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January 20, 2022, 1:38 PM

Baby orangutan being bottle-fed, which intrigues others

The infant endangered Sumatran orangutan is at the zoo in New Orleans.
January 20, 2022, 1:38 PM
Baby orangutan being bottle-fed, which intrigues others
January 18, 2022, 1:00 AM

Dog plays with tiger and lion cubs at Siberian zoo

A three-legged lion, two tiger twins and a dog enjoy playtime at a Siberian zoo.
January 18, 2022, 1:00 AM
Dog plays with tiger and lion cubs at Siberian zoo
January 16, 2022, 10:18 PM

4 young manatees flown from Florida to Ohio for treatment

SeaWorld said it has been getting a record number of manatees needing treatment.
January 16, 2022, 10:18 PM
January 14, 2022, 6:46 PM

Who enjoys a belly rub more than this wombat?

An adorable wombat named Merindah rolled around in the sun while enjoying a belly rub from its carer in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
January 14, 2022, 6:46 PM
Who enjoys a belly rub more than this wombat?
January 13, 2022, 7:36 AM

Ensnared dolphin rescued by Florida police officer

A Miami-Dade police officer responded to a call of a juvenile dolphin in distress, finding that it was trapped in a fishing net. After a brief struggle, the dolphin was successfully freed.
January 13, 2022, 7:36 AM
Ensnared dolphin rescued by Florida police officer
January 12, 2022, 5:07 PM

A bear cub in a hammock is the Wednesday motivation we didn’t know we needed

A 3-month-old Andean bear cub named Chojnita enjoyed playtime at a wildlife refuge in Yolosa, Bolivia, romping around on a hammock and attacking branches.
January 12, 2022, 5:07 PM
A bear cub in a hammock is the Wednesday motivation we didn’t know we needed
January 12, 2022, 1:51 PM

Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now — over three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant
January 12, 2022, 1:51 PM
January 11, 2022, 10:46 PM

Magawa, a rat recognized as a hero for detecting landmines, dead at 8

Magawa, a landmine detecting rat crediting with finding over 100 landmines and explosives in Cambodia, has died at 8 years old.
January 11, 2022, 10:46 PM
Rat recognized as hero for detecting landmines dead at 8
January 11, 2022, 3:05 PM

Mountain lion explores backyard in the Hollywood Hills

Home security cameras captured footage of a mountain lion believed to be P-22, one of the most famous big cats to roam Los Angeles.
January 11, 2022, 3:05 PM
Mountain lion explores backyard in the Hollywood Hills
January 10, 2022, 3:59 PM

Mob of kangaroos seen loitering on lawns

Residents in an Australian city meet their furry new neighbors as a group of kangaroos loiters on their front yards.
January 10, 2022, 3:59 PM
Mob of kangaroos seen loitering on lawns
January 10, 2022, 3:59 PM

Animals at the National Zoo have the best snow day ever

Animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC got snowy surprise.
January 10, 2022, 3:59 PM
Animals at the National Zoo have the best snow day ever
January 8, 2022, 7:21 AM

Sea lion saved from San Diego highway

Animal rescuers, first responders and good Samaritans helped guide the stranded marine animal to safety.
January 8, 2022, 7:21 AM
Sea lion saved from San Diego highway
January 8, 2022, 5:27 AM

Sea lion rescued off busy California highway miles from harbor

A sea lion managed to make its way onto a busy California highway Friday, before animal rescuers, first responders and a couple of good Samaritans were able to help it.
January 8, 2022, 5:27 AM
Sea lion rescued off busy California highway miles from harbor
January 7, 2022, 1:13 AM

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in neighboring states in recent months
January 7, 2022, 1:13 AM
January 6, 2022, 11:48 PM

Prague Zoo welcomes wombat

Cooper the wombat explored his enclosure at the Prague Zoo, which is looking for a partner for him so he isn't lonely.
January 6, 2022, 11:48 PM
Prague Zoo welcomes wombat
January 6, 2022, 10:28 AM

