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Penguins visit Field Museum in Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago conducted a field trip for penguins to provide new experiences to the animals.
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Penguins visit Field Museum in Chicago
July 8, 2020, 6:17 PM

Italian coast guard spots sperm whales

At least eight sperm whales were seen off the island of Lipari.
July 8, 2020, 6:17 PM
Italian coast guard spots sperm whales
July 8, 2020, 3:24 PM

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria
July 8, 2020, 3:24 PM
Rare gorillas captured on camera with babies
July 7, 2020, 12:16 PM

Un-bear-lievable journey

Meet Bruno the Black Bear who walked 400 miles in the hopes of finding a mate. ABC’s Will Ganss has the story.
July 7, 2020, 12:16 PM
Un-bear-lievable journey
July 6, 2020, 8:21 PM

Bear relaxes in family’s backyard

The bear stopped for a stretch on a California family’s porch.
July 6, 2020, 8:21 PM
 Bear relaxes in family’s backyard
July 6, 2020, 2:41 PM

Orangutan cools down in tub

Jiwa, a 5-year-old orangutan, splashed around in a tub at the Phoenix Zoo, as temperatures in the area reached highs of over 100 degrees.
July 6, 2020, 2:41 PM
Orangutan cools down in tub
July 4, 2020, 2:04 PM

Over 350 elephants have mysteriously died

More than 350 elephants have mysteriously died in northern Botswana over the past two months, which scientists describe as a "conservation disaster."
July 4, 2020, 2:04 PM
Over 350 elephants have mysteriously died
July 3, 2020, 11:06 AM

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses _ 275 _ found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks
July 3, 2020, 11:06 AM
Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants
July 2, 2020, 5:35 PM

Playful gorilla makes faces at keeper during training session

Playful gorilla pulls faces at keeper during training session at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
July 2, 2020, 5:35 PM
Playful gorilla makes faces at keeper during training session
July 2, 2020, 4:17 AM

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as they attempt to migrate into Montana
July 2, 2020, 4:17 AM
July 2, 2020, 4:12 AM

Mona monkey celebrates 31st birthday

The Dallas Zoo celebrated the birthday of their 31-year-old monkey, Asante, one of the oldest mona monkeys in human care worldwide.
July 2, 2020, 4:12 AM
Mona monkey celebrates 31st birthday
July 2, 2020, 4:11 AM

Rhino enjoys mud bath at Indonesian national park

An endangered Javan rhinoceros is seen enjoying a mud bath on surveillance camera inside Indonesia's Ujong Kulon National Park.
July 2, 2020, 4:11 AM
Rhino enjoys mud bath at Indonesian national park
July 1, 2020, 6:25 PM

Rescue crew saves horse from ocean

The horse had traveled over a mile out into the Atlantic Ocean from a beach in Donegal, Ireland.
July 1, 2020, 6:25 PM
Rescue crew saves horse from ocean
July 1, 2020, 6:25 PM

Mother duck follows officer who rescued ducklings

The ducklings were found in a pool and brought to a pond more than a quarter of a mile away.
July 1, 2020, 6:25 PM
Mother duck follows officer who rescued ducklings
June 30, 2020, 7:58 PM

Woman, 72, gored multiple times by bison after getting too close taking pictures

A 72-year-old woman was gored multiple times by a bison in Yellowstone National Park after trying to get a close up picture of the animal.
June 30, 2020, 7:58 PM
Woman, 72, gored multiple times by bison after getting too close taking pictures
June 30, 2020, 5:43 PM

Bear cubs play fight on deck of Tennessee log cabin

Pair of bear cubs used a vacationing family's log cabin deck for some play fighting in Gatlinburg.
June 30, 2020, 5:43 PM
Bear cubs play fight on deck of Tennessee log cabin
June 30, 2020, 5:43 PM

Marmot released back into the wild

Colorado Parks and Wildlife released a marmot back into the wild at a state park after it was found in the garage of a home in the area.
June 30, 2020, 5:43 PM
Marmot released back into the wild
June 29, 2020, 10:36 PM

Zebra takes a tumble at zoo

A zerba took a tumble while playing with a ball at the Denver zoo.
June 29, 2020, 10:36 PM
Zebra takes a tumble at zoo
June 29, 2020, 9:33 PM

