Pets & Animals | Animals

Wild Badger Sneaks Into Home, Impersonates Family Cat

“He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him," a woman said of the critter, which ate the cat's food.

Science & Technology | Wildlife

Elusive Butterfly Sighted in Scotland for the First Time in 133 Years | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Travel | Travel

World's most extreme tours with wild animals

Reindeer in Russia. Pandas in China. Elephants in Gabon. These are some of the most thrilling encounters with animals in the wild you can see on a tour.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Wildlife officials want to shoot vaccine-laced M&Ms from drones to save ferrets

U.S. wildlife officials have a problem: How to save the endangered black-footed ferret from a plague. So they’ve come up with a sweet plan. They plan to shoot vaccine-smothered M&Ms over acres of habitat from a drone.

Products & Services | Products with Integrity

Cheempo - Character Created To #ProtectChimpanzees | #Indiegogo

Cheempo teaches kids about wildlife protection. Join us to reach our first phase $10,000

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Great white shark explodes out of water after diver’s shrewd move

Diver captures amazing footage of a massive great white shark breaching off Gansbaai, South Africa, thanks to timely decision to keep camera rolling.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Patient Nanny Dog Helps Raise Orphaned Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo

A five-year-old rescued Australian shepherd named Blakely has one of the most important jobs at the Cincinnati Zoo: He helps raise orphaned animals.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Ringling Bro. circus elephants take final bow - CBS News

After years of pressure from animal rights groups, elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus retire

News | Good News

For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are On The Rise

For wild tigers, the numbers have not been kind. In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed free on our planet. Yet within a hundred years, that number plummeted by more than 95 percent — the result of rampant poaching and widespread habitat loss.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

10 Playful Facts About Beluga Whales | Mental Floss

In an ocean filled with over 80 whale species, belugas definitely stand out from the crowd. From their distinct pale shade to their relatively petite stature, you should have no trouble identifying these social sea mammals if you’re ever in their arctic neighborhood. Here are 10 facts worth knowing about the bubbly beluga whale.

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How a swarm of honeybees cook a giant hornet alive - Vox

The little Japanese honeybee and the Japanese giant hornet are the David and Goliath of nature.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Injured Deer Walks into Emergency Room After Being Hit by Car | Fox News Insider

A deer limped into a hospital emergency room after being hit by a car Monday afternoon.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Rhinos with cameras hidden in their horns could prevent poaching

The war on wildlife crime is taking a new technology-driven direction.

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Photos show first wild California wolf pack in nearly a century

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's first gray wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago was spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state, wildlife officials said on Thursday. Th

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Stunning wildlife photographs

View the Stunning wildlife photographs photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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Elusive snow leopards captured in photos | GrindTV.com

Inger Vandyke describes her experience photographing endangered snow leopards in northern India as being "almost spiritual." Cats are masters of camouflage.

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Herd rescues collapsed baby elephant on busy road

A herd of elephants immediately took action when a baby of their group collapsed on a South African road.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Delightful Images of Squirrels in the Wild | ExposureGuide.com

Talented nature photographer Vadim Trunov shoots delightful squirrel images that depict them in all sorts of cute activity.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in an extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet. According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put und...

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Stunning Shot Captures Griffith Park Bobcat Amid The City Lights

A photographer snapped a stunning picture of a majestic bobcat high up above in Griffith Park, overlooking L.A.'s city lights at night.

Humor | Funny Stuff

Incredible photo shows a weasel 'riding' a woodpecker

On Monday, birder Jason Ward tweeted out this crazy photo by east London hobby photographer Martin Le-May of a weasel "hitching a ride" on what appears to be a European green woodpecker, and the bird doesn't look too happy about it

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

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Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly

The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. ...

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Owl Dance-Off

Wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz captures a curious pair of burrowing owls. Shot 100% on the HERO3+® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscrib...

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Your Monday needs this turtle helping his upside-down friend

When one turtle spotted his buddy flipped over onto his shell, he immediately got to work helping him. He struggled, but was ultimately successful and the pair headed off for a celebratory hangout.

