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Reef fish sing a 'dawn chorus' like songbirds

Scientists in Australia have recorded new audio of fish choruses, which are often performed in reef habitats around dusk and dawn.

Chorus

Can killer robots save ocean ecosystems?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Few predators can match the devastating impact of the lionfish.<p>Since arriving in US waters in the 1980s, these fearsome creatures have left a trail of destruction along the Atlantic Coast, from Rhode Island to Venezuela.<p>Lionfish can reduce a flourishing coral reef to barren wasteland in a …

Animals

Rescued leopard cub awaits reunion with mother

A one-and-half-month-old male leopard cub, separated from its mother, was rescued from a sugarcane field near Sangamner, Ahmednagar district, by …

India

Banning high seas fishing could increase nearshore stocks

Many developing nations with coastlines depend on their exclusive fishing grounds for food security. They are also in an increasingly difficult …

Conservation

The footsteps of big animals bring landscapes to life - Conservation

Life begets life. It’s the cardinal rule of ecology, an affair not merely of reproduction, but of interaction. Life <i>makes more life possible</i>. And …

Ecology

America’s Wildlife Body Count

Until recently, I had never had any dealings with Wildlife Services, a century-old agency of the United States Department of Agriculture with a reputation for strong-arm tactics and secrecy. It is beloved by many farmers and ranchers and hated in equal measure by conservationists, for the same …

Wildlife

A Pair of Common Loons Adopted a Lucky Goldeneye Duckling, and It Was a Big Deal

Something was amiss. This June, when Canadian photographer Doug Giles snapped some shots of a pair of Common Loons tending to their fuzzy fledglings …

Fish

Killing predators to protect livestock doesn't seem to work - Conservation

Should predators like wolves, mountain lions, and bears be killed to protect livestock? It’s one of the most ethically controversial issues …

Livestock

Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle: a silent celebration of nature

"When I say I am an animator, people say 'oh, you must be very patient'," says Belgian filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit. But it doesn't feel that way …

Australian News

Winners of the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards

The wildlife photography is the object of many contests. The 2016 edition of British Wildlife Photography Awards reveals its winners. Lots of …

Photography

Surprise! Giraffes fall under 4 species, not one

<b>(CNN) —</b> For centuries, scientists believed all giraffes fall under one species.<p>But genetics now show the lanky creatures are not one species, but rather four different ones, changing the game for the world's tallest mammals.<p>The new findings appeared in the journal Current Biology this week, …

Biology

Wildlife team tied up with red knots

CHATHAM — The crew worked fast to deploy the net before the flock of about 100 shorebirds was pushed over the berm by the rising tide and waves.It …

Birds

Hawaii whales off endangered list

Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international …

Whales

Wild manul cubs caught on video in Mongolia

Two new videos show the little-known felines, also known as Pallas' cats, romping and exploring in their natural habitat.

Mongolia

Scientists make progress in unraveling the genetic mystery of pangolins

Science

There are way fewer elephants left in Africa than we thought

Elephants

Orphaned cougar cubs get a second chance at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Hawk delivers snake for family picnic

Who needs drone food delivery when you have hawks?

Picnics

8 of the cutest toxic caterpillars

The fuzzy darlings of many a children's book do more than hang out on trees — they can deliver poisonous stings and a few of them are deadly.

The mysterious case of Paris' disappearing house sparrows

Cellphones, cats — and now, gentrification — have all been blamed for a decline in these winged Parisian fixtures.

Science

How Malheur Became the Epicenter of Community-Led Conservation

In January a group of armed men took control of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of southeast Oregon. For 41 days they occupied …

Conservation

Coastal California Gnatcatcher saved from endangered species delisting attempt

San Francisco— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision to turn down an attempt by southern California developers to remove the Coastal California …

Birds

The Yellow-rumped Warbler Will Probably Be Split into Different Species Again

It was a long time ago, but I still remember how bummed we all were when we lost the Myrtle Warbler.<p>I was a kid then, an avid teen birder. Everywhere …

7 exotic pets wreaking havoc in the wild

MNN Galleries<p>7 exotic pets wreaking havoc in the wild<p>By: Michael d'Estries on Aug. 29, 2016, 3:02 p.m.<p>Photo 1 of 9<p>Photo: Lori Oberhofer, National …

Breaking Bad

How often are animals struck by lightning?

Lightning

Look At These Adorable Newborn Lemur Triplets

Their species may be surviving thanks to a hibernation-like advantage<p>Hold on to your hats! Three new baby gray mouse lemurs have been born at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina.<p>Named Cholula, Barley, and Hops, the babies each way seven grams, or about the size of three pennies. Born on July 8, …

Endangered California frogs and toads given sanctuary in Sierra Nevada mountains

Sierra Nevada

Ancient marsupial 'micro lion' discovered in Australia

Australia

Earth gets a surge of new ocean sanctuaries

New marine reserves are making a big splash around the planet — and not a moment too soon.

Oceans