Kangaroos bounce through suburban neighborhood

A mob of kangaroos is caught on camera bouncing through a suburban Australian neighborhood.
June 29, 2020, 9:33 PM
Kangaroos bounce through suburban neighborhood
June 29, 2020, 9:33 PM

Whales breach in front of delighted whale watchers

A mother gets a birthday present to remember when whales breach spectacularly near her whale-watching boat.
June 29, 2020, 9:33 PM
Whales breach in front of delighted whale watchers
June 29, 2020, 12:35 PM

Diver gets up-close with whale

A diver got some face time with a dwarf minke whale on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The whale was the first one that had been seen this season.
June 29, 2020, 12:35 PM
Diver gets up-close with whale
June 29, 2020, 12:32 AM

Bear takes dip in 300-gallon tub

Takoda, a 400-pound black bear living in Oregon Zoo, enjoyed a refreshing dip in his wading pool.
June 29, 2020, 12:32 AM
Bear takes dip in 300-gallon tub
June 29, 2020, 12:32 AM

Cheetah feels comfortable with zookeepers

Although cheetahs are not usually relaxed around humans, Gat, an 8-year-old at Smithsonian’s National Zoo was hand-raised by zoo keepers and is very comfortable in their presence.
June 29, 2020, 12:32 AM
Cheetah feels comfortable with zookeepers
June 28, 2020, 10:51 PM

Divers rescue whale caught in fishing net

Coast Guard divers saved a sperm whale that was caught in a fishing net off the coast of Lipari, Italy.
June 28, 2020, 10:51 PM
Divers rescue whale caught in fishing net
June 27, 2020, 11:21 PM

Snake bites on the rise: How to stay safe

Roughly 7,000 to 8,000 people are bitten by poisonous snakes each year. Here is how to stay safe.
June 27, 2020, 11:21 PM
Snake bites on the rise: How to stay safe
June 27, 2020, 10:30 AM

Baby elephant explores enclosure

A newborn elephant named Leev Ma Rie explored her enclosure at the Cologne Zoo in Germany.
June 27, 2020, 10:30 AM
Baby elephant explores enclosure
June 27, 2020, 10:30 AM

Koala joey enjoys her 1st eucalyptus leaf

Australian Reptile Park shared the footage of a koala joey tasting her first-ever eucalyptus leaf and wrote, “It’s safe to say she loved it.”
June 27, 2020, 10:30 AM
Koala joey enjoys her 1st eucalyptus leaf
June 26, 2020, 4:08 PM

Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain

Firefighters in Ottowa, Canada, released the group of ducklings into a nearby pond where their mother was waiting.
June 26, 2020, 4:08 PM
Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain
June 25, 2020, 6:13 PM

Mother bear climbs into car as cubs watch

A bear, while being watched by her two cubs, clambered into a car via the passenger side window outside a home in Alaska.
June 25, 2020, 6:13 PM
Mother bear climbs into car as cubs watch
June 25, 2020, 6:11 PM

Officers give a final pat to highway patrol K-9 diagnosed with terminal illness

Law enforcement officers bid a Missouri State Highway Patrol K-9 officer an emotional farewell after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
June 25, 2020, 6:11 PM
Officers give a final pat to highway patrol K-9 diagnosed with terminal illness
June 25, 2020, 6:07 PM

Kayaker gets up close with dolphins

A woman captured an encounter with a large pod of dolphins surfacing around her kayak off the coast of Australia.
June 25, 2020, 6:07 PM
Kayaker gets up close with dolphins
June 23, 2020, 8:20 PM

Zoo in Tokyo reopens

Hundreds of people visited the Ueno Zoo after it reopened for the first time since February, when it closed due to the coronavirus.
June 23, 2020, 8:20 PM
Zoo in Tokyo reopens
June 23, 2020, 8:19 PM

Deer gets rescued from Detroit river

The Windsor Police Service Marine Unit helped a deer get to safety after it was seen swimming in the Detroit River near Windsor, Ontario.
June 23, 2020, 8:19 PM
Deer gets rescued from Detroit river
June 23, 2020, 7:38 PM

Baby hippo takes first swim in deep end of pool

Gloria took her first dip in the deep end of the pool at France's Beauval zoo.
June 23, 2020, 7:38 PM
Baby hippo takes first swim in deep end of pool
June 23, 2020, 10:36 AM

