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Goodnight, Colo! Oldest Gorilla in the US Dies in Sleep

Goodnight, Colo! Oldest Gorilla in the US Dies in Sleep

Colo, the world's oldest known gorilla and the first gorilla born in captivity in the U.S., has...

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Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered

The rusty patched bumblebee is the first bumblebee species listed as endangered in the United...

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Giraffes Are Threatened with Extinction

Giraffes Are Threatened with Extinction

Giraffe populations have taken a nose dive, leading to their new designation as "threatened with...

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Giraffes put on extinction watch list

Giraffes put on extinction watch list

Giraffe numbers have declined by as much as 40 percent since the 1980s in a “silent extinction”...

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NS Nature Trust needs help protecting rare turtles

NS Nature Trust needs help protecting rare turtles

The group wants to purchase a turtle sanctuary in southwest Nova Scotia  

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78,000 Origami Elephants Invade the Bronx Zoo

78,000 Origami Elephants Invade the Bronx Zoo

The world's largest origami elephant collection is going on display at the Bronx Zoo.

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NCC scientist pens essay to save world’s most endangered ecosystem, grasslands

NCC scientist pens essay to save world’s most endangered ecosystem, grasslands

A Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) scientist says grasslands are the most endangered ecosystem...

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World’s oldest-ever panda in captivity dies at 38

World’s oldest-ever panda in captivity dies at 38

The world’s oldest-ever panda in captivity was euthanized Sunday at the Hong Kong theme park...

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Bee species added to endangered list for first time in US

Bee species added to endangered list for first time in US

Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became...

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Cutest Face-Plant Ever? Baby Panda Falls Off Stage

Cutest Face-Plant Ever? Baby Panda Falls Off Stage

During the public debut of the 23 cubs born this year at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant...

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Lollipops Could Lure Elusive Tree Rat Out of Hiding

Lollipops Could Lure Elusive Tree Rat Out of Hiding

A fuzzy, orange rodent named the Santa Marta Toro was unexpectedly rediscovered in 2011, and now...

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Global wildlife meeting approves ban on trade of pangolins

Global wildlife meeting approves ban on trade of pangolins

The pangolin is described as the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. On Wednesday, the...

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Bumblebee Set to Become Officially Endangered

Bumblebee Set to Become Officially Endangered

This bumblebee species is likely affected by pathogens and pesticides.

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Did 1 Sexually Active Tortoise Really Save His Species?

Did 1 Sexually Active Tortoise Really Save His Species?

These giant tortoises are "one of the most successful conservation stories" ever.

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Most humpback whale species removed from endangered list

Most humpback whale species removed from endangered list

United States officials took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday,...

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World's Largest Gorilla Species at Risk of Extinction

World's Largest Gorilla Species at Risk of Extinction

Grauer's gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now considered critically endangered,...

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Giant Panda Is No Longer Endangered Species

Giant Panda Is No Longer Endangered Species

Giant pandas were downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable."

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Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species

Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a report released Sunday that the...

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Eastern gorilla on critically endangered list, one step from extinction

Eastern gorilla on critically endangered list, one step from extinction

The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the...

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Adorable American Pika Is Disappearing Due to Climate Change

Adorable American Pika Is Disappearing Due to Climate Change

One of the nation's cutest animals is disappearing due to climate change.

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Calgary Zoo launches project to save endangered burrowing owls

Calgary Zoo launches project to save endangered burrowing owls

Calgary Zoo officials said wild populations of the burrowing owl continue to decline after a 90...

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200 Rare Tarantulas Hatched in Captivity for First Time

200 Rare Tarantulas Hatched in Captivity for First Time

For the first time, researchers have managed to breed an extremely mysterious spider known as...

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Hillary Clinton says Trump’s kids have ‘killed a lot of animals’

Clinton was touring a Las Vegas electric manufacturing company when she was interrupted by...

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WATCH: Mother cares for two rare leopard cubs born at UK zoo

A zoo in Britain is celebrating the birth of two very rare Amur leopard cubs. The birth of the...

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North America Has Only 1 True Species of Wolf, DNA Shows

North America Has Only 1 True Species of Wolf, DNA Shows

Red wolves and eastern wolves aren't separate species; they're really just hybrids of gray...

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Most of World's Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

Most of World's Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

Most of the world's large creatures could face extinction by 2100 if drastic conservation...

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New whale species confirmed in Pacific Ocean

New whale species confirmed in Pacific Ocean

Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive...

