Wildlife

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition'

Following a report of monkey-deer interactions earlier this year, researchers have now recorded the behaviour in another group of monkeys<p>Sexual interactions between snow monkeys and sika deer could be a new behavioural tradition within a group of monkeys observed in Japan, researchers have …

Monkeys

14 Hilarious Winners Of The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We've already presented you with the nominees for the funniest wildlife picture of the year, and now the time has come to find out who the winner …

Photography

IBM Helps Protect Endangered African Rhinos with IoT Technology

Views from the Marketplace are paid for by advertisers and select partners of MIT Technology Review.<p>IBM, MTN, a leading African telecommunications …

South Africa

Lost Baby Elephant Kept Getting Rejected By Wild Herds, So These Amazing People Gave Him a New Family (VIDEO)

In the middle of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a tiny elephant calf was found roaming the plains, trying to get to safety. Elephant herds were …

The man licensed to kill India’s tigers

December 15, 2017<p>Shortly before I arrive at his Nilgiri Hills retreat, Nawab Shafath Ali Khan receives an SOS from the Airports Authority of India. …

India

Celebrating the Biggest Conservation Wins of 2017

It's been a big year for conservation.<p>Together we assured the world that the U.S. is still an ally in the fight against climate change through the We …

Climate

Rare Tiger Cubs Spend Their Days Snuggling at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

The two tigers cubs were born at the zoo on Nov. 25 as part of a litter of four. Unfortunately, two of the cubs did not make it. After giving birth, …

World’s Rarest Gorilla Seeks Mate

<b></b>He’s tall, muscular and has striking black hair. He is shy, known locally as “Ichi,” and he’s looking for a mate. Please leave him alone.<p>That’s the …

Gorillas

Montana Wildlife Officials Ask Wyoming To Stop Feeding Elk

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission sent a letter to Wyoming last week asking wildlife managers to reconsider the use of winter feeding grounds …

Montana

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A great grey owl, a robin in the snow and a festive reindeer are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Photography

Three injured in elephant attack

As many as three persons were injured and standing crops in several acres of agricultural land were destroyed when an elephant that got separated …

Can bears and people coexist? Scientists find answers with Asheville study | UNC

Bear sightings in Asheville<p>ASHEVILLE — A bear sighting might evoke the instinct to stay away from perceived danger. But for North Carolinian Mike …

Asheville

The Sumatran rhinoceros is about to go extinct – but are humans to blame?

The Sumatran rhino has been close to the point of extinction for almost one million years and now it’s ‘hanging on a thread’, according to new …

Zoology

The Arctic Refuge Is Too Valuable to Drill

A veteran of the Afghan War finds a measure of solace in wild places<p>Eleven years ago, during my first tour in Afghanistan, my team and I were …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

South Dakota state park to inspect bison amid historic fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days to determine how a historic wildfire affected the animals.<p>Officials at Custer State Park located its bison herd by Thursday …

Road Trips

Tanzania:New Anti-Poaching Squad Formed

[Citizen] Arusha -A new anti-poaching unit which will involve members of the police force and other security organs has been formed.

East Africa

Tiger Zinda Hai: Before facing Tiger aka Salman Khan, here's how the wolves were trained

If you have seen the trailer of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, you would surely not have missed out on the high-octane action scenes from the movie. In one of …

Bollywood

In photos: India’s eternal romance with the elephant

India is home to a little over 27,000 Asian elephants, accounting for 60% of the world’s population. But of late these elephants mostly make the news in cases of human-wildlife conflict, which has been fueled by encroachment on their habitats.<p>Named India’s national heritage animal in 2010, the …

Lifestyle

Endangered Tiger Cubs Make Disney Debut

Animal lovers looking for a winter adventure will love Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort: Park officials recently announced the …

Walt Disney Company

Ivory price crashes as China prepares to impose a ban

by Simon Denyer<p>Li Chunke began carving ivory after leaving school as a 15-year-old boy.<p>Today, at 68, this master craftsman is working until the early …

China

In pictures: The Caledonian Forest

<b>Cairngorms Connect is a new project in Scotland bringing together land-owning NGOs, public bodies and private landowners to work on nature conservation in one of the biggest schemes of its kind in the UK.</b><p>Between them the landowners manage an area of 700 sq km of mountains, forests and rivers.<p>Twenty …

Photography

Early indicator of cheetah pregnancy identified

A new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is helping make headway in an area of animal management that has historically …

Smithsonian

Rescued moose calves giving hope for other orphaned wildlife

After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose rescued in northern B.C. are thriving.

Canada

Instagram Brings Awareness to Animal Abuse

You would never imagine a service like Instagram being used for illicit wildlife trafficking, but this is not only a common practice but also a very …

Photography

Breaking the deadlock on the ivory trade – researchers propose a new strategy to address the poaching crisis

<b>An African elephant, source: Wikipedia.</b><p>The current elephant poaching crisis makes it imperative to advance international debates on the ivory …

Australian Universities

Big Cat Week video: Tracking tigers is just as dangerous as It sounds

Matthew Luskin is a conservation biologist, wildlife ecologist, and National Geographic grantee. He spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia …

Kumkis deployed to handle conflict situations

With at least six wild elephants creating panic in villages along forest boundary in Periyanaickenpalayam range on Wednesday, Forest Department on …

5 tips for budding wildlife photographers from award-winning Jayaprakash Bojan

SINGAPORE: Whether you’re shooting grey herons at a longkang or stalking tigers on a safari trip, shooting wildlife photographs can be just as tricky …

Photography

‘Endangered’ Fraser sockeye may never get official protection | The Province

The eight Fraser River sockeye spawning populations now assessed as endangered may never be officially protected by the federal government.<p>The Cultus …

British Columbia

New Forest Plan For Flathead Released

The Flathead National Forest released the final draft of its new forest plan Thursday morning after four years of fine-tuning and analysis. The plan …

Montana