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Here's How Quickly A Seemingly Adorable Bear Can Turn On You
One minute, it's a cute little bear. The next...
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Scientists Fear Extinction After Six Rare Right Whales Die In A Month
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
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Mussels Cooked To Death In Their Shells In Unusual Heat On Northern California Shore
Mussels are the “canaries in the coal mine for climate change — only this canary provides food and habitat for hundreds of other species," says a biologist.
Woman Captures Disturbing Photos Of Seabird Feeding Its Chick A Cigarette
Karen Mason, a volunteer for the National Audubon Society, was livid after she captured the images on a Florida beach.
Bear Has Least Impressed Reaction To Deputies Trying To Free Him From Locked Room
Authorities in Montana said it involved some "big bear yawns."
Why Costa Rica Is A Really Great Place To Be A Wild Animal
The small Central American nation is showing the world how nature conservation is done.
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Shark Bites 8-Year-Old Boy In 3rd Attack In North Carolina This Month
The child was swimming off Bald Head Island before he was bitten on his leg. North Carolina saw just three shark attacks last year.
So Many Dead Whales Are Washing Up On The West Coast That NOAA Is Pleading For Help
The federal agency is calling on property owners to volunteer space where a mounting toll of dead whales can decompose naturally.
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Man Accidentally Brings Snake In Backpack On Plane From Florida To Hawaii
The non-venomous southern black racer snake was about a foot in length.
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Anna The Anaconda Gives 'Virgin Birth' At New England Aquarium
The mother snake produced two thriving offspring -- and she didn't need a male to do it.
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Zoo Forced To Euthanize Flamingo After Child Hits It With Rock
A spokesman for the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois, said it is working with the kid's family to "move forward."
Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Stealing Endangered Lemur From Zoo To Be His Pet
Authorities said the southern California teen kept the extremely rare creature in a plastic drawer that lacked ventilation holes.
Prague Zoo's New Exhibit Takes A Closer Look At Poop
The excrement exhibit features poop from extinct animals as well as dung from modern-day creatures -- all in various sizes, shapes, textures and colors.
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Species Are Going Extinct At An Unprecedented Rate — Here’s Why You Should Care
Saving plants and animals from extinction isn't just our duty, it's our salvation.
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Poisonings That Killed At Least 7 Bald Eagles Are Under Investigation
Maryland officials believe a banned pesticide led to the deaths of multiple eagles and a great horned owl.
‘World’s Most Dangerous Bird’ Kills 75-Year-Old Owner In Florida
Cassowaries are large, flightless birds with "dagger-like" claws. Authorities say one fatally attacked a man last week.
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Dozens Of Endangered Orcas Seen Off California Coast For First Time In 8 Years
The "L pod" traveling from the Pacific Northwest included a months-old calf and a female orca in her 90s.
Two Young Elephants Die Within Days At Indianapolis Zoo After Sudden Illness
Kalina, 8, and Nyah, 6, died after showing signs of the elephant herpesvirus, for which there is no cure.
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New Study Warns Of Extinction Threat For Southern California's Mountain Lions
They could vanish in 50 years – or be protected by "wildlife corridors," researchers say.
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Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines
“I was not prepared for the amount of plastic," said Darrell Blatchley, who recovered the animal.
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The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change
A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity.
Woman Attacked By Zoo's Jaguar Apologizes For Crossing Barricade For Photo
She denied climbing over the barrier at Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo but said she was "in the wrong" for leaning over it.
Man Escapes Whale's Mouth After Being Swept Inside While Snorkeling
"I instinctively held my breath, assuming that it would dive down again and spit me out somewhere."
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Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species
By Seth Borenstein, AP
Researchers spotted the mysterious killer whales off the coast of Chile.
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'Dog' Rescued From Icy River Turns Out To Be A Wolf
The Estonian canine was stuck in a maze of ice when construction workers saved him.
Florida's Toxic 'Red Tide' Algae Bloom Is Not Showing Up In Tests
The bloom had been tormenting Florida's coastline inhabitants for well over a year.
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