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June 19, 2024 at 4:58 AM

Baby moose trapped in a lake is saved by Alaska man and police as its worried mom watches

An Alaska man and two police officers have joined forces to rescue a baby moose that got stuck between a floatplane and a dock in a lake
June 19, 2024 at 4:58 AM
In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)
June 15, 2024 at 12:44 PM

Yellowstone visitors hope to catch a glimpse of rare white buffalo

The recent appearance of a rare white bison calf has excited wildlife watchers in Yellowstone National Park
June 15, 2024 at 12:44 PM
Bison are seen crossing a road in Yellowstone National Park, Thursday, June 13, 2024, near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. Visitors have been trying to catch a glimpse of a rare white buffalo calf that was seen in the park earlier this month. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
June 14, 2024 at 5:56 PM

Bear destroys car’s interior after breaking into vehicle — and then takes a nap

A Canadian woman found a bear taking a nap inside the vehicle and said her husband opened the door to let the trapped animal escape. The next morning, she found the car interior slightly damaged.
June 14, 2024 at 5:56 PM
VIDEO: Bear destroys car’s interior after breaking into vehicle — and then takes a nap
June 14, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Rare twin elephants receive monks' blessings a week after their tumultuous birth

Buddhist monks in Thailand have blessed twin baby elephants, one male and the other female, a week after their rare birth came close to being a tragedy
June 14, 2024 at 3:58 PM
Mother, Chamchuri, stand with newborn elephant twins female, left, and male, right, in Ayutthaya province, hailand, Monday, June 10, 2024. Buddhist monks in Thailand on Friday blessed twin baby elephants, one male, the other female, a week after their rare birth came close to being a tragedy. (AP Photo/Nathathaida Adireksara)
June 14, 2024 at 11:23 AM

With a big kick, Bubi the elephant oracle predicts Germany to win Euro 2024 opener

There’s a new big-hitter in the world of soccer soothsayers and this one is going for a win for Germany to open the European Championship
June 14, 2024 at 11:23 AM
Elephant Bubi kicks the ball towards the goal in Starkenberg, Germany, Thursday, June 13, 2024. As an 'elephant oracle' the elephant predicts the outcome of the opening game of the European Championship, according to her, Germany will win. The animal from the Starkenberg elephant reserve shoots the ball into the German goal. (David Breidert/dpa via AP)
June 13, 2024 at 11:10 PM

Zoo in Tennessee blames squeezable food pouch for beloved antelope's death

A zoo in Tennessee says an antelope choked on a squeezable food pouch and died over the weekend
June 13, 2024 at 11:10 PM
This undated photo, provided by Brights Zoo, shows a sitatunga named Leif in his enclosure at Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee. The zoo said that Leif died Satuday, June 8, 2024, after choking on a squeezable food pouch. (Brights Zoo via AP)
June 13, 2024 at 6:56 PM

Unique group of polar bears on the brink of extinction?

Researchers say prolonged ice-free periods are a major factor in limiting polar bears' food sources.
June 13, 2024 at 6:56 PM
Unique group of polar bears on the brink of extinction?
June 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM

New study says elephants have names

Scientists from Colorado State University said elephants give each other names.
June 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM
VIDEO: New study says elephants have names
June 13, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Large number of whale sightings off New England, including endangered sei whales

Scientists say a large number of whales visiting the waters off New England included an uncommon sighting of an orca eating a tuna and an unusually large group of an endangered species of whale
June 13, 2024 at 4:54 PM
This image provided by NOAA, shows a rare sei whale visiting the waters off New England on May 25, 2024. Scientists say a large number of whales is visiting the waters off New England, and the group includes an unusually high number of an endangered species. (NOAA via AP)
June 13, 2024 at 3:49 PM

This distinct polar bear population could soon go extinct: Study

A unique population of polar bears is at risk of extinction should ice-free periods continue to get longer, researchers have determined.
June 13, 2024 at 3:49 PM
Polar bear moving over thin ice.
June 13, 2024 at 5:15 AM

Puppy rescued from air duct

The 12-week-old Pekingese puppy was trapped inside the walls of its owner’s home.
June 13, 2024 at 5:15 AM
VIDEO: Puppy rescued from air duct
June 12, 2024 at 6:40 PM

