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Daily world news about wild animals and endangered species. Includes facts and information on animals in Africa, lions, tigers, and other big cats, elephants, rhinos, and all other wildlife. Keep up to date on wild animal welfare and wildlife conservation. It’s all here.

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11 Extinct Animal Species…And We’re To Blame (GALLERY)

(EXTINCTION/ENDANGERED ANIMALS/WILDLIFE) An asteroid hitting the earth, a volcanic eruption, and climate shift are the primary natural causes for three major extinctions in history. But what about the one we may be currently facing? The reality is humans are a major cause of speciation decrease, and it’s our responsibility to prevent further loss. We are […]

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<p>This cheerful pig hangs out in shallow waters. Photo credit: Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media</p>

Beach Babes: Sun, Sand, & Swimming Swine? (GALLERY)

(PIGS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) A small island in the Caribbean boasts an unusual and talented group of animals—swimming swine! About 20 pigs as well as some goats and cats live on the island in the Bahamas, which is uninhabited by humans. Read on to learn more about Pig Island and check out the gallery of these adorable piggy paddlers! — […]

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Zoos: The Historical Debate

(ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) For centuries people have flocked to zoos to see wild animals up close. The first zoo was established in 1748 in Vienna, Austria, and is still entertaining people today. But many believe that keeping an animal in a simulated habitat is not in their best interest, citing issues of animal welfare and conservation. […]

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High Of The Tiger: Big Cats Get Five Acres Of Freedom (GALLERY)

(TIGERS/ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Lions, tigers, and other big cats have grown increasingly more popular in the exotic pet trade. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), there are anywhere between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers living in the U.S., but less than 400 of them are accounted for by the Association of Zoos […]

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Wildlife Pics Worth More Than 1,000 Words (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY) London’s Natural History Museum and BBC host a Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition every year. This year had over 40,000 incredible entries and the committee picked their top 50 photographs depicting various species in the wild including birds, penguins, cheetahs, lions, kangaroos, and many more. Check out some of our favorite […]

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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.

Death Sentence For California Coyotes

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PETS/OP-ED) A California community approves the trapping and killing of coyotes. This statement would normally enrage me, but today I’m torn. The aforementioned area is my current home town of Seal Beach, and the reason the city council has approved such a desperate measure is because the coyotes are killing the residents’ pets. — […]

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<p>Chimpanzees probe a new termite mound with sticks. Photo Credit: Chimp Haven</p>

Fun In The Sun At Chimp Haven (GALLERY)

(CHIMPS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Former government-owned chimpanzees are enjoying their golden years at Chimp Haven, a national chimpanzee sanctuary. There were over 100 chimpanzees rescued from a laboratory and sent to this Louisiana Haven. After a lifetime of cruelty these animals finally get to enjoy the rest of their years by socializing and living the life they’ve […]

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