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Alaska's king salmon fishing industry caught in killer whale lawsuit

Alaska's king salmon, also known as Chinook, are vital to the state's rural economy but are also the primary prey for a group of starving orcas in the Salish Sea.
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Alaska's king salmon fishing industry caught in killer whale lawsuit
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Grey seal born at Brookfield Zoo

The seal pup is one of just 22 grey seals in accredited zoos in the U.S.
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Grey seal born at Brookfield Zoo
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Remembering Flaco the owl

The rare Eurasian eagle owl that had taken up residence on the island of Manhattan passed away shortly after the anniversary of his escape from the Central Park Zoo.
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Remembering Flaco the owl
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Man to plead guilty in 'killing spree' of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes

A Washington state man accused of helping kill more than 3,000 birds, including eagles, on a Montana Indian reservation then illegally selling their carcasses and feathers intends to plead guilty to federal criminal charges
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Man to plead guilty to helping kill 3,600 eagles, other birds and selling feathers
February 25, 2024 at 1:23 AM

Flaco, the escaped Central Park Zoo owl, dies

Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle owl, has died, according to Central Park Zoo.
February 25, 2024 at 1:23 AM
Flaco, the escaped Central Park Zoo owl, dies
February 24, 2024 at 2:11 AM

Tokyo dance crew hypes up senior dog marching to beat of their music

Everyone needs friends like them.
February 24, 2024 at 2:11 AM
Tokyo dance crew hypes up senior dog marching to beat of their music
February 23, 2024 at 3:43 PM

International dog show allows rescue dogs to compete

Stream “The Secret Life of Dancing Dogs,” the six-part dog-useries on Hulu and Disney+, to see which dog dancing team are crowned the winner.
February 23, 2024 at 3:43 PM
International dog show allows rescue dogs to compete
February 23, 2024 at 1:27 PM

How do whales sing? Lab experiments suggest their voice boxes have a unique feature

Whales sing loud enough that the sound travels through the ocean
February 23, 2024 at 1:27 PM
How do whales sing? Lab experiments suggest their voice boxes have a unique feature
February 22, 2024 at 10:30 PM

Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

China is again sending pandas to the United States to the delight of the San Diego Zoo, which is preparing to get a new pair by the end of summer
February 22, 2024 at 10:30 PM
February 22, 2024 at 9:19 PM

Animal rescuer's phone stolen by curious fox

A fox managed to make off with a cellphone belonging to an animal charity worker. The injured animal was later rescued and received treatment while the handset was returned to its owner.
February 22, 2024 at 9:19 PM
Animal rescuer's phone stolen by curious fox
February 22, 2024 at 3:10 AM

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

The U.S. Coast Guard is embarking on one of its most unique missions yet in Puget Sound: a pilot program to alert vessels of whale sightings
February 22, 2024 at 3:10 AM
To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle
February 21, 2024 at 10:21 AM

11 lions rescued from conflict-hit Sudan

The lions have been transferred to their new home at the LionsRock Big Cat Sanctuary in Bethlehem, South Africa.
February 21, 2024 at 10:21 AM
11 lions rescued from conflict-hit Sudan
February 21, 2024 at 12:59 AM

Cougar attacks cyclists

A cougar attacked five cyclists, including a 60year-old woman, on a Washington trail Saturday according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
February 21, 2024 at 12:59 AM
Cougar attacks cyclists
February 20, 2024 at 1:02 PM

Pack of wolves tunnel through heavy snow in China

A drone video captured the remarkable sight of a wolf pack deftly trekking through thick layers of snow by creating a tunnel in China.
February 20, 2024 at 1:02 PM
Pack of wolves tunnel through heavy snow in China
February 19, 2024 at 6:07 PM

Cyclists 'fight off' cougar, save friend being mauled: Washington Police

A group of cyclists saved a fellow rider's life by fighting off a cougar that attacked her over the weekend on a suburban Seattle trail, according to authorities.
February 19, 2024 at 6:07 PM
Cyclists 'fight off' cougar, save friend being mauled: Police
February 19, 2024 at 12:57 PM

Golden Retriever perfects her drill coming indoors after a rainy-day

Nyla plops on her side so her muddy paws can get clean!
February 19, 2024 at 12:57 PM
Golden Retriever perfects her drill coming indoors after a rainy-day
February 17, 2024 at 12:21 AM

Silverspot butterfly inching closer to extinction

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now lists the butterfly as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
February 17, 2024 at 12:21 AM
Silverspot butterfly inching closer to extinction
February 16, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Cambodia to install hundreds of wildlife cameras in an effort to restore its tiger population

