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Watch this bear take a refreshing dip at a wildlife sanctuary

Leo the bear was seen splashing around in the pond at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York.
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Watch this bear take a refreshing dip at a wildlife sanctuary
36 minutes ago

Norway euthanizes Freya the walrus, who drew crowds to Oslo Fjord

A massive walrus that became a popular attraction in Norway in recent weeks was euthanized on Sunday. after officials concluded the marine mammal posed a risk to humans.
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Norway euthanizes Freya the walrus, who drew crowds to Oslo Fjord
August 15, 2022, 11:24 AM

Red panda found in fig tree after escaping Australian zoo

A red panda that spent two days on the lam after escaping from an Australian zoo was recaptured after he was spotted hanging out in a fig tree in a nearby park
August 15, 2022, 11:24 AM
Red panda found in fig tree after escaping Australian zoo
August 14, 2022, 3:44 PM

Norway puts down Freya the walrus that drew Oslo crowds

Authorities said they concluded the walrus posed a risk to humans.
August 14, 2022, 3:44 PM
August 14, 2022, 3:55 AM

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

New research suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles.
August 14, 2022, 3:55 AM
August 13, 2022, 3:40 PM

Woman attacked by bison speaks out

The teen recalled being left close to death after a bison threw her 15 feet into the air.
August 13, 2022, 3:40 PM
Woman attacked by bison speaks out
August 10, 2022, 11:22 PM

Turtle hatchlings make way to ocean in South Carolina

Turtle hatchlings made their way from their nest toward the ocean at a beach in South Carolina.
August 10, 2022, 11:22 PM
Turtle hatchlings make way to ocean in South Carolina
August 10, 2022, 1:56 PM

Beluga whale lost in French river euthanized during rescue

A beluga whale was stranded for days in the Seine River.
August 10, 2022, 1:56 PM
Stranded whale euthanized after removal from French river
August 10, 2022, 2:24 AM

Monkeys under attack in Brazil amid rising monkeypox fears

The World Health Organization has expressed sorrow for the killing of monkeys in Brazil amid fears of monkeypox contagion
August 10, 2022, 2:24 AM
August 9, 2022, 9:35 PM

Golden retriever swims with whale off Washington coast

A golden retriever named Tippy ignored the calls of its owners and went for a swim with a whale off the coast of Washington.
August 9, 2022, 9:35 PM
Golden retriever swims with whale off Washington coast
August 8, 2022, 9:06 PM

Gray whale sprays a 'rainbow' from blowhole

A gray whale sprayed a “rainbow” from its blowhole, delighting onlookers in Washington state.
August 8, 2022, 9:06 PM
Gray whale sprays a 'rainbow' from blowhole
August 8, 2022, 4:14 PM

143 roosters euthanized after California cockfighting bust

California authorities broke up a large cockfighting event over the weekend.
August 8, 2022, 4:14 PM
August 8, 2022, 2:25 PM

Efforts to feed Beluga whale in France's Seine fail so far

The animals is dangerously thin.
August 8, 2022, 2:25 PM
Efforts to feed Beluga whale in France's Seine fail so far
August 7, 2022, 5:03 PM

1st sea turtle nest found on Mississippi beach since 2018

They found tracks and followed them to a nesting site that is now marked off.
August 7, 2022, 5:03 PM
August 6, 2022, 9:02 PM

Nearly 4,000 beagles get new leash on life

The Humane Society of the United States rescued the sick and mistreated dogs that were en route to animal testing facilities.
August 6, 2022, 9:02 PM
Nearly 4,000 beagles get new leash on life
August 6, 2022, 3:42 PM

Corgi racing on ESPN's annual 'The Ocho'

The pups pumped their little legs, some so excited they kept on running even after the race was over.
August 6, 2022, 3:42 PM
Corgi racing on ESPN's annual 'The Ocho'
August 6, 2022, 11:18 AM

Beluga whale caught in France's Seine not accepting food

Environmentalists are working to try and feed a dangerously thin whale.
August 6, 2022, 11:18 AM
August 5, 2022, 6:47 PM

