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April 16, 2024 at 8:55 PM

Dad speaks out after son's pet octopus gives birth to 50 babies

An Oklahoma father and son are going viral on TikTok documenting their adventures with a pet octopus and 50 octopus babies.
April 16, 2024 at 8:55 PM
Dad speaks out after son's pet octopus gives birth to 50 babies
April 16, 2024 at 2:06 PM

Endangered Bornean orangutan born at Busch Gardens in Florida

An endangered Bornean orangutan baby has been welcomed into the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida
April 16, 2024 at 2:06 PM
April 14, 2024 at 6:34 AM

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents
April 14, 2024 at 6:34 AM
April 13, 2024 at 2:56 AM

Goat rescued from bridge reunited with owners

After being rescued from a bridge in Kansas City, Missouri, Chug the goat was reunited with his family.
April 13, 2024 at 2:56 AM
Goat rescued from bridge reunited with owners
April 13, 2024 at 2:27 AM

Rare footage shows waddle of 700 penguins leap for first swim

Rare footage from Antarctica has been released showing 700 fledglings embarking on their very first swim by jumping off a 50-foot cliff.
April 13, 2024 at 2:27 AM
Rare footage shows waddle of 700 penguins leap for first swim
April 12, 2024 at 5:52 PM

Berlin zoo celebrates the 67th birthday of Fatou, believed to be the world's oldest gorilla

Berlin’s zoo is celebrating the 67th birthday of Fatou the gorilla, its oldest resident, who it believes is also the oldest gorilla in the world
April 12, 2024 at 5:52 PM
Berlin zoo celebrates birthday of Fatou, believed to be the world's oldest gorilla
April 12, 2024 at 5:23 AM

Missing dog found safe over 2,000 miles from home

Liz Houman and her daughter Lily were reunited with their dog Mishka, who went missing for eight months and was found over 2,000 miles away in Michigan.
April 12, 2024 at 5:23 AM
Missing dog found safe over 2,000 miles from home
April 11, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Dead whale on New Jersey's Long Beach Island is first of the year, stranding group says

A marine mammal rescue group says a dead humpback whale that has washed ashore on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island was the first such death in the state this year
April 11, 2024 at 10:14 PM
April 11, 2024 at 5:38 PM

Baby penguins seen cliff diving on camera for 1st time

National Geographic was able to capture this rare and remarkable cliff diving behavior on video for the first time.
April 11, 2024 at 5:38 PM
Baby penguins seen cliff diving on camera for 1st time
April 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM

Salmon fishing is banned off the California coast for the second year in a row amid low stocks

Federal fishery managers have voted to cancel all commercial and recreational salmon fishing off the coast of California for the second year in a row, and only the fourth time in state history, because of dwindling stocks
April 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM
April 10, 2024 at 8:59 PM

Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows

Famous for their nocturnal calls, loons are beloved aquatic birds of North America. But new research shows climate change impairs their ability to feed their young.
April 10, 2024 at 8:59 PM
Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows
April 10, 2024 at 1:02 AM

Mountain goat stuck under Kansas City bridge survives rocky rescue

An escaped mountain goat that somehow got stuck under a Kansas City bridge has survived a rocky rescue effort and now may be reunited with the owners who suspect he was stolen from their farm
April 10, 2024 at 1:02 AM
April 9, 2024 at 7:50 PM

Istanbul airport provides anxious travelers with paw-sitive experience by hiring 5 therapy dogs

Istanbul Airport has made five new hires to provide a stress-free travel experience for anxious passengers: therapy dogs that are ready to offer support with snuggles, belly rubs and sloppy kisses
April 9, 2024 at 7:50 PM
Airport hires therapy dogs to give anxious travelers a paw-sitive experience
April 9, 2024 at 5:22 AM

5 monkeys found hidden under passenger seat of truck driven by alleged smugglers

Authorities in Argentina say they found five monkeys -- four Capuchin and one Marikina -- hidden under the passenger seat of a truck driven by alleged wildlife smugglers.
April 9, 2024 at 5:22 AM
5 monkeys found hidden under passenger seat of truck driven by alleged smugglers
April 8, 2024 at 3:01 PM

How animals will react to solar eclipse

Zoo Miami wildlife expert Ron Magill shares what people and researchers can expect to see from animals in the wild and in zoos during the total solar eclipse.
April 8, 2024 at 3:01 PM
How animals will react to solar eclipse
April 7, 2024 at 9:42 AM

A new declaration in Mexico gives 19 cats roaming the presidential palace food and care fur-ever

Feral cats have long wandered the gardens and elegant halls of Mexicos' presidential palace
April 7, 2024 at 9:42 AM
April 5, 2024 at 2:23 PM

Dozens of rehabilitated turtles return to the ocean in largest release on record, conservationists say

