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February 1, 2023, 2:00 PM

Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival

A pioneering campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys in Brazil against yellow fever may help save the beloved golden lion tamarins from extinction
February 1, 2023, 2:00 PM
February 1, 2023, 12:38 PM

Timeline: String of suspicious incidents under investigation at Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo has been struck by a string of suspicious incidents in recent weeks that are under criminal investigation.
February 1, 2023, 12:38 PM
Timeline: String of suspicious incidents under investigation at Dallas Zoo
February 1, 2023, 3:23 AM

Coyotes in Idaho chasing skiers, 1 woman bitten: Officials

Idaho Fish and Game officials are hunting for answers about why coyotes have been chasing skiers at a resort, even biting one person.
February 1, 2023, 3:23 AM
Coyotes in Idaho chasing skiers, 1 woman bitten: Officials
February 1, 2023, 1:07 AM

2 monkeys missing from Dallas Zoo

Authorities in Dallas are asking for help in locating two missing tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo
February 1, 2023, 1:07 AM
2 monkeys missing from Dallas Zoo
January 30, 2023, 12:19 PM

Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully captured

South African animal welfare officials have successfully sedated and captured a tiger that was spotted roaming a residential area to the east of the capital Johannesburg
January 30, 2023, 12:19 PM
Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully captured
January 29, 2023, 12:21 AM

2nd mountain lion near Los Angeles dies, a month after death of famous cougar

Another mountain lion near Los Angeles has died, over a month after P-22, a beloved local mountain lion who spurred conservation efforts was euthanized.
January 29, 2023, 12:21 AM
Mountain lion P-81 found dead after likely being hit by vehicle
January 27, 2023, 12:54 AM

Polar bear slides down snowy hill

Snowflake the polar bear is very excited about the fresh snowfall at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.
January 27, 2023, 12:54 AM
Polar bear slides down snowy hill
January 26, 2023, 9:09 PM

US moves to protect Minnesota wilderness from planned mine

The Biden administration has moved to protect the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota from future mining
January 26, 2023, 9:09 PM
January 26, 2023, 4:31 PM

Joey peeks from mother's pouch

After six months developing in its mother's pouch, a rare tree kangaroo joey is beginning to peek outside at its home in the Chester Zoo.
January 26, 2023, 4:31 PM
Joey peeks from mother's pouch
January 26, 2023, 3:11 PM

Sacramento Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Newborn giraffe calf soaks up the motherly love after joining the herd at Sacramento Zoo.
January 26, 2023, 3:11 PM
Sacramento Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
January 26, 2023, 1:26 AM

Baby gorilla stands up for 1st time with mom's help

Bruno, a nearly three-month-old gorilla born at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas, is seen standing up for the first time—with a helping hand from mom.
January 26, 2023, 1:26 AM
Baby gorilla stands up for 1st time with mom's help
January 25, 2023, 11:54 PM

Elephant seal interrupts business on Australia pier

A large elephant seal in Australia is causing a stir, closing off a pier to locals, tourists and preventing a dog owner from taking her dogs on their usual walking path.
January 25, 2023, 11:54 PM
Elephant seal interrupts business on Australia pier
January 25, 2023, 10:40 PM

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints
January 25, 2023, 10:40 PM
January 24, 2023, 6:53 PM

Bill banning sale of kangaroo parts introduced in Oregon

A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature
January 24, 2023, 6:53 PM
January 24, 2023, 12:53 AM

Boaters rescue entangled sea turtle

A group of boaters rescued a sea turtle entangled off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico by cutting away the tightly wound netting and releasing it back into the ocean.
January 24, 2023, 12:53 AM
Boaters rescue entangled sea turtle
January 23, 2023, 7:54 PM

Feds deny emergency call to slow ships, ease whale strikes

The U.S. government has denied a request from a group of environmental organizations to immediately apply proposed ship-speed restrictions in an effort to save a vanishing species of whale
January 23, 2023, 7:54 PM
January 23, 2023, 7:31 PM

Thirsty koala cozies up next to decorative doppelgänger

An Australian family received an unexpected visitor in their backyard: a thirsty koala nestled up next to its decorative doppelgänger.
January 23, 2023, 7:31 PM
Thirsty koala cozies up next to decorative doppelgänger
January 23, 2023, 3:31 PM

