been named the "Shasta Pack". They were almost hunted to extinction in late early centuries in US west.

Coyotes finding new home in downtown Chicago -  Coyotes are very adaptable, and some of the population has been pushed out of the suburbs, their natural coice with wooded cover, into the city.  This article describes with photos coyote monitoring.  Very interesting how city coyotes adapt to people and traffic.  Coyotes usually try to avoid human contact.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-downtown-coyotes-met-0117-20150116-story.html

Coyote in the city: Chicago's growing Coyote population (Chicago Tribune)

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