Meandering bison slows down traffic in Yellowstone

Traffic slowed to a crawl in Yellowstone National Park as motorists had to deal with a particularly poky bison strolling down the road.
August 5, 2022, 6:47 PM
Meandering bison slows down traffic in Yellowstone
August 5, 2022, 3:55 PM

In France, a battle to save weakened whale lost in the Seine

A Beluga whale has strayed far from its Arctic habitat into the Seine River.
August 5, 2022, 3:55 PM
Rescuers scramble to track Beluga whale in France's Seine
August 5, 2022, 12:16 AM

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby hippo

The baby hippo, who is yet to be named, was born overnight to a mother named Bibi. The zoo says both are doing well and that they are leaving them alone to bond.
August 5, 2022, 12:16 AM
Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby hippo
August 4, 2022, 10:20 PM

Fiona gets a sibling: Baby hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo

There’s a new mouth to feed to at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
August 4, 2022, 10:20 PM
Fiona gets a sibling: Baby hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo
August 4, 2022, 10:17 PM

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby hippo

The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating the birth of a hippopotamus -- sibling to Fiona -- who is already walking.
August 4, 2022, 10:17 PM
Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby hippo
August 4, 2022, 6:00 PM

Little-known species are at even more risk of extinction, scientists say

The species scientists know least about are at an even higher risk of extinction because researchers are unable to tailor conservation efforts to their needs.
August 4, 2022, 6:00 PM
The species we know least about are at even more risk of extinction
August 4, 2022, 4:57 PM

Australian park’s koala welcomes first joey

Elsa the koala, who lives at Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales, is a new mom. Her joey was recently seen peeking out of its mother’s pouch.
August 4, 2022, 4:57 PM
Australian park’s koala welcomes first joey
August 3, 2022, 11:41 PM

Sea lion steals snack from fisherman's line

A Canadian fisherman wasn't too upset when a sea lion stole his catch, saying afterwards, he'd just paid a "sea lion tax."
August 3, 2022, 11:41 PM
Sea lion steals snack from fisherman's line
August 3, 2022, 3:27 PM

Bats return to Nevada fire station, forcing it to close

Authorities say bats have infested a Nevada fire station for the second time in seven years, forcing its temporary closure
August 3, 2022, 3:27 PM
Bats return to Nevada fire station, forcing it to close
August 3, 2022, 1:14 PM

Countdown to baby hippo

The world is waiting for the newest arrival at the Cincinnati Zoo. ABC News’ Will Ganss has more as we count down to their first hippo birth in 75 years.
August 3, 2022, 1:14 PM
Countdown to baby hippo
August 3, 2022, 1:35 AM

Shelter rescues parched animals as heat wave hits France

As yet another heat wave stifles France, an animal shelter is doing what it takes to ensure animals stay hydrated.
August 3, 2022, 1:35 AM
Shelter rescues parched animals as heat wave hits France
August 2, 2022, 6:40 PM

Adorable baby kangaroo has a ball with his favorite toy

Find someone who’s as crazy about you as this kangaroo joey is for his ball!
August 2, 2022, 6:40 PM
Adorable baby kangaroo has a ball with his favorite toy
August 2, 2022, 6:17 AM

Bear breaks into Connecticut home

A family says their home has become a regular stop for a bear who lives nearby -- with the bear rummaging through their kitchen and garage fridge.
August 2, 2022, 6:17 AM
Bear breaks into Connecticut home
August 1, 2022, 10:12 PM

Have you ever seen an albino alligator hatch? Now you have.

The rare creature was one of only nine eggs from its parents that hatched this year at a Florida animal park.
August 1, 2022, 10:12 PM
Have you ever seen an albino alligator hatch? Now you have.
August 1, 2022, 9:06 AM

International Tiger Day: As tiger populations increase, so do conflicts with humans

Conservation efforts for tigers in some countries around the world have been so successful that the number of increased cats is far exceeding expectations.
August 1, 2022, 9:06 AM
As tiger populations increase, so do conflicts with humans
July 29, 2022, 11:58 PM

As Nepal’s tiger population increases so do attacks

The tiger population in Nepal has increased 290 percent since 2009.
July 29, 2022, 11:58 PM
As Nepal’s tiger population increases so do attacks
July 29, 2022, 11:55 PM

