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Big Cats Uncovered: Lost Lions Discovered In Ethiopia

(LIONS/WILDLIFE) Wildlife conservationists have confirmed that a previously undiscovered population between 100 and 200 lions are currently living in Ethiopia’s Alatash National Park. With as few as 1,000 lions remaining throughout western central Africa, this new finding bodes well for Africa’s lion populations. Despite popular belief, poaching is not as much of a threat to […]

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Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring for 2016. Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil’s Furry Forecast

(GROUNDHOG DAY) Groundhog Day is finally here, and Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous furry weather forecaster, has indicated an early spring for 2016. Although groundhogs have shown no predictive skill, Phil has an impressive 80 percent accuracy rate. Since 1887, the renowned rodent has seen his shadow 102 times. However, he has not seen […]

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Tusks on Tuesday in Colombo as Sri Lanka became the first South Asian country to publicly destroy seized ivory. Photo Credit: Eranga Jayawardena via Associated Press

Sri Lanka Stands Up For Elephants, Smashes Ivory Stock

(ELEPHANTS/IVORY TRADE) SRI LANKA — On Tuesday, under the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks–the equivalent of 1.5 tons of ivory. This move makes Sri Lanka the first South Asian country to publicly destroy ivory obtained by elephant poachers, and sends a powerful message against elephant poaching as […]

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Squirrel Appreciate Day is a time to be thankful for all types of squirrels. (WILDLIFE)

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

(SQUIRRELS/WILDLIFE) January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and a good time to celebrate our furry friends. The holiday was founded in 2001 by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina. Celebrated in mid-winter when food sources are scarce, you can show your appreciation by giving your local squirrel buddies some treats of […]

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Currently, 11 elephants remain on tour with Ringing Bros. circus.

Ringling Elephants Take A Bow, Get Early Retirement

(CIRCUS ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL NEWS) This May–a year and a half sooner than expected–Ringling Bros.’ remaining circus elephants will be retired to the Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) in Florida. Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, initially vowed to phase out its touring elephants by 2018, but recently changed their decision […]

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These puppies were rescued from a fire at Prince and Princess Pet Boutique and taken to Lied Animal Shelter in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Erik Verduzco, A

Viva Las Vegas! Sin City Says ‘No Dice’ To Puppy Mill Pets

(ANIMAL NEWS/PETS/PUPPY MILLS) This week, in a historic move, the Las Vegas City Council voted to ban the sale of pets from mills, including puppies, kittens, and piglets. This new ordinance will prevent pet stores from selling animals obtained from puppy mills, or breeders who raise a large number of animals for sale–often in poor […]

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