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California Man Killed In Apparent Shark Attack Swimming Off Maui
Rescuers performed CPR on shore but he was declared dead at the scene.
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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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Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change
One expert said the island mammal "is just the first of what will be countless species lost to climate change if we don’t get our pollution under control."
'Rarest Penguin On Earth' Caught On Camera In Antarctica
It may be the only one of its kind on the planet.
Insects Are Dying En Masse, Risking 'Catastrophic' Collapse Of Earth's Ecosystems
The insect apocalypse is indeed upon us, according to the first global scientific review of insect population decline.
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Popular Sumatran Tiger Melati Killed By Intended Mate At London Zoo
Melati, 10, was fatally mauled when she was introduced to Asim.
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Colorado Man Kills Mountain Lion Who Attacked Him While Jogging
By COLLEEN SLEVIN, AP
The man, who was running alone at Horsetooth Mountain, killed the young lion by choking it.
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Los Angeles Area Edges Closer To Safe Passageways To Save Mountain Lions
Ventura County planners recommend proposed ordinance to carve out territory protections so wildlife can survive.
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Massive Pacific Coast Starfish Die-Off Is Linked To Global Warming
The “marine heat wave” is triggering a “continental-scale collapse of a pivotal predator,” says new study.
Baby Orangutan's Paternity Test Has Surprise Worthy Of Maury Povich
To quote Povich: "You are ... not the father!"
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