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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
October 1, 2020, 2:59 AM

Katmai National Park and Preserve holds annual Fattest Bear contest

The general election might be a month away, but there's another big vote happening right now.
October 1, 2020, 2:59 AM
Fat Bear Week 2020: Nature's biggest election is finally here
September 30, 2020, 11:38 PM

Endangered okapi born at London Zoo

The London Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare, endangered okapi calf, a female named Ede.
September 30, 2020, 11:38 PM
Endangered okapi born at London Zoo
September 30, 2020, 7:11 PM

Humpback whale lifts boat

A humpback whale in Canada startled researchers, lifting their boat as they attempted to take photos.
September 30, 2020, 7:11 PM
Humpback whale lifts boat
September 30, 2020, 5:24 PM

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.
September 30, 2020, 5:24 PM
House passes bill to ban doping horses on race day
September 30, 2020, 2:04 PM

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.
September 30, 2020, 2:04 PM
6,000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow
September 30, 2020, 11:18 AM

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
September 30, 2020, 11:18 AM
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak
September 29, 2020, 5:37 PM

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban in the coming years.
September 29, 2020, 5:37 PM
France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks
September 29, 2020, 1:55 PM

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.
September 29, 2020, 1:55 PM
New baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
September 29, 2020, 11:42 AM

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.
September 29, 2020, 11:42 AM
Baby koala emerges from mother's pouch for first time
September 27, 2020, 9:36 PM

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.
September 27, 2020, 9:36 PM
Alpaca pitch invasion pauses soccer match in UK
September 25, 2020, 8:10 PM

Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo

A bear named Tundra snacked on a peanut butter ring and a puzzle feeder of treats.
September 25, 2020, 8:10 PM
Grizzly bear feasts at Denver Zoo
September 25, 2020, 7:43 PM

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
September 25, 2020, 7:43 PM
September 25, 2020, 6:14 PM

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
September 25, 2020, 6:14 PM
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM

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.
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM
Baby alpaca and penguin chicks are newest additions to Peru zoo
September 25, 2020, 4:49 AM

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.
September 25, 2020, 4:49 AM
Officials say 88 stranded whales have been rescued
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM

Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store

The Owensboro Fire Department helped animal control officers remove the snake from an Ulta Beauty store.
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM
Snake caught in Kentucky beauty store
September 24, 2020, 4:10 AM

Safari reveals rhino calf’s name on World Rhino Day

“The little calf’s name is Eshe, which means 'life and energy' in Swahili,” said the chief executive at Monarto Safari Park in Australia.
September 24, 2020, 4:10 AM
Safari reveals rhino calf’s name on World Rhino Day
September 24, 2020, 4:10 AM

Rescuers try to save stranded pilot whales

About 380 pilot whales died after they were stranded off Australia.
September 24, 2020, 4:10 AM
Rescuers try to save stranded pilot whales
September 24, 2020, 12:26 AM

Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

Officials say a wild brown bear broke into the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage and killed Caesar, a popular male alpaca
September 24, 2020, 12:26 AM
September 23, 2020, 7:15 PM

Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia

Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday.
September 23, 2020, 7:15 PM
Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia
September 23, 2020, 6:29 PM

Grizzly bear mauls hunter to death in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park

A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska.
September 23, 2020, 6:29 PM
Grizzly bear kills hunter in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park
September 22, 2020, 6:58 PM

Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia's coast

A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 stranded themselves in waters off the coast of Tasmania.
September 22, 2020, 6:58 PM
Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia's coast
September 22, 2020, 6:08 PM

Pitbull rescued from dog fighting ring heals along with his owners

Tyrion Pittister’s hopes others learn to not judge a book by its cover.
September 22, 2020, 6:08 PM
Pitbull rescued from dog fighting ring heals along with his owners
September 22, 2020, 4:30 PM

Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far

Officials say around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation
September 22, 2020, 4:30 PM
Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far
September 22, 2020, 9:19 AM

Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation

The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation.
September 22, 2020, 9:19 AM
Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation
September 21, 2020, 9:15 PM

Squirrel monkeys enjoy ice pieces

The monkeys happily ate the star-shaped ice chunks handed out by zookeepers.
September 21, 2020, 9:15 PM
Squirrel monkeys enjoy ice pieces
September 21, 2020, 8:02 PM

Hundreds of sea turtles begin synchronized nesting on beach

Olive ridley sea turtles made their way up the beach to lay eggs in Costa Rica.
September 21, 2020, 8:02 PM
Hundreds of sea turtles begin synchronized nesting on beach
September 21, 2020, 8:02 PM

Snake catcher removes giant snake from home

This snake catcher says usually people who call him are exaggerating about the size of snakes in their homes.
September 21, 2020, 8:02 PM
Snake catcher removes giant snake from home
September 21, 2020, 4:42 PM

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday
September 21, 2020, 4:42 PM
September 21, 2020, 4:18 AM

Parrot calls 'time out' during soccer game in Brazil

Brazil women's national team had to pause a scrimmage match after a macaw landed on a player's head.
September 21, 2020, 4:18 AM
Parrot calls 'time out' during soccer game in Brazil
September 20, 2020, 1:15 PM

