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The gray wolf population in Wyoming has grown enough to be removed from the endangered species list and will stop receiving federal protection next month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.

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Japan's rare baby panda dies week after birthupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:10:00

The first giant panda to be born in Japan in 24 years has died just one week after generating huge excitement in the country as locals celebrated the rare birth.

Tracking Rwanda's mountain gorillasupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 23:20:00

Take a journey of discovery to north western Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla.

Orangutans stressed by eco-touristsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:44:00

Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?

Australia delays decision on koala listingupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 03:16:00

The Australian government has angered koala conservationists by again delaying a decision on whether to add the national icon to the country's endangered species list.

Reward offered in deaths of sea lionsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 17:21:00

The environmental group Sea Shepherd has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for shooting at least seven sea lions in Washington's Puget Sound.

Gorillas filmed up close in the wildupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:20:00

CNN films gorillas up close in Rwanda - one of three countries where mountain gorillas can be observed in the wild.

Winning and losing on Botswana's Okavango Deltaupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 10:09:00

The hot African sun is turning cool and big and a deep soft orange, and the impala are getting mighty jumpy. They ought to be. A half-kilometer across the grassy bush, we're watching a pack of eight African wild dogs, downwind and sniffing a scent, planning their evening hunt.

People.com: 5 Things to Know About the Capybara, the World's Largest Rodentupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 10:33:00

Mysterious sightings in California have sparked a renewed interest in the "master of the grasses"

U.S. Navy trains dolphins for warupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 11:35:00

CNN's Kaj Larsen sees firsthand how the Navy trains dolphins. For more, watch CNN Presents Sunday, July 31, 8p ET/PT.

Wildlife officials kill bear that bit teenupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 00:58:00

Wildlife officials in Colorado say they have killed a bear believed to have been involved in an attack on a teenage boy Friday morning.

India's human-tiger conflictupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 03:59:00

Increase of tiger population and human sprawl has created human-tiger conflict. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Armadillos linked to leprosy in humansupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 12:07:00

Several years ago, an 81-year-old woman with a raised patch of dry skin on her arm visited Mississippi dermatologist John Abide, M.D.

Budget bill add-on would impact wolvesupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 11:58:00

A rider in the budget bill to keep the federal government in operation has triggered fury among some wildlife groups because it would remove certain wolves from the endangered species list.

Scientists unsure why dolphins washing up deadupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 01:56:00

Dead baby bottlenose dolphins are continuing to wash up in record numbers on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and scientists do not know why.

Planet of the walking apes?updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 05:51:00

American Morning spotlights a 21-year-old silverback gorilla who has started walking like a human.

How the human penis lost its spinesupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 05:51:00

You've read the headline, and it probably made you giggle. Go ahead. Get it out of your system. Then take a deep breath and consider how evolution affected a few specific body parts, and why.

Nearly killed in oil spill, dolphin now thrivingupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 13:54:00

Five months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion unleashed a torrent of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a male dolphin washed up on Louisiana's Gulf Coast just barely alive.

Satellite collar helps ecologists track endangered tigerupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 02:09:00

Sitting at his office in Kathmandu, Maheswar Dhakal, a government ecologist, can tell exactly where in a jungle about 600 kilometres away, at what altitude and what temperature Namobuddha, a two and a half year old tiger, is at a given moment.

Study: Mountain gorilla population growingupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 14:34:00

The number of mountain gorillas, which are a critically endangered species, has increased by more than 26% in regions in eastern Africa, according to a new survey released Friday.

Researchers: African elephants are two speciesupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:00:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of elephant, and it's been right under their noses the whole time.

Saving the tigersupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 14:40:00

CNN's Colleen McEdwards shows us a Russian tiger park helping to save the species.

People.com: Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Makes It to Russia, Donates $1 Millionupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 08:48:00

DiCaprio was en route to the Tiger Summit when an engine blew and he emergency landed back in N.Y.

13 nations meet to try to save wild tigersupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 05:38:00

In 2010, the Year of the Tiger, about 3,600 of the majestic predators remain in the wild, their existence threatened by habitat-loss and poaching.

2010's only US giant panda cub born in Atlanta zooupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:14:00

A giant panda cub -- the only one this year in the United States -- was born early Wednesday at Zoo Atlanta, the zoo said in a statement.

