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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.

Two adorable, newly discovered Yoda-like creatures will make your Star Wars Day even better

Two adorable, newly discovered Yoda-like creatures will make your Star Wars Day even better Scientists with Conservation International discovered two new species of tarsiers on an island in Indonesia, they announced on Thursday.The findings raise the number of known tarsier species to 11 in that region, according to a new study in the journal Primate Conservation.

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now As ranges decline, population numbers also dwindle, pushing a species closer to the edge of extinction.Monday's research adds to the broader scientific debate about the "sixth extinction" — which is likely happening to the planet right now, and might be the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago.

Australian wildlife is so special

Australian wildlife is so special Why The leaf must be raked 15 mns agoperson gets triggered over drawing 18 mns ago50 years have passed yet its not out 21 mns agoMousou Telepathy Ch.388 - 398 29 mns agoTrust me i know what im doing.