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Approximately 50 percent of sea turtles around the globe ingest plastic. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day! Save Sea Turtles From Extinction

(TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Today, May 23 marks World Turtle Day! Effective since 2000, World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate turtles and tortoises, and bring awareness to their diminishing habitats. While sea turtles have been around for millions of years, all seven sea turtle species are currently classified as endangered, with some facing extinction. Activists […]

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A bison calf pictured in Yellowstone in 2014. Photo Credit: Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park/Flickr

Yellowstone Bison Calf Killed By Tourists’ Stupidity

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL NEWS) Last week, visitors at Yellowstone National Park were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their car and transporting the animal to a park facility over concerns that the animal was “too cold.” Not only was this dangerous in terms of the tourists’ safety, but human interference can often cause mothers to […]

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Abusive methods are often used to train circus animals. Photo credit: Kerri9494 via flickr

Ringling Bros.’ Final Act: Retired Elephants Take A Bow

(ANIMAL NEWS/CIRCUS ELEPHANTS) After 145 years of performing unnatural tricks and enduring senseless abuse, the elephants of Ringling Bros. circus performed in their final show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday. Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, initially vowed to retire the elephants by 2018. Fortunately for the performing elephants […]

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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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