Dozens of rehabilitated turtles got their first taste of their natural habitat when they were released into the Atlantic Ocean months after they were found cold-stunned.
April 5, 2024 at 2:23 PM
Dozens of turtles released into Atlantic Ocean after months of rehabilitation
April 5, 2024 at 2:15 AM

1st living human to receive pig kidney now recovering at home

Dr. Rick Slayman says his transplant "marks a new beginning," not just for him, but the 90,000 people currently on the waitlist for a kidney in the U.S.q
April 5, 2024 at 2:15 AM
1st living human to receive pig kidney now recovering at home
April 4, 2024 at 1:49 PM

Elderly American tourist killed in elephant attack while on safari in Zambia

The American citizen was killed in an accident while on a safari in Kafue National Park in Zambia on March 30, a Lusaka Police spokesperson told ABC News Tuesday.
April 4, 2024 at 1:49 PM
Elderly American tourist killed in elephant attack while on safari in Zambia
April 4, 2024 at 11:24 AM

Botswana president offers 20,000 elephants to Germany amid conservation spat

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has offered to export 20,000 elephants to Germany in a conservation spat with Berlin.
April 4, 2024 at 11:24 AM
Botswana president offers 20,000 elephants to Germany amid conservation spat
April 4, 2024 at 11:18 AM

An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod, rescuers say

The calf is stranded in a remote tidal lagoon off northern Vancouver Island.
April 4, 2024 at 11:18 AM
An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod
April 4, 2024 at 11:18 AM

An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod, rescuers say

Plans are underway to airlift a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote tidal lagoon off Canada's northern Vancouver Island in an effort to reunite the young orca with its extended family
April 4, 2024 at 11:18 AM
April 4, 2024 at 3:58 AM

Thailand has a plan to contain the monkey mayhem in the popular tourist town of Lopburi

Thai wildlife officials have a plan to bring peace to a central Thai city after at least a decade of human-monkey conflict
April 4, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Officials have a plan to end years of monkey mayhem in a central Thai city
April 4, 2024 at 1:31 AM

American woman trampled to death by elephant during African safari

An 80-year-old American woman was killed by an elephant while on safari at Kafue National Park in Zambia. Another tourist was seriously injured, and four others sustained minor injuries.
April 4, 2024 at 1:31 AM
American woman trampled to death by elephant during African safari
April 4, 2024 at 1:30 AM

Infrared cameras capture giant panda cub

Infrared cameras on a nature preserve in China's Sichuan province captured a rare sight — a giant panda cub.
April 4, 2024 at 1:30 AM
Infrared cameras capture giant panda cub
April 3, 2024 at 10:38 PM

Wolf kills a calf in Colorado, the first confirmed kill after the predator's reintroduction

Colorado's wildlife authorities say a wolf has killed a calf in Colorado
April 3, 2024 at 10:38 PM
Wolf kills a calf in Colorado, 1st confirmed kill after the predator's reintroduction
April 3, 2024 at 10:24 PM

Elderly American tourist killed in elephant attack while on safari in Zambia

The tourist died after the attack at Kafue National Park.
April 3, 2024 at 10:24 PM
Elderly American tourist killed in elephant attack while on safari in Zambia
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM

How the solar eclipse will impact plants and animals

Scientists will be studying how the solar eclipse will affect plant and animal activity on Earth.
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM
Activity on the ground could be more interesting than the eclipse itself
April 3, 2024 at 3:04 PM

How to keep pets safe during April 8 solar eclipse

Ahead of the April 8 total solar eclipse, pet owners are seeking advice on how to best protect their animal companions during this rare celestial occurrence.
April 3, 2024 at 3:04 PM
How to keep pets safe during April 8 solar eclipse
April 2, 2024 at 1:54 AM

Import of live African elephants and hunting trophies restricted in the US

Over the last 50 years, African elephant populations have decreased by at least 60% due to compounding threats, including poaching and habitat loss.
April 2, 2024 at 1:54 AM
Import of live African elephants and hunting trophies restricted in the US
March 29, 2024 at 8:33 PM

Scientists baffled over hundreds of fish 'spinning and whirling' dead onto South Florida shores

Scientists are puzzled over what is causing hundreds of fish to wash up dead in South Florida, including an endangered species native to the region.
March 29, 2024 at 8:33 PM
Scientists baffled over hundreds of fish 'spinning and whirling' onto Florida shores
March 29, 2024 at 6:25 PM

Wild birth of critically endangered black rhino in Kenya dubbed a 'conservation success' by wildlife researchers

A baby Eastern Black rhino has been born in Kenya, an event wildlife researchers are dubbing as a conservation success for the critically endangered species.
March 29, 2024 at 6:25 PM
How researchers discovered the wild birth of a critically endangered black rhino
March 29, 2024 at 1:07 AM

