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Orca Baby Boom: Hope For Endangered Whales?

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ORCAS) The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an orca baby boom after four newborn orcas were born between last December and April of this year. The baby orcas were spotted off the coast of Washington and British Columbia, an area famous for its orca pods, and not a moment too soon. While four whales may […]

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Humpback Whale Shows Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

Whale Shows Amazing Appreciation After Rescue

(WHALES/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy Michael Fishback came across what he thought was a dead female Humpback whale. But when he swam further out, he found the whale was alive but trapped inside a net. After an exhausting hour of pulling and cutting the net, they were finally able to free […]

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This photo taken July 4, 2012, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, shows Dennis Christen of the Georgia Aquarium feed a bottle to a baby beluga calf being rehabilitated at the center. The whale was approximately two days old when it was found in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and separated from its mother. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center is receiving help with the whale's care from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Shedd Aquarium in ChiCago and SeaWord in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Captivity Kills: Another Life Lost At SeaWorld

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE WHALES) SAN ANTONIO — A newborn beluga whale born in captivity at SeaWorld San Antonio died on Sunday, just three weeks after being born. According to a SeaWorld press release, the female calf was born one month prematurely on June 20 and appeared smaller than normal at 120 pounds and four feet in length. […]

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Being A Mother In The Animal Kingdom

(ANIMAL MOMS/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Carrying 22 babies, gaining 400 pounds, letting your youngsters eat your skin—and you thought being a mother was easy. Read on to learn about the many sacrifices that mothers make in the animal kingdom. — Global Animal

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<p>Dolphins VS Chimps: Dolphins are more intelligent by far. Chimps long held the highest position at the top of animal intelligence, but there have been a few studies knocking that notion down. Chimps are generally perceived to be as smart as 3-year-old humans, but their descent from the top began with a 2007 study that ranked orangutans as smartest of the animals. Dolphins are beginning to get their due from researchers. A 2010 study placed dolphins as the second-most intelligent animal, second only to humans. Dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror and inspect various parts of their bodies, and they can solve difficult problems while living in the wild and round up schools of fish with almost military-like precision. They’re so intelligent, in fact, that one researcher, Thomas White, an ethics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, says they deserve the same moral standing as humans. “The scientific research… suggests that dolphins are ‘non-human persons’ who qualify for moral standing as individuals,” he said. </p>

Animal IQs: Who Is The Smartest?

(ABOUT ANIMALS) This photo gallery places one animal aside another to compare wits. Though every species has innumerable strengths and skills (and many we human animals can only aspire to), some animals are standout brainiacs. See who on the next two pages! The who’s who of animal intelligence may surprise you. — Global Animal

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Whale Lifts Kayak In Argentina

(WILDLIFE/WHALES/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEO) In the incredible video above, watch as two kayakers–a father and daughter–are lifted out of the water by a massive whale off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. — Global Animal

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Actress Isla Fisher gets a kiss from Nanuq. Photo Credit: Rigo Diaz/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty

SeaWorld Loses Another Cetacean Casualty

(SEAWORLD/WHALES IN CAPTIVITY) Last week, SeaWorld lost another one of its marine mammals, reigniting the debate over whether cetaceans belong in captivity. On Thursday, Nanuq the beluga whale died at SeaWorld Orlando after fracturing his jaw during an interaction with two other whales and later contracting an infection. According to SeaWorld, the cause of Nanuq’s […]

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