Giant panda gives birthupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:14:00

Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to the first cub to be born in a U.S. this year at Zoo Atlanta.

Pregnant panda at Zoo Atlantaupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 21:07:00

Zoo Atlanta is soon expecting the first panda birth in U.S. this year. Lun Lun could give birth in 10 days to two weeks.

First panda birth in U.S. this year expected soonupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 21:07:00

Giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, and officials at the Atlanta, Georgia, zoo say they are thrilled.

U.S. urged to regulate 'backyard tigers'updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 17:10:00

Rising numbers of captive tigers in the United States are putting citizens at risk and could be fueling illegal trade in animal parts, which threatens their survival in the wild, conservationists have warned.

Arctic species under threat, report warnsupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 14:41:00

Polar bears clinging to melting ice sheets have become one of the most frequently used images to portray the perils of climate change.

Learning from Madagascar's lemursupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 08:54:00

Scientist Hanta Rasamimanana takes CNN into the Madagascan jungle to observe lemurs in their natural habitat.

Cold temperatures cause death, damage in South Americaupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 13:59:00

An intense cold front in southern Latin America continues to blanket the region, causing deaths, school and highway closures, and other woes.

Saving the Gulf manateesupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 17:50:00

The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could trigger a massive manatee rescue. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Oil spill could trigger massive rescue effort of Florida's manateesupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 17:50:00

With the utmost care and a healthy dose of respect, Monica Ross brought the pontoon boat to a crawl, shut its engine down, and asked for quiet. She was careful not to disturb the small antenna, which floated on the surface of the Crystal River marking the location of Coral, an 800 pound manatee.

Many studies great news for mice, not so much for humansupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 08:18:00

Potential cancer vaccine! Possible anxiety treatment! Scientific studies looking at potential therapies for physical and mental illness often sound exciting -- that is, until you read further and realize they're in mice.

Small mammals at risk as world warmsupdated: Tue May 25 2010 22:52:00

The biodiversity of small mammals in North America may already be close to a "tipping point" causing impacts "up and down the food chain" according to a new study by U.S. scientists.

Painted elephants on parade in Londonupdated: Thu May 06 2010 09:21:00

Two hundred and sixty brightly painted life-sized fiberglass elephants have appeared across London.

Don't feed the baboonsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 10:45:00

A remote village in South Africa is ready to put an end to the battle between humans and baboons.

Police report attempt to revive flattened opossumupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 21:37:00

A Pennsylvania man attempted to resuscitate "a road-killed opossum," state police say.

U.S.-born pandas adjust to new China homesupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 07:32:00

After years of living in the public eye, with hundreds of thousands of adoring fans, the sponsorship deals, the million-dollar home, the dozens of staff to serve his every need -- suddenly, Tai Shan, a U.S.-born panda, is finding himself in a much quieter life.

Tai Shan's new homeupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 07:32:00

Washington's favorite panda has a new home in China, and his handlers say he's happy. CNN's John Vause reports.

How to free a killer whaleupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:57:00

In 2002, a male killer whale, or orca, who had been on public display in concrete tanks for 19 years, swam off on his own into the Atlantic Ocean.

Cold snap killing manateesupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 14:50:00

Florida's endangered manatees are dying because of unusually cold weather. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Cold temps further endanger Florida's manateesupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 14:50:00

The unusually cold weather that struck Florida in January did more than damage crops and citrus trees.

Adopt-a-tigerupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 05:52:00

The Indonesian government is considering a controversial plan to place endangered tigers in private homes.

Kenya rounds up zebras for starving lionsupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 09:00:00

Kenyan wildlife officials are ferrying thousands of zebras and wildebeest to a park in the country's south to feed starving lions and hyenas, and prevent a conflict with humans.

Tigers on verge of extinction in the wild, World Wildlife Fund warnsupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:49:00

Tigers could become extinct in the wild in less than a generation, the World Wildlife Fund warned Wednesday as it launched a campaign to save them.

Coyotes looking to settle down in New York City?updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:43:00

At least three times in recent weeks, they've been spotted in various parts of Manhattan, from the streets of Harlem to Central Park to Columbia University.

Fanfare as famous pandas arrive in Chinaupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 11:15:00

Two of the world's most famous pandas received a celebrity's welcome in China Friday after being shipped from the U.S. aboard the aptly named FedEx Panda Express.