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Sixth-Remaining Northern White Rhino Dies : DNews

Angalifu, a northern white rhino housed at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, has died of old age at 44. With his death the subspecies draws closer to extinction, as only five remain.

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And Then Here’s an Owl Going for a Swim in Lake Michigan | TIME

Silly owl, your primary mode of transit is supposed to be flying, not swimming! But alas, here you are, doing what is essentially the butterfly stroke in the cold waters of Lake Michigan.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Meet The World's Largest Living Organism | IFLScience

When you think of the biggest organisms on Earth, the blue whale probably springs to mind first. After all, these gargantuan beasts are up to 30 meters long (100 feet) and can weigh upward of 180 tons, meaning they’re probably bigger than even the large

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Pygmy Marmoset Loves Her Toothbrush More Than Anything

Ninita the pygmy marmoset knows how to appreciate the simple things in life. Like her toothbrush, for instance, and ... actually, that's about it -- she really loves her toothbrush. Ninita was born deaf and rescued by the Rare Species Conserva...

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Cub only looks like it’s waving a friendly hello - GrindTV.com

As a momma bear fished for salmon, this cub frolicked on the shore and did something unexpected that turned out to be an endearing photo that went viral.

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Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.

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On the Frontlines of the Rhino 'Genocide': Saving A Species on the Brink

In the debut episode of "A Broad Abroad" Yahoo Travel Editor-in-Chief Paula Froelich traveled to South Africa to spend time with the men and women fighting to stop rhino poaching.

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Baby Elephant Happily Playing With His Tire Toy - Neatorama

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPyMTB9voK8]YouTube LinkThis adorable elephant calf seems to be having a ball with a toy consisting of three tires that are connected with rope. The baby and his herd of elders are residents of Elephant Nature Park&nbs

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

This Rescued Elephant Playing with Ribbon is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

Watch rescued elephant Faa Mai play with an elastic ribbon at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. What a beautiful animal.

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Shock Tape and Sticks: Delhi Residents Battle Thousands of Terrorizing Monkeys - NBC News

NEW DELHI, India — Madi is a bully. He has three-inch canines that glisten when he snarls.And that’s a good thing, says his owner, Niraj.Madi is a langur — a...

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Poachers kill one of the world's largest elephants in Kenya - Telegraph

Poachers hack the face and tusks off Satao, one of Kenya's most famous elephants, as conservationists warn elephant poaching

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LOOK: 'Over 100' Dolphins Surf A Party Wave Like You've Never Seen Before

Apparently, the mammals of the sea are having some kind of weird, surf competition-slash-viral drone video battle. First, it was the humans of Hawaii, showing off their shredding skills at the world famous Banzai Pipeline. Then, a few months later...

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These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable

Humans are not the only ones who suffer from hair loss. Whether caused by disease or old age, this condition can affect our animal friends, too. Hair loss from the head or body is technically called alopecia. It can have many different causes, such as nat

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Here’s a bear hanging out on a hammock. You’re welcome - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Yes you read that right. This is a photo of a black bear. Lying down on a hammock. A Florida neighborhood got the spook of their lives the other day when a

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INCREDIBLE Footage of Mama Bear Pulling Cub Off Highway To Safety

Shot by http://www.TornadoHunter.com driver Ricky Forbes -https://www.facebook.com/rickyforbestornadohunter. Driving through British Columbia's Kootenay Nati...

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What's the Difference Between Seals and Sea Lions?

There's a good reason seals and sea lions look so similar—they're both members of the pinniped taxonomic group, a name which refers in Latin to their

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Moms, Human Or Not, Are Incredible! And These 6 Videos Prove It

Mothers are incredible. They do so much for their children. As if bringing them into this world wasn't enough, they also love them, feed them, clean them and make sure they survive to adulthood. And it's not just human mothers who dedicate themselves...

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Oregon's Legendary Wandering Wolf May Have Met A Mate

OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.

Visual Arts | Photography

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are such expressive creatures. Taking a closer look, they seem to be so human.