Cambodia will begin installing hundreds of monitoring cameras and import four tigers from India as part of a plan to restore its tiger population
February 16, 2024 at 1:34 PM
Cambodia to install wildlife cameras in effort to restore its tiger population
February 16, 2024 at 8:38 AM

Rhinos are returned to a plateau in central Kenya, decades after poachers wiped them out

Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating as rhinos were returned to a grassy plateau that hasn’t seen them in decades
February 16, 2024 at 8:38 AM
Rhinos returned to a plateau in central Kenya, decades after poachers wiped them out
February 16, 2024 at 5:51 AM

Hungry moose checks out shopper's groceries in Costco parking lot

A shopper tried to bribe a moose with sweet potatoes in Anchorage, Alaska.
February 16, 2024 at 5:51 AM
Hungry moose checks out shopper's groceries in Costco parking lot
February 15, 2024 at 10:06 PM

11 cold-stunned sea turtles returned to Atlantic after rehabilitation in Florida

Workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida have released 11 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean
February 15, 2024 at 10:06 PM
February 14, 2024 at 11:36 PM

Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report warns

Migratory fish face the most dire threat, with 97% on the brink of extinction, the report found.
February 14, 2024 at 11:36 PM
Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report warns
February 14, 2024 at 11:16 PM

Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report warns

Approximately 44% of migratory species across the world are in population decline and more than 20% of migratory species face extinction, the U.N. reports.
February 14, 2024 at 11:16 PM
Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report warns
February 14, 2024 at 9:02 PM

At least 6 US states are considering tougher penalties for killing police dogs

Lawmakers in at least six states are considering longer prison sentences or bigger fines for harming or killing police dogs despite questions about how the animals are used and a fraught history
February 14, 2024 at 9:02 PM
February 14, 2024 at 1:01 AM

All eyes on bald eagle family as they expand nest

People around the world are watching live web camera footage of two bald eagles in the San Bernadino mountains as they prepare to become parents to three babies
February 14, 2024 at 1:01 AM
All eyes on bald eagle family as they expand nest
February 13, 2024 at 8:46 PM

Famed Kenyan lion Olobor is missing. Officials are searching for clues

Olobor is one of the Maasai Mara National Reserve's famous lions.
February 13, 2024 at 8:46 PM
Wildlife authorities continue search for famous missing Kenyan lion
February 13, 2024 at 7:42 PM

Polar bears at risk of starvation due to loss of sea ice: Study

Researchers used collar cameras to monitor the eating habits of 20 polar bears in Manitoba, Canada.
February 13, 2024 at 7:42 PM
Polar bears at risk of starvation due to loss of sea ice: Study
February 13, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Climate change and loss of sea ice putting polar bears at risk of starvation, collar cameras show

What is a day in the life of an Alaskan polar bear like? Researchers recently found out after strapping collar cameras to several bears.
February 13, 2024 at 7:33 PM
What scientists learned after strapping a collar camera to polar bears
February 13, 2024 at 12:50 PM

Rare baby white rhino born on Super Bowl Sunday at Indianapolis Zoo

Most of America’s eyes on Sunday might have been on the Super Bowl in Las Vegas but about 1,600 miles away, the Indianapolis Zoo celebrated the birth of a white rhino.
February 13, 2024 at 12:50 PM
Rare baby white rhino born on Super Bowl Sunday at Indianapolis Zoo
February 13, 2024 at 12:46 PM

Here's what happened to a man who broke a panda park's strict dietary rules

A man who threw unspecified objects into a giant panda enclosure in China has become the latest visitor to be slapped with a lifetime ban on entering the park
February 13, 2024 at 12:46 PM
Man banned from panda park for life for throwing 'objects' into an enclosure
February 13, 2024 at 3:39 AM

Elephant chased through village after escaping national park

An elephant was chased by residents of a South African village after it escaped from Kruger National Park and wandered into the settlement.
February 13, 2024 at 3:39 AM
Elephant chased through village after escaping national park
February 13, 2024 at 3:34 AM

'Dinosaur-like' alligator snapping turtle mysteriously discovered in England

Alligator snapping turtles are typically found in America, and experts say they can bite through bone.
February 13, 2024 at 3:34 AM
'Dinosaur-like' alligator snapping turtle mysteriously discovered in England
February 11, 2024 at 7:08 AM

