Many of us have seen opossums lumbering through our yards, or, more often, dead on the side of the road. But very few people have actually seen an opossum's pouch (called a marsupium) in action!
The mother of these two tiny orphans probably thought she had found the perfect spot to raise her little ones-- a cozy tube perched securely on wires atop a tall pole.
As the air and soil warm, animals also get more active, bringing life with a new season. At our wildlife care centers, that means babies, and lots of them.
Make like a sloth this International Sloth Day and have an extra long lie in. It will be good for your brain.
Remember that scene in Dumbo where he's a baby and his mother is rocking him in her trunk and everyone is crying, especially me? That scene wrecked me. Years of therapy can't remove that image from my memory and it wasn't even real.
It's not a great exaggeration to say that last weekend, I walked into my own worst nightmare: the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society's annual Turtle and Tortoise Show. I had decided it was time to kick my ridiculous phobia -- and I figured an unconventional fear deserved an unconventional attempt to beat it.
This isn't a bad news story. That's because over the past several decades a massive global network of sea turtle scientists, advocates, conservationists, and even lawyers has evolved to work day and night to bring them back.
These photos are just adorable.
News directors, please leave the animal stories and pictures to the Internet, which was apparently built specifically to disseminate such "aw"-inspiring material. And with the time you free up, maybe you can spare a minute for the arts now and then.
One of our most important wildlife protection efforts is to combat poaching. we welcome the opportunity to work with hunters on this issue. But there is a small-mindedness among too many within the hunting fraternity.
Now we have Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals -- a "book" of post cards, each featuring one or more adorable four-legged friends delivering harsh news.