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A remote trail camera captured three gray wolf pups playing in Lassen County. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service

New Hope For Gray Wolves? Trail Cam Captures Cause For Celebration

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/WOLVES) California has been without an established wolf pack for 87 years, but now things have changed. In Lassen County, a U.S. Forest Service camera captured footage of three little gray wolf pups romping around and trailing behind their mother. This pup discovery is groundbreaking as it marks the start to restoring their population […]

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Huge Canadian Lynx Loves To Get Rubs

(BIG CATS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Max Lynx is a Canadian lynx, born in captivity at a zoo in May 2011. While he isn’t completely domesticated, he isn’t fully wild either. As one of the most elusive creatures in North America, Max also serves as an educational animal ambassador for a program called Wildlife Education in upstate New […]

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Photo Credit: Joshua Sokol via The Atlantic

People & Panthers: Can Humans Coexist With Big Cats?

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/BIG CATS) Endangered panthers are no longer on the brink of extinction in southwest Florida. Meanwhile, southwest Florida’s human population has grown at one of the fastest rates in the nation, and it shows no sign of stopping. Florida faces a challenge to preserve these big cats, but in order to do so, the […]

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Watch bears roaming the valleys of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Austin-Lehman Adventures

A Grizzly Future For Yellowstone Bears?

(BEARS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) They say, “never poke a sleeping bear.” So why change the laws for the Yellowstone grizzly bears now? These grizzlies have been a part of the endangered species list for over 40 years. The brawny bears ultimately persevered as their numbers are finally up, and luckily they no longer need protection under the […]

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Early victim: one of the more than 100 elephants poisoned in Hwange national park in September 2013. Photo Credit: AP

A Common Crime: 10 More Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) In a major loss for the animal kingdom, 10 elephants–including a mother and her young calf–were poisoned by poachers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park last week. A bucket of poison (typically a dilute sodium cyanide solution and/or paraquat, an extremely toxic agricultural herbicide) was found near the scene and three arrests were made […]

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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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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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Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) with Grey wolf (Canis lupus) stretching behind, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August

“This Isn’t Hunting—It’s Slaughter”: GOP Shoots Down Wildlife Protections For Alaskan Wolves & Bears

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE) Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a measure that would remove wildlife protections on bears and gray wolves in Alaska, and (sadly) President Donald Trump’s signature is the only thing standing in the way of the measure becoming law. If signed, the bill–backed by the National Rifle Association and […]

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Nearly bobcats have been killed Photo Credit: David McChesney

Did You Know? The U.S. Government Killed Millions Of Wild Animals Last Year

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL NEWS) After expunging all of its animal welfare data from its website last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under fire once again. According to newly released data, the USDA’s Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million wild animals in 2016, including coyotes, beavers, prairie dogs, black bears, mountain lions, and […]

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Vince, the 4-year-old rhinoceros killed at a wildlife park west of Paris. Photo Credit: Domaine de Thoiry Zoo, via Associated Press

Poached In Captivity: First Rhino Killed At Zoo

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL CONSERVATION) As the demand for ivory in Southeast Asia continues to grow, poachers will stop at nothing to kill rhinos for their high-priced ivory horns. For instance, on Tuesday–despite the presence of surveillance cameras and five zoological staff members who live on site–poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoological Park outside Paris, France, killing a […]

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<p>A third tiger was found dead at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in just one week. Photo Credit:  Rough Guides</p>

Go Wild For World Wildlife Day!

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/PICTURES) March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer, from plants to wild animals. On December 20, 2013, the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General assembly proclaimed March 3—the day the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and […]

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A rhino horn is now worth a whopping £51,000 per kilo. Photo Credit: Emmy Geary/Shutterstock

Could This ‘New Plan’ Save Rhinos From Extinction?

(RHINOS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With only 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild, scientists agree a new approach is needed to help save the critically endangered species from extinction. No thanks to poachers and habitat destruction, approximately 70 percent of the species’ genetic diversity has been wiped out over the past 200 years, leaving the few remaining […]

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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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