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Iconic Rhino Victim Overcomes All Odds

(WILDLIFE/RHINOS) Just three years ago in South Africa, three wild rhinos were involved in a horrendous poaching incident, leaving one of the group members dead, and two seriously injured. Thankfully, Dr. William Fowlds, a vet who is dedicated to helping the species survive in the wild, came upon the two rhinos, Thandi and Themba, after […]

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The last 15 rhinos in Mozambique were murdered for their ivory this past month. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Rhinos In Transition: Saving Species From Slaughter

(RHINOS/WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES) The dense forests and grasslands of South Africa were home to the world’s largest population of southern white rhinos and the three remaining sub-species of black rhino. However, prior to 1895, the white rhino populations had nearly been eradicated. Estimates at the time counted only twenty to fifty rhinos left. Through conservation efforts […]

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India’s Tigers Make Roaring Comeback

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) INDIA — Poaching has proven to be the biggest factor impacting tiger populations over the years. However, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority recently released information regarding the latest tiger numbers. Fortunately for the nation’s wild tigers, there was a surge in their population last year. The survey displayed that the number of […]

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: 5 Near-Extinct Animals

(WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES/ANIMAL EXTINCTION) Ever since we were little, we have been fascinated with wild animals like tigers and African elephants. And now, with so much information at our fingertips, we are able to see and learn more about the animal kingdom than ever before. However, many of these species are in danger of becoming extinct […]

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The loggerhead sea turtle is just one of the animals benefiting from military assistance. Photo Credit: National Marine Life Center

Giving Tuesday: Help Sea Turtles This Holiday Season

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SEA TURTLES) Amidst heavily commercialized days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s not forget about Giving Tuesday, a day focused on charity. Taking place today, December 3, 2013, Giving Tuesday inspires the public to give back to the community—or, in this case, the environment. The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is just one of […]

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Tansy Aspinall And The Gorillas: Reunited At Last! - OFFICIAL VIDEO

Conservationists & Gorillas Reunited At Last

(GORILLAS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Conservationists Damian Aspinall and his daughter Tansy Aspinall search for Djalta and Bimms nearly 10 years after their release to the African forests of Gabon. The two western lowland gorillas were born in captivity at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, and were reintroduced to the wild thanks to the […]

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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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