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We Raced Winter Olympic Athletes Against a Snow Leopard. Here’s Who Won

Not every sport at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games is based on speed. For those that are, the velocities range from 11 m.p.h. — that would …

Curling

Beautiful Puma Rescued From a Russian Contact Zoo Lives a Happy Life as a Domestic House Cat

A beautiful puma named Messi who was rescued from a Russian contact zoo lives the life of a spoiled domestic house cat with humans Sasha and Masha in …

Pets

No boundaries: Elephant wanders across Laos-China border Video

A wild Asian Elephant was captured by surveillance cameras crossing a border checkpoint from China into Laos - and then returning across the border …

Laos

10 facts about Javan rhinos

<b>There are only 67 Javan rhinos left on Earth.</b> There’s so little known about these rare species of rhinoceros, and sadly they’ve become critically …

Another Beautiful Animal Lost, The Eastern Puma Is Officially Declared Extinct

Systematic hunting and habitat destruction by human beings have once again led to the extinction of another species of cats in North America. It has …

Wildlife

Rare snowy owls spotted in Colorado are drawing crowds beyond the birding community

The first of the snowy owls were spotted in Colorado in December, so birder Susan Perry was a bit late to the game, but she didn’t miss the …

Birds

This tiny shark eats grass and it’s doing just fine

The world’s only omnivorous shark doesn’t just poop grass for fun.<p>If you've ever wondered what the vegetarian sharks in <i>Finding Nemo</i> actually ate, you might ask the bonnethead shark. These little sharks don’t actually survive on nothing but plants, but they do eat quite a lot of seagrass. And they …

Oceans

A salamander with a genome 10 times the size of ours regrows lost limbs | Ars Technica

Most of the extra DNA appears to be irrelevant to regeneration.<p>Some human tissues, like the liver and muscles, retain the ability to regrow after …

Genetics

Urge Florida to Step Into the Future and End Orca Captivity NOW!

The issue of cetacean captivity has been a hot topic in animal rights for decades, but largely thanks to eye-opening documentaries like <i>Blackfish</i> and</i> …

Aquariums

Zimbabwe’s New President Just Banned the Live Export of Elephants!

HUGE news for elephants! For years conservation and animal welfare groups, alongside millions of concerned animal lovers, have urged the government …

Wildlife

'Zombie Deer' Disease Is Spreading: What You Should Do

Oh, deer. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to spread among deer populations (particularly white-tailed and mule deer) in different parts of the United States. Oh, elk, and oh, moose, too, as these populations are being affected, too. With new concerns that the prions that may cause CWD could …

Wildlife

Here's Why 200,000 Endangered Antelopes Dropped Dead in Kazakhstan

So devastating.<p>When over 200,000 saiga antelopes dropped dead in Kazakhstan over the course of a few weeks in May 2015, scientists were baffled.<p>In …

Wildlife

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

<b>It's the smallest cat in the Americas, occupying the smallest area of land.</b><p>Listed as vulnerable to extinction, the güiña wildcat of Chile has lost much of its natural home as forests are chopped down or converted to farmland.<p>And, like many carnivores, it's at risk from human persecution over fears …

Wildlife