Scientists are just beginning to understand how whales produce sound, and now new research suggests that like humans, North Atlantic right whales boast unique individual voices.
The international wildlife trade is a major threat to various endangered animals across the world, but as western conservation groups seek stricter law enforcement over this practice, new research finds that tough laws are "not enough" to stomp out the trade.
Humpback whales can now breathe a heavy sigh of relief because as of Monday, most of these iconic mammals are no longer endangered, federal officials announced.
Mountain gorillas are currently suffering from a serious inbreeding problem, and while scientists everywhere worry that this will lead them down the path to extinction, one new genetic study says that it might in fact be their salvation.
In light of their falling numbers, the northern spotted owl may soon gain more protections, federal biologists announced Wednesday.
Researchers have recently released a paper that details 15 of the most critically endangered species on Earth - organisms that not only are facing what looks to be inevitable extinctions, but are barely receiving any aid to stop it. Now conservationists are calling for the money and expertise that would be needed to help these creatures - ranging from seabirds to tropical gophers - survive.
After more than 20 years of eluding scientists, a rare pika species has finally come out of hiding.
Thanks to rising sea levels caused by climate change, nearly 60 plants in Everglades National Park are critically endangered, highlighting the need for stepped up conservation efforts.
North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species, and so federal officials proposed that they receive 39,655 square miles of critical habitat along the East Coast in order to save them from extinction.
After being nearly wiped out from existence, the American bald eagle is no longer endangered, researchers report, as populations of this national symbol continue to soar. However, wildlife officials are taking this good news with a grain of salt, as it appears the majestic birds are not completely in the clear.
Australia's mammals are going extinct at an alarming rate, and voracious feral cats and foxes are to blame, according to new research.
First-time mother Djasinga, age 11, disowned adorable baby orangutan Reike at Germany's Zoo Berlin after they failed to bond. However, don't feel too bad for the little tyke, for she is now doing well under zookeepers' care.
Pregnancy may have killed an orca belonging to the endangered Puget Sound population, scientists say, based on observation of the deceased female, who washed ashore in Vancouver on Thursday.
North America's largest salamander - also the third largest salamander in the world - is disappearing, and scientists are trying to figure out the reasoning behind it, the Associated Press reported.