Angry cow runs amok on Idaho interstate

Cowboys came to aid state police in Idaho when two cattle escaped their pasture and dashed down I-84 before they were lassoed and safely placed into a trailer.
January 6, 2022, 10:28 AM
Angry cow runs amok on Idaho interstate
January 6, 2022, 1:06 AM

Sheep form syringe shape for COVID-19 campaign

A German team came up with an unusual way of urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by filming a flock of sheep forming the shape of a syringe from the air.
January 6, 2022, 1:06 AM
Sheep form syringe shape for COVID-19 campaign
January 5, 2022, 3:04 PM

We are going wild over the birth of these endangered tiger cubs

"With only an estimated 400-600 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild, each birth is a major win for this critically endangered species."
January 5, 2022, 3:04 PM
We are going wild over the birth of these endangered tiger cubs
January 4, 2022, 10:20 PM

These pandas playing in the snow are a mood

A young panda cub, Xiao Qi Ji was a little wary during his first encounter with snow.
January 4, 2022, 10:20 PM
These pandas playing in the snow are a mood
January 4, 2022, 1:30 PM

Dognapping thieves targeting French bulldogs

The popular dog breed has become a prime target for thieves, with a rash of dognappings being caught on camera.
January 4, 2022, 1:30 PM
Dognapping thieves targeting French bulldogs
January 4, 2022, 1:22 PM

Pandas enjoy the snow at Smithsonian National Zoo

Pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., explore the snow after a winter storm swept through the region.
January 4, 2022, 1:22 PM
Pandas enjoy the snow at Smithsonian National Zoo
January 3, 2022, 4:49 PM

Koala wows caregivers by using a spoon to feed himself

Franklin surprised his carer at 1300Koalaz, a volunteer group that rescues and cares for koalas in South Australia, when he started using the spoon on his own to eat.
January 3, 2022, 4:49 PM
Koala wows caregivers by using a spoon to feed himself
December 31, 2021, 5:50 PM

Rare Siberian tiger, cubs caught on camera

Hidden cameras in a Russian wildlife center caught a Siberian tigress, dubbed Svetlaya, with her two newborn cubs, only the third time they have been filmed.
December 31, 2021, 5:50 PM
Rare Siberian tiger, cubs caught on camera
December 31, 2021, 1:51 PM

New body camera footage of tiger bite aftermath

The maintenance worker mauled by a tiger at a Florida zoo is now in fair condition and may face charges.
December 31, 2021, 1:51 PM
New body camera footage of tiger bite aftermath
December 30, 2021, 4:06 PM

Name day for giant panda

“Le Le” is synonymous with “happiness” in Cantonese, so local people in Singapore hope that the cub will grow up healthy and happy.
December 30, 2021, 4:06 PM
Name day for giant panda
December 28, 2021, 1:41 AM

Wild horses stop traffic in New Mexico

Wild horses stopped traffic as they crossed a road in Rudioso, New Mexico. The person who filmed the horses said they are always “given right of way.”
December 28, 2021, 1:41 AM
Wild horses stop traffic in New Mexico
December 28, 2021, 1:41 AM

Beavers play in the snow at Washington zoo

Beavers Nutmeg, Walnut and Butternut spend the day playing in the snow at a zoo in Washington.
December 28, 2021, 1:41 AM
Beavers play in the snow at Washington zoo
December 27, 2021, 7:58 PM

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans has 1 healthy baby

A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans has given birth to a healthy male baby, but his twin brother died in the womb
December 27, 2021, 7:58 PM
Endangered orangutan in US has healthy baby
December 27, 2021, 7:56 PM

Thousands of cranes killed by bird flu in northern Israel

Israeli authorities say bird flu has killed thousands of migratory cranes and forced farms to kill over 500,000 chickens to contain the outbreak
December 27, 2021, 7:56 PM
December 27, 2021, 8:55 AM

Whale spotted off South Carolina coast on Christmas Eve

A whale spotted off the coast of South Carolina on Christmas Eve put on quite a show for beachgoers.
December 27, 2021, 8:55 AM
Whale spotted off South Carolina coast on Christmas Eve
December 27, 2021, 12:45 AM

