North Atlantic right whales were given some more elbow room in critical foraging and breeding habitats off the coast of New England, Florida and South California. These new designations were made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in hopes of further aiding the whales' recovery.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researchers are making strides toward figuring out what is killing the state's moose. Preliminary reports suggest it is a combination of health issues and increased predation.
Although rhino poaching decreased slightly in South Africa, experts say 2015 was a record breaker for illegal rhino kills across the entire continent.
A lost sloth recently found itself stranded in the middle of a busy road in Ecuador, unable to make it to the other side. Transport officials quickly came to the animal's rescue, and after being checked out by a veterinarian, the sloth has been returned to the wild.
Storks and other European birds have been cutting their annual migrations to Africa short by stopping to feed at nearby landfills. Researchers say consuming "junk food" is unhealthy, and when the birds alter their travel plans they disrupt ecosystems both at home and at their winter destinations.
Conservationists urged government officials to impose a year-long hunting ban on leopards in South Africa because the standing of the current population remains unknown.
Researchers are concerned about U.S. salamanders contracting a deadly skin disease that has caused major die-offs in Europe. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed 201 salamanders as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.
Humans, of course, do Zumba and Cross-Fit and many other things to stay fit. However, researchers investigating animals' active lifestyles are wondering whether they too work out to maintain perfect figures.
Since the dawn of the 21st century bats, have been dying at an alarming rate. After combing through hundreds of years of data, researchers found humans may be making matters worse by installing wind turbines all over the world. And the spread of white-nosed syndrome across North America is certainly wiping out populations, too.
A dozen giant sperm whales have found themselves stranded along the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this year. Experts say many made made wrong turns toward the coast after becoming disoriented.
Backyard chickens living in spacious coops with access to the great outdoors carry more ticks, mice and lice than their poultry farm-raised counterparts. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, hope their study will help chicken owners implement more effective methods of parasite prevention.
Millions of lab mice suffer from an infectious skin disease known as ulcerative dermatitis. However, researchers from Stanford University have come up with a novel cure – pedicures – that is cost effective and keeps the rodent subjects from having to be euthanized, the ultimate plus for reseachers.
West Indian manatees have rebounded in Florida, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downlist the species from endangered to threatened.
A hunted male mountain lion was found to have a full set of teeth and whiskers growing out of its head. Experts say this bizarre growth could be the remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb or possibly a kind of rare tumour.
While we've been pretty sure for a while that neonicotinioid insecticides threaten honeybees, here is new information on threats from pesticides commonly used on some of the U.S.'s key crops, suggesting our government needs to increase regulation on some agricultural practices.