Humpback whale feasts on bunker fish

A bunker fish swam less than 500 feet off the coast of Southampton, New York, and this humpback whale was ready to feast.
July 29, 2022, 11:55 PM
Humpback whale feasts on bunker fish
July 29, 2022, 10:11 AM

Walrus drinks from boat's bilge pump

A resourceful walrus took advantage of a bilge pump on a boat—swimming under it and taking a sip!
July 29, 2022, 10:11 AM
Walrus drinks from boat's bilge pump
July 28, 2022, 8:23 PM

New York Police Department officer adopts dog she rescued from hot car

An NYPD officer adopted a dog after rescuing it from a hot car last month.
July 28, 2022, 8:23 PM
Officer adopts dog she rescued from hot car
July 28, 2022, 8:18 PM

Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane

An ailing manatee that was found and rehabilitated in Texas late last year is now in Florida after being flown from Texas on a cargo plane
July 28, 2022, 8:18 PM
Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane
July 28, 2022, 4:38 PM

Moose approach man apparently napping on ground

"There's a moose behind you, dude!" a woman warned the man in Breckenridge, Colorado.
July 28, 2022, 4:38 PM
Moose approach man apparently napping on ground
July 27, 2022, 3:01 PM

Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys

People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools
July 27, 2022, 3:01 PM
Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys
July 27, 2022, 12:27 AM

Bus driver saves a deer

A bus driver in Lawton, Oklahoma, stopped to help a deer who came crashing through the front windshield on her morning bus route.
July 27, 2022, 12:27 AM
Bus driver saves a deer
July 26, 2022, 11:57 AM

Swimmer’s frightening encounter with seal caught on camera

The endangered monk seal was protecting its pup when it went after the woman in the waters off Hawaii.
July 26, 2022, 11:57 AM
Swimmer’s frightening encounter with seal caught on camera
July 26, 2022, 3:04 AM

Endangered nursing monk seal attacks swimmer

Dramatic footage shows a swimmer being attacked by a nursing monk seal at a Honolulu beach before bystanders help her to shore.
July 26, 2022, 3:04 AM
Endangered nursing monk seal attacks swimmer
July 26, 2022, 1:26 AM

Bear cubs wrestle under mother's watchful eye

The fight was on between two wrestling bear cubs -- under the watchful eye of their mother nearby.
July 26, 2022, 1:26 AM
Bear cubs wrestle under mother's watchful eye
July 26, 2022, 12:07 AM

Humpback whale lands on fishing boat

A humpback whale off the coast of Plymouth, Massachusetts, breached the water and landed on the bow of a fishing boat with two people on board who were not hurt.
July 26, 2022, 12:07 AM
Humpback whale lands on fishing boat
July 25, 2022, 1:37 AM

Whale strikes fishing boat off Massachusetts coast

Whales have frequently been spotted in the area over the past week.
July 25, 2022, 1:37 AM
Whale strikes fishing boat off Massachusetts coast
July 24, 2022, 11:38 PM

Over 4,000 beagles to be released from Virginia facility

The Department of Justice has announced more than 4,000 beagles, bred for research purposes, will be released from a facility in Virginia because of inhumane treatment.
July 24, 2022, 11:38 PM
Over 4,000 beagles to be released from Virginia facility
July 22, 2022, 5:46 PM

Big bear climbs little apple tree

This big bear climbed a very small tree to snack on some apples in Bristol, Connecticut.
July 22, 2022, 5:46 PM
Big bear climbs little apple tree
July 21, 2022, 9:14 PM

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies at 35

An An, who had lived in Hong Kong Ocean Park since 1999, was euthanized Thursday for health reasons.
July 21, 2022, 9:14 PM
World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies at 35
July 21, 2022, 8:32 PM

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies at 35

An An, the world’s oldest giant male panda in captivity and under human care, has died at the age of 35 in Hong Kong.
July 21, 2022, 8:32 PM
World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies at 35
July 21, 2022, 6:09 PM

Bear follows hiker along Mount Rainier path

Hiker gains a furry follower on trip to Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, as a black bear casually joins his route.
July 21, 2022, 6:09 PM
Bear follows hiker along Mount Rainier path