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Alberta’s caribou recovery plan draws criticism from environmentalists

Alberta’s caribou recovery plan draws criticism from environmentalists

About a dozen environmental groups from across the country are urging the Alberta government to...

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No, the US Isn't Using Vaccine-Laced M&Ms to Save Ferrets

No, the US Isn't Using Vaccine-Laced M&Ms to Save Ferrets

No candy for ferrets, but the FWS is giving peanut butter with the vaccine to prairie dogs, the...

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'Demon Orchid' Has a 'Devil Head' and Claw-Like Petals

'Demon Orchid' Has a 'Devil Head' and Claw-Like Petals

A new demonic flower species looks like the devil and has clawed petals.

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Patrols up in New Mexico after rare species of owl killed

Patrols up in New Mexico after rare species of owl killed

Officers have been put on patrol in the Caja del Rio area near Santa Fe after the reported...

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Calgary Zoo set to exchange tigers with New Brunswick’s Cherry Brook Zoo

Calgary Zoo set to exchange tigers with New Brunswick’s Cherry Brook Zoo

In order to sustain endangered species, sometimes zoos will exchange animals to expand specific...

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Half of Adélie Penguins Could Be Wiped Out by Global Warming

Half of Adélie Penguins Could Be Wiped Out by Global Warming

Climate change may cause sharp drops in Antarctic Adélie penguin populations by the turn of the...

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Sage grouse making tiny comeback on prairies

Sage grouse making tiny comeback on prairies

The muffled drumbeat and strutting mating dance of a classic prairie bird is becoming louder in...

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Over 30 endangered Vancouver Island marmots die over winter

Experts monitoring the critically endangered Vancouver Island marmot say three dozen of the...

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Giant Panda Cub Born at Belgium Zoo Is a 'True Miracle'

World welcomes "little pink sausage" giant panda cub at a zoo in Belgium.

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Elusive Snow Leopard Collared in Kyrgyzstan

Elusive Snow Leopard Collared in Kyrgyzstan

The second-collaring in six months of a reproductive female snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan suggests...

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Scientists say East Coast’s saltmarsh sparrow disappearing

Scientists say East Coast’s saltmarsh sparrow disappearing

The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for...

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Scientists say Mexico’s Vaquita porpoise dangerously close to extinction

Scientists are warning that the population of Mexico’s endangered vaquita, the world’s smallest...

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Giant Pandas and Humans: A Lesson in Sustainability

Giant Pandas and Humans: A Lesson in Sustainability

If Facebook is any gauge, pandas are an endless font of cute. But revelations about where pandas...

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Dying Breed? Zoo Toils to Save Strange 'Scrotum Frog'

Dying Breed? Zoo Toils to Save Strange 'Scrotum Frog'

A critically endangered frog, whose juices are used in virility shakes, finds a new home in...

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Watch an Amazing Encounter Between Two Deadly Predators (Video)

Watch an Amazing Encounter Between Two Deadly Predators (Video)

A rare Eurasian lynx scared a wolf off from approaching her kittens in the wilds of the...

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World’s wild tiger count rising for first time in a century

World’s wild tiger count rising for first time in a century

Conservation groups say the world’s count of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in more...

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Live Sumatran Rhino Captured in Indonesia

Live Sumatran Rhino Captured in Indonesia

Humans have made contact with a Sumatran rhino in the Indonesian region of Borneo for the first...

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Eastern monarch butterflies could face extinction within 20 years: study

Eastern monarch butterflies could face extinction within 20 years: study

A new study has concluded that unless numbers increase, the iconic monarch butterfly could face...

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Meet the pangolin, a prehistoric creature being hunted into extinction

Meet the pangolin, a prehistoric creature being hunted into extinction

While we may know tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants and gorillas to be endangered animals, there...

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Alien of the Deep: 'Winged' Green-Eyed Creature Stuns Fishermen

Alien of the Deep: 'Winged' Green-Eyed Creature Stuns Fishermen

Some fish look odd, but a mysterious, green-eyed fish recently pulled out of Nova Scotia's...

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Real-Life 'Teddy Bear' Is No Longer Endangered

Real-Life 'Teddy Bear' Is No Longer Endangered

The species that inspired the world's favorite plush toy has been taken off the Endangered...

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13 Bald Eagles May Have Been Poisoned: Reward Offered

13 Bald Eagles May Have Been Poisoned: Reward Offered

The 13 bald eagles found dead last last month did not die of natural causes, a new necropsy has...

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