Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. For those not familiar with it, they likely heard about it after the tragic death of Cecil the lion. Cecil was being observed by scientists at a conservatory near the park and was a beloved lion. An American dentist paid $50,000 to kill Cecil. Lead Image Source
This is Peaches, a very chubby cat with an even bigger personality. There’s always been more to Peaches than meets the eye, but much less so as of late. As you’ll see, Peaches recently got a new hairdo that leaves very little to the imagination. Chrissy Higginson Barnabei Peaches was a shelter cat who was
Last week, in the wee hours of the morning, an unexpected visitor strolled through the doors of the Odessa Police Department in Texas and hopped up onto the counter. It was a friendly dog who seemed eager to let officers know of an incident in progress — that a certain someone had gone missing from home.
Max was rescued in Georgia and brought to Eleventh Hour Rescue in New Jersey when he was around a year old. His rescuers didn’t know much about his background when he arrived, other than that he’d been found with BB gun pellets embedded in his hind legs. The poor pup had clearly had a rough
Recently, a woman named Helen Oakley shared a devastating video on Facebook after coming across dozens of dead and injured koalas on a gum plantation. The trees had been bulldozed with koalas still in them. It was a heartless and cruel act against Australia’s precious animals, especially when one-third of the species‘ population was wiped
Royal Terns on South Island, Virginia. Photo: Matthew Fossum Every spring since the 1980s, tens of thousands of seabirds have made their way from their South American wintering grounds to Virginia’s South Island to nest. Once there, raucous masses of Gull-billed Terns, Royal Terns, Common Terns, Black Skimmers, Laughing Gulls, and others combine to create
Tice Supplee, Audubon Arizona, and Cary and Nancy Meister, Yuma Audubon Society, discuss groundwater management with Sen. Sine Kerr at Western Rivers Day. Photo: Dominic Arenas/Audubon During last year’s visit to the Capitol, Audubon Arizona and its coalition partnersadvocated for a sustainable water future for the state by talking with legislators about the Colorado River
Black-throated Blue Warblers have shifted the timing of their spring and fall migrations over the past fifty years. Photo: Kyle Horton If you’ve spent much time observing the seasonal comings and goings of your backyard birds, you may have noticed some favorite species returning a little earlier in spring than they used to. No, your
A stray kitten sauntered up to a family’s home and started meowing for attention. Chatons Orphelins Montréal A 2-month old kitten showed up outside a family’s home. She was all alone and meowing loudly nonstop. The homeowner came outside when she heard the kitten. As soon as she opened the door, the little stray made
Kristian Laine was free diving near Lady Elliot Island in Australia, hoping to get a few good photos of the diverse sea creatures who call the Great Barrier Reef home. He had no idea that he was about to get the luckiest shot a photographer could ask for. Kristian Laine Laine spotted six male manta rays chasing
Since 2015, it has become known that tigers and lions weren’t the only big cats being threatened by poachers. Because tiger populations have dropped so much, poachers are turning to another big cat to drive to extinction — the clouded leopard. The animals are killed for their skin and bone for the leopard bone trade.
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon President Donald Trump is visiting Colorado Springs today. He arrives as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as part of his federal Department of the Interior, takes aim at regulations in place protecting millions of acres of public land cherished by millions of Coloradans, westerners, and an adaptable, dancing bird,
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Denver (February 19, 2020) – “The environmental review process announced today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is nothing more than window dressing for a process that they should be taking seriously,” said Nada Culver, vice president for public lands and senior policy counsel with the National Audubon Society.
