Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 60 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation's mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David's words, "Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future." 

David Hancock

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Bald eagle found near death recovering in Ramona

Wildlife News
Debbi BakerContact Reporter

September 26, 2016


A sickly bald eagle was found this week in Ramona. (Ali Crumpacker/The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.)

A sickly bald eagle that was found lying on a trail in Ramona earlier this week and which may be suffering from West Nile Virus is recovering at a rescue center.

The majestic male adult bird was found lethargic and barely moving Monday night by a man hiking on a trial off Montecito Road. He wrapped the compliant eagle in a piece of clothing  and delivered him the next morning to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, said Director Ali Crumpacker.

Read More: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/whats-now/sd-me-bald-eagle-recovering-20160922-story.html
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Melatonin, Internal Clock Keep Fish Humming at Night

Wildlife NewsSep 22, 2016 05:50 PM ET

Researchers learn the secret to the nocturnal songs of the plainfin midshipman fish.

Melatonin, the same hormone that helps humans sleep and combat jet lag, teams with circadian rhythm to control the nocturnal mating song of male plainfin midshipman fish, a new study out of Cornell University finds.

Read More: http://www.seeker.com/melatonin-internal-clock-keep-fish-humming-at-night-2012930579.html
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'World's saddest' polar bear offered new home in UK

Wildlife NewsPress Association
Monday 19 September 2016 13.50 EDT


Pizza the polar bear in the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

A polar bear dubbed the “world’s saddest” because of its cramped living conditions in a Chinese shopping centre has been offered a new home at a UK wildlife park, an animal welfare charity has said.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has made an offer to remove Pizza the polar bear from the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, Animals Asia said.


Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/19/worlds-saddest-polar-bear-offered-new-home-in-uk
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2 Alberta parks so damaged they’re becoming unable to protect grizzly bears: study

Wildlife NewsBy Bob Weber The Canadian Press


Grizzly bears are listed as a threatened species in Alberta.
Photo Credit: Mark Bradley

Research suggests two parks proposed for the southwestern corner of Alberta are already so heavily used they’re becoming useless to the grizzly bears they are supposed to protect.


Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2957785/2-alberta-parks-so-damaged-theyre-becoming-unable-to-protect-grizzly-bears-study/
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Mighty Max the Eagle's Imminent Release

Wildlife NewsNews of Mighty Max's imminent release. Mighty Max is a rescued eagle who may have had West Nile virus. He is now recovered and will be released soon.

Read Article Here: http://927thevan.com/news/articles/2016/sep/22/bald-eagle-to-spread-his-wings/
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