Real-Life Pooh Bear Gets Greedy Face Stuck in Jar, Nearly Dies

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. » 6/16/13 2:30pm 6/16/13 2:30pm

These Orphaned Siberian Tiger Cubs Are the Most Majestic Babies

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… » 2/04/13 11:00pm 2/04/13 11:00pm

The Lion in the Geico Commercial Ought to Be a Lioness

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… » 1/02/13 4:35pm 1/02/13 4:35pm

Marine Mammals Everywhere Can Rest Easy — The Manatee Rodeo Rider Has…

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… » 11/25/12 12:00pm 11/25/12 12:00pm

No, This Isn't Lisa Frank, it's Goddamned Actual Butterflies

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! » 10/24/12 12:50pm 10/24/12 12:50pm

Baby Monkey Orphanage Will Make Your Heart Swell

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… » 12/19/11 11:30am 12/19/11 11:30am

Adorable Bear Cubs Wrestling In The Road Are Adorable

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… » 9/28/11 5:20pm 9/28/11 5:20pm

Incredibly Devoted Wildlife Activist To Live With Lions For 30 Days

James Jablon says he'll spend the next month living with two African lions in an attempt to raise money for a Florida wildlife rehabilitation center. Jablon says he'll eat whatever the lions eat, assuming he isn't on the menu. » 1/03/11 11:03am 1/03/11 11:03am

Owls In Danger, Thanks To Magic & Harry Potter

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. » 12/06/10 5:27pm 12/06/10 5:27pm

Rabid Otters Stalking Florida's Ankles

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. » 11/28/10 6:10pm 11/28/10 6:10pm

"There Is No Problem In Having Empathy"

Jane Goodall on wildlife conservation: "We could all kill ourselves trying to conserve what's left of this planet but if new generations aren't raised to be better stewards then there's very little point." Full interview, here: [New Scientist] » 2/24/10 11:20am 2/24/10 11:20am

Oh, Deer

Dillie, a pet deer living with an Ohio family, has to be the most spoiled pet in America. She is fed a nutritious diet of ice cream, linguine and roses, and she even has her own bedroom. More cute: [CBS] » 12/09/09 10:40am 12/09/09 10:40am

Bardot To Big O: Save The Seals

Brigitte Bardot has written a letter to Obama, timed to his Canada visit, asking him to speak out against seal hunting, even though "he already has a lot to do in his own country." [AP] » 2/20/09 3:20pm 2/20/09 3:20pm

Seal Pup Afraid Of Fish • Delhi Court Rules That Sex Under Promise Of…

• A five-week-old seal pup has astonished caretakers by refusing to eat fish. Staff at a marine sanctuary say that this is the first time they've seen a seal with a fish phobia. • » 2/10/09 5:20pm 2/10/09 5:20pm

Good Kitty

This lion is not trying to kill this woman. He is valiantly trying to make out with her, because they've been friends ever since she rescued him when he was malnourished. He loves her dearly. Check out the video! [The Sun] » 3/13/08 5:20pm 3/13/08 5:20pm