Denmark Buys Last Remaining Circus Elephants in The Country for $1.6 Million to Let Them Retire

September 12, 2019 at 4:56 am




Denmark plans to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses later this year

There’s a Humpback Whale in the Amazon Rainforest and No One Knows How it Got There

February 25, 2019 at 9:58 pm




Scientists are baffled by a 10-ton whale just found in the thick of the Amazon jungle.

New study suggests Naval sonar could be to blame.

Credit: Bicho D’agua Institute

A Wild Bison Was Spotted in Germany for the First a Time in 250 Years – So Authorities Shot It Dead

January 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm




World Wildlife Fund is filing charges

A calf of a European bison heard pictured in the Rothaargebirge mountain on May 5, 2014 near Bad Berleburg, Germany. Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images

Fugitive Flamingo Spotted in Texas 13 Years After Escaping Kansas Zoo

June 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm




The renegade flamingo flew the coop on the 4th of July in 2005, and has since found a friend, a Caribbean flamingo blown in by a tropical storm

Flamingo #492 escaped Witchita Zoo 13 years ago. Now hangs out with the seagulls near Corpus Christi.

Sheep Now Subject to CT Scans for Selective Breeding

June 15, 2018 at 11:17 pm




CT scanning livestock to determine which animals to breed could soon become commonplace

To Protect Rhinos, This National Park Just Shoots People

April 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm




A national park in India has resorted to shooting at least 50 people to protect some of the last rhinos on earth

The Last Male Northern White Rhino on Earth Just Died

March 22, 2018 at 11:47 pm




The northern white rhino is essentially extinct, with the death of the last male of the species

With only two females left and the last male now gone, the only chance left for survival of the species is artificial reproduction using “genetic material” collected from the male.




Sudan, the last male of his species, died in Kenya on March 19.

He was 45, which is very old in rhino years.

He was suffering from a severe leg infection and other age-related complications, when vets decided to euthanize him:

Sudan was captured in the wild when he was 2, and sent to live most of his life at a zoo in the Czech Republic.

He spent the last years his life at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya with two northern white rhino females.

“The thinking was that in a place closely resembling their homeland, they would thrive. Northern white rhinos used to be found in an area spanning Uganda, Chad, southwestern Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” writes Eyder Peralta for NPR.

“Some 2,000 existed in 1960, according to the World Wildlife Fund, but war and the poaching that funded the fighting drove them to extinction in the wild.”




Only 180 Left: Act Now to Save Florida Panthers

February 13, 2018 at 11:56 pm




There are only an estimated 180 Florida panthers left on Earth,  pushed to slivers of land that total just 5 percent of their historic range.

The Eastern cougar was declared officially extinct last month. The window of opportunity to protect their Florida panther cousins from the same destiny is very short.

Norway Outlaws Fur-Farming

January 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm




A year after Europe’s largest-ever anti-fur march, Norway is banning the practice of farming animals for fashion

Rat Poison is Killing Endangered Mountain Lions in California

December 21, 2017 at 11:12 pm





13 out of 14 Los Angeles-area mountain lions tested positive for rat poison, at least three have died

Mountain lion P-41 when he was first captured in May of 2015. Photo Credit: National Park Service.

A mountain lion that managed to cross a Southern California freeway and make its home in the mountains north of Los Angeles was found dead in October.