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This national park tracked down rhino poachers thanks to a selfie

This national park tracked down rhino poachers thanks to a selfie The Assam Police has tracked down two poachers through the selfies clicked inside Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India.The duo had allegedly killed a female rhino in June last year, and were arrested on Wednesday in central Assam’s Nagaon district, the Hindustan Times reported.

This disturbing dolphin selfie trend is a low point for humanity

This disturbing dolphin selfie trend is a low point for humanity Another baby dolphin has died in Argentina after tourists ripped it from the ocean and mobbed it to touch it and take snaps with it.A YouTube video shows beachgoers in San Bernardo, about 200 miles south of Buenos Aires, standing and kneeling to pet the small animal.

To hunt in the dark, these fish bring their own 'flashlights'

To hunt in the dark, these fish bring their own 'flashlights' That's exactly how reef-dwelling Anomalops katoptron fish find and gobble up their planktonic prey, German scientists found.Splitfin flashlight fish have bean-shaped organs beneath their eyes that host light-producing bacteria.

Young snake catcher dies while attempting to kiss a cobra

Young snake catcher dies while attempting to kiss a cobra A 21-year-old snake catcher in India died after attempting to kiss a cobra.Somnath Mhatre (Smith Mhatre on Facebook) had reportedly rescued the snake from under a car in Navi Mumbai, about 16 miles outside Mumbai.

Why Google's Valentine's Day game is a lot darker than you think

Why Google's Valentine's Day game is a lot darker than you think com, and you'll see a pair of enamored pangolins prepping for Valentine's Day this week.Native to Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the termite-eating pangolins are thought to be the most trafficked animals in the world.

Africa's elusive forest elephants are disappearing

Africa's elusive forest elephants are disappearing The clock is ticking to save Central Africa's forest elephants.Populations of the elusive elephants have plunged by around 80 percent inside one of the region's most important nature preserves.

Get ready for the Texas 'hog apocalypse'

Get ready for the Texas 'hog apocalypse' 5 million feral hogs: total annihilation.Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use.

For only the second known time, a chimp has a disorder similar to Down Syndrome

For only the second known time, a chimp has a disorder similar to Down Syndrome A 24-year-old chimp in Japan has a genetic disorder similar to Down Syndrome in humans, researchers have found.The first chimp with a confirmed case of trisomy 22 — which scientists documented in 1969 — didn't live to see its second birthday.

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing The Amazon rainforest and Indonesia's peat swamps aren't the only places suffering from deforestation.When forests are closely knit together, the wildlife, plants and soil can share nutrients and thrive.

Here's 5 species to celebrate on International Polar Bear Day

Here's 5 species to celebrate on International Polar Bear Day Polar bears have become the poster child for all the horrible things we're doing to the planet.On Monday, conservationists will celebrate International Polar Bear Day to highlight the small but important steps people can take to help preserve the bears' homes — namely by cutting greenhouse gas emissions to slow the pace of global warming.

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock Visitors to a Beijing drive-by wildlife park narrowly escaped the claws of black bears after they swarmed a white hatchback on Feb.They've clearly stated you shouldn't open the windows, why won't these people just listen?

Elusive whale caught on video for the first time

Elusive whale caught on video for the first time Science students captured two True's beaked whales on camera during an expedition in Portugal's Azores Islands.Their video is the first-ever recording of these elusive whales in the wild.

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too After all, iconic species like rhinos and elephants are increasingly threatened by poaching and habitat loss in the wild.On Monday, poachers killed one of Africa's oldest and largest elephants in a Kenyan national park.

Dolly Parton's Wildfire Relief fund is helping close to 1,000 families

Dolly Parton's Wildfire Relief fund is helping close to 1,000 families Dolly Parton is one of those beautiful humans who just gets better with age.Last November, wildfires damaged thousands of homes in the Great Smokey Mountains region of Tennessee.

Antarctica has way more penguins than scientists thought, which is great, because penguins

Antarctica has way more penguins than scientists thought, which is great, because penguins Millions more Adélie penguins may be marching across Antarctica than earlier counts suggested.Nearly six million of the tuxedoed penguins may live in East Antarctica, more than double the previous count of 2.

This bumblebee is now 'endangered.' Here's why that's a good thing

This bumblebee is now 'endangered.' Here's why that's a good thing This might be the Trump administration's first pro-environment move.The rusty patched bumblebee is now on the endangered species list, making it the first bee species in the continental United States to be considered endangered, the U.

Twitter hails 'braveheart' mother who jumped on a leopard to save her son

Twitter hails 'braveheart' mother who jumped on a leopard to save her son A women in Mumbai is being hailed a hero on Twitter after reportedly jumping on a leopard to rescue her little son from its claws.The incident is believed to have taken place in northern Mumbai in an area bordering a forest-park.

This rare tiger is on the rebound in Thailand's jungle

This rare tiger is on the rebound in Thailand's jungle At least two populations of breeding Indochinese tigers still exist in the wild, researchers have confirmed in a new scientific survey.After scouring the footage, researchers found the region had an "exceptionally modest tiger density" of about 0.

The West Indian manatee makes it out of the endangered zone

The West Indian manatee makes it out of the endangered zone The West Indian manatee is far less in danger of extinction, thanks to conservation efforts.department of the interior announced on Thursday the downlisting of the manatee from "endangered" to "threatened," following work by Caribbean countries, Florida, and states along the East Coast.

Happy Unicorn Day but narwhals are cooler and actually exist

Happy Unicorn Day but narwhals are cooler and actually exist If narwhals are the "unicorns of the sea," then rhinos are "chubby unicorns," at least according to the internet and a surprising number of T-shirt vendors.That's not to say narwhals and rhinos don't have their own arbitrary days in the spotlight.