Rescue crews save 12-week-old puppy who fell through townhome air vent

A 12-week-old puppy, named Archie Bean, was rescued in Douglas County, Colorado, after falling through an open air vent in a townhome.
June 12, 2024 at 6:40 PM
Incredible Puppy Rescue Caught on Camera in Colorado, Dog fell through open air vent
June 12, 2024 at 1:50 PM

Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over killing of 26 endangered rhinos

Indonesian authorities have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species
June 12, 2024 at 1:50 PM
June 11, 2024 at 12:37 PM

Rare 'miracle' elephant twins born in Thailand

Twins are rarely encountered in elephant populations, making up only 1% of births, according to Save the Elephants. Male-Female elephant twins are rarer still.
June 11, 2024 at 12:37 PM
Newborn elephant twins, a female (R) and a male (L), stand next to their mother Jamjuree at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in Ayutthaya on June 10, 2024.
June 11, 2024 at 11:44 AM

A dog helped his owner get rescued after a car crash in a remote, steep ravine

A dog has helped his owner get rescued after a car crash in a steep ravine in mountainous northeastern Oregon
June 11, 2024 at 11:44 AM
In this image provided by the Baker County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle is seen after it went into an embankment on U.S. Forest Service Road 39 on June 3, 2024, in Oregon. A dog helped his owner get rescued after the crash by traveling nearly four miles to the campsite where the man was staying with family, which alerted them that something was wrong, authorities said. (Baker County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 10, 2024 at 11:58 PM

Bull jumps fence at Oregon rodeo, injures 3

A bull at a rodeo in Oregon jumped a fence, dashed through a concession area, and ended up in a parking lot. The bull injured three people, officials said.
June 10, 2024 at 11:58 PM
VIDEO: Bull jumps fence at Oregon rodeo, injures 3
June 10, 2024 at 8:41 PM

44 horses dead, 1 person injured in massive Ohio barn fire

44 horses died and one person was seriously burned in a massive Ohio barn fire.
June 10, 2024 at 8:41 PM
The burnt barn that measured 60,000 square feet belonged to Brant Performance Horses.
June 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM

This NYC vet makes house calls. In 'Pets and the City,' she's penned a memoir full of tails

As a city kid, veterinarian Amy Attas had big dreams of roaming the countryside healing animals a la the classic “All Creatures Great and Small.”
June 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Dr. Amy Attas, left, talks with Lisa Healey about Cody Healey, an 8 year old male Maltese's, symptoms during a house call, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 10, 2024 at 6:14 PM

African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

New research shows African elephants call each other and respond to individual names, something few wild animals do
June 10, 2024 at 6:14 PM
In this undated photo, an African elephant matriarch leads her calf away from danger in northern Kenya. A new study in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates that elephants respond to individual names, one of the few animal species known to do so. (George Wittemyer via AP)
June 10, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Rodeo bull jumps over arena fence, injuring 3 people, including sheriff's deputy

The incident happened on Saturday evening at Sisters Rodeo in Oregon.
June 10, 2024 at 10:15 AM
A bull escaped the arena at Sisters Rodeo in Oregon on Saturday, June 8 and ran loose through the event grounds.
June 10, 2024 at 5:05 AM

Bull escapes ring at Oregon rodeo

Three people were injured after a bull escaped and ran around the rodeo grounds before he was eventually captured and returned to a holding pen.
June 10, 2024 at 5:05 AM
VIDEO: Bull escapes ring at Oregon rodeo
June 10, 2024 at 5:05 AM

Bull sharks spotted near Panama Beach, Florida

Officials are cautioning swimmers along the Gulf Coast after bull sharks were spotted near popular beaches and following two serious shark attacks in the area.
June 10, 2024 at 5:05 AM
VIDEO: Bull sharks spotted near Panama Beach, Florida
June 10, 2024 at 5:04 AM

Zoo shows off white lion cubs

White lion cubs at Danzoo in Pakistan have won the hearts of visitors. The all-male sextuplets represent South Asia's largest litter, according to the zoo.
June 10, 2024 at 5:04 AM
VIDEO: Zoo shows off white lion cubs
June 8, 2024 at 10:45 PM

In the doghouse: A member of Santa Fe's K-9 unit is the focus of an internal affairs investigation

As a puppy, there were high hopes for Ayke to help revive the Santa Fe Police Department's K-9 program
June 8, 2024 at 10:45 PM
June 7, 2024 at 10:15 PM