Pair of rare leopard cubs romp at San Diego Zoo

A pair of rare Amur leopard cubs are now in their outdoor habitat at the recently-reopened San Diego Zoo.
June 23, 2020, 10:36 AM
Pair of rare leopard cubs romp at San Diego Zoo
June 23, 2020, 4:46 AM

Baby bird makes incredible landing in little girl's hair

A Canadian dad captured the incredible moment a baby bird decided to land in his daughter’s hair.
June 23, 2020, 4:46 AM
Baby bird makes incredible landing in little girl's hair
June 22, 2020, 5:12 PM

Giant tortoises released into the wild after repopulation program

Diego, one of the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands, is likely 100 years old and has about 800 descendants.
June 22, 2020, 5:12 PM
Giant tortoises released into the wild after repopulation program
June 22, 2020, 11:35 AM

Dolphin shares a moment with dogs on a boat

A curious dolphin shared a moment with some dogs on a boat as it repeatedly peeked out of the water to get a good look at the barking pair.
June 22, 2020, 11:35 AM
Dolphin shares a moment with dogs on a boat
June 22, 2020, 3:54 AM

Horse injured, euthanized after race at Santa Anita

A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita was euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December
June 22, 2020, 3:54 AM
June 21, 2020, 11:07 PM

Colorado bear moved to rehab facility after being injured in East Canyon fire

The bear, whose feet were badly burned, is expected to make a full recovery, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
June 21, 2020, 11:07 PM
Colorado bear moved to rehab facility after being injured in East Canyon fire
June 21, 2020, 9:24 PM

Italian rescue team saves stranded dog

A search and rescue team in Italy safely returned a dog that was stranded on a cliffside.
June 21, 2020, 9:24 PM
Italian rescue team saves stranded dog
June 19, 2020, 4:10 AM

Newborn otters step out for first time at the London Zoo

Newborn otter pups Bubble and Squeak ventured outside for the first time, days before the London Zoo reopened its doors to the public. (edited)
June 19, 2020, 4:10 AM
Newborn otters step out for first time at the London Zoo
June 18, 2020, 8:50 PM

Manitoba motorist rescues deer

A Manitoba, Canada, motorist pulled his truck over and waded into waist-high water to help a deer that was struggling in the Assiniboine River.
June 18, 2020, 8:50 PM
Manitoba motorist rescues deer
June 18, 2020, 8:49 PM

Man calmly removes python from sink

A giant diamond python was removed from an Australian resident's sink.
June 18, 2020, 8:49 PM
Man calmly removes python from sink
June 18, 2020, 8:07 PM

Tundra the grizzly bear enjoys bubble bath

Tundra enjoyed a relaxing bubble bath at the Denver Zoo, cooling off on a hot summer day!
June 18, 2020, 8:07 PM
Tundra the grizzly bear enjoys bubble bath
June 18, 2020, 4:05 AM

Giant tortoises released into wild after breeding program

A group of giant tortoises that rescued their species from extinction were released into the wild in the Galapagos Islands after the program's success.
June 18, 2020, 4:05 AM
Giant tortoises released into wild after breeding program
June 17, 2020, 6:21 PM

'Guard alpaca' confronts police

Police officers in Australia were confronted by a territorial alpaca while serving a warrant.
June 17, 2020, 6:21 PM
'Guard alpaca' confronts police
June 17, 2020, 6:19 PM

Determined squirrel fails to climb greased bird feeder

The New Hampshire woman who posted this video to Facebook says she greased the pole in her backyard in order to prevent squirrels like this one from feasting on her bird feeder.
June 17, 2020, 6:19 PM
Determined squirrel fails to climb greased bird feeder
June 16, 2020, 12:35 PM

Baboon enjoys bite to eat

This baboon enjoyed a take-out meal from a car window as it shared a bag of nuts with one generous driver.
June 16, 2020, 12:35 PM
Baboon enjoys bite to eat
June 16, 2020, 12:34 PM

Jorge the llama celebrates his birthday at the Denver Zoo

He shared a cake with his friend Fernando.
June 16, 2020, 12:34 PM
Jorge the llama celebrates his birthday at the Denver Zoo