An investigation is underway to determine who set the snare trap that killed the zebra on a Maryland private property. The person who set the trap could face charges.
Conservationists are trying to track walrus populations amid climate change but they can't do it alone.
Maine's Atlantic puffins took a big hit this year. Chicks' survival rate plummeted after a record-setting "marine heatwave" disrupted food supplies.
Orlean's descriptions of the animals on the Hudson Valley farm where she once lived may evoke a warm feeling — but those of donkeys in Fez and others in her essays may conjure other emotions.
Samantha Dehring, 25, has pleaded guilty to willfully remaining, approaching and photographing wildlife within 100 yards. She also received a one-year ban from the national park.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Ndakasi, the gorilla who went viral for a photobomb a few years ago. A picture taken of her last moments in her caretaker's arms also went viral this week.
Research into the evolution of tardigrades has been severely hindered by a lack of fossils. This new discovery could offer researchers insight into how the creatures lived millions of years ago.
Ranchers in North Dakota have been forced to sell off their herds at historic rates. Now they're worried they won't have enough feed to keep their remaining cows alive this winter.
Who is the fattest bear of all? For the fourth time, the answer is 480 Otis, a brown bear who didn't let his lack of two canine teeth stop him from packing on the pounds.
Experts say the long-term impacts to the environment — particularly on birds and marine life — could be significant. Officials haven't said what caused the oil to leak from an offshore pipeline.
Only one of Alaska's bears can take home the title of Fat Bear Week 2021 champion.
Government scientists warn climate change, on top of other pressures, could make such disappearances more common.
A hamster named Mr. Goxx enters one of two tunnels in the his cage, which determines whether he will buy or sell. As of Friday, his portfolio is up nearly 20%, according to his Twitter account.
The massive fish have been protected since 1990, after they were nearly wiped out. But now, Florida is proposing allowing the first catch of goliath groupers in more than three decades.
South Texas is the one place in the U.S. where ocelots breed in the wild. After the death of a male, scientists tried something novel: artificial insemination from a wild ocelot into one at a zoo.