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15 Adorable Mothers & Babies (GALLERY)

(MOTHER’S DAY/BABY ANIMALS/ANIMAL PICTURES) What’s cuter than baby animal photos? Pictures of babies snuggling with their mothers, of course! Enjoy this compilation of some of the cutest snapshots of animal moms and their little ones! — Global Animal

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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Beavers are known to build complex and impressive dams in creeks. Photo Credit: Steven David Johnson via Flickr

Worth A Dam: 7 Fun Facts For International Beaver Day

(BEAVERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) April 7 is International Beaver Day, a day aimed at celebrating and raising awareness about these furry, dam-building rodents. Beavers are remarkable creatures, serving an important role in solving many of our planet’s major environmental problems. Their dams are considered one of the Earth’s best life support systems, restoring wildlife habitats for a […]

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Panda-monium! 15 Fun Panda Facts For National Panda Day

(PANDAS/FUN ANIMAL FACTS) It’s National Panda Day! Pandas are adorable, gentle giants who are in dire need our help. Giant pandas have been on the endangered list since 1990, with habitat loss and poaching being the biggest threats to their population’s survival. With only 1,000 giant pandas left in the world, the species is now […]

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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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Boy Saves Deer From Watery Demise (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PICTURES/TOUCHING TALES) A wildlife photographer visiting Noakhali, Bangladesh, documented a boy’s courageous endeavor to save a fawn in danger. Risking his own life to save the baby deer, Belal dove into a treacherous river, holding the deer above his head as the water overtook most of his body. Onlookers were terrified for the boy’s […]

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Baby orangutans on the way to the International Animal Rescue’s center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

How Big Banks Are Making Rain Forests Pay The Price

(ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With big banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs under fire for funding the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project, many are becoming more aware of how major financial institutions influence habitat destruction, animal welfare, and climate change. Believe it or not, some of the world’s largest banks have distributed more than […]

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10 Reasons To Gobble For Turkeys

(THANKSGIVING/ANIMAL FACTS) Thanksgiving is finally here, and people around the country are stuffing their bellies with turkey. These birds certainly get the short end of the stick on this national holiday, but they actually aren’t the dumb birds people believe them to be. For instance, did you know turkeys flirt in order to gain the […]

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The Breathtaking Art Of The African Safari (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY/ANIMAL PICTURES) SOUTH AFRICA – If you’ve ever dreamed of going on safari, Marius Coetzee’s African wildlife photos will convince you to jump on a plane with nothing but the clothes on your back and a camera in your hand. The Durban-based safari leader decided four years ago to start taking pictures to record […]

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Only Down Under? Aussie Police Find Furry Friend In Woman’s Bag

(KOALAS/AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE) Australian police were in for a fuzzy surprise on Sunday night after arresting a woman with an adorable baby koala in her bag. Crikey! The 50-year-old woman was stopped during a regular patrol and arrested due to “outstanding matters.” When asked whether she had anything to declare before being taken into custody, she […]

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Africa's first skydiving anti-poaching dog, Arrow, does a demo jump from a helicopter at 6,000 feet. Photo Credit: Nico De Klerk

How Pooches In Parachutes Are Stopping Poachers In Their Tracks

(WORKING DOGS/WILDLIFE POACHING) It’s a bird!…It’s a plane!…Actually, it’s Arrow, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, and his pal, jumping from a helicopter. What if we could stop poachers from killing innocent animals with a little help from Fido? In South Africa, the Anti-Poaching and Canine Training Academy has found a way to capture poachers and track […]

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Black bears, like the one pictured above, are extremely intelligent animals

Brave Man Saves 400-Pound Bear From Drowning (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL PICTURES) In this daring rescue story, Adam Warwick, a biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), saves a nearly 400-pound black bear from drowning. The bear had wandered far away from his home in the Osceola National Forest, and was seen roaming around a residential neighborhood in search of food. Wildlife […]

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