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Deer run wild in the streets of Michigan city

With a stay-at-home order in effect, the animals seem to have taken back the streets in at least one Grand Rapids neighborhood.
April 7, 2020, 5:24 AM
Deer run wild in the streets of Michigan city

Israeli zoo welcomes newborns

Israel's safari zoo welcomed a newborn baboon and a baby elephant during its closure to visitors in the wake of COVID-19.
April 6, 2020, 11:02 PM
Israeli zoo welcomes newborns

Kittens explore Georgia Aquarium

Kittens from the Atlanta Humane Society went on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium while the aquarium is closed to the general public.
April 6, 2020, 11:02 PM
Kittens explore Georgia Aquarium

Porcupine goes on zoo adventure during coronavirus closure

A porcupine at Oregon Zoo is getting to meet several of its neighbors during its daily walks during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 6, 2020, 1:05 PM
Porcupine goes on zoo adventure during coronavirus closure

Giant Panda attempts to climb

Ru Yi stretched to climb into a barrel strung on a rope at the Moscow Zoo, which is currently closed.
April 3, 2020, 8:43 PM
Giant Panda attempts to climb

Alligator takes stroll to empty South Carolina mall

A South Carolina resident filmed an alligator casually taking a trip to a vacant mall as it is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 2, 2020, 9:57 PM
Alligator takes stroll to empty South Carolina mall

Orangutans and otters play in Belgian zoo

A family of orangutans playfully chased small-clawed otters at a zoo in Belgium.
April 2, 2020, 5:35 PM
Orangutans and otters play in Belgian zoo

Penguin takes adorable field trip in an aquarium to see beluga whales

They are practically waving at each other through the glass.
April 1, 2020, 9:09 PM
Penguin takes adorable field trip in an aquarium to see beluga whales

These cute cheetah babies explored Busch Gardens

5-month-old cheetahs Chase and Dash got to explore Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay while the park is closed.
March 31, 2020, 11:45 PM
These cute cheetah babies explored Busch Gardens

4-week-old rhino rolls around Denver Zoo

The zoo released footage of the calf as part of its “closed but still caring” campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020, 4:06 PM
4-week-old rhino rolls around Denver Zoo

Orangutan helps keep zoo sanitized amid COVID-19 outbreak

This orangutan grabbed a sponge and helped keep Perth Zoo sanitized as the COVID-19 pandemic spread in Australia. The country has over 2,300 confirmed coronavirus cases.
March 26, 2020, 12:31 PM
Orangutan helps keep zoo sanitized amid COVID-19 outbreak

Fennec foxes explore empty zoo while closed to public

The zookeepers at the Chattanooga Zoo have been letting the animals have a little more fun in the empty facility while it’s closed to public.
March 25, 2020, 9:24 PM
Fennec foxes explore empty zoo while closed to public

Baby zebra alert! This foal is the distraction we needed

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its newest member.
March 25, 2020, 8:25 PM
Baby zebra alert! This foal is the distraction we needed

Cougar takes a stroll through Santiago

A young cougar was spotted roaming the streets of Santiago amid a widespread shutdown to contain the coronavirus.
March 24, 2020, 11:32 PM
Cougar takes a stroll through Santiago

Africa's mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus

As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable species: Africa's mountain gorilla
March 22, 2020, 10:21 AM
Africa's mountain gorillas also at risk for coronavirus

Watch this cat hilariously play with a toilet paper roll

This toilet paper roll cat remix is giving us hope.
March 20, 2020, 6:25 PM
Watch this cat hilariously play with a toilet paper roll

Orangutan demonstrates hand-washing

An orangutan in Indonesia is seen demonstrating how to wash its hands while in the jungle with other orangutans and staff members.
March 18, 2020, 8:19 PM
Orangutan demonstrates hand-washing

Rockhopper penguins check out other exhibits in zoo

Penguins at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium walked around visitor areas to check out other exhibits after the facility closed its doors for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 17, 2020, 4:10 AM
Rockhopper penguins check out other exhibits in zoo

Penguins take a field trip during shutdown

Waddle these penguins do during the shutdown? Explore all over their aquarium home, of course!
March 16, 2020, 6:05 PM
Penguins take a field trip during shutdown

Extraordinary Earth: Here's how harp seal pups rely on ice floes in northwest Atlantic

Climate change is affecting how these harp seal pups live.
March 16, 2020, 3:26 AM
Extraordinary Earth: These harp seal pups rely on ice floes in northwest Atlantic

Mexico: Monarch butterflies drop 53% in wintering area

Mexican officials say the number of monarch butterflies at their winter resting grounds decreased about 53% this year
March 14, 2020, 12:24 PM
Monarch butterflies drop 53% in wintering area, Mexico says

This 1-eared 'unicorn' dog is stealing our hearts

Meet the 12-week-old golden retriever who has one ear on the top of her head.
March 13, 2020, 5:42 AM
This 1-eared 'unicorn' dog is stealing our hearts

This one-eared 'unicorn' dog is stealing our hearts

Meet the 12-week-old golden retriever who has one ear on the top of her head.
1 month ago
This one-eared 'unicorn' dog is stealing our hearts

Rare glimpse at harp seal pups in Canada

National Geographic and “GMA” take a close look at the stunning ice floe where harp seals have their pups 100 miles north of Prince Edward Island.
1 month ago
Rare glimpse at harp seal pups in Canada