Why there may be much fewer monarch butterfly sightings in the US this summer

Monarch butterfly sightings may be sparser than usual in the U.S. and Canada following a drastic spike in populations wintering in Mexico, researchers told ABC News.
February 11, 2024 at 7:08 AM
Monarch butterfly sightings may be fewer in the US this summer
February 9, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Spider monkey birth documented in the wild for 1st time

The critically endangered species' habitat continues to be encroached upon.
February 9, 2024 at 4:42 PM
Spider monkey birth documented in the wild for 1st time
February 9, 2024 at 2:56 AM

Loose moose scares skiers down slopes

A runaway moose in Wyoming made a scene as it ran down a snowy hill in Jackson Hole, sending skiers and snowboarders scrambling for safety.
February 9, 2024 at 2:56 AM
Loose moose scares skiers down slopes
February 8, 2024 at 4:06 PM

Killer whale pod trapped by sea ice in Japan has seemingly escaped, local official says

A pod of killer whales, which appeared to be trapped in drift ice off the coast of Japan, has seemingly escaped, a local official told ABC News.
February 8, 2024 at 4:06 PM
Trapped pod of orcas off Japan appears to have escaped sea ice
February 8, 2024 at 8:18 AM

Orcas escape icy water off Japan coast

The pod was able to make its way out of their entrapment hours after drone footage caught them stuck in the ice.
February 8, 2024 at 8:18 AM
Orcas escape icy water off Japan coast
February 8, 2024 at 6:29 AM

Moose runs wild at Jackson Hole ski run

A moose decided to test out the slopes at a ski resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
February 8, 2024 at 6:29 AM
Moose runs wild at Jackson Hole ski run
February 7, 2024 at 6:55 PM

Killer whales trapped by sea ice in Japan have seemingly escaped

A pod of orcas, which appeared to be trapped in drift ice off the coast of Japan, has seemingly escaped, a local official told ABC News.
February 7, 2024 at 6:55 PM
Killer whales trapped by sea ice in Japan have seemingly escaped
February 6, 2024 at 10:38 PM

Officials still seek information after bald eagles killed in 2023

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is highlighting the case in hopes of new leads, according to a spokesperson.
February 6, 2024 at 10:38 PM
Officials still seek information after bald eagles killed in 2023
February 6, 2024 at 8:21 PM

US officials still seek information 1 year after 4 bald eagles found shot dead

Federal and state officials are still seeking leads nearly one year after four bald eagles were found shot dead in Arkansas.
February 6, 2024 at 8:21 PM
US officials still seek information 1 year after 4 bald eagles found shot dead
February 6, 2024 at 8:18 AM

Firefighters rescue man who was trying to save dog from rushing water

Los Angeles firefighters rescued a man who got caught in fast-moving water while trying to save his dog.
February 6, 2024 at 8:18 AM
Firefighters rescue man who was trying to save dog from rushing water
February 5, 2024 at 4:02 PM

Arrest made in dognapping that left owner clinging to the hood of suspect's car

LAPD made an arrest in the Jan. 18 dognapping that left the owner clinging to the hood of the suspect's car.
February 5, 2024 at 4:02 PM
Arrest made in dognapping that left owner clinging to the hood of suspect's car
1 month ago

Kangaroo swims across floodwaters

A courageous kangaroo was spotted crossing floodwaters as heavy rainfall hit parts of Queensland, Australia.
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Kangaroo swims across floodwaters
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Sea otters, once hunted to near extinction, are preventing coastal erosion as their populations grow, study finds

Sea otters are proving to be the Mother Nature's solution to preventing coastal erosion
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How this animal is having an unexpected positive effect on the California coastline
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Australian zoo animals beat the heat with popsicle treats

An Australian zoo helped its hippos and camels cool down in the summer heat by treating them to hay, crushed watermelon and elephant grass frozen into popsicles.
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Australian zoo animals beat the heat with popsicle treats
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Police rescue circus animals from highway

A dozen circus animals, including zebras and camels, were rescued from a burning truck in Indiana.
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Police rescue circus animals from highway
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Circus animals rescued from semi-truck fire on Indiana highway

Police in Indiana performed a daring rescue of 10 circus animals from a burning semi-truck on the side of a highway.
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Circus animals rescued from semi-truck fire on Indiana highway
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Flaco the owl’s great escape: 1 year later

Flaco is thriving on the streets of New York City after escaping from the Central Park Zoo.
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Flaco the owl’s great escape: 1 year later
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Newborn great white shark caught on video for possibly the 1st time

A drone video captured a pregnant shark swimming off the coast of Santa Barbara before going deep underwater and reappearing after some time with a baby shark.
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Newborn great white shark caught on video for possibly the 1st time