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  • Louie Psihoyos II
    Louie Psihoyos sheds some light on endangered species
    On Saturday, September 21, The Oceanic Preservation Society and Obscura Digital will host illUmiNationsat the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City. Coinciding with the following day’s People’s Climate March, OPS founder...
  • Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    INDIANAPOLIS - Ambling through an open door, Azy the orangutan flops on a large seat and eyes the computer screen in front of him. Watching Dr. Robert Shumaker through a huge observation window in an adjoining room, Azy patiently waits for...
  • Blue whale breeching
    California blue whales making a comeback
    Good news for the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale. A recent University of Washington study appears to show that their population has returned to near pre-whaling day’s numbers, at least off the western U.S. coast. This is...
  • Baby pygmy hippopotamus born among us in Swedish zoo
    Baby pygmy hippopotamus born among us in Swedish zoo
    Weighing in at just 13 pounds at birth barely a month ago, Olivia, the pygmy hippopotamus is now thriving and looks like the "little Michelin Man" reports the Swedish Aftonbladet.com. Translated into English, the baby hippo has been...
  • Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Labor Day (Sept. 1) 2014 is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. The last known living Passenger Pigeon, ‘Martha,’ died in a zoo on Sept. 1, 1914, spending her entire life, 29 years, in captivity.Once the...
  • Feds add two Florida butterflies to endangered species list
    Feds add two Florida butterflies to endangered species list
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is adding both the Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterflies to the list of endangered species, making it illegal to catch or harm both the adults and larvae.“Both species were common...
  • Trumpeting World Elephant Day 2014
    Trumpeting World Elephant Day 2014
    World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants. Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark ofCanazwest Pictures, and...
  • Asha and her new baby
    Cincinnati Zoo welcomes another zoo baby
    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has welcomed yet another zoo baby this summer. Asha, an 11 year old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her first baby on Monday morning, August 4th, around 8:00. Officials say the baby is healthy and...
  • Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
    Sharks added to the Endangered Species List for the first time ever
    Thousands of years of existence have made the sharks one of the most successful animals on the planet, until now. Two species of hammerhead sharks were added to the The World Conservation Union's Red List as an endangered species earlier this...
  • Rebounding gray seal populations in New England causing ruckus
    Rebounding gray seal populations in New England causing ruckus
    Rebounding gray seal populations in the North Atlantic have been getting lots of cheers and jeers lately. Although their populations were decimated by the mid 20th century, conservation efforts, laws against hunting them, and an abundance of food...
  • Red wolves face extinction for second time
    Red wolves face extinction for second time
    Red wolves are making their last stand in the wilds of North Carolina.After a successful reintroduction and breeding program, only about 100 of these beautiful animals cling to survival in the eastern part of the state.Red wolves once roamed...
  • 90% drop in monarch butterflies linked to loss of milkweed
    90% drop in monarch butterflies linked to loss of milkweed
    United States Canada and Mexico have formed a pact to restore milkweed in an effort to save the monarch butterfly.According to researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada, factors linked to the drop in migratory monarch butterflies to the...
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey are stewards of Asian elephants
    Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey are stewards of Asian elephants
    The human-animal bond between elephants and humans has existed for more than 4000 years. Elephants have captured our imagination and heart with their anthropomorphic features such as strong family bonds, incredible memories and wisdom. Yet when we...
  • Remains of a fawn
    Rescuing wild animals: When intervention is justified
    A story caught attention on merit: when should wildlife professionals intervene to assist wild animals? Americans always want to come to the aid of the national bird, the bald eagle. Reasons include that it is an endangered specie, and it is a...
  • Let's save the endangered species of the ocean
    Let's save the endangered species of the ocean
    May 16, 2014 has come and gone but one of the main highlights of the day should always be in our hearts and our minds, as avid divers and ocean lovers alike. Endangered Species Day was on May 16th.As John C. Sawhill once said, "A society is...