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Hundreds Of New Species Have Been Found In The Himalayas In The Last 5 Years

Talk about biodiversity -- you couldn't make these creatures up!<p>A blue-eyed frog. A snake with jewel-like skin. A cute little monkey that just can't seem to stop sneezing.<p>What sound like fantasy creatures are actually living, breathing animals--and they're just three of more than 200 new animal …

Bloodthirsty Danes to Publicly Dissect Body of Year-Old Lion Cub

A Danish zoo—not the one that killed a young giraffe and fed it to the lions as a form of population control, but a different Danish zoo—has …

Animals

Biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years brings back memories of Cecil the lion

Exclusive: German hunter pays nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe, while conservationists and safari guides mourn the loss of ‘magnificent’ animal<p>It is an image that will haunt conservationists: one of Africa’s most majestic creatures lying dead on the ground …

Elephant Dying In Snare Trap Had No Idea Who Was Coming To Help Him

We may never know how long he was lying there, but we do know that help came just in time.<p><b>Warning: Graphic images below</b><p>An elephant was found in …

Should All Poachers Be Shot? Famed Explorers Talk Elephant Conservation

"Shooting an elephant is not a challenge at all."<p>By now, you've probably heard the troubling statistics. Some 35,000 African elephants are killed every year for their ivory. Tanzania has lost nearly 60 percent of its elephant population in just five years as the sky-high price of ivory drives …

Shell game: New species of Galapagos giant tortoise identified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a new species of giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands, using genetic data to determine that a group of 250 of the slow-moving grazing reptiles was distinct from other tortoise species residing in the Pacific archipelago.<p>The newly identified …

Meet Golden's bacon turtle, an extinct species with a pig snout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have discovered one of the most complete skeletons of a turtle from the age of dinosaurs, and its nose looks an awful lot like that of a pig.<p>Golden's bacon turtle, also known as Arvinachelys goldeni, gets its name from its unique broad snout, which has two bony nasal openings -- …

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Giant squid writ small: juvenile monsters of the deep captured off Japan

Three young squid caught by marine biologists are the spitting image of their gigantic parents – if nearly 1,000lbs and 50ft smaller<p>Marine biologists have captured three young giant squid, Japanese researchers reported, in what would be the first confirmed catch of very young juveniles of the …

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Biography celebrates a forgotten titan of Canadian zoology

Ian McTaggart-Cowan's name is not widely recognized, even if the Cowan Vertebrate Museum at the University of British Columbia is named after him.<p>He was one of the most influential figures in the conservation movement in Canada when he retired as a zoology professor in 1975, but by the time of his …

Rare Omura’s whales, the least-known whale species, documented in wild for first time | Adventure Sports Network

For the first time, confirmed sightings of Omura’s whales have been made. Researchers observed them off Madagascar. Photo: Salvatore Cerchio<p>Omura's …

Whales

MSNBC Documentary Pulls Lid off Sordid Practice of Canned Lion Hunting

There was worldwide outrage when the public learned that Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer flew halfway across the world to southern Africa to lure a mighty beast out of a national park in Zimbabwe, and shoot him with an arrow - just to mount the lion's head in his living room and get a leg up on his …

China slaps one-year ban on imports of African ivory hunting trophies | News Home | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China slapped a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports, the state forestry authority said on Thursday ahead of a trip by President Xi Jinping to Britain, where members of the royal family have urged China to crack down on the ivory trade.<p>A government official picks …

U.S. hunting clubs, rhino hunter sue Delta over trophy ban | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hunting clubs and a man who paid $350,000 for a license to hunt a black rhino in Namibia have sued Delta Airlines, saying its ban on transporting some big game hunting trophies hurts conservation efforts and violates its global obligations.<p>In a lawsuit filed in federal …

Treasure or trophy? Legal hunts for big elephants spark ferocious debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> And so, the controversy over big game hunting -- the killing of majestic animals as trophies -- erupts again.<p>This time the hunt was legal. And the animal was not Cecil the lion but a nameless elephant of enormous size and advanced years. The creature was, by some accounts, the largest …