Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old.
This might sound a bit nutty, but U.S. researchers are using robot squirrels to learn more about how real ones interact with their main predator, rattlesnakes.
Amid the skyscrapers, sidewalks and subways of New York City, scientists have discovered a new species of frog within view of the Statue of Liberty. In fact, the researchers who discovered the frog say the center of its range is Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Inside Africa heads to the coast of Gabon in central Africa, in search of the endangered leatherback turtle.
U.S. Interior Department announces it is banning the importation of four snake species. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.
A Burmese python slithering through the Everglades proved that her eyes weren't bigger than her stomach, swallowing intact a 76-pound deer.
A Burmese python eats a deer before being killed by snake hunters. AC360 has more.
The third installment of our Going Green series looks at cutting-edge ideas from around the globe.
Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau takes a look at a baby sea turtle on Cape Island, South Carolina.
The government has revised its rules on sea turtles to try to decrease the number killed every year and reduce the threats they face.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added more populations of the Gopher tortoise to a growing list of species eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited resources will prevent the agency from doing more at this time.
A toad which hasn't been observed in the wild for almost a century has been rediscovered by researchers in Malaysian Borneo.
Turtle researchers help dig a nesting hole for a leatherback turtle, after sharks bit off most of her rear flippers.
Long after the suntanned crowds pack up their umbrellas and chairs and the tide has washed away that day's sand castles, Clover slowly makes her way onto the beach.
Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.
Buckingham Palace may be agonizingly tight-lipped about the juicy details of William and Kate's honeymoon, except that they're somewhere in the Seychelles. But not everyone's quite so discreet.
Nearly a year after the start of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some wildlife is recovering, while other species could need significant help, according to a National Wildlife Federation study released Tuesday.
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.
An Egyptian cobra that drew thousands of Twitter fans has been found alive after it went missing for days from a New York City zoo.
The baby cobra missing for seven days has been found, and is doing fine, according to Bronx Zoo officials.
Hundreds gather at an event to help control the population of western diamondback rattlesnakes.
To win the Miss Snake Charmer beauty pageant requires beauty, grace, talent and a strong stomach. It's probably the only pageant in the country that requires the winner to decapitate and skin a snake.
An alleged would-be smuggler was caught at a Thailand airport with dozens of rare wildlife -- including snakes, squirrels and tortoises -- stuffed into three suitcases, a wildlife monitoring organization says.
It may be an old menu standby to Vietnamese diners, but it's turned into a smorgasbord of discovery for scientists.
Professor Lee Grismer discusses what he went through to document a new all-female lizard species in Vietnam.
A licensed Louisiana alligator hunter and guide who took clients on sport hunts has been indicted on three counts of violating federal laws protecting the threatened American alligator.
An angry mob destroyed a crocodile sanctuary built by an American couple blamed for the disappearance of two children.
An American couple in Belize struggled Tuesday to figure out their future, their dreams literally up in smoke after a mob of indigenous Mayans burned down their animal sanctuary in the belief the foreigners fed two missing children to crocodiles on their property.
With its Giant Tortoises, fearless Sea Lions, colorful crabs and endless other vivid and unusual species, the Galapagos Islands maintain an almost mythical status among the world's must-see natural wonders.
A lifelong nature lover, Oscar Aranda studied biology in college and knew he wanted to work somehow with animals at sea.
Oscar Aranda patrols the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to protect endangered sea turtles and preserve their eggs.
Baby turtles, rescued as eggs from Alabama beaches during the oil disaster, hatched and were released in Florida.
One-day-old loggerhead turtles were set free adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center overnight, scurrying down a beach in the cover of darkness to begin their lives.
A Georgia fisherman's camera catches an unlikely sight -- hundreds of alligators hunting together. WJXT reports.
A voice heard on an amazing video of 300 feeding alligators says it all.
The Japanese giant salamander may hold the key to solving an extinction threat in the amphibian community, and researchers at the National Zoo in Washington are hoping a gift of five of the creatures from Japan will help them find out for certain.
One by one, with a hand as steady as a surgeon's, Lorna Patrick removes eggs from a sea turtle's nest on a Florida beach.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports on the plight of the sea turtles in the Gulf.
South African animal welfare inspectors say they seized an exotic snake that a traditional healer was using to try to influence World Cup matches.
CNN's Reza Sayah finds that a community in Pakistan believes holding a child over a crocodile's jaws can bring luck.