Dolphins and sea lions dive through schools of fish

Underwater footage recorded by Blake Hill, a whale watcher, shows dolphins and sea lions swooping through schools of fish near Oceanside, California.
1 month ago
Dolphins and sea lions dive through schools of fish

Tiger enjoys new perfume-scented hay

Denver Zoo's Amur tiger, Nikita, enjoyed the new smell in the hay after a scent enrichment.
1 month ago
Tiger enjoys new perfume-scented hay

Baby rhino plays with mother at Denver Zoo

The one-horned rhino calf ran circles around its mother.
1 month ago
Baby rhino plays with mother at Denver Zoo

Merrick the dog finally has a forever home

A huge social media campaign was launched to find Merrick's new owner and it got the attention of Jordan Nussbaum, who says he and Merrick hit it off immediately.
1 month ago
Merrick the dog finally has a forever home

Man snorkels with group of sharks

Drone footage captured in the Maldives shows a snorkeler drifting into a group of harmless nurse sharks.
1 month ago
Man snorkels with group of sharks

Lemon shark cozies up with Florida conservationist

James Abernethy, who hosts shark expeditions, calmly rubbed the shark’s snout as other sharks swam by.
1 month ago
Lemon shark cozies up with Florida conservationist

Goat enjoys birthday lollipop

The goat, MaDolly, celebrated her first birthday by wearing a festive party hat.
1 month ago
Goat enjoys birthday lollipop

Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

Authorities in Ohio have seized an alligator that was being kept in the basement of a home
1 month ago
Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

‘GMA’ Hot List: Fiona the hippo celebrates her 3rd birthday

Plus, “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell talks about which personality trait he and his character on the show have in common.
1 month ago
‘GMA’ Hot List: Fiona the hippo celebrates her 3rd birthday

Fiona the hippo makes a huge splash at Cincinnati Zoo

The hippo who was born six-weeks premature recently celebrated her third birthday at the Cincinnati Zoo alongside her mom Bibi.
1 month ago
Fiona the hippo makes a huge splash at Cincinnati Zoo

Yellowstone begins bison captures as it seeks to cull herd

Yellowstone National Park has started capturing bison migrating outside the park and will hold them for possible slaughter as part of a population reduction program
1 month ago

Rescued California sea lions now at Hawaii aquatic park

Two sea lions rescued off the coast of California are making their debut at a new home in a Hawaii aquatic park
1 month ago
Rescued California sea lions now at Hawaii aquatic park

Help 'GMA' name the San Diego Zoo's new baby hippo

The San Diego Zoo is teaming up with “Good Morning America” to help name the newest addition to their zoo family —a baby hippopotamus.
1 month ago
Help 'GMA' name the San Diego Zoo's new baby hippo

Polar bear cub takes first steps outdoors

A polar bear cub at the Copenhagen Zoo has taken its first tentative steps outside its feeding cave.
1 month ago
Polar bear cub takes first steps outdoors

Prague Zoo celebrates arrival of mantled guereza

The Prague Zoo celebrated the arrival of a mantled guereza, a West African monkey, cuddling with its elders, who raise their newborns as a group.
1 month ago
Prague Zoo celebrates arrival of mantled guereza

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.
1 month ago
Dog joins 3-year-old during timeout in sweetest viral photo

Wolf pack wanders close to family cabin

A family looked on in awe as a wolf pack wandered by their cabin in Quebec.
1 month ago
Wolf pack wanders close to family cabin

Boy sews bow ties in adorable effort to help shelter animals get adopted

Darius Brown, 13, is helping shelter dogs and cats get adopted one homemade bow tie at a time.
1 month ago
Boy sews bow ties in adorable effort to help shelter animals get adopted

This kitty loves a good massage

Cindy Gibb O'Leary‎ discovered her cat Pumba loves massages even more than treats.
1 month ago
This kitty loves a good massage

Lion cub born 2 months ago at Ukraine zoo

A female lion cub named Leila born two months ago in a zoo in eastern Ukraine has not yet made her debut to visitors.
1 month ago
Lion cub born 2 months ago at Ukraine zoo

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos

An estimated 80 hippopotamuses, perhaps more, live around the Rio Magdalena.
1 month ago

2 cheetah cubs born via IVF for 1st time

Two cheetah cubs have been born via in vitro fertilization to a surrogate mother for the first time ever at the Columbus Zoo.
1 month ago
2 cheetah cubs born via IVF for 1st time

In NYC's Central Park, rangers rush to save rare duck with injured beak

The race is on to find a rare duck who was spotted in Central Park this weekend with a piece of plastic stuck in its beak.
1 month ago
Race is on in NYC to save rare duck with plastic stuck in its beak

Kayaking group finds itself surrounded by breaching whales

One kayaker called the experience terrifying yet epic; the group's dog, Harley, was not as amused.
1 month ago
Kayaking group finds itself surrounded by breaching whales

Sea lion returned to water after traveling on Washington roadway

The 600-pound pinniped was returned to the Columbia River after traversing a “significant distance from water,” according to local officials.
1 month ago
Sea lion returned to water after traveling on Washington roadway

Sea lion found off the beaten path in Washington wilderness, returned to water

Cowlitz County Deputies responded to a sea lion in the roadway, far from its normal waters outside Castle Rock, Washington.
1 month ago
600-pound sea lion rescued after wandering into woods