WASHINGTON -- Make room, bald eagle. The House has voted to designate the bison the national mammal of the United States.
By Dominique Bonessi
The world’s largest population of Grauer’s gorilla, also known as eastern lowland gorillas, have plummeted in the midst of a nearly two-decade civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
By Joshua Barajas
A German shorthaired pointer named CJ was appointed top dog Tuesday night at the nation’s most prestigious dog competition.
Researchers found that of the 244 species photographed, just 22 percent decreased in number – suggesting protected areas can maintain overall biodiversity.
For nearly a decade, scientists have used motion-triggered cameras to capture animals living in protected areas around the world. Researchers from the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network have sifted through those pictures, which show that efforts to preserve habitats…
By PBS NewsHour
With an estimated 80 million feral cats in communities across the United States, there is growing a controversy on how to deal with them. Euthanizing cats has been the traditional approach, but many animal rights activists believe that approach is…
Federal wildlife officials announced Thursday that the West Indian manatee, which once drifted close to extinction, will be reclassified as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.
The skull of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne’s much-loved character Winnie-the-Pooh is now on display at the Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum in London.
By Laura T. Coffey
In the process of writing the new book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” author Laura T. Coffey learned something she didn’t understand when she first got her puppy Manny: When it comes to adopting a dog,…
By PBS NewsHour
The Altamont Pass, east of San Francisco, is home to hundreds of bird species, as well as to 3,000 wind energy turbines. That's a deadly combination, especially for golden eagles. Special correspondent Scott Shafer and producer Gabriela Quirós of KQED…
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