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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
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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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Horse Stuck In Tree Rescued By Chain Saw-Wielding Town Marshal
Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball needed 45 minutes to free the horse from its tree trunk prison.
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South African Fossils Are Human Missing Link, Says New Study
The discovery has been the subject of a contentious debate.
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Japan To Launch Commercial Whaling Again After Withdrawing From Treaty
Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
Hunter Snares A Frightfully Long Burmese Python In The Everglades
The snake is said to be of record-length in Florida's program to combat the invasive species.
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Famous Freeway-Crossing Mountain Lion Found Dead Weeks After Woolsey Fire
P-64, also known as the "Culvert Cat," was found with visibly burned paws.
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Sea Lion Found Dead From Gunshot Wounds In Northern California: Officials
The 7-year-old male was often seen around the Point Reyes National Seashore area.
Cat Freaks Out In Front Of A Christmas Tree And You Have To See It Right Meow
There's something just beyond that tree that has this cat on edge.
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Trophy Hunter On Ryan Zinke Advisory Council Bags Permits To Import 3 Lion Heads
Steven Chancellor has been a big beneficiary of rollbacks of Obama-era prohibitions on hunting trophy imports.
Trump Admin's Axing Of Plan To Reduce Creatures Killed In Gillnets Ruled Illegal
By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters
A judge ruled illegal the axing of a plan to limit the number of marine creatures allowed to be killed by drift gillnets used to catch swordfish off California.
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Lioness Kills The Father Of Her 3 Cubs At Indianapolis Zoo
Zookeepers are stunned after Zuri fought with long-time mate Nyack.
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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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Alaska's Fattest Bear Praised For Her 'Radiant Rolls' And 'Fabulous Flab'
By Yereth Rosen, Reuters
The female bear, named 409 Beadnose, nosed out a male brown bear called 747.
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Happy The Bronx Zoo Elephant Is 'Unlawfully Imprisoned,' Says Animal Rights Group
By Verena Dobnik, AP
The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed a legal petition aimed at moving Happy from the New York City zoo to a sanctuary.
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Young Narwhal Adopted By Totally Chill Beluga Whale Pod
"It's a like a big social ball of young juveniles that are playing some social, sexual games," one Canadian whale expert said.
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Hundreds Of Dolphins Dash Past California Coast In Magical Video Of 'Superpod'
Seeing this many dolphins move together is mesmerizing.
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Animals Are Smart. Are Humans Holding Them Back?
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For centuries, animals’ capacity for human-like behavior went unnoticed. Now we know they’re more like us than we thought, but we’re still not sure how to act.
5-Pound Dog Dies Protecting Human Family From Bear
The brave toy poodle is remembered as a hero.
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Kindly Stop Inviting Wild Raccoons Into Your Homes
Honestly, we shouldn't have to tell you this.
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