Giant seal returns to sea after visiting Australian beach town

An enormous seal was spotted roaming around an Australian beach town, visiting a local gas station and surprising bystanders, before returning to the sea.
January 23, 2023, 3:31 PM
Giant seal returns to sea after visiting Australian beach town
January 20, 2023, 9:53 PM

Polar bear emerged unseen from snowstorm to kill mom, son

Officials in Alaska say a mother and her 1-year-old boy were killed by a polar bear this week as she walked about 150 yards from a school to a health clinic
January 20, 2023, 9:53 PM
January 20, 2023, 9:08 PM

Rare attack in Alaska renews interest in polar bear patrols

A polar bear attack that killed a mother and her 1-year-old son in far western Alaska this week underscores the risks of living alongside the world's largest land carnivores and has renewed interest in prevention programs known as bear patrols
January 20, 2023, 9:08 PM
Rare attack in Alaska renews interest in polar bear patrols
January 20, 2023, 7:24 PM

Meet the 23-year-old chihuahua who was named the world's oldest dog

Guinness World Records has named Spike, a 23-year-old dog, the oldest living dog.
January 20, 2023, 7:24 PM
Meet the 23-year-old chihuahua who was named the world's oldest dog
January 19, 2023, 8:09 PM

Baby elephant stumbles across road

TRY, TRY AGAIN: A cute baby elephant stumbled and stepped back-and-forth across a road at a South African park as it practiced its charging skills.
January 19, 2023, 8:09 PM
Baby elephant stumbles across road
January 19, 2023, 8:21 AM

Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son after rampage through remote Alaska village

A polar bear chased down and killed a woman and her 1-year-old son when it entered a remote village in Alaska before it was shot by a resident.
January 19, 2023, 8:21 AM
Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son after rampage through remote Alaska village
January 19, 2023, 2:49 AM

Feds: Offshore wind not to blame for East Coast whale deaths

Federal environmental and energy officials say there is no evidence that work done by the offshore wind power industry is killing whales in the northeastern U.S. On Wednesday, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Bureau of...
January 19, 2023, 2:49 AM
January 19, 2023, 1:06 AM

Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son in Alaskan village

A polar bear killed a 24-year-old woman and her 1-year-old son in an Alaskan village Tuesday before being shot.
January 19, 2023, 1:06 AM
Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son in Alaskan village
January 18, 2023, 3:33 PM

Polar bear kills woman and young boy in remote Alaskan village

The polar bear was killed by a local resident as it attacked the victims, according to authorities.
January 18, 2023, 3:33 PM
Polar bear kills woman and young boy in remote Alaskan village
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM

Polar bear kills woman, boy in remote Alaska village

Alaska State Troopers say a polar bear has attacked and killed two people in a remote western Alaska village
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM
January 18, 2023, 1:14 AM

Mini horse waits for ice cream in back seat of car at McDonald's drive-thru

A person waiting for their order at a McDonald's drive-thru was joined by an unexpected fellow customer: a small horse waiting patiently in the back seat of a car for ice cream.
January 18, 2023, 1:14 AM
Mini horse waits for ice cream in back seat of car at McDonald's drive-thru
January 17, 2023, 7:53 PM

Groups: 'No evidence' offshore wind killing whales in NJ-NY

There have been whale deaths near site preparation work for offshore wind farms.
January 17, 2023, 7:53 PM
January 17, 2023, 7:13 AM

Humpback whales breach off the coast of North Carolina

Humpback whales breached the waters near a North Carolina lighthouse—delighting onlookers boating in the area.
January 17, 2023, 7:13 AM
Humpback whales breach off the coast of North Carolina
January 15, 2023, 10:23 PM

Officials: Whale found dead in NJ likely struck by vessel

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center released preliminary results of a necropsy.
January 15, 2023, 10:23 PM
January 15, 2023, 8:23 PM

After Dallas Zoo leopard escape, cut found in monkey habitat

A similar opening was found cut at a habitat for small monkeys, police said.
January 15, 2023, 8:23 PM
January 14, 2023, 4:40 PM

