Staff at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance welcomed a lot of cute animal babies in 2021.
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Conservation group Save the Elephants said the twins were first spotted by lucky tourist guides on a safari drive Samburu Reserve in northern Kenya
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“To have such an impressively large and gorgeous being spend time this far inland in our urban waterways is a rare gift.”
Walter Hickox fought off a bear that crashed onto the porch of his home in Daytona Beach, Florida
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Washington state Governor Jay Inslee issued an emergency order to eradicate the invasive European green grab after the species population grew.
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“It’s not every day you get to see a critically endangered species up close in the wild,” Utah wildlife officials said.
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The man and his dogs survived the attack. If the bear is found by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, it will be euthanized.
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This week's stories is Go Outdoors PA include two hunters that found massive bucks in the late archery season and why a gun permit makes sense.
Some species are so newly discovered that they haven't even been named.
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If carbon emissions stay at current levels, just 0.02% of the desert tree would survive. Volunteers are now banding together to plant seedlings A field of fire-damaged Joshua trees in the Mojave national preserve. Joshua trees are suffering from several threats to their survival including climate change and human development. Photograph: Kovi Konowiecki/The Guardian The trees are not exactly imposing. Slim and spiny, with limbs that grip small poms of sharp leaves, they look like something a chi
The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people, according to research.
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Lincoln County officials proposed a change in regulations to make it easier for residents to deal with "problem wolves."
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Enjoy a sneak peek at these pint-sized big cats while their place gets baby-proofed.
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A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet (600 meters) of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The Garden Island newspaper reported. Authorities detached most of the gear but weren't able to get all of it off before the whale moved on. Large whales can become entangled in active or abandoned fishing gear or other ropes and lines in the ocean.
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St. Francis Wildlife director and rehabilitator Teresa Stevenson and her beloved dog Lola passed away in a traffic crash in Mexico in October.
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The mother and son are currently in isolation, but here’s your first chance to get a look at them.
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Black and white footage from a surveillance camera in their pen shows the cubs playing with each other and cuddling with their mother Sizzel.Germany's Spiegel magazine quoted the zoo director as saying the two cubs had their eyes open and that they were being looked after well by their mother.According to the zoo director, the twins weighed around 1 pound at birth.Now their weight is close to 13 pounds.A polar bear's first few months of life are a critical phase and the Rostock twins will leave their cave in March at the earliest, according to the zoo.
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Beaver County Times columnist Mike Barcaskey writes about wild turkey surveys this week, following the release of the state's survey results.
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The olive ridley and hawksbill turtles, which are at risk of extinction, were rescued from the beaches on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.The release activity was conducted as part of BKSDA's efforts to give volunteers a hands-on experience, as well as educate them on the importance of protecting the endangered species."Only one to two percent of the sea turtles can survive the cycle of birth long enough to lay eggs - the number is very small," said the head of BKSDA, Agus Budi Santoso told Reuters."Research has shown that out of 1,000 sea turtles, only five can lay eggs. Therefore the more we release, the better it will be for the species," he said.
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A wildlife Youtuber in Thailand discovered a new tarantula species, which is the first known to make their homes in bamboo stalks.
A popular YouTube personality in Thailand has discovered a new tarantula species. JoCho Sippawat, who has nearly 2.5 million subscribers on his nature-themed YouTube channel, noticed something peculiar about a spider he found while in a forest in Tak Province back in 2020, reported New Scientist. Sippawat, who first spotted the black-and-white arachnid in Asian bamboo stalks, sent an image of the specimen to Khon Kaen University arachnologist Narin Chomphuphuang.