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Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

By Mike Fossum July 26, 2014

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out …

Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native …

Sumatran Rhino ‘Suci’ Dies at Zoo

A rare female Sumatran rhinoceros called Suci died at the Cincinnati Zoo Sunday, putting a big damper on the breeding program that had been implemented to help save the critically endangered species. Suci was one of ten Sumatran rhinos in …

Mexico’s “Water Monster” May Be Extinct Mexico’s “Water Monster” May Be Extinct

The search is on for Mexico’s “water monster”, known as the axolotl. The animal has all but disappeared from the lakes in the Mexico City region. This is of great concern, as this region is the only known habitat of …

Family Photo Shows Shark Lurking Eerily Close Family Photo Shows Shark Lurking Eerily Close

A populated area such as Manhattan Beach, California seems to be an unusual place to spot a shark, but unfortunately they’re not that uncommon in this area of the Pacific coast. It is especially surprising when that same shark went …

Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo

Five rare Chinese big-headed turtles, scientifically known as Platysternon megacephalum, were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society‚Äôs Prospect Park Zoo in November. The 7-inch-long turtle gets its name because its skull is so large that its head is unable to …

Blobfish Named World’s Ugliest Animal Blobfish Named World’s Ugliest Animal
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In a stunning (read, not stunning at all – in any way, shape, or form) announcement, the animal pictured above has recently been crowned the world’s ugliest animal. A recent contest held by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, in partnership …

Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals
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Etsy updated its Prohibited Items policy this week to ban the listing of items made from certain animals, such as those designated as threatened or endangered. This includes (but is not limited to) fur, pelts, ivory, teeth, bones and taxidermied …

Captive Chimps May Get Endangered Species Protection Captive Chimps May Get Endangered Species Protection

If a recent proposal is finalized, captive chimpanzees will be given an extra layer of protection – the same afforded to their wild counterparts. As of right now, only wild chimpanzees are considered an “endangered” species. Captive chimps, on the …

Rare Tiger Born at San Francisco Zoo Rare Tiger Born at San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo this week announced that a rare sumatran tiger cub was born on Sunday, February 10. The cub hasn’t been named yet and even its gender won’t be known for some time. It is currently spending time …