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Female Zebra Shark Separated From Mate Turns Asexual, Develops Ability To Have Babies On Her Own

A rare case of a zebra shark giving birth to pups without a male partner has been reported in Australia. Removed from a male partner and living in isolation for many, the shark surprised all by producing three offsprings.

Animals January 18, 2017

That's Not Really Halibut: Almost Half Of Sushi Served In LA Restaurants Mislabeled

A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

First Time In The US: Bumblebee Species Enters Endangered Species List

For the first time in American history, a bumblebee species, namely the rusty patched bumblebee, has been added to the endangered species list with an astonishing decline over the years.

Animals January 11, 2017

Line Up The Shots: Tequila Helps Revive Embattled Bat Species

Lesser long-nosed bats are proposed to be removed from the edangered species list - and improved agave harvest and cultivation practices in the Mexican tequila industry are deemed key in this development.

Animals January 8, 2017

US Navy Dolphins To Help Save Endangered Vaquita Porpoises From Extinction

Trained bottlenose dolphins will use their natural sonar to locate the elusive vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California. How can the cetaceans help save the endangered species from possible extinction?

Animals January 4, 2017

Oldest Known Orca J2 Granny Considered Dead

J2 Granny, one of the oldest known killer whales in the world, was last seen in October 2016 and is now presumed dead. How old was she?

Animals January 3, 2017

3 Endangered Hawaiian Crows Found Dead Weeks After Release Into Wild

Animal conservationists in Hawaii are investigating the death of three Hawaiian crows recently released into the wild as part of a breeding program. The birds have been extinct in the wilderness of Hawaii since 2002.

Animals December 29, 2016

Klingon-looking Newt, Dragon-like Lizard, And More: 163 New Species Discovered In Greater Mekong Region In 2015

Conservation group WWF has announced the discovery of nearly 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region. These include include a rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard.

Animals December 21, 2016

Chimps, Bonobos Swapped Genes In The Past: Ancient Gene Mixing Discovered In Humans’ Closest Relatives

A new study has established that inbreeding and consequent gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos did happen in the ancient past. The study with its largest analysis of chimpanzee genomes also gave indicators for conserving apes based on their country of origin.

Animals October 29, 2016

Farmers Hunt Endangered Snow Leopards In Revenge For Attacking Livestock

Humans continue to kill snow leopards despite the endangered animal's declining number. The attacks are often perpetrated in retaliation for the big cats preying on farmers' livestock.

Animals October 22, 2016

Native California Frog Once On The Brink Of Extinction Making A Comeback In Yosemite National Park

The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog is making a comeback! After hovering on the brink of extinction, the native California frog is enjoying a resurgence in numbers over the past couple of decades.

Animals October 4, 2016

Bees Among 49 Plant And Animal Species In Hawaii Added To Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated 49 species of animals and plants to endangered status. Of these, 48 are endemic to Hawaii including the seven species of yellow-faced bees.

Animals October 4, 2016

Hawaii Yellow-Faced Bees To Receive Protection Under Endangered Species Act

Seven species of yellow-faced bee that are native to Hawaii received federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is the first for any bee in the U.S.

Animals September 30, 2016

World’s Most Trafficked Mammal Gets Trade Protection: Pangolin Trade Officially Banned In 183 Countries

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has stepped in with protective laws for pangolins. As a result, the trade of the scaly mammal is now banned in 183 countries.

Animals September 30, 2016

Rusty-Patched Bumblebees May Soon Join List Of Endangered Species

Wildlife officials in the United States have proposed to place the rusty-patched bumblebee under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. If it happens, the bumblebee will be the first bee species to achieve this status.

Animals September 26, 2016

Russian Scientists Trapped By 10 Polar Bears In Arctic Outpost: Here's What Happened

It's an arctic stakeout. At least 10 polar bears have reportedly 'besieged' a remote Arctic outpost currently housing five Russian scientists. The government is planning to send an emergency delivery to protect both scientists and animals.

Animals September 13, 2016

Experts Declare Giant Pandas No Longer Endangered, But China Objects: Here's Why

The decision of the International Union for Conservation of Nature to upgrade the status of giant pandas from endangered to vulnerable has drawn protests from China. According to China, the downgrade will slacken protection work and inflict irreversible losses on the existing panda habitats.

Animals September 7, 2016

Most Humpback Whales To Be Removed From Endangered Species List: NOAA

NOAA has removed 14 whale populations from its list of endangered species. Despite reaching dangerously low levels in the past, the animals are now recovering thanks to conservation efforts in the past 40 years.

Animals September 7, 2016

Endangered Species List Sees The Removal Of Giant Pandas, Induction Of Eastern Gorillas

The Endangered Species List saw a bit of shift over the weekend. Giant pandas are no longer considered endangered, but eastern gorillas have taken their place and are now considered critically endangered.

Animals September 6, 2016

World's Largest Gorilla Now Listed As 'Critically Endangered'

The Grauer's gorilla, long considered as the largest ape in the world, has now been declared as 'critically endangered' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The population of the gorilla has dwindled because of habitat loss and poaching.

Animals September 5, 2016

Are Channel Island Foxes No Longer At Risk Of Extinction?

Four groups of California island foxes once on the brink of extinction have now bounced back and recovered, wildlife officials said. The population recovery is considered the fastest among endangered mammals.

Animals August 12, 2016

Scientists Find One True Wolf In The North, But There Is A Problem

The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is considered as the one 'true' wolf species in North America, a new study suggests. How can this affect the Endangered Species Act?

Animals July 28, 2016

Rare Eyeless Catfish Spotted For The First Time In Texas

A pair of fish belonging to the rare, eyeless Mexican blindcat species was recently found in a Texan underwater cave, offering more details into the endangered catfish species and the state of aquifers in the area.

