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Red Wolves: an Endangered Species in Peril

A red wolf howling. Flickr photo by USFWS.<p>Near the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the heart of the five county Albemarle Peninsula, there is a …

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal …

Cute Animals

Anti-poaching campaign needs $100,000 to turn old smartphones into mantraps

See the solar petal in the image above? That's the housing for a recycled Android smartphone that raises the alarm if it detects heavy movement in the nearby area. It's part of a network of old phones that Rainforest Connection uses to prevent illegal logging in western Sumatra. After successfully …

Stunning Wild Fox Photography By Roeselien Raimond

Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien Raimond has taken countless stunning photos of beautiful creatures and wildlife, but her photos of wild …

Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs

Fireflies make summer magical, but there's more to learn about these bioluminescent beauties.<p>Fireflies are at their most dazzling on a summer …

Nature

How To Help Bats Taking A Dip In Our Backyard Pools

Your backyard pool is much more than a nice urban oasis for you, your friends and your cold drinks (you lucky duck). It’s also a pit stop for animals, which need a quick drink or a cooling dip just as much as we do. But sometimes pools can be dangerous for them.<p>Bats, for instance, don’t stop to …

A Ranger’s Worst and Best Sighting Ever: Amazing Fight Between Lion and Wild Dog

Human Journey<p><b>This was an emotional moment for game ranger Jaques-Pierre Joubert, who captured a remarkable set of photos along with colleague Roan Ravenhill in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa</b>.<p>“As guides we are often asked about our best sighting ever,” says JP. “This was comprehensively …

The Shocking Truth About Electric Animals

Wildlife<p>An elephantnose fish swims in the Congo River. Photograph by Reinhard Dirscherl, Alamy<p><b>Some animals are just plain shocking in that they’ve evolved the ability to detect naturally occurring electric fields, while others can produce their own electricity.</b><p>In a study published today in the …

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Lucky camera trap captures a glimpse of rarely seen short-eared dog.<p><div class="caption">Video footage of the rare short-eared dog, seen inside Peru's Tambopata National Reserve.</caption><p>One of the Amazon rain forest's most elusive inhabitants, the short-eared dog, has been caught on video.<p>About …

Alaska Humpback Whales Are Making A Comeback

Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal fisheries managers to scrap the "endangered" classification of the central north Pacific population of humpbacks under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), citing population growth and existing regulations it says protect the migratory mammals.<p>The …

Endangered Species

Saving Red Wolves in the Wild with Amazing Foster Den Families

<i>Updated June 23, 2017</i><p>After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only about 45 endangered red wolves live in the …