Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include:
- Monarch butterflies populations have officially hit record low numbers.
- A baby polar bear was introduced to snow for the very first time in an adorable video.
- This video of a dog being rescued from a frozen lake will warm your heart even on the coldest of days.
- Are drones the future of whale watching?
- A rare snowy owl spotted in Washington D.C. was hit by a bus and taken to the National Zoo for treatment -- fortunately she's doing well and expected to recover.
Click here to read more about what’s happening in the animal kingdom, and check out the newest and best animal photos below: