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Success! Community Conservation Brings Critically Endangered Monkey Back From the Brink

Since 2007, Peruvian-based conservation organization, Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC), has been working closely with local communities in the …

Conservation

Canada, U.S. and Mexico sign deal to protect migratory bats

Migratory wildlife don't respect borders, so Canada has co-operated with its North American neighbours on a new agreement to protect species …

Mexico

14 Animals Who Wore Cameras for Your Amusement (and Science)

We've previously written about the use of tiny portable cameras like GoPros to document unnecessarily perilous endeavors. But there is one other …

Cameras

Coyote In Manhattan: Police Capture Coyote From Battery Park City In New York After Three-Day Search

Three days after the Inquisitr reported about the sighting of a wild coyote in downtown Manhattan, the wild animal has finally been caught. According …

New York

10 Animals the President’s Trade Deal Will Help Protect from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Tanya Somanader

April 22, 2015
07:28 PM EDT

What’s a pangolin?

A “walking pinecone”? A modern-day dinosaur? Your Google Earth Day Quiz result? There are lots of different ways to describe the pangolin — a cat-sized, scaly creature that lives in Southeast Asia and Africa. But here’s one indisputable …

Zoology

Eagles are thriving at Heinz refuge

"They have the choice to fly wherever they want to," said Brendalee Phillips, the refuge's resident biologist. "It shows us that we're doing …

Refuge

Young artists' vivid paintings put spotlight on endangered species

Kentucky arrow darter; by David Starovoytov

Endangered species need help and appreciation from people of all ages, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Endangered Species

National wildlife refuge a sanctuary for mountain bogs

North Carolina’s newest national wildlife refuge, and the state’s first west of Charlotte, will be built around places best visited with rubber boots.

National Wildlife Refuge

The creepiest viper in the world has a SPIDER for a tail

There must have been some unholy copy+pasting action going on down in the deepest pits of horror, when this creature first clawed and slithered its …

Horror

‘Red Listing’ to help save southeast Asia’s amphibians

Southeast Asian amphibians are also some of the most threatened in the world. With one of the highest deforestation rates globally and many species …

Conservation

How the Penguin Got Its Waddle

How the Penguin Got Its WaddlePhotograph by Guy Corbishley / AlamyIn the penguin exhibit at the London Zoo, there is a small V.I.P. section, cordoned …

Penguins

Consider the Sponge

In the final exams for our undergraduate zoology degrees, my fellow-majors and I were given an assortment of petri dishes, each of them containing an …

Life Sciences

The Poetic Life of the Lowly Eel

The first time I was served eel, more than ten years ago, I was not expecting it. It arrived as part of a sushi combo platter, which I had gotten …

Sushi

On Animal Deaths and Human Anxieties

On Animal Deaths and Human AnxietiesDead starfish line the shore of the German island of Sylt. Mass wildlife die-offs have been interpreted as omens …

Animal Behavior

Drought Jeopardizes Western Birds

Animals

Adorable Bobcat Kittens In The Santa Monica Mountains

Meet B326 and B327, two adorable bobcat kittens photographed by Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area rangers.

B326 and B327 are about three …

Cats

Second Mountain Lion Crosses 101 Freeway, Disperses from Santa Monica Mountains - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service)

National Park Service

News Release Date: April 24, 2015
Contact:
Kate Kuykendall , 805-370-2343

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Following the example set by …

Mountains

An Evolving View of Animals

The portrait has a blunt simplicity. A chimpanzee sits with his back facing the camera. His gently lit body is nearly hairless from alopecia, and only a few strands of gray hair remain on his sandpapery scalp. A spotlight on his head reveals a reddish scar that has yet to fully heal.

Tim Flach, a …

Animals

Smart Arms Control the Potential Chaos of Octopus Movement

The octopus is much celebrated for its intelligence and use of camouflage, but one of its most remarkable achievements is how it moves.

The animal somehow controls eight long, flexible arms with a fluidity that can make it look like animated — and very smart — spaghetti. The problem of controlling …

Octopuses

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the rufa red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an …

Environment

Moalboal, Philippines

Philippines

Protect Costa Rica’s Hammerhead Sharks from Poachers

By Shari Sant Plummer with contributions by Courtney Mattison

Three hundred forty two miles west of mainland Costa Rica lies an oceanic island so spectacular Jacques Cousteau called it the “most beautiful island in the world.” Cascading waterfalls cut through lush foliage, the symphony of a thousand …

Conservation

Acrobatic Leopard Raids Eagle’s Nest in Samburu

While on a game drive in the Samburu National Reserve in north-central Kenya, we came across a leopard relaxing in the forked branches of a tree on the banks of the muddy Ewaso Nyiro River.

She was fast asleep in the branches, and after some time photographing the lazy feline, we prepared to move on.

Meet The Dutch Owl Who Loves To Land On People’s Heads

An owl that likes to land on people’s heads has rocketed a small Dutch town to fame. Menno Shaefer, a 48-year-old from Zaandam, Netherlands, managed …

Aviary

Bad Buzz: Studies Say Neonic Pesticides Hurt Wild Bees

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

But in the study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, managed honeybees — …

Pesticides

10 things to know about brown recluse spiders

Brown recluse spider. The photo shows its size in relation to a quarter. – Photo courtesy of K-State Research and ExtensionIt’s brown recluse spider …

Spiders

'Flameproof' hawk is world's most polluted bird

‘Flameproof’ hawk is world’s most polluted bird

A Cooper’s hawk found in Canada may be the most polluted wild bird in the world.

Researchers made the …

Zoology

Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Amid lurking alligators and the steamy heat of Florida's Everglades, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sounded the alarm about damage from climate change he said was already wreaking mayhem in Florida and across the United States.

In an implicit rebuke to …

Climate Change

The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction – in pictures

Environment