Eastern black rhinoceros grazing in field

The Eastern Black Rhinoceros Has Officially Returned To Rwanda

The effort to relocate the animals was sponsored by African Parks, a conservation nonprofit that manages national parks on behalf of the government.

  Animals

Big cats and their handler perform during a Ringling Bros. show.
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The 'Greatest' (Or 'Cruelest') Show On Earth Is About To End

Fake caterpillar on a leaf
Chung Yu Tak

Worried About Predator Attacks? Stay Away From The Equator

A parrotlet hops to a new perch
Diana Chin, Lentink Lab

Before Birds Could Fly, Dinosaurs Had To Learn To Hop

Close-up of a bumblebee covered in pollen
Kalle Gustafsson / CC BY 2.0

When Choosing Flowers, Bees Go For Their Nicotine Fix

Townsend's warbler sitting in a tree
Stephen Lester

Climate Change Is Screwing Up Birds' Migratory Patterns

A wild snow leopard in India
Snow Leopard Conservancy

How Harsh Habitats Shaped Snow Leopards' Genes

Always Dreaming and his jockey John Velazquez.
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On A Sloppy Track, A Last-Minute Favorite Wins The Kentucky Derby

Otters play a pipe organ
Smithsonian's National Zoo

Music Keeps The Mind Sharp — Even If You're An Animal In A Zoo

A giant larvacean
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Filter-Feeding Plankton Clean Carbon Out Of The Oceans

A cat high-fives a human
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Your Cat Probably Loves You. Science Says So.

Devil's Hole Pupfish, Newcomb's Tree Snail, Fender's Blue butterfly
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A New Bill Could Completely Upend The Endangered Species Act

Lua, a two-toed sloth born at the Memphis Zoo.
Memphis Zoo

This Two-Toed Sloth Is The Memphis Zoo's Newest Addition

Three sea lions
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Marine Mammals In California Are Falling Victim To Brain-Rotting Toxin

A naked mole rat
Tim Evanson / CC BY SA 2.0

The World's Weirdest Mammal Keeps Surprising Scientists

Takara and her calf
SeaWorld

The Last Orca To Be Born At SeaWorld Just Arrived

Young giraffe in Botswana
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Giraffes Are Dying Out, But US Still Doesn't Label Them 'Endangered'

Frog sitting on ground
Sanil George and Jessica Shartouny

This Frog's Slime Could Help Kill The Flu Virus

Giant shipworm removed from its shell
MARVIN ALTAMIA

This 5-Foot 'Worm' Lives In A Shell And Runs On Sulphur

Brown howler monkey
Peter Schoen / CC BY SA 2.0

A Lot Of Monkeys Are Dying In Brazil, And Humans Aren't Helping

An ocelot crossing sign in Texas
Jeff B / CC BY 2.0

A Border Wall Would Be Bad News For Wild Cats

Leafcutter ants
Ross Elliott / CC BY 2.0

Ants Have Been Running Sophisticated Farms For 30 Million Years

A Leidy's comb jelly
Michael Bentley / CC BY 2.0

Meet What Could've Been The First Animals To Ever Evolve

Man with a harpoon gun
International Whaling Commission

Norway Opens This Year's Whaling Season With Huge Kill Quota

Two giant pandas eat bamboo.
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China Plans Massive Panda Preserve

Plankton spearing its prey
Dr. Urban Tillmann

Lowly Plankton Have Evolved Sophisticated Harpoon Guns

Manatee and calf
psyberartist / CC BY 2.0

Florida's Manatees Aren't Endangered Anymore

An elephant at the Mashatu game reserve.
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China's Ivory Trade Is Dying, And That's Good For African Elephants

Tyrannosaurus rex covered in feathers
RJ Palmer / CC BY 4.0

The Real T. Rex Is Fuzzy-Bodied, Scaly-Faced And Lippy

Tadpole with eye on its tail
Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Scientists Are Growing Working Eyes Where Eyes Shouldn't Grow

One of the tigers caught on camera in the Thai jungle
Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation / Freeland

Tiger Cub Discovery Gives Researchers Hope For This Endangered Species