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Scientists found high concentrations of antidepressants in several species of fish collected from the Niagara River. Photo Credit: Pixabay/CC

Something’s Fishy: The Great Lakes & Great Antidepressants

(FISH/POLLUTION) The use of antidepressants is not unusual in this day and age. But what about for fish who aren’t aware they are ingesting it? This is actually happening in the Great Lakes region because of wastewater treatment plants. The problem is that the fish behavior will now change and so will the ecosystems. Will the […]

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Animals were escorted to safety during the wildfires near Colorado Springs. Photo Credit: animalconnectionac.wordpress.com

How Natural Disasters Can Devastate Animals

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Whether there’s a flood or a fire, pets and wildlife can be incredibly vulnerable during a natural disaster. But regardless of what Mother Nature may throw at us, there’s no doubting humans offer animals the best chance of survival. Read the full article below for more on how natural disasters impact the lives […]

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An Ivorian wildlife agent holding pangolin scales confiscated from traffickers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo Credit: Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon

Meet The Most Trafficked Mammal In The World

(WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING) The little-known pangolin is a tiny, nocturnal, Armadillo-like creature who is very shy. Their large Keratin scales that cover their skin help protect them from predators. But unfortunately, these scales do not protect them from humans. In certain parts of Asia, the Keratin scales are used for medicinal purposes. Just last week, Ivory Coast officials confiscated […]

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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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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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15 Adorable Mothers & Babies (GALLERY)

(MOTHER’S DAY/BABY ANIMALS/ANIMAL PICTURES) What’s cuter than baby animal photos? Pictures of babies snuggling with their mothers, of course! Enjoy this compilation of some of the cutest snapshots of animal moms and their little ones! — Global Animal

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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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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Panda-monium! 15 Fun Panda Facts For National Panda Day

(PANDAS/FUN ANIMAL FACTS) It’s National Panda Day! Pandas are adorable, gentle giants who are in dire need our help. Giant pandas have been on the endangered list since 1990, with habitat loss and poaching being the biggest threats to their population’s survival. With only 1,000 giant pandas left in the world, the species is now […]

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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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Boy Saves Deer From Watery Demise (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PICTURES/TOUCHING TALES) A wildlife photographer visiting Noakhali, Bangladesh, documented a boy’s courageous endeavor to save a fawn in danger. Risking his own life to save the baby deer, Belal dove into a treacherous river, holding the deer above his head as the water overtook most of his body. Onlookers were terrified for the boy’s […]

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Baby orangutans on the way to the International Animal Rescue’s center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

How Big Banks Are Making Rain Forests Pay The Price

(ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With big banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs under fire for funding the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project, many are becoming more aware of how major financial institutions influence habitat destruction, animal welfare, and climate change. Believe it or not, some of the world’s largest banks have distributed more than […]

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