Animals at Australia zoo try viral 'Hands In' TikTok challenge

The animals at Halls Gap Zoo in Australia nailed the viral "Hands In" TikTok trend with im-paw-ssibly cute results.
June 7, 2024 at 10:15 PM
VIDEO: Animals at Australia zoo try viral 'Hands In' TikTok challenge
June 7, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Indigenous communities playing increasingly integral role in marine conservation

Scientists are increasingly turning to Indigenous communities for marine conservation, leaning toward generational and traditional practices and knowledge.
June 7, 2024 at 10:14 PM
Scientists are increasingly turning to indigenous communities for marine conservation, leaning toward generational and traditional practices and knowledge.
June 7, 2024 at 9:55 PM

Baby monkey hitches a ride on mom at Wisconsin zoo

All aboard! Footage captures a baby Japanese macaque at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin strolling in the sun with its mom and clinging to her to catch free rides around the habitat.
June 7, 2024 at 9:55 PM
VIDEO: Baby monkey hitches a ride on mom at Wisconsin zoo
June 7, 2024 at 9:25 PM

Rare 7-foot fish washed ashore on Oregon's coast garners worldwide attention

A massive rare fish thought to only live in temperate waters in the southern hemisphere has washed up on Oregon's northern coast
June 7, 2024 at 9:25 PM
This image provided by Seaside Aquarium shows a hoodwinker sunfish that washed ashore on June 3, 2024, on a beach in Gearhart, Ore. (Tiffany Boothe/Seaside Aquarium via AP)
June 6, 2024 at 9:18 PM

Woman's 2023 death was first fatal black bear attack on a human in California records, officials say

A woman found dead last year in a mountain community was the victim of the first documented fatal black bear attack on a human in California
June 6, 2024 at 9:18 PM
FILE - Homes in the city of Downieville, Calif., can be seen, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. A bear that repeatedly broke into residences and vehicles in Sierra County was killed this week after it attempted to break into a school gym, the Sierra County Sheriff's Office said. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
June 6, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Seabird populations at risk amid increased hurricanes and extreme weather: Study

Australia's category 5 hurricane in April 2023 killed over 80% of seabirds on Bedout Island.
June 6, 2024 at 3:01 PM
Remains of a deceased booby mostly buried under sediment, photographed several months after Cyclone Ilsa.
June 6, 2024 at 1:24 PM

Giant, 'flying' Joro spiders spreading on East Coast this summer: What to know

Joro spiders have been spreading in the United States for over a decade but they are not likely to make an appearance in New York yet.
June 6, 2024 at 1:24 PM
Thess Joro spiders are an invasive species to the state of Georgia.
June 6, 2024 at 1:19 PM

Family speaks out after giraffe picks up toddler in heart-stopping video

The toddler was feeding the giraffe from the back of her family’s truck.
June 6, 2024 at 1:19 PM
A giraffe picked up a toddler during a family trip to a drive-thru safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas, on June 1, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 10:29 AM

Flamingo spotted in Massachusetts in potentially unprecedented event

If verified, a recent flamingo sighting in Massachusetts would mark the first time a wild flamingo has been seen in the state, one expert said.
June 6, 2024 at 10:29 AM
A flamingo is seen in Massachusetts' Cape Cod, at Chapin Beach in Dennis, June 2, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 8:21 AM

Sea turtles interact in rare sighting off the coast of Florida

A pair of loggerhead turtles were spotted meeting up by a drone photographer off the coast of Florida.
June 6, 2024 at 8:21 AM
VIDEO: Sea turtles interact in rare sighting off the coast of Florida
June 5, 2024 at 10:34 PM

Giraffe picks up toddler at Texas safari park

Dramatic footage captured the moment a giraffe grabbed a young girl from her family's vehicle at a Texas safari park. No one was injured.
June 5, 2024 at 10:34 PM
Dramatic footage captured the moment a giraffe grabbed a young girl from her family's vehicle at a Texas safari park. No one was injured.
June 4, 2024 at 3:26 PM

Baby gorilla creates own ‘Sit and Spin’ toy at Texas zoo

An 18-month-old gorilla named Bruno was spotted spinning on a clay lid at a Texas zoo.
June 4, 2024 at 3:26 PM
VIDEO: Baby gorilla creates own ‘Sit and Spin’ toy at Texas zoo
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 AM

