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October 28, 2020, 8:31 PM

Elephants smash and eat pumpkins

Asian elephants demolished pumpkins during the Oregon Zoo’s 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash.
October 28, 2020, 8:31 PM
Elephants smash and eat pumpkins
October 27, 2020, 3:46 PM

Beaver breaks the icy surface of frozen pond

A Canadian photographer's footage captures a beaver emerging from a frozen pond in Saskatchewan.
October 27, 2020, 3:46 PM
Beaver breaks the icy surface of frozen pond
October 26, 2020, 4:21 PM

It's a boy -- a big boy. White rhino born at Disney World

It’s a boy — a big boy
October 26, 2020, 4:21 PM
White rhino born at Disney World
October 26, 2020, 1:01 AM

First known ‘murder hornet’ nest found in US

Entomologists tracked the invasive insects then had heavily protected crews move in to destroy the nest.
October 26, 2020, 1:01 AM
First known ‘murder hornet’ nest found in US
October 25, 2020, 11:36 PM

Hiker hand-feeds birds

A hiker on a Colorado trail recorded a video of birds eating granola from her hand.
October 25, 2020, 11:36 PM
Hiker hand-feeds birds
October 24, 2020, 10:32 AM

1st nest of so-called ‘murder hornets’ discovered in the US

Scientists found the Asian giant hornet nest inside a tree in Blaine, Washington. They plan to destroy it to keep the dangerous insects away from honeybee hives.
October 24, 2020, 10:32 AM
1st nest of so-called ‘murder hornets’ discovered in the US
October 24, 2020, 10:29 AM

Animals enjoy halloween treats at zoo

Seasonal halloween pumpkin enrichment treats were given to animals at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois.
October 24, 2020, 10:29 AM
Animals enjoy halloween treats at zoo
October 22, 2020, 11:01 PM

Fisherman hooks massive crocodile

A fisherman in Australia struggled to release the lure from the crocodile’s mouth.
October 22, 2020, 11:01 PM
Fisherman hooks massive crocodile
October 22, 2020, 10:58 PM

Bird knocks golf ball off tee

A golfer in the U.K. was interrupted by a magpie that repeatedly knocked away the ball.
October 22, 2020, 10:58 PM
Bird knocks golf ball off tee
October 22, 2020, 10:58 PM

Woman spots 5 bears in her front yard

The Canadian woman discovered five bears casually playing in front of her home.
October 22, 2020, 10:58 PM
Woman spots 5 bears in her front yard
October 22, 2020, 10:01 PM

Playful seal greets deep-sea diver

A deep-sea diver off the coast of the Farne Islands encountered a friendly grey seal who was eager to play.
October 22, 2020, 10:01 PM
Playful seal greets deep-sea diver
October 22, 2020, 6:57 PM

Determined goat stops at nothing to find comfort

This goat jumped on a trampoline to reach a chair.
October 22, 2020, 6:57 PM
Determined goat stops at nothing to find comfort
October 21, 2020, 4:12 PM

Boston zoo welcomes its 1st baby gorilla

Boston's Franklin Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby gorilla. Caretakers say the baby male gorilla and 39-year-old mom Kiki are doing well and have already started bonding.
October 21, 2020, 4:12 PM
Boston zoo welcomes its 1st baby gorilla
October 20, 2020, 9:58 PM

Orangutan celebrates birthday

Perth Zoo orangutan Teliti celebrated her 11th birthday on Tuesday.
October 20, 2020, 9:58 PM
Orangutan celebrates birthday
October 20, 2020, 9:58 PM

Rhinos roll in mud at Cincinnati Zoo

Two rhinos enjoyed playtime as they rolled and splashed in mud puddles.
October 20, 2020, 9:58 PM
Rhinos roll in mud at Cincinnati Zoo
October 20, 2020, 6:07 PM

Curious bear cub paws at sliding door

A curious cub paws at a sliding door while peeking into a California home.
October 20, 2020, 6:07 PM
Curious bear cub paws at sliding door
October 20, 2020, 6:07 PM

Baby panda explores his surroundings at Smithsonian National Zoo

A mother panda helps her cub explore his surroundings as he tries out his crawling skills. with a brief ‘field trip’ to their indoor habitat.
October 20, 2020, 6:07 PM
Baby panda explores his surroundings at Smithsonian National Zoo
October 20, 2020, 3:43 AM

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand
October 20, 2020, 3:43 AM
Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach
October 20, 2020, 3:40 AM

California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store

Police in California have announced two arrests and the return of a pair of unique lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop last year
October 20, 2020, 3:40 AM
California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store
October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM

Goat tries to take owner's instruction manual

An Ohio woman was reading an instruction manual when her pet goat grabbed the brochure with its teeth.
October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM
Goat tries to take owner's instruction manual
October 15, 2020, 11:16 PM

San Francisco Zoo offers reward for information on missing lemur

San Francisco Zoo officials announced a $2,100 reward for information leading to Maki's recovery, a ring-tailed lemur stolen from the zoo.
October 15, 2020, 11:16 PM
San Francisco Zoo offers reward for information on missing lemur
October 13, 2020, 1:36 PM

Hiker speaks out after wild cougar video

Kyle Burgess described the close call when hiking and he came across a cougar on the trail and then recorded the animal stalk and lunge at him.
October 13, 2020, 1:36 PM
Hiker speaks out after wild cougar video
October 12, 2020, 11:38 PM

Cougar stalks hiker on Utah trail

A Utah hiker's video shows a cougar following him down the trail, lunging at him several times, before finally running away.
October 12, 2020, 11:38 PM
Cougar stalks hiker on Utah trail
October 12, 2020, 3:27 PM

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

The culling of at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark has started, authorities said Monday after the coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms
October 12, 2020, 3:27 PM
October 8, 2020, 4:14 PM

Raccoon encounters on the rise?

