Who are we? FLORIDA MANATEES! What do we want? NOT TO BE COLD! How are we going to do it? BY SMOOSHING OUR BIG BODIES TOGETHER AND CLOSING DOWN THE THREE SISTERS SPRINGS TO SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS!
We are living through a mass extinction. From climate change to overpopulation to poaching, the world we’ve created is closing in fast on the incredible and still-mysterious animals we share it with.
In an absolutely vital move towards preventing the near-imminent extinction of wild African elephants, a senior U.S. government official has confirmed that China plans to ban the commercial trade of ivory at some point within the next year.
Back in the 1940s, Idaho’s Fish and Game Department had a problem: too many beavers in all the wrong places. So they devised a plan to parachute those unwelcome beavers into new habitats. And now somebody has found footage of those parachuting beavers, and it’s wonderful.
Bears are so fun, always looking to party. This one is saying, “You up?”
Yay! Here's some happy news: "Cinder" the bear cub is on her way to a healthy recovery.
The melodic warbling of Justin Bieber is credited with saving a man's life in Europe.
An adorably gluttonous bear youth was rescued in central Pennsylvania by four residents armed only with a rope, flashlights, and visions of Winnie the Pooh pawing frantically at the honeypot stuck on his head.
When this Siberian Tiger cub's mother was killed by poachers in November, he and his two siblings were rescued by scientists and kept safe until their release in the Russian Far East. The tale of the rescue is fascinating; the scientists have to keep the cubs wary of humans so they can reacclimate to the wild — and so…
In her classic article, Teddy Bear Patriarchy, Donna Haraway examined the arrangement of the taxidermied animals in the American Museum of Natural History mammal hall in the first half of the 1900s. She observed that the dioramas consistently featured nuclear families with strong fathers alert for dangers and…
The long arm of Floridian law has finally caught up with the mysterious aquatic rodeo rider who saddled up a manatee back in October and rode recklessly over the waves like a sea-faring Calamity Jane angling to do battle with King Triton's army of seahorses. Or like a person who has owned far too many Lisa Frank ocean…
Billions (BILLIONS!) of butterflies visit the Sierra Chincua reserve in Mexico every year and it's POPPING OFF. All the sweet butterfly honnies are there, you better come correct, gentlemen!
Check out BBC Nature's Wildlife Photoographers of the Year winners, their pictures are goddamned awe-inspiring.
When filmmaker Todd Bieber traveled to Costa Rica for a vacation with his girlfriend, he was immediately disappointed at the "adventure" suggestions his resort travel guide recommended he visit. Instead, they traveled to Nosara Wildlife Rescue, a place where good people have rescued orphaned or harmed monkeys and…
When two little bear cubs halted traffic in both directions to play in the middle of the road, a group of sight-seers in Yosemite National Park filmed the adorable action from inside of their car. It's like watching life-life teddy bears play with each other, except for how they'll grow up to be monster-sized beasts…
In India, owl parts — feathers, claws and bones — are often used in healing rituals. Combine this with the popularity of Harry's owl, Hedwig, and the country has a big problem with illegal owl trade and smuggling.
Three people and one dog in West Boca Raton, Florida have been bitten by rabid otters over the course of the last four days. This sounds like the beginning of the weirdest post-apocalyptic zombie movie ever.