Raccoons caught walking on front paws outside home

Home surveillance footage from Colorado captured the remarkable sight of raccoons casually walking about on their front paws.
March 29, 2024 at 1:07 AM
Raccoons caught walking on front paws outside home
March 28, 2024 at 8:38 PM

Rare eastern black rhino born in the wild 

There are currently only 1,000 eastern black rhinos living in the wild.
March 28, 2024 at 8:38 PM
Rare eastern black rhino born in the wild 
March 28, 2024 at 12:00 AM

German zoo hosts Easter egg hunt for animals

Bears, macaques and mongooses at a zoo in Germany were treated to a festive surprise on Wednesday — their very own Easter egg hunt.
March 28, 2024 at 12:00 AM
German zoo hosts Easter egg hunt for animals
March 27, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Zoo releases final necropsy results on Flaco the owl's death

The final results of a necropsy done on Flaco the beloved New York City owl were released on Monday afternoon.
March 27, 2024 at 4:01 PM
Zoo releases final necropsy results on Flaco the owl's death
March 26, 2024 at 12:28 AM

Mountain lion attacks brothers

Taylor Brooks was killed and Wyatt Brooks suffered severe injuries to his face while they were walking on a dirt road in El Dorado County, California.
March 26, 2024 at 12:28 AM
Mountain lion attacks brothers
March 25, 2024 at 11:19 AM

1st fatal California mountain lion attack in 20 years leaves 1 man dead and his brother injured

A weekend outing to the Northern California woods took a horrific turn for two brothers when a mountain lion attacked them, killing one.
March 25, 2024 at 11:19 AM
Rare mountain lion attack leaves 1 brother dead, authorities say
March 25, 2024 at 1:20 AM

Mountain lion attack in Northern California

On Saturday, the El Dorado Sheriff's Office responded to a mountain lion attack that left one dead and one injured.
March 25, 2024 at 1:20 AM
Mountain lion attack in Northern California
March 24, 2024 at 9:06 PM

1 dead, 1 injured after mountain lion attack in California

Officials said it was the first fatal attack by a cougar in California in 20 years.
March 24, 2024 at 9:06 PM
1 dead, 1 injured after mountain lion attack in California
March 23, 2024 at 2:02 AM

Orphaned bobcat kittens welcomed at New Orleans zoo

Two orphaned bobcat kittens are settling into their new home at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. The zoo says they are “full of energy and curiosity for their new surroundings."
March 23, 2024 at 2:02 AM
Orphaned bobcat kittens welcomed at New Orleans zoo
1 month ago

New 270-million-year-old amphibian species could help explain evolution of frogs

Researchers at the Smithsonian have discovered a new ancient species of amphibians that could help explain how modern-day frogs evolved.
1 month ago
New 270-million-year-old amphibian species could help explain evolution of frogs
1 month ago

Videos show terrifying moment bull elephant lifts safari truck

The safari guide who warded off the aggressive elephant praised by wildlife experts.
1 month ago
Videos show terrifying moment bull elephant lifts safari truck
1 month ago

Elephant caught on camera attacking safari truck

Frightened tourists were seen ducking between seats during a tense standoff between a safari driver and a bull elephant at Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa.
1 month ago
Elephant caught on camera attacking safari truck
1 month ago

Game warden comes face-to-face with large black bear

A game warden was called to a Pennsylvania home to deal with a large black bear that broke into one family's car, as the car owners watched on from a distance.
1 month ago
Game warden comes face-to-face with large black bear
1 month ago

Ancient crocodile ancestor that predates dinosaurs identified

Researchers said the 215-million-year-old crocodile is also known as aetosaurs.
1 month ago
Ancient crocodile ancestor that predates dinosaurs identified
1 month ago

215 million-year-old crocodile ancestor that pre-dates dinosaurs identified

Aetosaurs are a species likened to modern crocodiles that lived during the Triassic Period, 229 million to 200 million years ago.
1 month ago
Crocodile's 215 million-year-old ancestor pre-dates dinosaurs
1 month ago

French bulldog revealed as most popular dog breed by American Kennel Club

For the second year in a row, the French bulldog has claimed the top spot.
1 month ago
American Kennel Club reveals most popular dog breeds
1 month ago

Cougar attack survivors speak out

Keri Bergere, who was attacked and pinned down by her face, Annie Bilotta and Tisch Williams join ABC News Live to discuss the incident, and how a routine bike ride became the fight of their lives.
1 month ago
Cougar attack survivors speak out
1 month ago

Authorities seize alligator kept illegally in New York home's swimming pool

A man is fighting to keep his pet alligator, named "Albert," after New York state officials said it was seized from his home where it was being kept illegally.
1 month ago
Authorities seize alligator kept illegally in New York home's swimming pool