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August 9, 2020, 10:23 AM

Spider lightning flashes across night sky in Texas

A Houston resident filmed lightning bolts spreading across the sky as thunderstorms hit the area.
August 9, 2020, 10:23 AM
Spider lightning flashes across night sky in Texas
August 9, 2020, 10:21 AM

Goose gets excited upon owner’s return

A goose screamed in excitement when its owner returned home in Everett, Pennsylvania.
August 9, 2020, 10:21 AM
Goose gets excited upon owner’s return
August 8, 2020, 8:23 PM

Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army base

Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe
August 8, 2020, 8:23 PM
Bison, other beasts return life to a former Soviet army base
August 8, 2020, 5:02 PM

Beetles eaten alive observed escaping from frog's other end

New research shows that some beetles can fight their way through a predator's digestive tract.
August 8, 2020, 5:02 PM
Beetles eaten alive observed escaping from frog's other end
August 7, 2020, 5:49 PM

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

An unusually high number of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring
August 7, 2020, 5:49 PM
More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France
August 7, 2020, 1:26 PM

‘GMA’s’ Pet of the Week: Meet Polly

This super-smart pup will push your buttons, in a good way, and put a smile on your face, just as she does for her health care worker mom.
August 7, 2020, 1:26 PM
‘GMA’s’ Pet of the Week: Meet Polly
August 7, 2020, 11:34 AM

Close alligator encounter

A Texas dad saved his 4-year-old daughter from a potential gator attack in their yard. ABC News’ Will Ganss talked to them about the ordeal.
August 7, 2020, 11:34 AM
Close alligator encounter
August 5, 2020, 6:33 PM

Bear released into the wild

Authorities release a bear into the woods in Wyoming.
August 5, 2020, 6:33 PM
Bear released into the wild
August 5, 2020, 11:02 AM

3,000 cockfighting roosters rescued from ranch

Up to 3,000 cock fighting roosters, along with several hundred livestock animals, have been recovered from a California ranch following an investigation.
August 5, 2020, 11:02 AM
3,000 cockfighting roosters rescued from ranch
August 5, 2020, 3:13 AM

Baby elephant dies at St. Louis zoo weeks after his birth

A baby elephant has died several weeks after it was born at the St. Louis Zoo
August 5, 2020, 3:13 AM
Baby elephant dies at St. Louis zoo weeks after his birth
August 5, 2020, 12:35 AM

Whale swipes at surfers

A mother whale took a swipe at a crowd of surfers that got close to her calf off the coast of Sydney, Australia.
August 5, 2020, 12:35 AM
Whale swipes at surfers
August 4, 2020, 2:55 PM

Happy birthday to these rescue dogs on DOGust 1st

The actual birth dates for most rescue dogs are unknown. So this organization found a solution.
August 4, 2020, 2:55 PM
Happy birthday to these rescue dogs on DOGust 1st
August 4, 2020, 4:19 AM

Humpback whale injures 2 swimmers off Australian coast

Two women have been injured by a humpback whale while swimming with the giant mammals off the northwest Australian coast
August 4, 2020, 4:19 AM
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM

Trio of alligators cross the road

Spectators watched in awe as a trio of alligators made their way across a road into a body of water through Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina.
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM
Trio of alligators cross the road
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM

Humpback whales' spectacular mating display

Humpback whales put on a spectacular show for mating season in Brazil.
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM
Humpback whales' spectacular mating display
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM

Rhino celebrates 1st birthday at the San Diego Zoo

Caretakers at the San Diego Zoo helped Edward the rhino and family celebrate his 1st birthday with his favorite meal, hay.
August 3, 2020, 10:11 PM
Rhino celebrates 1st birthday at the San Diego Zoo
August 3, 2020, 1:57 PM

27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

A 27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments that limited his ability to feed since he was born has died at the St. Louis Zoo.
August 3, 2020, 1:57 PM
27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at zoo
August 2, 2020, 9:25 PM

