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Jim Horton, a licensed animal trapper in Westchester County, with a foothold he uses on coyotes. Photo Credit: Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Coyotes Cue Controversy In New York Suburbs

(COYOTES/ANIMAL NEWS) New York’s suburbs are witnessing a surge in Eastern coyote populations this year, leading to an increase in dead and/or missing pets. While homeowners are seeking out animal control officers and private animal trappers to capture and euthanize nuisance coyotes, naturalists claim the coyotes are a beneficial part of the ecosystem and have […]

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ADI takes rescued wildlife back to the jungle

Rescued Wildlife Returns To The Jungle

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) This incredible video documents Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) logistically challenging 15-hour operation to return rescued wildlife back to the jungle. During the Operation Spirit of Freedom mission, 39 monkeys, coatis, and kinkajous–saved from circuses and the illegal wildlife trade in Peru–were relocated to the Pilpintuwasi sanctuary in the Amazon rainforest. Living in […]

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Gorilla Reunion Damian Aspinalls Gorilla Encounter

Gorilla Reunion

(GORILLAS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In the video above, wildlife conservationist Damian Aspinall searches the African jungle for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn’t seen for 10 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at Howletts Wild Animal Park in England, and when he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part […]

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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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