To the average person, holding a child over the jaws of a hungry crocodile does not seem like a smart idea.
The days of man vs. nature are over. Today, with environmental catastrophes a daily occurrence, the interests of animals and humans dovetail as never before. It's not either them or us. We're both facing the same monstrous threat.
Dauphin Island, Alabama, wages a war against the oil spill at sea. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.
CNN's John Zarrella takes us to a spot where you're sure to run into a lot of alligators. Just don't get too close.
The sign reads, "Always stay at least 15 feet away from alligators." That rule is difficult not to break when you go to the Shark Valley Visitor Center in the Florida Everglades.
Ordinarily a sunny playground that mocks the rest of winter-suffering America, Miami, Florida, was in sore need of a giant Snuggie on Sunday.
The world has a new alliance to save vanishing frogs, toads and salamanders.
Over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.
Joe Wasilewski drives along a narrow stretch of road through Florida's Everglades. The sun is setting, night is coming on quickly, and Wasilewski is on the prowl for snakes -- and one snake in particular.
A new study dispels the widely accepted theory that the Komodo dragon kills by infecting its prey with toxic bacteria.
Around 200 new species of frogs have been found in Madagascar, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots.
Juan Lopez reads meters with one eye and looks for snakes with the other. Lopez is a member of the "Python Patrol," a team of utility workers, wildlife officials, park rangers and police trying to keep Burmese pythons from gaining a foothold in the Florida Keys.
Burmese pythons are making a land grab and there's only one way to stop them. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
An Indonesian fisherman has been killed by Komodo dragons after he was attacked while trespassing on a remote island in search of fruit, officials said Tuesday.
A recent scientific expedition in Colombia's mountainous Darien region has unearthed 10 new species of amphibians, an environmental organization said.
Thousands of turtle hatchlings begin their journey into the sea from the Puerto Arista sea turtle sanctuary in Mexico.
Rattlesnakes aren't to be trifled with, but if you're trying to collect the sound of every creature in the West that slithers, hops, flies or flops, distance isn't a luxury you can afford
A seven-year-old boy feeds reptiles to a crocodile during a zoo break-in in Australia. ABC News' Eric Tlozek reports.
The beach is pitch black, except for the light from the stars dancing across the sky. The ocean waves pound. And right in front of us, a huge (more than 300 pounds and three feet long) green sea turtle methodically drops her eggs into a nest she's dug deep in the black sand -- more than 100 eggs in just a few minutes.
Setting one species up to scare off or even kill another is nothing new.
Baby birds get help from the common bumblebee. CNN's Kyung Lah reports
A tiny frog species thought by many experts to be extinct has been rediscovered alive and well in a remote area of Australia's tropical north
A U.S. scientist said Sunday he has discovered the globe's tiniest species of snake in the easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados
Five Europeans rescued Saturday after an Indonesia diving trip went wrong had to fight off a Komodo dragon while they were waiting to be found, according to reports.
CNN's Kathy Quiano reports that five European divers who went missing in Indonesia have been found alive on an island.
One pet store owner almost lost her arm when she was attacked by a 12-foot long python. KVAL's Kim Quintero reports.
A 16-foot python continues to digest a family dog it swallowed in front of terrified children.
The teen was having a fit. He was hungry, and his mother had left to go to work. His father couldn't calm him down and finally gave up trying. The teen stomped around, squawking. Sound familiar?
Attacks on humans by alligators, bears, mountain lions and other predators are extremely rare, but some wildlife experts say they could become more common as people and animals encroach on each others' habitats.
You've got to respect frogs. The amphibians have an astonishing variety of survival skills.
Scientists in England are exploring ways for humans to regrow missing limbs and prevent scarring after surgery by researching frogs and salamanders.
Hurricane Katrina killed most of the fish in the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Web site reported.
They're not from the sci-fi show "X-Files," but scientists are sounding the alarm that aliens have invaded the planet.
A dangerous intruder has invaded Everglades National Park, and it's putting the native wildlife at risk.
It was man against beast for a three-hour struggle, but in the end, Chucky the alligator was back in custody, five days after escaping from an Alabama zoo during Hurricane Ivan.
A rare Komodo dragon has died after falling from a wall while trying to reach her mate at London Zoo.
Peanut Butter and Jelly are savoring their independence.
Apartment life is so cramped in Tokyo that the most common pets are tropical fish and parakeets. But as the Japanese get richer, their taste for something more exotic is rising. The current craze: ...
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