Wealthy philanthropists wage war. On cats.

With a $1 million donation, Andrew and Jane Cliffordhope to double the size of the world's largest cat-free sanctuary.

Playground for giant manta rays discovered in the Gulf of Mexico (video)

For the first time ever, a nursery for endangered ray pups and adolescents has been discovered – giving researchers hope to learn more about...

Rare animals emerge after 20 years of reforestation in NW China

37 species under national protection have been observed in the Ziwuling area, thanks to massive reforestation efforts.

Critically endangered mountain gorillas show impressive population increase

Mountain gorillas have become the only wild apes whose population numbers are known to be improving.

Giraffes? Horses? Squirrels? 20 animals you didn’t know are going extinct

From crayfish to parakeets, these species are at risk of disappearing from the planet.

Can you guess how many animals are on the US Endangered Species List?

Most people think there are around 100 – most people are way off.

‘Butt-breathing’ punk-haired turtle is now officially endangered (Video)

This rebellious, edgy-looking turtle is now unfortunately facing extinction, and conservationists are fighting to save it.

The last northern white rhino male in the world has died

WIth the death of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, the species is one step closer to complete extinction.

Elephants learning to secretly migrate at night and chat about safety

We may be killing them at an abysmal rate, but these smart and social creatures seem to have a plan. The elephant situation is just...

In praise of penguins: We've got babies!

What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins? January 20 is National...

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