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Daily news of pets, endangered animals and wildlife around the world. Includes information on dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, and wild animals, plus news on endangered species, animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

A former circus lion on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Tuesday. Thirty-three lions from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading to a private sanctuary in South Africa. Credit Martin Mejia/Associated Press

Circus Lions Flown To Safety In Largest Lion Airlift Ever

(LIONS/WILDLIFE RESCUE) This Friday, 33 lions will begin their long journey from South America to South Africa. Collectively weighing more than five tons, the lions will be transported from circuses in Peru and Columbia to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Limpopo, South Africa. This move follows Colombia‚Äôs decision to prohibit circuses from using wild […]

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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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Troubled Tiger Numbers Make A Comeback

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) After nearing extinction, tiger numbers are on the rise for the first time in a century. Thanks to improved surveys as well as enhanced protections and commitments to wildlife conservation, there are now 3,890 wild tigers throughout India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan. This number is up from 3,200 tigers in the wild in […]

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If you already have a pet, make sure to adopt a dog that will get along well with other furry animals. Photo Credit: istockphoto

Raise Your Paws For National Pet Day!

(PETS/NATIONAL PET DAY) Today is National Pet Day, and it’s the purr-fect time to show your pets some extra love. Established in 2006 by pet and home lifestyle expert-animal advocate Colleen Paige–who also founded National Dog Day and Cat Day, as well as National Puppy Day and Kitten Day–this national paw-liday celebrates the joy pets […]

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15 foot gator caught in Okeechobee The 800lb creature was fatally shot in Okeechobee, Florida. Photo Credit: metro.co.uk

Glory Or Gory? 100-Year-Old ‘Monster’ Gator Caught & Killed

(ANIMAL NEWS/HUNTING) Two hunters at Outwest Farms in Okeechobee, Florida claim they’ve captured the largest alligator they’ve ever encountered. Estimated to be around 100 years old, the gator is a whopping 15 feet long and weighs nearly 800 pounds. But while media outlets are more concerned with the animal’s exact size or whether or not […]

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Photo Credit: The New York Times

Big Business, Big Fires: Palm Oil Leaves Orangutans Homeless

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Last year, the Indonesian regions of Borneo and Sumatra experienced huge fires ignited by farmers clearing land for palm oil plantations. Destroying more than 10,000 square miles of forests and sickening thousands of people for weeks with its toxic haze, these fires were the worst ever recorded as a result of the […]

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