Baby sea turtle crawls into surf on Florida beach

A brave turtle made a run for the ocean in Jupiter, Florida, as Tropical Storm Isaias churns toward the state.
August 2, 2020, 9:25 PM
Baby sea turtle crawls into surf on Florida beach
August 2, 2020, 2:28 AM

Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes

Louisiana man admitted he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes.
August 2, 2020, 2:28 AM
August 1, 2020, 12:10 AM

More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought more human encounters with sharks
August 1, 2020, 12:10 AM
July 31, 2020, 11:31 PM

Colorado deputies rescue bear cubs from dumpster

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the deputies distracted a mother bear long enough to flip the dumpster lid and rescue three trapped bear cubs.
July 31, 2020, 11:31 PM
Colorado deputies rescue bear cubs from dumpster
July 31, 2020, 9:10 PM

Panda rolls around his enclosure in tub

A giant panda at the Adelaide Zoo in Australia turned his sawdust bath into a hamster wheel for his amusement.
July 31, 2020, 9:10 PM
Panda rolls around his enclosure in tub
July 31, 2020, 5:37 PM

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

The Trump administration is proposing to define what land and water can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals _ potentially excluding areas that species could use in the future
July 31, 2020, 5:37 PM
July 31, 2020, 5:36 PM

How Disney Parks are protecting these adorable endangered mandrills

Mandrills are a vulnerable species found in African rainforests where their habitat is disappearing because of deforestation and poaching.
July 31, 2020, 5:36 PM
How Disney Parks are protecting these adorable endangered mandrills
July 31, 2020, 1:31 PM

'GMA's' Pet of the Week: Meet Milo

There’s nothing this pup can’t do -- he gardens, cooks and is best friends with the butterflies in his backyard.
July 31, 2020, 1:31 PM
'GMA's' Pet of the Week: Meet Milo
July 31, 2020, 1:28 PM

Bear rolls trash bin along Florida driveway before feasting on its contents

A bear stood upright to a roll a trash bin along the driveway of a Florida home before bringing it to the ground to inspect its contents.
July 31, 2020, 1:28 PM
Bear rolls trash bin along Florida driveway before feasting on its contents
July 30, 2020, 2:41 PM

Red panda born in Berlin as part of global breeding program

A Berlin zoo says a rare red panda has been born, only a few months after its parents were brought to the German capital from India
July 30, 2020, 2:41 PM
July 30, 2020, 4:21 AM

Elephant friends play together under rainbow

Two Asian elephants, Samudra and Samson, have lived together at the Oregon Zoo since May 2019.
July 30, 2020, 4:21 AM
Elephant friends play together under rainbow
July 29, 2020, 7:46 PM

Diver spots cute globefish in wreckage

The adorable fish was hiding on the seafloor in Port Philip Bay, Victoria.
July 29, 2020, 7:46 PM
Diver spots cute globefish in wreckage
July 29, 2020, 7:22 PM

Young alligator takes stroll on South Carolina beach

The alligator was caught and released back into its natural habitat.
July 29, 2020, 7:22 PM
Young alligator takes stroll on South Carolina beach
July 29, 2020, 7:21 PM

Endangered platypus spotted in New South Wales

Platypus populations have faced local extinction during periods of drought in the region.
July 29, 2020, 7:21 PM
Endangered platypus spotted in New South Wales
July 29, 2020, 2:29 AM

Orca who carried her dead calf for 1,000 miles is pregnant

Pregnancy carries special meaning for region that grieved the death of her calf.
July 29, 2020, 2:29 AM
July 29, 2020, 2:07 AM

Giant panda celebrates birthday

Mao Zhu was in for a treat for its sixth birthday, enjoying an ice cake with fruits and vegetables and celebrating the day with more than 50 residents and tourists.
July 29, 2020, 2:07 AM
Giant panda celebrates birthday
July 28, 2020, 2:54 PM

What killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana? Still unknown

Botswana’s government says it still doesn’t know what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent weeks, but testing continues
July 28, 2020, 2:54 PM
What killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana? Still unknown
July 28, 2020, 12:50 PM