China's panda homecomingupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 11:15:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports on the arrival of two pandas in China, both born in the U.S.

Famed panda to leave U.S. capitalupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 19:32:00

It feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. Tai Shan, the giant panda cub so many people have come to know and love, is about to board a flight to China.

Snowy panda partyupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 19:32:00

Tai Shan gets a snowy sendoff at the National Zoo in Washington before being sent to China.

Amanpour.:Panda diplomacyupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 17:52:00

The furry side of U.S.-Chinese diplomacy.

U.S. zoos bid farewell to giant pandasupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 17:52:00

Two beloved giant pandas left the United States for their new homes in China on Thursday.

'Sweat lodge' guru arrestedupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 15:31:00

Self-help guru James Ray was arrested after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of manslaughter.

Intriguing people for February 4, 2010updated: Thu Feb 04 2010 15:31:00

James Ray: The self-help guru appeared in court Thursday to face manslaughter charges in the deaths of three participants at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he organized last year.

Koalas in Australia dying from AIDS, habitat lossupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 02:23:00

On the operating table lies a sick koala. He's just been brought in by a driver who found the animal sitting in the middle of a busy road. Veterinarian Claude Lacasse determines the koala has not been hit by a car but she immediately detects one serious problem facing many of the marsupials: Chlamydia, a disease which can lead to a very slow and painful death for koalas living in the wild.

'Koala AIDS' spreadingupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 02:23:00

Australia's koala population is in rapid decline following urbanization and disease. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Saving Sumatra's orangutansupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 22:45:00

CNN's Arwa Damon joins some orangutans at a jungle rehabilitation center.

Saving orangutans before extinction in Sumatraupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 22:45:00

A loud crack echoes throughout the canopy as two young orangutans come tumbling down, grasping at branches along the way to break their fall. They recover and sheepishly scamper back up.

Eco-thriller exposes dolphin capture tradeupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 10:25:00

"The Cove" is a controversial documentary about dolphin slaughter that reveals the distressing secrets behind the multi-billion dollar industry in captive dolphins.

People.com: Jessica Simpson's Coyote Nightmare: Common and Preventableupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 11:15:00

Experts say there are steps people can take to keep their pets safe

Bears hunted with sweetsupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 12:18:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports hunting bears with research scientists is literally a sweet deal for the bears.

Bear trackers use GPS in bid to preserve the animalsupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 12:18:00

At the heart of Florida researchers' high-tech efforts to protect black bears is a rather low-tech tool: day-old doughnuts.

Wolf hunting now legal but still controversialupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 15:55:00

For the first time in decades, the hunting of the gray wolf is legal again in the United States. And that's a good thing for ranchers like Cindy Siddoway of Terreton, Idaho, whose sheep are threatened every day by wolves.

Tiger mauling deathupdated: Wed May 27 2009 11:35:00

A rare white tiger mauls and kills a zookeeper in New Zealand. TVNZ's Melissa Stokes reports.

White tiger kills zookeeper as tourists watchupdated: Wed May 27 2009 11:35:00

A white tiger mauled a zookeeper to death at a New Zealand wildlife park Wednesday as a group of tourists watched in horror, police say.

Scientists piece together human ancestryupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

Scientists hailed Tuesday a 47-million-year-old fossil of an ancient "small cat"-sized primate as a possible common ancestor of monkeys, humans and other primates.

Unique primate fossil in NYupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

As an unusual primate fossil is shown in New York, scientists talk about the 'Missing Link.' CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Plight of the giant panda: Animals struggle after quakeupdated: Tue May 12 2009 00:40:00

As people across China's Sichuan province continue to rebuild their lives one year after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake leveled some towns and cities, the region's famed giant pandas are still struggling due to the devastation wreaked by the deadly temblor.

Behind the scenes of 'Earth'updated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:01:00

CNN's Naamua Delaney interviews the directors behind the movie "Earth" following three animal families across the planet.

'Earth' takes viewers on 'breathtaking' global journeyupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:01:00

A polar bear falls through thin Arctic ice while searching for food for his family. A humpback whale guides her calf on a perilous 4,000-mile journey. A herd of African elephants in search of water battles a sandstorm in the Kalahari Desert.