Scientists see signs of chimpanzees being able to adapt to climate change

Chimps in more variable conditions exhibit more and different behaviors.
September 20, 2020, 1:15 PM
Scientists see signs of chimpanzees being able to adapt to climate change
September 18, 2020, 7:30 PM

Bears wrestle in the road and hold up traffic

Adorable cubs are seen playfully wrestling in the middle of the road while holding up traffic in late August.
September 18, 2020, 7:30 PM
Bears wrestle in the road and hold up traffic
September 18, 2020, 11:44 AM

Newborn piglet captures hearts with adorable photoshoot

A piglet named Dynamite had his own photoshoot and we're squealing at the results!
September 18, 2020, 11:44 AM
Newborn piglet captures hearts with adorable photoshoot
September 17, 2020, 7:37 PM

Baby goats jump for joy at Oregon Zoo

The kids at the zoo climbed, ran and jumped around their keepers.
September 17, 2020, 7:37 PM
Baby goats jump for joy at Oregon Zoo
September 17, 2020, 4:47 PM

Meet Jon Hamm's new puppy, Splash

Jon Hamm adopted a rescue dog.
September 17, 2020, 4:47 PM
Meet Jon Hamm's new puppy, Splash
September 17, 2020, 4:14 PM

Penguins enjoy playtime at aquarium in Australia

The penguins at Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium played with an phone, bubbles and balls.
September 17, 2020, 4:14 PM
Penguins enjoy playtime at aquarium in Australia
September 16, 2020, 10:38 PM

Aerial footage captures migrating whales off Australia

A pod of humpbacks was spotted on the “whale superhighway” during annual migrations.
September 16, 2020, 10:38 PM
Aerial footage captures migrating whales off Australia
September 16, 2020, 5:02 PM

Ostriches dance at Australian Zoo

Young ostriches at Werribee Open Range Zoo showed off their wings in a dance that typically exhibits territorial or courtship behavior.
September 16, 2020, 5:02 PM
Ostriches dance at Australian Zoo
September 15, 2020, 10:01 PM

Smithsonian National Zoo's 3-week-old panda cub gets adorable 1st checkup

The giant panda's cub received its first neonatal exam at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
September 15, 2020, 10:01 PM
3-week-old panda cub gets adorable 1st checkup
September 15, 2020, 3:55 PM

Once near death, rescued sea turtles sent back to the ocean

Three sea turtles that were near death when they were plucked from the surf at the Jersey shore with illnesses or injuries are back in the ocean
September 15, 2020, 3:55 PM
September 15, 2020, 3:52 PM

Orphaned cub of famous mother bear Mink dies in traffic

New Hampshire authorities say one of three black bear cubs orphaned by the recent death of their famous mother was hit and killed by a bus
September 15, 2020, 3:52 PM
September 15, 2020, 1:05 PM

Rescue dog who lost her litter ‘adopts’ and raises 3 orphaned kittens

Georgia was found pregnant and abandoned at a gas station. She lost her litter, but found the sweetest family with kittens who needed a mom. She even got adopted with one of them!
September 15, 2020, 1:05 PM
Rescue dog who lost her litter ‘adopts’ and raises 3 orphaned kittens
September 14, 2020, 10:02 PM

Rare dolphins appear in Hong Kong waters

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins have been seen in emptied waters around Hong Kong due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
September 14, 2020, 10:02 PM
Rare dolphins appear in Hong Kong waters
September 14, 2020, 1:08 PM

Australians hope to save whale from crocodile-infested river

A wayward humpback whale swam into a crocodile-infested river in Australlia.
September 14, 2020, 1:08 PM
Australians hope to save whale from crocodile-infested river
September 13, 2020, 10:26 PM

3 lion cubs born in Texas zoo

The Dallas Zoo welcomed two females and one male African lion cub in August.
September 13, 2020, 10:26 PM
3 lion cubs born in Texas zoo
September 13, 2020, 8:32 PM

Bison walks through snowstorm in Yellowstone National Park

A snow-covered bison was spotted during a winter storm on Labor Day.
September 13, 2020, 8:32 PM
Bison walks through snowstorm in Yellowstone National Park
September 13, 2020, 10:40 AM

Rare albino seal pup spotted on Russian island

Researchers said the ginger-furred seal pup is so rare it could face rejection from the colony.
September 13, 2020, 10:40 AM
Rare albino seal pup spotted on Russian island
September 13, 2020, 10:40 AM

Huge crocodile swims alongside fishing boat

An Australian fisherman captured footage of a giant crocodile tearing through the water next to his boat.
September 13, 2020, 10:40 AM
Huge crocodile swims alongside fishing boat
September 11, 2020, 5:14 PM

The 'GMA' Pet of the Week: Meet Esther Bean

This goldendoodle has become the “comfort queen” for a student at a Las Vegas school who suffered a string of losses.
September 11, 2020, 5:14 PM
The 'GMA' Pet of the Week: Meet Esther Bean