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the U.S. Southwest
July 28, 2020, 12:50 PM
July 28, 2020, 11:54 AM

Incredibly rare blue lobster saved from certain death by Red Lobster employees

An incredibly rare blue lobster was saved from certain death by, perhaps ironically, Red Lobster employees after he was delivered to their restaurant in a food delivery.
July 28, 2020, 11:54 AM
Incredibly rare blue lobster saved from certain death by Red Lobster employees
July 27, 2020, 6:40 PM

Daisy the St. Bernard recovers from her mountain ordeal

Don’t worry: Daisy is fine
July 27, 2020, 6:40 PM
July 27, 2020, 5:29 PM

Baby rhino enjoys run in yard

The 4-day-old southern white rhino calf was born at Monarto Safari Park in South Australia.
July 27, 2020, 5:29 PM
Baby rhino enjoys run in yard
July 26, 2020, 9:59 PM

Bear cub climbs over balcony to eat bird seeds

A Pennsylvania resident said she is accustomed to seeing a variety of wildlife, but seeing a bear climbing up to her deck is a first.
July 26, 2020, 9:59 PM
Bear cub climbs over balcony to eat bird seeds
July 25, 2020, 7:36 PM

Well-preserved mammoth skeleton found in Siberian lake

Russian scientists are working to retrieve a well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth from a lake in northern Siberia
July 25, 2020, 7:36 PM
Well-preserved mammoth skeleton found
July 24, 2020, 5:12 PM

White rhino welcomes baby at Monarto Safari Park

The birth of the southern white rhino calf gives hope for the threatened species.
July 24, 2020, 5:12 PM
White rhino welcomes baby at Monarto Safari Park
July 24, 2020, 2:14 PM

‘GMA’ Pet of the Week: Meet Sneakers

This corgi, whose favorite food is pizza, is “stepping” up to help social justice causes.
July 24, 2020, 2:14 PM
‘GMA’ Pet of the Week: Meet Sneakers
July 23, 2020, 7:07 PM

Fox released back into the wild after concussion

A fox, affectionately nicknamed "Michaela J. Fox," was released after it had recovered from a concussion.
July 23, 2020, 7:07 PM
Fox released back into the wild after concussion
July 23, 2020, 12:40 AM

Polar bears may be extinct by 2100 if Arctic ice melts at projected rate, according to new study

The study puts a timeline on the crisis for the first time as ice habitats melt.
July 23, 2020, 12:40 AM
Polar bears may be extinct by 2100 if Arctic ice melts at projected rate: Study
July 22, 2020, 7:27 PM

Dozens of dolphins jump alongside boat in Ireland

The dolphins were spotted off the coast of County Kerry.
July 22, 2020, 7:27 PM
Dozens of dolphins jump alongside boat in Ireland
July 20, 2020, 12:44 PM

Woman plays dead to survive bison charge

The woman tripped and fell while trying to escape the bison in Yellowstone National Park and then laid still to prevent a further attack.
July 20, 2020, 12:44 PM
Woman plays dead to survive bison charge
July 20, 2020, 1:01 AM

Italian coast guard works to free sperm whale from fish net

Italian coast guard divers and biologists are working to free a sperm whale.
July 20, 2020, 1:01 AM
July 18, 2020, 11:38 AM

Leaping mako shark almost lands in passing boat

A group of friends filmed a mako shark jumping out of the water while they were fishing off the Yeppoon coast in Australia.
July 18, 2020, 11:38 AM
Leaping mako shark almost lands in passing boat
July 17, 2020, 7:07 PM

87 turtle hatchlings released back to ocean after they were found 'disoriented'

The hatchlings, found in a Florida storm drain, were released after a health assessment by an aquarium.
July 17, 2020, 7:07 PM
87 turtle hatchlings released back to ocean after found in storm drain
July 17, 2020, 6:11 PM

Dog found after traveling 57 miles to old home

A family was distraught after Cleo, their yellow lab, went missing. Cleo had shown up on the front porch of their old home, 57 miles away.
July 17, 2020, 6:11 PM
Dog found after traveling 57 miles to old home