Mass Extinction News
US agency's bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire
A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of extinction
Group files notice it will sue over walrus protection
An environmental group has filed notice that it will sue the federal government over its rejection of Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species
Vegans protest North Carolina whole-animal butchery class
Vegans are protesting a whole-animal butchery class in a North Carolina city, and the person behind the class says she has been threatened with harm and even death
Cincinnati Zoo welcomes new gorilla one year after the death of Harambe
One year after the death of Harambe, the 17-year-old silverback gorilla who was shot by zoo officials after a 3-year-old boy climbed into his enclosure, the Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a new gorilla to its exhibit. Mshindi, a 29-year-old male Western Lowland Silverback gorilla, was moved from the
Changing the perception of the supposedly big bad wolf
ABC News' Lara Spencer visits a wolf conservation center to learn more about the majestic creatures.
Whales return to New York City's coast after decades-long fight to clean up waters
Scientists say an abundance of prey species and cleaner waters have contributed to the return of humpbacks and other whale species.
Why New York's fight to bring back whales is far from over
Growing up on his father’s boat off the Rockaways in Queens, New York, Tom Paladino was always on the lookout for whales . “My father started a fishing business in 1945 when he came back from the service, so I never really had a job. I was just on the boat my whole life,” Paladino said as he
Wildlife photographer traveled the world to snap stunning animal portraits
Joel Sartore photos and how he captures them are the subject of a new three-part PBS series, "Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark."
Vacations reach new heights at giraffe hotel
ABC News' Juju Chang goes inside Giraffe Manor, a boutique hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, that offers visitors the chance to get close to their 12 resident giraffes.