A baby Colombian spider monkey was spotted clinging to its mom recently at the Chester Zoo in England. 11-year-old mom Kiara gave birth in late August. Black-headed spider monkeys are critically endangered and the zoo says the birth is a helpful boost toward protecting the species.
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Shelley's eagle owl had never been clearly photographed in the wild — until now.
- Kansas City Star
The woman spent 48 hours in a tree stand.
- The Guardian
The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lord’s private zoo must now be put on birth control Pablo Escobar’s zoo had four illegally imported hippos. The feral herd now numbers about 80. Photograph: Joaquín Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images When Gina Paola Serna studied to become a biologist and veterinarian in Colombia, she never expected to one day be tasked with neutering an invasive herd of hippos that once belonged to Pablo Escobar. When they were smuggled into the
- Raleigh News and Observer
The village’s restaurants, bars and boardwalk make it a booming tourist destination, and new development keeps getting built. But the marshes that drive the economy are some of the most endangered in South Carolina. “You can call it global warming, or whatever you want to call it, but the tides are higher now than they used to be.’’
- The Weather Network
Some lady beetles bite, others don't. Here's how to tell the difference.
- Business Insider
The CEO of a logistics startup took a boat tour of the Port of Long Beach and found a lot of things wrong, including terminals 'simply overflowing with containers'
The City of Long Beach said on Friday that it will temporarily permit additional container stacking to free up space and alleviate port congestion.
- Southern Living
There hasn’t been a confirmed sighting of the Bachman’s warbler since the 80s.
Gertrudes Freire and her family came to the great forest in search of land and rain. When they reached the settlement of Ouro Preto do Oeste in 1971, it was little more than a lonely rubber-tapper outpost hugging the single main road that ran through the jungle like a red dust scar. Sitting on the porch of the family farmhouse in the sweltering heat of the Amazon dry season, Gertrudes, now 79 with neat gray hair tucked behind her ears and a smile that shows half a dozen stubborn teeth, recalls the hardship and hope.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
It's rare for any issue to unite readers in abject disgust. The L.A. Zoo's proposed expansion to compete with local theme parks did just that.
- CBS News
The elephant spared the man's cell phone, which rangers have turned over to police to help track down his fellow poachers, a park spokesman said.
- Idaho Statesman
Pressure to breach the dams “just hit an all time high,” says environmental advocacy group.
- FTW Outdoors
Video footage showing as many as 20 lions sipping from a South African river in a near-perfect line apparently is worth watching more than once.
- Miami Herald
You’ve heard of alligators in a fire station, post office, even the mall.
Beanie Babies were a hit in the 1990s, and collectors now pay huge sums, especially if they’re in mint condition. Here’s a look at the top 10 most expensive.
- Associated Press
Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to — raising fears about what might be in store for the famed alpine lake. “The water level has always gone up and down,” he said this week.
- The Week
How the 'economics of global warming' are unfolding differently in Russia
- USA TODAY
Drought-stricken regions of Northern California could see "excessive rainfall" when an extreme weather system hits the West Coast this weekend.
- USA TODAY
Spotted lantern flies, Burmese pythons and Zebra mussels are just some of the invasive species wreaking havoc on ecosystems in the U.S.
California’s ‘atmospheric rivers’ bring limited rain relief — a look at the Western drought by the numbers
Moderate to heavy rain fell across Northern California heading into a weekend that's expected bring stormy weather to the drought-ravaged state, which is among the hardest hit as the U.S. West continues to strain under dry conditions.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
A photographer documents the lives of those who live in L.A.'s tiny home villages, which aim to offer a first step out of homelessness.