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Daily world news about wild animals and endangered species. Includes facts and information on animals in Africa, lions, tigers, and other big cats, elephants, rhinos, and all other wildlife. Keep up to date on wild animal welfare and wildlife conservation. It's all here.

6 Best Places To See Wildlife In The U.S.

(WILDLIFE/PHOTO GALLERY) If you want to see the beautiful creatures that share this world with us, you don't have to go to a zoo, you can just step outside. We are lucky to live in an age when we can still see animals in the wild. Check out this list of the top six places to see wildlife in the United States. — Global Animal

Bow Your Heads To These Mysterious Musicians Of The Sea

(OCEANS/WHALES) Bow your heads to the newest artists of the sea! The bowhead whale is singing a different song compared to their friends the humpback or orca. These mysterious musicians are raising the bar, showing how diverse these gentle giants can be, and never singing the same tune. Read on to find out more about these unique composers. -- Global Animal

Profit Before Pride? Facebook Facilitates Illegal Wildlife Trade

(WILDLIFE) While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days in the hot seat this week testifying before Congress regarding the website's oversight of user data and its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social networking site has also been accused of posting ads by illicit traders selling animal parts, including elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger teeth. In a whistleblower complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife advocates allege Facebook's negligence in preventing illegal wildlife traffickers from using the platform for selling the body parts of threatened animals violates Facebook's responsibilities as a publicly traded company. Ironically enough, Facebook is one of 20 technology companies that joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online last month. Continue reading to learn more about Facebook's hypocrisy, and take action by signing the petition: Demand Facebook Stop the Sale of Illegal Animal Parts. -- Global Animal

Indonesian Zoo Under Fire Over Smoking Orangutan

(WILDLIFE/ZOOS) If smoking is bad for humans, then why would we let our hairy ancestors try it? At one Indonesian zoo, a guest flicked a cigarette into the orangutan enclosure. Even though these primates are incredibly smart, they do not necessarily understand right from wrong. See below to find out what action animal activists are taking against the Bandung Zoo. -- Global Animal

Does The Punishment Fit The Crime? Teen Sentenced For Smuggling A Tiger Cub

(WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING) Drug smugglers are notorious for crossing U.S. borders, but what about exotic animal traffickers? In August 2017, Luis Valencia and a friend tried smuggling a four-to-five-week-old Bengal tiger cub across the California-Mexico border. The usual punishment for smuggling wildlife can be up to 20 years in prison, but in this case, justice was not served. Read on to find out why Valencia received only a six month sentence for his “crime against nature.” -- Global Animal

An Everyday Ingredient That’s Killing Orangutans

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Palm oil is now present in more than half of consumer packaged goods found in grocery stores across the U.S., including chips, cookies, cake mix, canned soup, baby formula, and more. The market's increasing demand for palm oil has threatened the existence of rainforests around the world, specifically those located in Southeast Asia. Destruction of what may be our last saving grace in preserving the earth's ecosystem also means endangering the lives of iconic species including the red-listed Sumatran and Borneo orangutans. Orangutans are said to be among our closest kin in the animal kingdom, and we're slowly killing them off without even realizing it. Read on to learn how you can prevent their currently inevitable destruction. — Global AnimaL

Adorable Animal Antics (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL PICTURES) Animals can't help but be cute sometimes. Take a look at the adorable activities these pets and wildlife have been caught doing on camera! — Global Animal
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10 Animal Myths Debunked

(ANIMAL FACTS) Have you ever wondered where some animal sayings come from? Do elephants ever forget? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Read on to find out which animal myths are fact or fiction. — Global Animal

Cuckoo Birds: Con Men Of The Sky

(WILDLIFE/BIRDS) Many animals mimic predators for self defense: the mimic octopus imitates several species of dangerous fish, the harmless milk snake looks very similar to the deadly coral snake, and butterflies have wings that look like owl eyes. Cuckoos mimic the predatory sparrow hawk, but for a slightly different reason. Read on to discover the effect the cuckoo's deceptive plumage has on other birds. — Global Animal

Cold-blooded Crocodilians’ Amazing Survival Tactics

(ALLIGATORS/WILDLIFE) Do you ever wonder how a cold-blooded animal could survive in freezing weather? A few alligators in North Carolina revealed their secret. During this month’s cold snap in the Eastern U.S., these bitter-cold crocodilians nestled into the warmer mud and lifted their snouts just above the water. Though this isn't the ideal situation for these reptiles, you have to admit, it’s genius. Read on to find out how their bodies sustain subfreezing temperatures. -- Global Animal

Don’t Just Wing It: How To Choose The Best Pet Bird For You

(PETS/BIRDS) Not all birds would make good pets, so when looking for a feathery addition to your family make sure you read up on this helpful information from the Humane Society. Read on to learn which birds make good pets, and which birds should be left in the wild. — Global Animal

This Is Wild: 19 Exotic Animals Doing Yoga

(FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE PHOTOS) Animals are naturally master yogis. Take a look at all these animals in a full array of yoga poses--or animal asanas--and take inspiration from their being-ness. – Global Animal
A Calcified Flamingo. Photo Credit: Nick Brandt (ANIMAL PICTURES)

World’s Deadliest Lake Turns Animals Into Stone

(WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY/BIRDS) Photographer Nick Brandt recently traveled to the world's deadliest lake, Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, and discovered a shocking collection of perfectly mummified animal remains. Upon full submersion into the lake, the animals are instantly calcified and perfectly preserved. Take a look at the following photos and read the article below to learn more about Lake Natron's unique properties, the animals who have fallen victim to it's depths, and the few that can actually survive it's deadly waters. — Global Animal

It’s A Small World: Miniature Animals From Across The Globe (GALLERY)

(MINIATURE ANIMALS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Scientists have found a correlation between climate change and animal size - as resources become more scarce with warmer weather, animals are getting smaller. While miniature animal lovers rejoice, this could mean something more serious for the world's biodiversity. Read on to see these mini animal friends from around the world. — Global Animal

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