U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 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 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 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered beetle to return to Missouri