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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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Some animal behavior experts believe a trap and kill program could cause more harm since the coyotes that get caught in the traps are usually the weaker ones, leaving larger packs of more aggressive coyotes.

Coyote Conflict: Why Killing Coyotes Doesn’t Work

(COYOTES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) An increasingly familiar sight throughout U.S. cities and suburbs, coyotes are the most common large predators in America. Because of this, roughly half a million are killed every year–a rate unlike any other wild animal in U.S. history–whether by the hands of sport hunters or government entities. However, controlling coyote populations has proven […]

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Cougars can kill hundreds of deer over the course of their lives, leading some scientists to argue that restoring them to 19 states with large populations of deer could prevent automobile-deer collisions. Credit Konrad Wothe/Minden Pictures

Deer Deadlier Than Cougars? You’d Be Surprised!

(WILDLIFE) Did you know white-tailed deer cause more than a million car accidents, resulting in more than 200 deaths each year? Eastern cougars, on the other hand, could significantly reduce these numbers. Scientists predict if they were to return to their historic range, these predators could actually save human lives–an estimated 155 over the course […]

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Looking into the emotional eyes of this young orangutan, it is difficult to comprehend how we could knowingly cause the destruction of such a human-like creature. Photo Credit: Paul Hilton/Instagram via One Green Planet

How Removing Palm Oil From Your Life Can Save Orangutans

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/PALM OIL) Meet Chocolate, an orangutan who is a very lucky survivor of illegal wildlife trading.But how long will his luck continue after being set free? Borneo and Sumatra are the only two countries home to endangered orangutans. Unfortunately, these intelligent and human-like animals may be gone forever because of the palm oil industry. […]

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Mosha, a Thai elephant wounded by a land mine, wears her new prosthetic limb. Photo Credit: Reuters

Meet Mosha, The World’s First Bionic Elephant

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE) Mosha, a three-legged Thai elephant, was only 7-months-old when she stepped on a deadly land mine on the Burmese border and lost her front leg. She is one of the dozens of elephants who have been wounded by land mines in this border region where rebels have been fighting the Myanmar government for decades. […]

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A bat box in the Clark Botanic Garden in North Hempstead, N.Y. The town started encouraging the building and hanging of bat houses in its parks in 2007 to curb the use of pesticides. Photo Credit: Santiago Mejia/The New York Times

Are Bats Better Than Pesticides?

(BATS/INSECTS) North Hempstead in Long Island, New York is taking an unusual approach to reducing the threat of West Nile and Zika virus by building bat houses throughout several of the town’s parks. With mosquito season in full effect, bats are proven to be more effective than pesticides, consuming up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour. […]

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In July 2015, Walter Palmer (left) tracked and killed Cecil the legendary lion in Zimbabwe. Here, he poses beside one of his many trophy hunts. Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

An Africa Without Lions: “Angry Tweets Won’t Help African Lions”

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/TROPHY HUNTING) The killing of Cecil the Lion last summer sparked widespread outrage, provoking a global war against trophy hunting. After more than one million individuals signed a petition demanding “justice for Cecil,” three major American airlines blocked the transportation of trophy hunts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed lions from West and […]

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