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U.S. Takes Step Toward Protecting Giraffes Under Endangered Species Act
A review and public comment process could lead to import restrictions on hunting trophies and body parts from giraffes.
A Man Got Caught Smuggling An Orangutan
A tourist has been arrested for drugging an orangutan and trying to keep it as a pet.
Drugged Orangutan Discovered In Russian Tourist’s Suitcase At Bali Airport
Andrei Zhestkov, 27, told authorities he'd intended on keeping the two-year-old animal as a pet.
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Man Who Leaped On Pelican In Facebook Stunt Now Facing Charges
Florida sheriff vows "abuse of animals will not be tolerated on my watch."
Courtesy Sandy Sprague Stone/Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo/Handout vis Reuters
Critically Endangered (And Adorable) Leopards Born At Connecticut Zoo
One of the cubs has black fur with black rosettes, making her particularly rare.
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Government Plans To Lift Gray Wolf Protections, And Wildlife Advocates Aren't Happy
By Matthew Brown and John Flesher, AP
“We’re going to fight this in any way possible," said Jamie Clark of Defenders of Wildlife.
Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog Suffers Setback In Supreme Court Ruling
By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
Justice Brett Kavanaugh didn't participate in the case, which was a victory for landowners.
Mass Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Dozens Of Sea Turtles Found Frozen To Death At Cape Cod
The warmer ocean waters of climate change entice the turtles to linger too long too far north.
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Facing Global Outcry, China Decides Not To Legalize Rhino Horn And Tiger Bone
A senior Chinese cabinet official said that last month’s order to partially lift a 25-year ban on the two animal products had been “postponed after study.”
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Controversial Campaign Calls People With Down Syndrome 'Endangered Species'
As prenatal testing reduces their numbers at birth, an advocacy group argues they belong on the endangered list.
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Giving States More Power Over Endangered Species Could Be Bad News For Animals
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Critics say shifting more control to states could dismantle protections for endangered species.
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Federal Judge Restores Endangered Species Protection To Yellowstone-Area Grizzlies
The move comes just days before Idaho and Wyoming were set to allow the hunting of 23 bears.
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300 Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexican Coast
By Jose Cortes, Reuters
Authorities are also investigating the deaths of 113 sea turtles; they were found in the southern state of Chiapas earlier this month.
Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And 'Shrieking' Cubs In Their Den
The men were captured on video camera installed by wildlife officials, say police.
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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day
“I think it’s really easy to put human emotions on it, but personally I think it’s accurate. I think she is grieving,” a University of Washington scientist says.
Beachgoers Stunned After Dead Baby Blue Whale Washes Up On Japan Shores
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species
The Trump administration proposed major changes to protect endangered species and a few of your favorite animals could be in jeopardy.
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Grieving Mother Orca Whale Carries Dead Calf For Days
It's yet another loss for the Pacific Northwest's starving orca population.
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Tragic Photos Of Sea Turtle Stuck In Beach Chair Are A Reminder To Pick Up Your Stuff
Abandoned objects can be deadly for the endangered animals.
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In Rare Good News For Coral, UN Agency Says Belize Barrier Reef No Longer In Danger
Nearly 1,400 species, including endangered manatees and hawksbill turtles, live in the region.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
One Of The Only Wild Jaguars Known To Roam The U.S. Is Believed To Have Been Killed
A photo appears to show that Yo'oko, a young male jaguar, was killed and skinned.
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Wyoming Greenlights Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt
The Yellowstone grizzly was removed from the Endangered Species List last year.
Interior Department Aims to Slice Section From Endangered Species Act
A new proposal appears to cut protections for threatened animals.
Dire News For Endangered Right Whales: Not A Single Newborn Spotted This Year
"Right now, the sky is falling," warns a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist.
The Last Male Northern White Rhino Just Died
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino is dead at the age of 45. Now, only two females remain on the planet.
Sudan, The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died
His daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu are now the last two remaining northern white rhinos on Earth.
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