Animals
Follow the latest Animals news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
September 29, 2022, 5:24 PM

How this farm mom kept her animals safe during Hurricane Ian

While many used TikTok to share storm updates, Stephanie Moratto documented how she kept her farm animals safe during the hurricane.
September 29, 2022, 5:24 PM
How this farm mom kept her animals safe during Hurricane Ian
September 29, 2022, 6:11 AM

Mountain lion mesmerized by swaying swing

Trail camera footage captured a big cat being entertained by a swaying swing -- just like any other cat.
September 29, 2022, 6:11 AM
Mountain lion mesmerized by swaying swing
September 28, 2022, 3:55 PM

Fish fossil catch from China includes oldest teeth ever

Researchers in China have found a major catch of fish fossils, including the oldest teeth from any species
September 28, 2022, 3:55 PM
September 28, 2022, 12:40 PM

Mountain lion attacks 7-year-old boy from behind in park

A 7-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked from behind by an aggressive mountain lion while walking through a state park, authorities say.
September 28, 2022, 12:40 PM
Mountain lion attacks 7-year-old boy from behind in park
September 26, 2022, 10:11 PM

Humpback whales give boaters show of a lifetime

A fishing trip turned into an amazing whale encounter as a stunning breach stopped this family in its tracks.
September 26, 2022, 10:11 PM
Humpback whales give boaters show of a lifetime
September 26, 2022, 6:27 AM

Bison herd rumbles past tourists, shakes bridge in Yellowstone

These bison stayed in their lane, avoiding oncoming traffic, as they made their way across a bridge over the Yellowstone River in Wyoming.
September 26, 2022, 6:27 AM
Bison herd rumbles past tourists, shakes bridge in Yellowstone
September 26, 2022, 2:59 AM

Baby gibbon gets a workout at Dallas Zoo

This baby gibbon has some pretty impressive pullup skills.
September 26, 2022, 2:59 AM
Baby gibbon gets a workout at Dallas Zoo
September 24, 2022, 11:41 AM

Dog rescued after being thrown off bridge from moving car in plastic container, police say

A dog is lucky to be alive after she was allegedly thrown off of a bridge from a moving car while in a plastic container.
September 24, 2022, 11:41 AM
Dog rescued after being thrown off bridge from moving car in plastic container
September 22, 2022, 10:48 PM

9-year-old boy seriously injured in bear attack while hunting in Alaska: Troopers

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured in a bear attack while hunting moose in Alaska, authorities said.
September 22, 2022, 10:48 PM
9-year-old seriously injured in bear attack: Troopers
September 22, 2022, 12:43 AM

Around 200 stranded whales die in pounding surf in Australia

A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 are still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday
September 22, 2022, 12:43 AM
Some 230 whales beached in Tasmania; rescue efforts underway
September 21, 2022, 9:12 PM

Diver gets up close and personal with seal

A sweet seal got very up close and personal with a diver off the coast of northeast England.
September 21, 2022, 9:12 PM
Diver gets up close and personal with seal
September 21, 2022, 4:30 PM

Fishermen appeal judge ruling that protects endangered whale

The state of Maine and a fishing group are appealing a federal judge’s decision that new rules intended to protect endangered whales must stand
September 21, 2022, 4:30 PM
Fishermen appeal judge ruling that protects endangered whale
September 21, 2022, 4:29 PM

Climate-fueled wildfires worsen danger for struggling fish

After a wildfire roared through northern New Mexico this summer, state and federal biologists rescued scores of Rio Grande cutthroat trout from a small stream
September 21, 2022, 4:29 PM
Climate-fueled wildfires worsen danger for struggling fish
September 21, 2022, 9:00 AM

Lucky whale watchers treated to a show off California coast

A group of whale watchers got quite a show as a blue whale breached the surface off the coast of San Diego.
September 21, 2022, 9:00 AM
Lucky whale watchers treated to a show off California coast
September 21, 2022, 4:15 AM

Hawk swoops in for attack on drone

A hawk damaged a drone with a mid-air attack in West Virginia.
September 21, 2022, 4:15 AM
Hawk swoops in for attack on drone
September 19, 2022, 3:22 AM

17 cats dead in Los Angeles strip mall fire

A massive fire broke out at a strip mall in Palms, Los Angeles, which included CatPlaceLA, a boarding facility for pets.
September 19, 2022, 3:22 AM
17 cats dead in Los Angeles strip mall fire
September 17, 2022, 12:03 PM

Cheetahs make a comeback in India after 70 years

Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released eight cats that were transported from Namibia to their new home: a national park in the heart of India
September 17, 2022, 12:03 PM
Cheetahs make a comeback in India after 70 years
September 16, 2022, 2:55 AM

Otter pup, gibbon hang out at Illinois zoo

An otter pup seemed very eager to cross the species divide in its habitat shared with white-cheeked gibbons at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago.
September 16, 2022, 2:55 AM
Otter pup, gibbon hang out at Illinois zoo
September 14, 2022, 10:38 PM

Massive alligator captured in Texas neighborhood

A massive, 400-pound alligator roaming around a Texas neighborhood was safely captured and hoisted into the back of a pickup truck and the gator is to be transported to a sanctuary, officials said.
September 14, 2022, 10:38 PM
Massive alligator captured in Texas neighborhood
September 13, 2022, 8:50 PM

Bear cubs have friendly tussle near Lake Tahoe

These bear cubs were caught on camera having a friendly tussle near Lake Tahoe, California.
September 13, 2022, 8:50 PM
Bear cubs have friendly tussle near Lake Tahoe
September 13, 2022, 12:13 PM

Australian man killed by kangaroo in rare fatal attack

A man who may have been keeping a wild kangaroo as a pet has been killed by the animal in southwest Australia
September 13, 2022, 12:13 PM
September 13, 2022, 2:38 AM

Endangered status sought for snail near Nevada lithium mine

Conservationists are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for a tiny Nevada snail half the size of a pea that is known to exist only in high-desert springs around a huge lithium mine planned near the Oregon state line
September 13, 2022, 2:38 AM
September 12, 2022, 10:02 PM

Whale watchers treated to 'kiss' from friendly humpback

These lucky whale watchers experienced an up-close encounter with three friendly humpbacks off the Southern California coast, with one of the creatures appearing to give their boat a "kiss."
September 12, 2022, 10:02 PM
Whale watchers treated to 'kiss' from friendly humpback
September 11, 2022, 10:55 PM

Raccoon caught hanging out on back porch

A Philadelphia woman was surprised to find a raccoon getting cozy in the hammock on her back porch.
September 11, 2022, 10:55 PM
Raccoon caught hanging out on back porch
September 9, 2022, 2:26 AM

Fruit bat gets the best head massage

This fruit bat is the epitome of complete relaxation.
September 9, 2022, 2:26 AM
Fruit bat gets the best head massage
September 9, 2022, 2:25 AM

Police horse recovering after being struck by drunk driver

This is the second time Elton the horse has been hit by a car.
September 9, 2022, 2:25 AM
Police horse recovering after being struck by drunk driver
September 9, 2022, 1:41 AM

Baby sloth, mother reunite after being evacuated from Bolivia wildfire

A baby sloth is back with its mother after the pair were separated after being rescued from wildfires in Bolivia.
September 9, 2022, 1:41 AM
Baby sloth, mother reunite after being evacuated from Bolivia wildfire
September 8, 2022, 3:12 PM

Police horse recovering after being struck by drunk driver for second time in career

A 19-year-old police horse named Elton is recovering after he was hit by a drunk driver while on patrol -- the second such incident in the veteran’s career on the force.
September 8, 2022, 3:12 PM
Police horse recovering after being struck by drunk driver for second time in career
September 7, 2022, 10:18 PM

Fiona the hippo chased by new baby brother Fritz

New baby hippo Fritz chased his big sister Fiona around their habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo in what looks like an adorable game of tag.
September 7, 2022, 10:18 PM
Fiona the hippo chased by new baby brother Fritz
1 month ago

Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitat

Authorities say a wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt
1 month ago
Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitat
1 month ago

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Three bottlenose dolphins have been released into the open sea in Indonesia after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists
1 month ago
3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary
1 month ago