New population of endangered orangutans foundupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 04:35:00

Conservationists have found a new population of orangutans in a steep, mountainous corner of Indonesia -- a discovery that significantly adds to the number of the endangered red-haired primates.

Woman attacked by polar bearupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 06:36:00

A polar bear attacked a women at the Berlin Zoo after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time.

Rare dolphins discovered deep in jungleupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 08:17:00

The Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found in surprisingly large numbers deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh.

Humane Society alleges mistreatment at primate centerupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 18:21:00

The Humane Society has accused a federally funded primate center of mistreating chimpanzees and other primates, saying that some animals showed signs of psychosis and self-mutilation.

Mass stranding of whales, dolphins in Australiaupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:31:00

Rescuers have saved more than 50 whales and five dolphins that stranded themselves on a beach in Tasmania, officials said Monday.

Whales, dolphins strandedupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:31:00

Volunteers attempt to save whales and dolphins stranded on a beach in Australia. Seven Network's Nick McCallum reports.

House says 'no' to pet primatesupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 22:23:00

In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.

Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinksupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 16:24:00

Summer is over in the northern hemisphere, but it's been another chilling season for researchers who study Arctic sea ice.

Arctic ice disappearingupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 16:24:00

Arctic sea ice is at the second lowest level ever. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports on its impact on wildlife and climate.

Beavers back in Britainupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 15:52:00

For the first time in 400 years, the beaver has returned to Great Britain.

Court sides with Navy in dispute over sonar and whalesupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 15:37:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted sanctions placed on the Navy over its underwater sonar testing, a setback for environmental groups that claimed the warfare technology was harming whales and other marine mammals.

White House pets: Hippo, gator and 'Satan'updated: Mon Nov 10 2008 10:06:00

In his victory speech on Tuesday night, Barack Obama promised his daughters Sasha and Malia that they'd get to bring a new puppy with them to the White House in January.

First Dog attacks reporterupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 10:06:00

A Reuters reporter tried to pet the presidential pooch and got bitten instead.

Report: One in four mammals face extinctionupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 07:44:00

Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction, a leading international conservation group said Monday as it unveiled its latest global study of the problem.

Report: Mammals threatenedupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 07:44:00

Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are endangered, says an international conservation group IUCN. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Are sonar tests harming whales? The Supreme Court weighs inupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The Supreme Court appeared conflicted Wednesday as it juggled national security and environmental concerns in a case over whether the U.S. Navy is doing enough to protect whales from underwater sonar tests it conducts.

Study: 1 in 4 mammals at risk of extinctionupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 18:06:00

Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction, a leading international conservation group said Monday as it unveiled its latest global study of the problem.

Time.com: The Last of the Tasmanian Devils (and Other Critters)updated: Mon Oct 06 2008 16:00:00

How habitat loss and degradation are driving down the numbers of thousands of mammalian species

Time.com: Scientists: 1 in 4 Mammals Faces Extinctionupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 12:00:00

Conservationists have taken the first detailed look at the world's mammals in more than a decade, and the news isn't good

Polar bear now listed as 'threatened' speciesupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 12:50:00

Polar bears will now be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

Polar bears 'threatened'updated: Fri Oct 03 2008 12:50:00

The U.S. rules against granting the polar bear full endangered status, but the species will be protected.

Time.com: What Madagascar Needs is a Mascotupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 19:00:00

Whether or not cuteness is a trait that evolves in the fittest, in some cases it sure boosts a species' chance for survival

Fortune: The hottest tech job in Americaupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:12:00

It looks like a scene from an old episode of The X-Files: As a red-tailed hawk circles overhead and a wild pronghorn sheep grazes in the distance, a dozen people in dark sunglasses move methodically through a vast field of golden barley, eyes fixed to the ground, GPS devices in hand. They're searching for bodies.

Mountain lion in family's homeupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 10:29:00

A mountain lion entered a family's home and killed their dog right beside their bed. KUSA reports.

Report: Nearly half world's primates face extinctionupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 11:30:00

Almost 50 percent of the world's primates are in danger of extinction, according to a report from an international conservation group that cites habitat destruction and hunting as the two greatest threats.

Time.com: Second Tiger Attack in Mo. in 2 Daysupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 20:00:00

Three tigers attacked a worker at an exotic animal park in southwestern Missouri on Monday -- the state's second tiger attack in as many days

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