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With Nola gone, only three northern white rhinos remain on Earth (w/video)

In a single day, the world's population of northern white rhinos declined by 25 percent.<p>All it took was one last ragged exhalation from a 41-year-old …

Feral dogs take a bite out of Andean wildlife

A nature reserve high in the Andes and far from where people live would seem, on its face, to be a great place for native wildlife. But even those …

Wildlife

Selfies Have Killed More People Than Sharks This Year, Reports Show

Humans: still the world’s deadliest predator.<p>According to media reports, at least 12 people have been killed in selfie-related incidents so far in …

The Lonely Jaguar of the United States

Conservationists have released video of the only known jaguar living in the country.<p>There are about 15,000 jaguars living in the wild today. They are solitary creatures, preferring to live and hunt alone. But the one living and hunting in the United States takes the word “loner” to another level: …

Wildlife

Earth - Chimpanzees over-hunt monkey prey almost to extinction

Humans have made a nasty habit of killing off entire species of animal.<p>Passenger pigeons once formed huge flocks in North America, but humans hunted them on an industrial scale. Largely as a result of this, the species was utterly wiped out by the early 20th century.<p>But it seems we're not the only …

Japan-bound endangered species intercepted

Some 47 endangered species that an Office for Transportation Security (OTS) employee has attempted to ship out to Japan late Thursday afternoon.were …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hidden lion population found in Ethiopia

Conservationists have confirmed the presence of lions in a remote park in Ethiopia, good news for a threatened species.<p>Johannesburg — …

Captive Orcas, Dolphins Gain New Federal Protections

The USDA took action today to improve standards of care for captive marine mammals like orcas and dolphins, with big changes expected in the near …

Marine Mammals

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Palm oil is in everything and it’s killing rain forests, endangered species and people. Here’s how.

In September and October 2015, one of the worst environmental disasters of the 21st century happened in Indonesia. And despite its apocalyptic …

Palm Oil

Ocean Energy Takes Center Stage In Nat Geo "Breakthrough" Series

<b>Published on</b> December 8th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>15<p>Ocean Energy Takes Center Stage In Nat Geo “Breakthrough” Series<p>December 8th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Ocean …

NatGeo Wild’s Big Cat Week: Cougars Undercover

Changing Planet<p>Its Big Cat Week on NatGeo Wild, and one of the headliner films is <i>Cougars Undercover</i>, a dramatic film following the lives of two mountain lion families in northwest Wyoming. The stars of the film are F51 and F61, adult female mountain lions studied by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, …

Interview: Exploring the Ocean Depths with NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest Winner Anuar Patjane Floriuk

We recently announced the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now, we bring you an exclusive interview with photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk, who took home the contest's grand prize for his breathtaking underwater shot of scuba divers swimming close to a humpback whale …