Dallas Zoo's missing clouded leopard found after fence 'intentionally cut'

The Dallas Zoo found a clouded leopard that apparently escaped from its enclosure.
January 14, 2023, 4:40 PM
Dallas Zoo's missing clouded leopard found after fence 'intentionally cut'
January 14, 2023, 3:57 PM

Missing Dallas Zoo leopard found on site

A leopard on the loose at a zoo in Texas has been found safely. Now investigators are launching a criminal investigation into how the cat got loose.
January 14, 2023, 3:57 PM
Missing Dallas Zoo leopard found on site
January 12, 2023, 11:05 PM

21-foot killer whale dies on Florida coast

A giant 21-foot killer whale has died after beaching itself early Wednesday morning at the south end of Jungle Hut beach in Florida.
January 12, 2023, 11:05 PM
21-foot killer whale dies on Florida coast
January 10, 2023, 11:24 PM

Endangered Mexican wolf treks further north in New Mexico

An endangered Mexican gray wolf has roamed beyond the species’ recovery area.
January 10, 2023, 11:24 PM
January 9, 2023, 9:55 PM

Koala out for morning stroll holds up traffic

This koala out for its morning stroll had to be escorted off the road after it created a traffic jam.
January 9, 2023, 9:55 PM
Koala out for morning stroll holds up traffic
January 9, 2023, 5:08 AM

Sleepy bear spotted hibernating under family's deck

A sleepy bear was spotted hibernating under a Connecticut family's deck.
January 9, 2023, 5:08 AM
Sleepy bear spotted hibernating under family's deck
January 9, 2023, 4:59 AM

Man climbs tree to escape bull moose

A man’s evening walk didn’t go as planned after he was chased up a tree during an encounter with a bull moose in Canada.
January 9, 2023, 4:59 AM
Man climbs tree to escape bull moose
January 9, 2023, 4:22 AM

Dead endangered whale washes up on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Scientists are examining the corpse of an endangered whale that washed up on a Mississippi Gulf Coast beach
January 9, 2023, 4:22 AM
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Hunter bear bait ban proposed for Alaska national preserves

The National Park Service is proposing a rule that would prohibit bear baiting in national preserves in Alaska
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Agency proposes bear bait ban for Alaska national preserves
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Herd of elk trots through field in Oregon

A herd of elk was seen trotting through a field in Hillsboro, Oregon, set against the stunning backdrop of a sunrise.
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Herd of elk trots through field in Oregon
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Whale watchers witness birth of gray whale

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” the tour boat captain said of capturing the once-in-a-lifetime moment off the coast of Dana Point, California.
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Whale watchers witness birth of gray whale
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Bird species most at risk of extinction in US

About 70 species of birds have lost at least half of their populations in the past 50 years.
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Bird species most at risk of extinction in US
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National Bird Day: These are some of the species most at risk of extinction in the US

The majority of bird species in the U.S. face a grim future in coming decades if environmental efforts are not implemented on a larger scale.
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National Bird Day: These are some of the bird species most at risk in the US
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Dog joins 3-year-old during timeout in sweetest viral photo

Jillian Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, shared the image last month of her son Peyton and their English Mastiff, Dash, onto Facebook where it's been shared 43,000 times.
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Dog joins 3-year-old during timeout in sweetest viral photo
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13 bison dead after truck hits herd near Yellowstone park

Thirteen bison were killed or had to be euthanized after they were struck by a semi-truck involved in an accident with two other vehicles on a dark Montana highway just outside Yellowstone National Park
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13 bison dead after truck hits herd near Yellowstone park
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Buffalo residents rescue birds stuck in ice after historic winter storm

After spending 56 hours without power, a Buffalo couple ventured outside and found many birds stuck in a thick layer of ice encasing the waterfront of LaSalle Park.
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Buffalo residents rescue birds stuck in ice after winter storm
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Real snowbird in Southern California? Snowy owl to be exact

Snowbirds are a common sight in Southern California in wintertime — except when they’re actually a bird
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Buffalo residents rescue birds stuck in ice

Buffalo residents rescued 16 birds stuck in ice along LaSalle Park's waterfront after a historic winter storm swept through the region.
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Buffalo residents rescue birds stuck in ice