Pig in reindeer outfit embraces holiday spirit

Betsy the pig fully embraced the holiday spirit on a snowy day in Montreal.
December 27, 2021, 12:45 AM
Pig in reindeer outfit embraces holiday spirit
December 26, 2021, 5:34 PM

Hundreds of parakeets dropped off at Michigan animal shelter

The son of an animal hoarder showed up with 497 parakeets in his truck.
December 26, 2021, 5:34 PM
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In UAE desert, camels compete for crowns in beauty pageant

Tens of thousands of camels from across the region have descended on the desert of the United Arab Emirates to compete for the title of most beautiful
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Sloth enjoys tasty stocking stuffer

The Phoenix Zoo's Fernando, a sloth, enjoyed an early Christmas present: a delicious flower.
1 month ago
Sloth enjoys tasty stocking stuffer
1 month ago

Sled dogs dash through snow

A drone video shows a team of sled dogs dashing through the snow near Oakley, Utah.
1 month ago
Sled dogs dash through snow
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Animals at London Zoo open Christmas presents

Animals at London Zoo open Christmas presents Animals at the London Zoo took part in holiday festivities by unwrapping Christmas presents.
1 month ago
Animals at London Zoo open Christmas presents
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These guinea pigs are in the holiday spirit

Two adorable guinea pigs were dressed up as Santa, and we can't look away.
1 month ago
These guinea pigs are in the holiday spirit
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Orcas swim in shallow waters off Ipanema beach in Brazil

This family of orcas surprised beachgoers in Rio de Janeiro as they frolicked in the shallow waters off the city's iconic Ipanema beach.
1 month ago
Orcas swim in shallow waters off Ipanema beach in Brazil
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Gaza animal shelter develops mobility devices for disabled animals

With a lack of access to specialized prosthetics, an animal shelter in the Gaza Strip is using the wheels of toy cars and bicycles to build mobility devices for disabled cats and dogs.
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Gaza animal shelter develops mobility devices for disabled animals
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‘Hero’ dog helps save baby’s life

Henry, an 8-year-old Boston terrier, has been credited for alerting owners Kelly and Jeff Dowling when their 9-month-old baby began turning blue.
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‘Hero’ dog helps save baby’s life
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Patient parrot plays with pesky schnauzer pup

An adorable and energetic four-month-old puppy found an unlikely friend in a seven-year-old parrot.
1 month ago
Patient parrot plays with pesky schnauzer pup
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Kangaroos duel on Australian beach

Two kangaroos kick-started their day with a dawn duel set against a spectacular backdrop at the Cape Hillsborough National Park in Queensland, Australia.
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Kangaroos duel on Australian beach
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'Bah-boom, bah-boom': Acorn-ucopia of food fattens squirrels

Humans aren’t the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic
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Acorn-ucopia of food fattens squirrels
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This pup may be on the naughty list after this

A border collie in Huddersfield has risked getting coal in his stocking, after commandeering an entire advent calendar for himself.
1 month ago
This pup may be on the naughty list after this
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Test feeding plan in works for starving Florida manatees

Normally giving food to wild animals is considered off limits
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Cow stops traffic on Illinois road

Drivers in Elgin, Illinois, were met with a bit of traffic due to a cow on the loose, but officers and handlers worked together to round up the animal.
1 month ago
Cow stops traffic on Illinois road
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Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies

Montana officials are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern part of the state
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Endangered whale gives birth while entangled in fishing rope

Scientists off the coast of Georgia have spotted an endangered right whale that gave birth while entangled in fishing rope
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Orcas breach off coast of Southern California

Passengers on board a whale watching boat were thrilled to see orcas in the wild, breaching off Laguna Beach, California.
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Orcas breach off coast of Southern California
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Pandemic peace gives new life to threatened turtle hatchlings

The sandy shores of western Senegal are historic nesting sites for several threatened sea turtle species.
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Pandemic peace gives new life to threatened turtle hatchlings