Wildlife

This baby bear encounter is the cutest thing you'll see all day

Members of the Yurok Forestry Department were clearing roads in Klamath, a rural region in Del Norte County, California, when a baby black bear stumbled out of the woods directly into the path of the crew's vehicle.<p>The foresters, Tyrone Crayton Sr., Johnny Scott and Mike Carlson, stopped the …

Nature

Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins<p>Scientists are finalising plans to make a last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise. They believe there are now fewer than 30 of …

Biological Species

Nature photographer spent months waiting for the perfect lynx photo

Good light and the lynx's penetrating stare result in stand-out shot caught by trail-side camera<p>Nature photographer Arielle DeMerchant has been …

Nature

Kenya police have not gathered evidence on Gallmann shooting: sources

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist, sources say, and are unable to give details about suspects they said they arrested.<p>Kuki Gallmann, the 73-year-old …

Policing

Man wearing gorilla suit completes London Marathon after six days

A man in a gorilla suit has completed the London Marathon nearly a week after it started.<p>Tom Harrison, dubbed Mr Gorilla, crawled the 42-kilometre …

London Marathon

'Mr Gorilla' raises £26,000 by crawling London Marathon

<b>A man who crawled the London Marathon dressed as a gorilla has completed the course and raised £26,000 for charity.</b><p>Tom Harrison - who calls himself Mr Gorilla - took six-and-a-half days to do the 26.2 mile route on his hands and knees, "gorilla-style", in aid of The Gorilla Organization.<p>Mr Harrison …

London Marathon

Why this British woman is fighting to save African lions from extinction

Africa’s lion population is agonisingly low. In Tanzania, Amy Dickman, a Devon-born conservation biologist, is working to help local tribes live in harmony with these wild beasts, and to save them from all-too-possible extinction.<p>Amy Dickman has always been fascinated by big cats, and as a student, …

Extinction

Environmental charities back action to control deer numbers

Sign up to our Politics newsletter<p>A coalition of environmental charities has backed action to control deer numbers, ahead of a Holyrood debate on …

Referendums

10+ Baby Elephants That Will Instantly Make You Smile

Elephant babies, or calves, are usually born at about 250 pounds and 3 feet tall. They're pretty clumsy for about 3 months after they're born, and …

Cute Animals

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A hellbender salamander, a red kite in flight and a hawksbill turtle are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Nature

Nearly all mule deer hunting restrictions being lifted

North Dakota wildlife officials are lifting nearly all restrictions on mule deer hunting in the Badlands after a fifth straight year of significant …

Hunting

Maharashtra: Srinivas tiger from Nagbhid ranges dies of electrocution

The April jinx for the Maharashtra forest department continues. Exactly a year after the mysterious disappearance of the famous tiger Jai of Umred …

India

This Rescued Baby Elephant Loves to Greet All the New Arrivals at Her Wildlife Sanctuary Home

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Orphan Project (DSWT) is an elephant rehabilitation center in Nairobi, Kenya that has been a pioneer in wildlife …

Vegan Recipes

From corporate life to conservation – how can I make the switch?

I have always wanted to work with animals but I can’t get a foot in the wildlife door after decades in a corporate environment<p><b>Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming</b> <b>Dear Jeremy</b> <b>advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and</b> …

B.C. Election 2017: Weaver says he will retire if Greens fail to pick up another seat

Andrew Weaver said Friday he is done with provincial politics unless the Green party can gain at least one more seat in the legislature.<p>Appearing at …

Canadian News

Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs ​calls for armed service

Double shooting a stark reminder of dangers facing agents who monitor hunting and fishing and protect endangered species<p>Paco Morales brings his patrol car to a halt on a windy and almost deserted stretch of road smack in the heart of Spain. In the hot spring sky overhead, eagles, vultures and kites …

Your New Cell Phone Could Be Killing Gorillas, But There is Something You Can Do About It [PETITION]

The world’s gorillas are facing extinction, and cell phones and electronics are partly to blame. According to a petition on Care2 written by the …

Vegan Recipes

Vancouver Aquarium argues park board's cetacean ban puts marine mammals in peril

The Vancouver Aquarium is trying to rally public support with an argument that a proposed park-board ban on captive cetaceans puts marine mammals in …

Vancouver

The Lion and the Cow: Conservation, Pastoralism, and Conflict

<b>The recurring thought of lions and cows keeps interrupting my focus on a humid evening as I sit down to dinner outside a small hotel overlooking the din of downtown Kampala.</b><p>I’m conversing with a Dodoth gentleman of the Karamojong tribe in the northeastern region of Uganda—a place with little …

Africa

Mountain lion found hiding in Santa Cruz tree

<i>This story originally appeared on KSBW.</i><p>A mountain lion was perched in a tree in Santa Cruz for three hours Thursday morning.<p>A witness first spotted the cougar at 8:30 a.m. in the tree on the corner of East Cliff Drive and 17th Avenue, near the East Cliff Village Shopping Center. The area is …

California

Choose your perfect African safari - 11 fantastic trip ideas

From little known corners of Zimbabwe and Zambia to the classic wildlife hotspots of South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, there’s an African wildlife …

South Africa

Conservation groups round up 12 pregnant caribou to protect their calves

A herd of conservation groups has rounded up 12 pregnant caribou cows in a bid to protect their newborn calves.<p>It’s expected the first calves will be …

Canada

Mountain Lion Drags Deer From Hiding Spot

Coyotes catch a lot of flack for preying on deer, and perhaps rightly so. But rare footage of a mountain lion dragging a dead doe through the wild …

Nature

Trump's Mexican border wall could be death knell for endangered species

History shows that building big walls can have devastating consequences for wildlife.<p>US President Donald Trump has long promised to build a 20ft high …

Immigration

Leopard wanders into neighborhood, enters family's home

April 27 (UPI) -- A home-invading leopard that stormed through an Indian neighborhood was captured after a five-hour chase through the residential …

Juvenile mountain lion spotted, tranquilized on Santa Cruz Eastside

SANTA CRUZ — A juvenile mountain lion was spotted in a tree at the entrance of East Cliff Shopping Center at 8 a.m. Thursday, most likely trapped in …

Animals

The Alluring Power Of Leopard Print, In Photos From Across The World

Photographer Émilie Régnier shines a light on our obsession with spots.<p>Leopards are carnivorous cats distinguished by their strength, adaptability and rosette-speckled fur, which acts as easy camouflage in their natural environments. If you’ve ever adorned yourself with some sort of leopard print …

Africa

Where to go in June for wildlife and nature

Walk on the wild side with these animal encounters that invite you to get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most incredible wildlife.<p>Between silverback gorillas, whale sharks and manta rays, these adventures will see you rub shoulders with some of Mother Nature’s giants. …

Nature

Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting baby elephants

Individuals adopting elephant must pay 10m rupees but temples get them for free.<p>The Sri Lankan government has decided to overturn its ban on the …

Asia

Genetic engineering could bring the northern white rhino back from extinction

Pioneering science is being used to combat the devastating effects of poaching<p>The last male northern white rhino has seen better days. At the …

Extinction