Wildlife

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. A conservation group says the federal government is failing to protect offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help the endangered Puget Sound orcas. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018, it will sue if the agency continues to delay in designating more marine waters where the whales, now numbering only 76, would be protected. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday that it plans to take legal action...
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Jamie Bassett, a crabber from Chatham, Mass., gives presentation on culinary uses for the green crabs, at a conference, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Food scientists have gathered to find a way to monetize invasive green crabs, which are a major pest in shellfish harvesting communities. (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 06, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If we eat them, will they go away? Unfortunately for foes of the green crabs that plague New England shellfish, the answer is probably "no." But that's not stopping a group of scientists, fishermen, chefs and others from getting together in Maine to try to brainstorm uses for...
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The Oregon Zoo
June 05, 2018 - 1:45 pm
If cuteness had a sound, this would be it!
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San Diego Zoo
June 04, 2018 - 1:56 pm
These leopard cubs are having a roaring good time playing together at the San Diego Zoo!
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June 04, 2018 - 10:18 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife park in eastern Congo that is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas will remain closed to tourism following an attack in which two British tourists were abducted and later released. Virunga National Park, which halted tourism after the May 11 incident in...
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This August 17, 2017 file photo shows Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk speaking at an event marking a conservation agreement for a former mining site just north of the park in Jardine, Mont. Wenk on Friday, June 1, 2018, announced he plans to retire next March. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 01, 2018 - 8:44 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Friday that he plans to retire next year from a job he called "the best in the National Park Service" and dismissed speculation that the Trump administration pushed him out for political reasons. Superintendent Dan Wenk told The...
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June 01, 2018 - 7:14 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday. He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000...
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In this Thursday, May 31, 2018 photo, a giant panda wanders through a village in Wenchuan County in southwestern China's Sichuan province. A highly social giant panda out for a stroll has surprised and delighted residents of a town in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The panda was first spotted wandering among houses in Wenchuang County on Thursday, seemingly in search of food. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — A highly social giant panda out for a stroll surprised and delighted residents of a town in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The panda was first spotted wandering among houses in Wenchuan county on Thursday, seemingly in search of food. She strolled beside a vegetable...
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Columbus Zoo
May 30, 2018 - 12:31 pm
These charming animals are always ready for an otterly good time!
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Houston Zoo
May 29, 2018 - 3:35 pm
These little turtles are finally going back home!
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