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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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Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 is International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting primates of all species including chimpanzees, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and many more. Animal Defenders International (ADI) founded Primate Day in 2005 with a specific focus on putting an end to experimenting on monkeys for disease research. This year, the […]

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‘A Hero To Many:’ Elephant Crusader Shot Dead In Tanzania

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) SOUTH AFRICA — Wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter was recently shot and killed in Tanzania, where he dedicated his life to putting an end to poaching and the illegal ivory trade. Tanzanian law enforcement has launched an investigation into his death, and while it’s unclear whether Lotter was killed as a result of his […]

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Join The Stampede! Celebrate World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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Lions are quickly vanishing across the African plain. Photo credit: openwalls.com

Be A Lionheart For Lions This World Lion Day!

(LIONS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, August 10 is World Lion Day! Celebrating the almightly King of the Jungle, this international holiday aims to raise awareness about the plight of lions and help save them from extinction. African lion numbers are dropping drastically as wealthy hunters pay tens of thousands of dollars to hunt these magnificent creatures. In […]

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Ivory artifacts seized by NY state investigators to be crushed in Central park. Photo Credit: Associated Press

New York City Crushes Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Illegal Ivory To Save Elephants

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) NEW YORK CITY — In a move to combat the illegal ivory trade that kills countless elephants each day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed over two tons of ivory in Central Park on Thursday. While the practice is controversial, the destruction of piles of confiscated tusks, trinkets, statues, […]

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Cecil the lion's son Xanda in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Bert Duplessis/www.fisheaglesafaris.com

Cecil The Lion’s Son Meets Same Fate As Famous Father

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE) Just two years after the slaughter of Cecil the lion, one of the famed lion’s cubs was killed in similar circumstances during a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe earlier this month. The six-year-old lion named Xanda, who was in his prime, was shot and killed just outside the bounds of Hwange National Park–not far from […]

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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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Huge Canadian Lynx Loves To Get Rubs

(BIG CATS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Max Lynx is a Canadian lynx, born in captivity at a zoo in May 2011. While he isn’t completely domesticated, he isn’t fully wild either. As one of the most elusive creatures in North America, Max also serves as an educational animal ambassador for a program called Wildlife Education in upstate New […]

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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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Watch bears roaming the valleys of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Austin-Lehman Adventures

A Grizzly Future For Yellowstone Bears?

(BEARS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) They say, “never poke a sleeping bear.” So why change the laws for the Yellowstone grizzly bears now? These grizzlies have been a part of the endangered species list for over 40 years. The brawny bears ultimately persevered as their numbers are finally up, and luckily they no longer need protection under the […]

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Early victim: one of the more than 100 elephants poisoned in Hwange national park in September 2013. Photo Credit: AP

A Common Crime: 10 More Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) In a major loss for the animal kingdom, 10 elephants–including a mother and her young calf–were poisoned by poachers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park last week. A bucket of poison (typically a dilute sodium cyanide solution and/or paraquat, an extremely toxic agricultural herbicide) was found near the scene and three arrests were made […]

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