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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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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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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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