China has 39 operational ocean theme parks, housing 491 cetaceans from 11 different species, and it's building 14 more parks.
The metal frame with "lines" was lodged on the gray whale's head and it appeared unsettled as it was swimming along Californi'as coast.
The zookeepers kept mum about their birth to give the cubs some time to adjust and bond with the first-time mother, Kesari.
While the gentle sea cows have escaped their endangered status, they are still classified as threatened, which means that they are no longer thought to be in imminent danger of extinction.
Kangaroos are listed as vulnerable, except for the Tasmanian forester kangaroo, which is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Wildlife endocrinologist and research professor Kathleen Hunt has pioneered new methods of analyzing the hormone levels of Baleen Whales.
Feared that they were already gone extinct, Bactrian deer from Afghanistan made a surprising comeback.
Expensive, illegally traded and endangered--this is the Asian arowana.
Bringing a spark of hope to wildlife conservation groups, is the increasing number of tigers in the wild after 100 years, as reported by WWF.
No, it isn't the End of Days, but we are likely living during what experts will later refer to as one of the largest extinction events in Earth's history - an unexpected addition to prehistory's "Big Five" mass extinctions.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has decided to put the brakes on a recovery program for one of the most endangered species of canine in all of North America, the red wolf. And while the Service assures us that this does not spell the end for the program entirely, it has done little to quell the ire of conservation groups.
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.
It seems that males may not be necessary for reproduction after all. Scientists have discovered that around three percent of smalltooth sawfish living in a Florida estuary are the product of "virgin births" - the first case ever seen in vertebrates in the wild.
The iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia avoided being put on the World Heritage Site's "in danger" list, based on a UNESCO draft report, however concerns were still raised about its future in the long term.