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Big Cats Uncovered: Lost Lions Discovered In Ethiopia

(LIONS/WILDLIFE) Wildlife conservationists have confirmed that a previously undiscovered population between 100 and 200 lions are currently living in Ethiopia’s Alatash National Park. With as few as 1,000 lions remaining throughout western central Africa, this new finding bodes well for Africa’s lion populations. Despite popular belief, poaching is not as much of a threat to […]

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The wolf holds a significant position in foundational mythologies of Eurasia and North America. The Tlingit community god name means “wolf,” and they worship a wolf-head, and the shamanic Turkic believes they are descendants of wolves. Photo Credit: Facebook

Big Bad Wolf Really Is A Fairytale

(WOLVES/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Next time you’re stuck in a graveyard with a full moon in the sky, and you hear a wolf howl in the distance, don’t be afraid. Studies suggest startling wolf howls are just cries of loneliness. Once thought to be a simple stress cry, research shows wolf howls actually change depending on the […]

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Tusks on Tuesday in Colombo as Sri Lanka became the first South Asian country to publicly destroy seized ivory. Photo Credit: Eranga Jayawardena via Associated Press

Sri Lanka Stands Up For Elephants, Smashes Ivory Stock

(ELEPHANTS/IVORY TRADE) SRI LANKA — On Tuesday, under the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks–the equivalent of 1.5 tons of ivory. This move makes Sri Lanka the first South Asian country to publicly destroy ivory obtained by elephant poachers, and sends a powerful message against elephant poaching as […]

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Squirrel Appreciate Day is a time to be thankful for all types of squirrels. (WILDLIFE)

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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Red Pandas Play In Snow

Red Panda Snow Day

(WILDLIFE/RED PANDAS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) With the snowy season upon us, these fun and frosty red pandas remind us that cold weather isn’t all that bad. Watch as they have a blast diving through a fresh layer of snow. — Global Animal

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Ivory horns are smuggled out of West and Central Africa for markets in Asia and Europe. Photo credit: thezimbabwean.co.uk

U.S. Roars Against Wildlife Trafficking With Anti-Poaching Bill

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act, a comprehensive anti-poaching bill that would strengthen prosecution of wildlife trafficking cases while raising money to help combat poaching in Africa. Although poaching incidents have been on the rise in recent years, anti-poaching efforts are simultaneously gaining more attention–particularly after […]

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koala eats apple in Australia video

Koala Has A Snack

(KOALAS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Ever dreamed of moving to Australia? This snacking koala will cinch it. Imagine how fabulous an apple must taste when your diet is almost 100 percent eucalyptus leaves. Dee-licious! — Global Animal

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