In an important campaign to bring in more research money for the unique population of belugas in the St. Lawrence, whose waters are downstream from the industrialized Great Lakes, sponsors are being found as part of the opportunity to "Adopt a Beluga." Wouldn't you like a blubbery, chirpy small whale?
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.
A small bull shark found struggling in the surf at Palm Beach, Florida, was dragged from the water for selfies. While the animal was later released into deeper waters, it is not clear whether or not it survived its time ashore. It is also one of the three sharks most dangerous to humans.
Eight new whip spiders have been found in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The arachnids resemble a cross between a spider and a tailless scorpion. This discovery nearly doubles the number known to inhabit Brazil, which now totals 25.
The Toronto Zoo's newest addition is a baby Indian rhino, a species currently listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
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.
A rare Franciscana dolphin – just a baby – was the tragic victim of too much enthusiasm and even more ignorance from beach goers in Santa Terisita, Argentina.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates that the state's elk population has doubled within the last two years, totaling some 1,371 animals today.
More than 120 Morelet's crocodiles were found dead after suffocating and crushing one another while traveling to a wildlife facility in Mexico.
To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned elephants that lost their mothers to ivory poachers, Silent Heroes and the African Wildlife Trust has partnered to build the first elephant orphanage in Tanzania and is expected to open in March.
Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials plan to remove three fox sub-species native to California’s Channel Islands from the endangered species list. It appears the foxes have made a remarkable recovery.
For years, desert tortoise populations in Mexico remained grouped under two species. However, a new study has identified a third individual among the bunch.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.