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In July 2015, Walter Palmer (left) tracked and killed Cecil the legendary lion in Zimbabwe. Here, he poses beside one of his many trophy hunts. Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

An Africa Without Lions: “Angry Tweets Won’t Help African Lions”

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/TROPHY HUNTING) The killing of Cecil the Lion last summer sparked widespread outrage, provoking a global war against trophy hunting. After more than one million individuals signed a petition demanding “justice for Cecil,” three major American airlines blocked the transportation of trophy hunts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed lions from West and […]

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Lion-Sized Wishes For A Happy Father’s Day!

(WILDLIFE/LIONS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) It can be pretty sweet lounging around with dad on Father’s Day. Even if your dad is a man and you’re a growing lion at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservancy & Education Center. Watch as little lioness Shanta enjoys some down time with her adopted daddy and senior handler, Steve Klein, who […]

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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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Troubled Tiger Numbers Make A Comeback

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) After nearing extinction, tiger numbers are on the rise for the first time in a century. Thanks to improved surveys as well as enhanced protections and commitments to wildlife conservation, there are now 3,890 wild tigers throughout India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan. This number is up from 3,200 tigers in the wild in […]

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Big Business, Big Fires: Palm Oil Leaves Orangutans Homeless

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Last year, the Indonesian regions of Borneo and Sumatra experienced huge fires ignited by farmers clearing land for palm oil plantations. Destroying more than 10,000 square miles of forests and sickening thousands of people for weeks with its toxic haze, these fires were the worst ever recorded as a result of the […]

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