The number of raccoon-related incidents is seemingly growing nationwide. ABC's Will Ganss explains the recent trend.
October 8, 2020, 4:14 PM
Raccoon encounters on the rise?
October 7, 2020, 11:23 PM

Tasmanian devils reintroduced into Australia's mainland for 1st time in 3,000 years

The Tasmanian devil has been released to roam Australia's mainland for the first time in 3,000 years.
October 7, 2020, 11:23 PM
Tasmanian devils reintroduced into Australia's mainland for 1st time in 3,000 years
October 7, 2020, 5:38 PM

2-month-old lion cubs make public debut at Dallas Zoo

The three African lion cubs wrestled, frolicked and melted hearts as they explored their new surroundings.
October 7, 2020, 5:38 PM
2-month-old lion cubs make public debut at Dallas Zoo
October 7, 2020, 4:53 PM

Big and beautiful: Jumbo '747' wins annual Fat Bear Week competition

All hail 747, The Earl of Avoirdupois.
October 7, 2020, 4:53 PM
Fat Bear Week 2020: Jumbo '747' wins competition
October 7, 2020, 3:21 PM

Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera

Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
October 7, 2020, 3:21 PM
Curious bear cub investigates wildlife camera
October 7, 2020, 4:18 AM

Chilean flamingo chick hatches at Rhode Island zoo

The chick is the first of its kind to hatch at Roger Williams Park Zoo in more than two decades.
October 7, 2020, 4:18 AM
Chilean flamingo chick hatches at Rhode Island zoo
October 6, 2020, 11:59 PM

6-week-old panda cub’s sex reveal

Scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo confirm the newborn baby panda is male.
October 6, 2020, 11:59 PM
6-week-old panda cub’s sex reveal
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM

Dolphins follow police patrol

A pair of dolphins followed a police patrol off the coast of Newcastle, New South Wales.
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM
Dolphins follow police patrol
October 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

Ancient North Americans bred dogs for their wool: Study

Indigenous persons in the Pacific Northwest bred dogs for their wool, which was used to make blankets.
October 4, 2020, 12:22 PM
Ancient North Americans bred dogs for their wool: Study
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Pandemic spells quieter return from Alps for Bavarian cows

Each fall the Resch family bring their cows down from Alpine pastures, and each year the crowd of tourists coming to watch the traditional Bavarian spectacle grows bigger
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Cattle chase emus around farm

A mob of emus give a herd of young cattle the runaround on a farm in Australia.
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Cattle chase emus around farm
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Endangered okapi born at London Zoo

The London Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare, endangered okapi calf, a female named Ede.
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Endangered okapi born at London Zoo
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Humpback whale lifts boat

A humpback whale in Canada startled researchers, lifting their boat as they attempted to take photos.
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Humpback whale lifts boat
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House passes bill to ban doping horses on race day

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban doping horses on race day.
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House passes bill to ban doping horses on race day
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6,000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow

At least 6,000 sheep and six shepherds have been stranded in the French Alps since Saturday after a surprise snowfall.
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6,000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow
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Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear
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Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak
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France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban in the coming years.
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France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks
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Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom!

Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.
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New baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Baby koala emerges from mother's pouch for first time

A koala joey peeked its head out of its mother’s pouch for the first time at Maru Koala and Animal Park in Australia.
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Baby koala emerges from mother's pouch for first time
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Alpaca pitch invasion pauses soccer match in UK

The game was delayed for 15 minutes before a farmer tempted it back home with a snack.
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Alpaca pitch invasion pauses soccer match in UK
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Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo

A bear named Tundra snacked on a peanut butter ring and a puzzle feeder of treats.
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Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo
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Florida wildlife refuge to take 30 former circus elephants

A Florida wildlife sanctuary is building a new 2,500-acre home for former circus elephants
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Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

A rat has for the first time won a British charity’s top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia
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Baby alpaca and penguin chicks are newest additions to Peru zoo

Lima's Parque de Leyendas zoo welcomed them after the recent hatching of two penguin chicks and the birth of a baby alpaca.
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Baby alpaca and penguin chicks are newest additions to Peru zoo
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Officials say 88 stranded whales have been rescued

Authorities say 88 long-finned whales have been rescued from a mass stranding off the west coast of Tasmania, where an estimated 380 whales have already perished.
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Officials say 88 stranded whales have been rescued
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Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store

The Owensboro Fire Department helped animal control officers remove the snake from an Ulta Beauty store.
1 month ago
Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store