Deaf dog is rescued after falling 100 feet into a ravine

A deaf 8-year-old Australian shepherd named Hobo was rescued after he fell 100 feet into a ravine.
1 month ago
Deaf dog is rescued after falling 100 feet into a ravine
1 month ago

Rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Three bottlenose dolphins have been released into the open sea in Indonesia after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists
1 month ago
1 month ago

All 4,000 beagles now rescued from breeding facility under federal investigation

After nearly two months of work, an animal rescue agency said it removed hundreds of dogs from a research facility that was under federal investigation.
1 month ago
All 4,000 beagles now rescued from breeding facility under federal investigation
1 month ago

Deaf dog named Hobo falls 100 feet into ravine, has life saved by 5 rescuers in hourslong rescue

Hobo, a deaf 8-year-old Australian Shepherd, is going to be kept on a very short leash after surviving a 100 foot fall and an hourslong rescue to save his life.
1 month ago
Deaf dog falls 100 feet into ravine, has life saved in hourslong rescue
1 month ago

Bear is no match for Utah trash bins

This bear in Utah really gave it everything it had to try and get into one of these garbage bins, to no avail.
1 month ago
Bear is no match for Utah trash bins
1 month ago

Bear takes a dip to cool off in California lake

A fishing guide on a lake in California thought he saw a floating log—turns out, it was a bear.
1 month ago
Bear takes a dip to cool off in California lake
1 month ago

Snake catcher removes 2 pythons from ceiling

An electrician spotted not one, but two carpet pythons in the ceiling of a home—a sight that he said "scared the living daylights" out of him.
1 month ago
Snake catcher removes 2 pythons from ceiling
1 month ago

Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected

Bird flu has returned to the Midwest earlier than authorities expected after a lull of several months
1 month ago
Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected
1 month ago

Lamb lucky to be alive after being found sick in a field

Rescuers weren’t sure if Lucky would survive but he fought hard and proved everyone wrong.
1 month ago
Lamb lucky to be alive after being found sick in a field
1 month ago

Penguin outfitted with orthopedic footwear

A penguin at the San Diego Zoo has lesions on his feet due to a chronic condition known as bumblefoot. So an organization created orthopedic footwear for him.
1 month ago
Penguin outfitted with orthopedic footwear
1 month ago

Bull escapes pen during rodeo

A crowd panicked as a bull ran loose during a rodeo. Watch how they got it back into its pen.
1 month ago
Bull escapes pen during rodeo
1 month ago

San Diego Zoo penguin fitted with orthopedic footwear

A member of the San Diego Zoo’s African penguin colony has been fitted with orthopedic footwear to help it deal with a degenerative foot condition
1 month ago
San Diego Zoo penguin fitted with orthopedic footwear
1 month ago

Goats munch on deputy's paperwork

A sheriff's deputy got himself into a bad situation when he found some unexpected visitors in his vehicle, one of them munching on his paperwork.
1 month ago
Goats munch on deputy's paperwork
1 month ago

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

He was drowning in a tidal pool on Thailand's shore when fishermen found him.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

The sick and weakened dolphin calf was drowning in a tidal pool on Thailand's shore when fishermen found him
1 month ago
Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands
1 month ago

San Diego Zoo welcomes male baby rhino

The successful birth of the baby white rhino shows his mother, Livia, could potentially serve as a surrogate mother to a northern white rhino embryo.
1 month ago
San Diego Zoo welcomes male baby rhino
1 month ago

Why a bald eagle was seen traveling through a North Carolina airport this week

The bird was traveling back home to St. Louis after helping welcome new freshmen at a university.
1 month ago
Bald eagle spotted going through airport security
1 month ago

London Zoo animals get measured at annual weigh-in

Camels, monkeys and penguins were among the creatures coaxed onto the scales at the London Zoo for their annual check-up for weight and size.
1 month ago
London Zoo animals get measured at annual weigh-in
1 month ago

Panda celebrates Sweet 16 with special birthday treats

This birthday bear couldn't get enough of her tasty treats.
1 month ago
Panda celebrates Sweet 16 with special birthday treats