reintroduction http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Elk restoration plan comes under fire from state auditor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-restoration-plan-comes-under-fire-state-auditor <p>A controversial Missouri Department of Conservation plan to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-reintroduction-different-kind-missouri-comeback">reintroduce elk</a> into southeastern Missouri is under fire from Republican state auditor Tom Schweich.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:15:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elk restoration plan comes under fire from state auditor