SeaWorld has announced that it’s ending the practice of letting trainers ride astride dolphins during shows.Animal rights activists have been asking for years for the practice to be banned. PETA published a shareholder proposal in December 2019, asking that the practice be banned, and that trainers stop riding on dolphins’ backs and faces. The animal
Parrots can be colorful, both in physical appearance and personality. One particular family of parrots that can be described as ultra-vibrant are lories and lorikeets. Their feather coloration is quite stunning. If you were to print out a photocopy of a lory or lorikeet, you might use up a good portion of your printer’s color
A common grackle In sports, one of the more fun ways to participate in a season is by way of online fantasy sports. You get together, choose real players from a professional sport, such as baseball or football, and then integrate their daily stats into your “virtual team.” At the end of the season, and
Last year, NASA astronaut Christina Koch left the planet for a record-setting 328 days aboard the International Space Station. But despite all that time and incredible distance, she never left the heart of her pup back home. NASA/Bill Ingalls Earlier this month, Koch returned to Earth after completing the longest continuous spaceflight by a woman.
As ice and snow blanketed northwestern Minnesota, a stray dog searched for somewhere safe to hide her six puppies. The brave mom had stopped producing milk, and her 3-week-old babies were so hungry and cold. When she couldn’t find shelter, the dog dug a den in the snow and wrapped her body around her puppies,
A tiny orphaned kitten found a family and a big dog to be her best friend. @pollyandpax Morgan, a proud mom to five 4-legged friends, wasn’t planning to have a new cat, but a little kitten found her way into her home. A few months ago, Morgan heard a kitten’s meows coming from outside her
Joe Exotic was known as “The Tiger King” for a long time. Until September 18th, he ran a tiger breeding and cub-petting attraction. But he has now been sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted on two counts of murder-for-hire and 17 wildlife charges. This story highlights just why activists continue to fight
Harper’s learned everything she knows from her mom Willow. But, at 2 years old, there are still a few tricks she has yet to master. Luckily, Willow is always happy to help when her daughter bites off more than she can chew. “Willow and Harper spend all their time together and, of course, she has
The story of Cecil the Lion brought to light the horrible tragedy that is trophy hunting. An American dentist paid an obscene amount of money to kill a lion that was being observed and was beloved around the world. He shot the lion with an arrow and let him suffer for a full day until
A palm-sized kitten who was found wandering alone on the streets, is determined to grow. Erica @ericalikescats Earlier this year, a TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuer spotted a teeny tiny kitten on the street of Carson City, California. The tabby was very shy and hungry, riddled with flea dirt. At four weeks old, he was just the
JAKARTA — The oil palm processing industry has become the biggest threat to the iconic and endangered proboscis monkeys of Indonesian Borneo, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation, analyzed the loss of habitat of the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in Balikpapan Bay, home to one of
Since the 1980s, the giraffe population has dropped 30 percent from a population of over 155,000 to just 111,000 today. According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, their population has even dropped by 95 percent in areas that were once considered “prime giraffe habitat.” The IUCN says there are only 68,293 mature individuals in the wild.
In late January, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina received what they thought was a sad, but not entirely surprising, call. A man had returned home to find a cardboard box holding two little puppies dumped on his lawn. The tiny animals were wrapped in a gray sweatshirt to protect them against the winter
Sunny spent almost half of his life in a shelter, waiting for his forever family to find him. When they finally did, he was over the moon and quickly fell in love with his new life. “We got him from a shelter five years ago, at the age of 8,” Shannon Richardson, Sunny’s mom, told
A woman in South Africa walked into her living room and was perplexed. She had left her engagement ring on the coffee table, and it suddenly wasn’t there anymore. She looked around, trying to figure out what had happened — and then noticed her dog Pepper sitting nearby and immediately became suspicious. She had no
This sweet pup named Hijinks may not be able to say the words “I love you” — but she’s learning new ways to show it. Reddit/Rally8889 Last week, Hijinks’ owners welcomed into the world a newborn baby girl named Mercury — and with that, suddenly everything changed. The normally rambunctious pup immediately embraced her role of big
There’s never been any doubt that this pup named Jonsi is a very good dog. But now there’s video to prove it. Trey Foote The other day, Jonsi was hanging out at home with his owner, Trey Foote, when he was called upon to help. Jonsi had just settled in on the sofa when Foote