Historic fine levied on company after 4,000 beagles freed from research facility

After surrendering 4,000 beagles in 2022, the parent company of a Virginia dog breeding facility will pay tens of millions of dollars in fines.
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 AM
A veterinary technician carry beagles into Paw Prints Animal Hospital on Aug. 08, 2022 in Waldorf, Md. Homeward Trails has been working to find homes for 500 of the 4,000 beagles recently rescued from the Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland, Va.
June 4, 2024 at 10:40 AM

83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park: Officials

The incident happened near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake on Saturday.
June 4, 2024 at 10:40 AM
File image of a "Do not approach wildlife" danger sign and a bison behind at Yellowstone National Park.
June 1, 2024 at 12:25 AM

Rehabilitated koala released back into wild

A rehabilitated koala that was injured in a car collision was released back into the wild, surrounded by a contingent of police officers to see the marsupial off.
June 1, 2024 at 12:25 AM
VIDEO: Rehabilitated koala released back into wild
May 31, 2024 at 4:22 PM

35-year-old speaks out after grizzly bear attack: 'Insane how fast it all happens'

Shayne Patrick opens up in an ABC News exclusive interview about surviving a grizzly bear attack.
May 31, 2024 at 4:22 PM
Shayne Patrick recounts surviving a grizzly bear attack in an interview that aired on “Good Morning America,” May 30, 2024.
May 31, 2024 at 2:57 AM

210 million-year-old dinosaur species discovered in Zimbabwe

Researchers say the remains date back to the Late Triassic period.
May 31, 2024 at 2:57 AM
Musankwa sanyatiensis leg bones as they were discovered in the ground on Spurwing Island, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.
May 30, 2024 at 5:12 PM

2 new giant pandas are coming to the US. Here's where to find them

Two giant pandas will move from China to Washington, D.C. with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.
May 30, 2024 at 5:12 PM
Two-year-old female giant panda Qing Bao in her habitat at Dujiangyan Base, May 17, 2024, in Sichuan, China.
May 30, 2024 at 2:21 PM

Man details fighting off grizzly bear on honeymoon

Veteran Shayne Patrick was hiking with his wife Chloe on their honeymoon in the Grand Tetons when they split up on the path and he encountered a mama grizzly bear and her cub.
May 30, 2024 at 2:21 PM
VIDEO: Man details fighting off grizzly bear on honeymoon
May 30, 2024 at 1:51 PM

‘The pandas are coming back!’

After six months without its key attraction, The National Zoo has announced that pandas will be returning by the end of the year. ABC News' Danny New reports.
May 30, 2024 at 1:51 PM
VIDEO:  ‘The pandas are coming back!’
May 30, 2024 at 11:43 AM

Goat with cerebellar hyperplasia learns to run with custom wheelchair

Meet Silverado, the speedy goat who’s thriving thanks to his new custom wheelchair!
May 30, 2024 at 11:43 AM
VIDEO: Goat with cerebellar hyperplasia learns to run with custom wheelchair
May 30, 2024 at 12:01 AM

Giant pandas are returning to the DC National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo has announced that China has promised to send a pair of pandas as part of the longstanding agreement. The zoo returned its previous pandas about six months ago.
May 30, 2024 at 12:01 AM
VIDEO: Giant pandas are returning to the DC National Zoo
May 29, 2024 at 9:58 PM

Adorable new pandas arriving at the National Zoo from China

Meet Bao Li and Qing Bao, the 2-year-old pandas arriving soon at the National Zoo.
May 29, 2024 at 9:58 PM
Meet Bao Li and Qing Bao, the 2-year-old pandas arriving soon at the National Zoo.
May 29, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Scientists believe aggressive orca behavior may just be playful teenagers

After years of mystery surrounding “aggressive” tendencies portrayed by killer whales, scientists claim in a new report that this might be “part of the normal social behavior of the orcas.”
May 29, 2024 at 2:56 PM
VIDEO: Scientists believe aggressive orca behavior may just be playful teenagers
1 month ago

Shiba Inu that inspired 'Doge' meme dies: 'Kabosu crossed the rainbow bridge'

Kabosu, the viral dog behind the "Doge" meme and DogeCoin, has died, according to her owner.
1 month ago
Representation of Dogecoin cryptocurrency is seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on Jan. 29, 2023.
1 month ago

Newborn orangutan’s new name revealed

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are finally revealing the name of the baby girl Bornean orangutan born in captivity on April 13.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Newborn orangutan’s new name revealed