Animals June 18, 2016

After Tragic Incident At Cincinnati Zoo, 146,000 People And Counting Sign Petition For 'Harambe's Law'

Following the tragic incident at Cincinnati Zoo, more than 146,000 people have signed the Change.org petition that calls for the creation of 'Harambe's law.' Activists want to impose penalties on 'negligent visitors.'

Animals May 31, 2016

Population Of Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise Is In Decline

Mexico's vaquita porpoise is on the edge of extinction and may be wiped out within six years, experts have revealed. Conservationists call on the government to enforce stricter measures and ban dangerous fishing nets.

Animals May 15, 2016

Saving Plants With One In Five Species Threatened

Around 21 percent of all plant species around the world are in danger of going extinct, a new study reports. What can scientists do to protect global biodiversity?

Earth/Environment May 10, 2016

Grizzly Bears To Be Removed From List Of Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a draft rule in March to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list. Is the time right for a delisting, or do grave challenges to grizzly populations still exist?

Animals May 7, 2016

Prehistoric Fish Washes Ashore On North Carolina Beach

A strange-looking fish known as the Atlantic sturgeon was washed ashore on a beach in North Carolina on Monday. The creature has been swimming the waters of the Earth since the age of the dinosaurs some 120 million years ago.

Animals May 5, 2016

Number Of Tigers Poached In India Early This Year Higher Than All Of 2015

Tigers are being poached at an increased rate in India, where the largest population of these majestic cats live. More tigers have already been poached so far in the year 2016 compared to the whole of 2015.

Animals May 1, 2016

Man In Hawaii Caught On Video Attacking Pregnant Monk Seal Finally Arrested

The police nabbed a man who was caught on video repeatedly striking a pregnant monk seal in Hawaii. If found guilty, he will spend time in prison and pay hefty fines.

Animals April 30, 2016

Here's Why Having A Pet Lemur Is Never A Good Idea

A viral video of a lemur has been circulating online, but a conservationist says there is nothing cute about the clip. The video might spur increased demand for the already endangered species.

Animals April 29, 2016

Endangered Australian Quolls Train To Keep Away From Toxic Cane Toads

Australian scientists are training endangered quolls to resist toxic cane toads. The program will release up to 30 quolls in the wild to repopulate the species in Kakadu.

Animals April 25, 2016

Artificial Intelligence vs. Poachers: How AI Can Help Protect Endangered Animals

Poachers have a new enemy: artificial intelligence. Scientists have developed an AI system that can continuously learn and adapt to illegal activities and help rangers move swiftly to protect endangered animals in the wild.

Robotics April 24, 2016

World's Most Dangerous Bird Walks Into Home, Forces Owners To Hide

A cassowary, dubbed as the world's most dangerous bird, found its way inside a house of an Australian couple. Though the bird stayed there for only a few minutes, it scared the couple who took cover behind the dinner table.

Animals April 17, 2016

Library Of Bat Sounds May Help Conserve Species

A bat sound library created by international scientists is the world's biggest and the first to collect over 4,500 bat calls from around half of 130 species in Mexico. This audio library is hoped to assist in bat conservation efforts worldwide.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2016

Endangered Listing Recommended For Rare Bawean Warty Pigs In Indonesia

With a population of less than 250, Indonesia's Bawean warty pig is world's rarest pig. Experts said the animal deserves to be listed as endangered in IUCN's Red List.

Animals April 11, 2016

Tigers Declared 'Functionally Extinct' In Cambodia: Here's What The Government Plans To Do

Tigers have been declared "Functionally Extinct" in Cambodia and the Government plans to revive the tiger population in the country.

April 7, 2016

Feds Reclassify Green Sea Turtles From Endangered To Threatened

Federal officials have removed green sea turtles from the list of endangered species. Conservation efforts for decades from all groups and government agencies have paid off and will still continue.

Animals April 6, 2016

African Wars Pose Threat To Largest Gorilla Subspecies

The species of the largest gorilla in the world is declining in numbers due to the bloody civil wars that have plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new report. The bloodshed and violence have decimated the Grauer’s gorillas, found only in the DRC.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2016

Are Adult Whale Sharks Disappearing Or Just Hiding In The Ocean?

Where could the adult whale sharks be, have they disappeared forever or have gone in the deep blue sea? A group of researchers tried to find out the answer, and the results are troubling.

Animals March 29, 2016

Many Animals May Go Extinct Without Fossil Record: Study

Many animals may vanish without leaving a permanent mark. Scientists studied and compared vital animal databases and discovered that a large percentage of species at high risk of extinction lack a fossil record.

Animals March 23, 2016

Experts Spot 2 Unrecorded Species Of Magnolia In Online Archive

In an interesting turn of events, a botanist and a photographer discovered two previously unrecorded species of the magnolia flower. The discovery was made online.

Animals March 23, 2016

Onlookers Witness Sea Otter Giving Birth To A Pup [Video]

It's not every day you witness something 'otterly' incredible: a wild sea otter mother that swam to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California on Saturday had given birth to a pup. Onlookers were lucky enough to watch the scene.

Animals March 8, 2016

Albino Gray Whale 'Gallon Of Milk' Spotted Off Mexico

The albino gray whale 'Gallon of Milk' makes a rare appearance during an annual whale census off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The majestic creature appeared with a gray calf that apparently did not inherit her albino condition.

Animals March 5, 2016

23 Franciscana Dolphins Found Dead On Argentina Beach

The Mundo Marino Foundation cleared up the beached dolphin incident in February after finding 22 other Franciscana dolphins dead. Washing up along various shores in Argentina, the other dolphins bore similar strange markings, hinting at a bigger issue at hand.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2016

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