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October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM

Goat tries to take owner's instruction manual

An Ohio woman was reading an instruction manual when her pet goat grabbed the brochure with its teeth.
October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM
Goat tries to take owner's instruction manual
October 15, 2020, 11:16 PM

San Francisco Zoo offers reward for information on missing lemur

San Francisco Zoo officials announced a $2,100 reward for information leading to Maki's recovery, a ring-tailed lemur stolen from the zoo.
October 15, 2020, 11:16 PM
San Francisco Zoo offers reward for information on missing lemur
October 13, 2020, 1:36 PM

Hiker speaks out after wild cougar video

Kyle Burgess described the close call when hiking and he came across a cougar on the trail and then recorded the animal stalk and lunge at him.
October 13, 2020, 1:36 PM
Hiker speaks out after wild cougar video
October 12, 2020, 11:38 PM

Cougar stalks hiker on Utah trail

A Utah hiker's video shows a cougar following him down the trail, lunging at him several times, before finally running away.
October 12, 2020, 11:38 PM
Cougar stalks hiker on Utah trail
October 12, 2020, 3:27 PM

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

The culling of at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark has started, authorities said Monday after the coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms
October 12, 2020, 3:27 PM
October 8, 2020, 4:14 PM

Raccoon encounters on the rise?

The number of raccoon-related incidents is seemingly growing nationwide. ABC's Will Ganss explains the recent trend.
October 8, 2020, 4:14 PM
Raccoon encounters on the rise?
October 7, 2020, 11:23 PM

Tasmanian devils reintroduced into Australia's mainland for 1st time in 3,000 years

The Tasmanian devil has been released to roam Australia's mainland for the first time in 3,000 years.
October 7, 2020, 11:23 PM
Tasmanian devils reintroduced into Australia's mainland for 1st time in 3,000 years
October 7, 2020, 5:38 PM

2-month-old lion cubs make public debut at Dallas Zoo

The three African lion cubs wrestled, frolicked and melted hearts as they explored their new surroundings.
October 7, 2020, 5:38 PM
2-month-old lion cubs make public debut at Dallas Zoo
October 7, 2020, 4:53 PM

Big and beautiful: Jumbo '747' wins annual Fat Bear Week competition

All hail 747, The Earl of Avoirdupois.
October 7, 2020, 4:53 PM
Fat Bear Week 2020: Jumbo '747' wins competition
October 7, 2020, 3:21 PM

Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera

Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
October 7, 2020, 3:21 PM
Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera
October 7, 2020, 4:18 AM

Chilean flamingo chick hatches at Rhode Island zoo

The chick is the first of its kind to hatch at Roger Williams Park Zoo in more than two decades.
October 7, 2020, 4:18 AM
Chilean flamingo chick hatches at Rhode Island zoo
October 6, 2020, 11:59 PM

6-week-old panda cub’s sex reveal

Scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo confirm the newborn baby panda is male.
October 6, 2020, 11:59 PM
6-week-old panda cub’s sex reveal
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM

Dolphins follow police patrol

A pair of dolphins followed a police patrol off the coast of Newcastle, New South Wales.
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM
Dolphins follow police patrol
October 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

Ancient North Americans bred dogs for their wool: Study

Indigenous persons in the Pacific Northwest bred dogs for their wool, which was used to make blankets.
October 4, 2020, 12:22 PM
Ancient North Americans bred dogs for their wool: Study
October 2, 2020, 2:43 PM

Pandemic spells quieter return from Alps for Bavarian cows

Each fall the Resch family bring their cows down from Alpine pastures, and each year the crowd of tourists coming to watch the traditional Bavarian spectacle grows bigger
October 2, 2020, 2:43 PM
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM

Cattle chase emus around farm

A mob of emus give a herd of young cattle the runaround on a farm in Australia.
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM
Cattle chase emus around farm
September 30, 2020, 11:38 PM

Endangered okapi born at London Zoo

The London Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare, endangered okapi calf, a female named Ede.
September 30, 2020, 11:38 PM
Endangered okapi born at London Zoo
September 30, 2020, 7:11 PM

Humpback whale lifts boat

A humpback whale in Canada startled researchers, lifting their boat as they attempted to take photos.
September 30, 2020, 7:11 PM
Humpback whale lifts boat
September 30, 2020, 5:24 PM

House passes bill to ban doping horses on race day

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban doping horses on race day.
September 30, 2020, 5:24 PM
House passes bill to ban doping horses on race day
September 30, 2020, 2:04 PM

6,000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow

At least 6,000 sheep and six shepherds have been stranded in the French Alps since Saturday after a surprise snowfall.
September 30, 2020, 2:04 PM
6,000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow
September 30, 2020, 11:18 AM

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear
September 30, 2020, 11:18 AM
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak
September 29, 2020, 5:37 PM

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban in the coming years.
September 29, 2020, 5:37 PM
France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks
September 29, 2020, 1:55 PM

Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom!

Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.
September 29, 2020, 1:55 PM
New baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
September 29, 2020, 11:42 AM

Baby koala emerges from mother's pouch for first time

A koala joey peeked its head out of its mother’s pouch for the first time at Maru Koala and Animal Park in Australia.
September 29, 2020, 11:42 AM
Baby koala emerges from mother's pouch for first time
September 27, 2020, 9:36 PM

Alpaca pitch invasion pauses soccer match in UK

The game was delayed for 15 minutes before a farmer tempted it back home with a snack.
September 27, 2020, 9:36 PM
Alpaca pitch invasion pauses soccer match in UK
September 25, 2020, 8:10 PM

Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo

A bear named Tundra snacked on a peanut butter ring and a puzzle feeder of treats.
September 25, 2020, 8:10 PM
Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo
September 25, 2020, 7:43 PM

Florida wildlife refuge to take 30 former circus elephants

A Florida wildlife sanctuary is building a new 2,500-acre home for former circus elephants
September 25, 2020, 7:43 PM
September 25, 2020, 6:14 PM

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

A rat has for the first time won a British charity’s top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia
September 25, 2020, 6:14 PM
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM

Baby alpaca and penguin chicks are newest additions to Peru zoo

Lima's Parque de Leyendas zoo welcomed them after the recent hatching of two penguin chicks and the birth of a baby alpaca.
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM
Baby alpaca and penguin chicks are newest additions to Peru zoo
September 25, 2020, 4:49 AM

Officials say 88 stranded whales have been rescued

Authorities say 88 long-finned whales have been rescued from a mass stranding off the west coast of Tasmania, where an estimated 380 whales have already perished.
September 25, 2020, 4:49 AM
Officials say 88 stranded whales have been rescued
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM

Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store

The Owensboro Fire Department helped animal control officers remove the snake from an Ulta Beauty store.
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM
Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store
1 month ago

Safari reveals rhino calf’s name on World Rhino Day

“The little calf’s name is Eshe, which means 'life and energy' in Swahili,” said the chief executive at Monarto Safari Park in Australia.
1 month ago
Safari reveals rhino calf’s name on World Rhino Day
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Rescuers try to save stranded pilot whales

About 380 pilot whales died after they were stranded off Australia.
1 month ago
Rescuers try to save stranded pilot whales
1 month ago

Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

Officials say a wild brown bear broke into the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage and killed Caesar, a popular male alpaca
1 month ago
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Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia

Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday.
1 month ago
Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia
1 month ago

Grizzly bear mauls hunter to death in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park

A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska.
1 month ago
Grizzly bear kills hunter in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park
1 month ago

Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia's coast

A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 stranded themselves in waters off the coast of Tasmania.
1 month ago
Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia's coast
1 month ago

Pitbull rescued from dog fighting ring heals along with his owners

Tyrion Pittister’s hopes others learn to not judge a book by its cover.
1 month ago
Pitbull rescued from dog fighting ring heals along with his owners
1 month ago

Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far

Officials say around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation
1 month ago
Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far
1 month ago

Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation

The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation.
1 month ago
Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation
1 month ago

Squirrel monkeys enjoy ice pieces

The monkeys happily ate the star-shaped ice chunks handed out by zookeepers.
1 month ago
Squirrel monkeys enjoy ice pieces
1 month ago

Hundreds of sea turtles begin synchronized nesting on beach

Olive ridley sea turtles made their way up the beach to lay eggs in Costa Rica.
1 month ago
Hundreds of sea turtles begin synchronized nesting on beach
1 month ago

Snake catcher removes giant snake from home

This snake catcher says usually people who call him are exaggerating about the size of snakes in their homes.
1 month ago
Snake catcher removes giant snake from home
1 month ago

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday
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Parrot calls 'time out' during soccer game in Brazil

Brazil women's national team had to pause a scrimmage match after a macaw landed on a player's head.
1 month ago
Parrot calls 'time out' during soccer game in Brazil
1 month ago

Scientists see signs of chimpanzees being able to adapt to climate change

Chimps in more variable conditions exhibit more and different behaviors.
1 month ago
Scientists see signs of chimpanzees being able to adapt to climate change
1 month ago

Bears wrestle in the road and hold up traffic

Adorable cubs are seen playfully wrestling in the middle of the road while holding up traffic in late August.
1 month ago
Bears wrestle in the road and hold up traffic
1 month ago

Newborn piglet captures hearts with adorable photoshoot

A piglet named Dynamite had his own photoshoot and we're squealing at the results!
1 month ago
Newborn piglet captures hearts with adorable photoshoot
1 month ago

Baby goats jump for joy at Oregon Zoo

The kids at the zoo climbed, ran and jumped around their keepers.
1 month ago
Baby goats jump for joy at Oregon Zoo
1 month ago

Meet Jon Hamm's new puppy, Splash

Jon Hamm adopted a rescue dog.
1 month ago
Meet Jon Hamm's new puppy, Splash