American burying beetle http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Saint Louis Zoo Continues Efforts To Restore Endangered Beetle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-zoo-continues-efforts-restore-endangered-beetle <p></p><p>For a second year, the St. Louis Zoo is continuing <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1715184/Science/St..Louis.Zoo.helps.save.endangered.beetles">efforts to bring back an endangered beetle</a> to southwestern Missouri.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Zoo Continues Efforts To Restore Endangered Beetle Beetle to make Missouri comeback tomorrow http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/beetle-make-missouri-comeback-tomorrow <p>An endangered beetle will be making its Missouri comeback on Tuesday.</p><p>That&#39;s when about 250 American burying beetles will be reintroduced in the Wah&rsquo;Kon-Tah prairie, about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.</p><p>It&#39;s a joint effort of the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the St. Louis Zoo.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:56:54 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Beetle to make Missouri comeback tomorrow Saint Louis Zoo gets approval to reintroduce American burying beetle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-zoo-gets-approval-reintroduce-american-burying-beetle <p>The American burying beetle is coming back &ndash; more than three decades since it was last spotted in Missouri.</p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo and the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday that they have gotten approval to reintroduce the beetle at the <a href="http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/MOATLAS/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=7414">Wah&#39;Kon-Tah</a> Prairie in southwest Missouri. Up to 150 breeding pairs will be placed in underground with dead animals for food - the process starts in June.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:45:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Zoo gets approval to reintroduce American burying beetle Endangered beetle to return to Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-beetle-return-missouri <p>An endangered beetle could be making its way back to Missouri, with some help from the Saint Louis Zoo and the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/index.html">US Fish and Wildlife Service</a>.</p><p>If all goes well, the zoo plans to reintroduce <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/6/1715184/Science/St..Louis.Zoo.helps.save.endangered.beetles">the American burying beetle</a> to <a href="http://g.co/maps/4bjk6">Wah&rsquo; kon-tah Prairie</a> in southwestern Missouri in early June.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:46:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered beetle to return to Missouri Morning headlines: Thursday, August 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-11-2011 <p><strong>Nixon to return to Joplin to announce school funding</strong></p><p>Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is returning to Joplin to discuss funding for schools in the tornado-ravaged city.</p><p>Thursday&nbsp;afternoon, Nixon is scheduled to visit the Joplin 11<sup>th</sup> and 12th Grade Center - an empty big-box store that will house the two grades while the high school is rebuilt. He&#39;ll be joined by superintendent C.J. Huff and members of the Joplin Board of Education in touring the building and making the announcement on funding for the upcoming school year.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:19:14 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Endangered beetle may return to Mo. prairie through work with St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-beetle-may-return-mo-prairie-through-work-st-louis-zoo <p><em>Updated 11:52 a.m.</em></p><p>The endangered American burying beetle could be making its way to a southwestern Missouri prairie.</p><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to work with the St. Louis Zoo to reintroduce the colorful beetle to <span class="st">Wah-Kon-Tah</span> Prairie in St. Clair and Cedar counties.</p><p>The Zoo has a population of the beetles. Zoo officials say they have not been seen in Missouri in more than two decades.</p><p>(You might remember <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1715184/Science/St..Louis.Zoo.helps.save.endangered.beetles">this earlier feature</a> from our own Véronique LaCapra on the about some dedicated supporters in St. Louis joining a nationwide effort to save the insect).</p><p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:06:59 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1709 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered beetle may return to Mo. prairie through work with St. Louis Zoo