China has 39 operational ocean theme parks, housing 491 cetaceans from 11 different species, and it's building 14 more parks.
White Bengal tigers are of mixed Bengal/Amur ancestry. Because of their unique and beautiful appearance - white and cream colored fur, pink nose and blue eyes - most of them are held captive.
Capturing and breeding killer whales for entertainment purposes are now prohibited in California.
Videos show the jaguar, which was paraded as a mascot, chained down between two soldiers during Monday's ceremony before it was shot dead with a pistol after allegedly going for an attack to a soldier.
While bonobos are often regarded as a less sophisticated species than their close chimpanzee relatives, researchers have documented for the first time that the animals are actually able to create stone tools and weapons like chimpanzees and early humans did.
Extremely rare tortoise twins born at the Garden State Tortoise organization in New Jersey beat incredible odds to make it into the world but not without some help from the organization's founder.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
Scientists plan to clone giant pandas from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland in hopes of saving the endangered species.
There may be hope for the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail after all. Thanks to captive breeding, the snails are now recovering.
A sea otter living at the Seattle Aquarium was recently diagnosed with asthma and is now learning how to use an inhaler.
Wild and domesticated horses began evolving differently from one another some 45,000 years ago, but a recent study has revealed their genetics ties and is providing a greater understanding of both past and present populations.
Long-beaked echidnas are threatened by habitat loss and hunters in New Guinea and Indonesia. After conservationists successfully bred short-beaked Anteaters, they're now turning their attention to the species long-beaked relatives.
A yellow-bellied watersnake gave birth for the second time in it's life without genetic contribution of a male in a rare process known as asexual reproduction.
It's official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal. And that's good news for humanity's closest primate relative, as it means that all chimps in US labs will be 'retiring' from the exhausting (and arguably maddening) world of research.