There are only 25 remaining giant tusker elephants in the world; 15 are in Africa. With Satao II gone, the number has gone down.
A shocking hostage and killing incident at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa has prompted worldwide outrage.
Over 25,000 of Gabon's forest elephants have disappeared in the last ten years.
Animal conservationists around the globe are lauding the efforts of Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev to save the snow leopards dwelling in the mountainous regions of the former Soviet-controlled nation.
To escape death from ivory poachers and legal hunters, massive numbers of elephants are flocking Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Researchers discover just how widespread poaching still is as they found that most ivory in the black market come from elephants killed less than three years ago.
Wildlife killings are not new, but a recent study has taken a deeper view in understanding why people still kill animals. Specifically focusing on the declining population of the Bangladesh tigers, the study highlighted the typologies of tiger killers, shedding a better light to manipulate their behaviors and decrease the killing spree.
The severity of elephant poaching in South Africa has escalated through the years, and this could still worsen. A new study reveals that it would take about a century, 90 years to be exact, for elephants to re-breed and overcome what they have lost.
Poaching is one of the greatest threats in the conservation of wildlife, and even patrol rangers' extreme efforts are not enough to completely fend off poachers, especially in very large protected areas.
The dry forests of Cambodia once serve as the home for a number of Indochinese tigers, but now, due to excessive human activities, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared tigers to be "functionally" extinct.
An Indonesia zoo welcomed a newborn baby Sumatran tiger recently. The one-week old tiger joins three additional cubs born in captivity at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California. This is a remarkable conservation feat, as the animals are considered critically endangered.
After Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary beefed up patrols for poachers starting in 2005, tiger populations grew substantially. This is an outstanding conservation success, say researchers, but they also warn that continued patrolling is needed to ensure that populations of prey grow to meet the food demands of more tigers.
Illegal trafficking and poaching of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, and others in South Africa were the topics in a recent talk by a Wild Tomorrow Fund ecologist, at Audubon Greenwich, in Connecticut. Researchers say there is hope despite a seemingly grim future for the animals.
Although rhino poaching decreased slightly in South Africa, experts say 2015 was a record breaker for illegal rhino kills across the entire continent.
A rare white giraffe named Omo was recently spotted in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Rather than being albino, Omo has dark eyes and a genetic condition that makes her pale and unable to produce pigment in skin Although she is alive and well in the park, researchers say her unique coloration may make her a target for poaching.