Well-known among youth as the ring-tailed critters singing "I like to move it, move it" in DreamWorks' "Madagascar" or the white-and-brown puppet host of the PBS show "Zoboomafoo," lemurs are a fan favorite.
Fans greet 12 giant panda cubs born in 2011 at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in China.
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.
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.
One of the UK's most critically endangered butterflies is making a comeback thanks to a profit making partnership between private landowners and conservation organizations.
A new iPhone app is making waves in the commercial shipping world by providing an early warning system that aims to reduce maritime collisions with endangered whales.
Take a journey of discovery to north western Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla.
Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?
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.
It was more than 40 years ago, but Ken Nedimyer still remembers the first time he went diving in the Florida Keys.
Ken Nedimyer and his nonprofit are working to restore endangered coral reefs in the Florida Keys.
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.
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.
CNN films gorillas up close in Rwanda - one of three countries where mountain gorillas can be observed in the wild.
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.
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace has warned that if oil leaks from the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia it could cause an environmental disaster, threatening marine life including birds, whales and sharks.
Japan said Tuesday that it would hand over to Australian authorities three Australian anti-whaling activists being held aboard a Japanese vessel, but that it would press on with its annual whale hunt in the seas near Antarctica.
Three Australian activists are being held aboard a Japanese ship Monday after illegally boarding the vessel to protest Japan's annual whale hunt in Antarctic waters.
Prisoners in ice, more than 100 Beluga whales in far eastern Russia risk death unless rescued soon.
Onetime nursery school teacher Gale McCullough explains how the photo site Flickr helps her global whale research.
Want to help save the humpback whale? Pick up a camera and start taking pictures, says Gale McCullough, a "fluke matcher" at Allied Whale, a research group.
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.
Mysterious sightings in California have sparked a renewed interest in the "master of the grasses"
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse travels through the rainforests of Cameroon, to look at the growing and illegal commercial trade of bushmeat.
CNN's Kaj Larsen sees firsthand how the Navy trains dolphins. For more, watch CNN Presents Sunday, July 31, 8p ET/PT.
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.
Wildlife officials in Colorado say they have killed a bear believed to have been involved in an attack on a teenage boy Friday morning.
In Uganda, where grasshoppers are regarded as a delicious seasonal snack, the appetite for the crispy critters has created a booming informal trade that has turned some trappers into wealthy men.
With the season of backyard barbecues upon us, we thought you could use a history lesson on everyone's favorite lawn ornament. From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here's the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.
An emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from Antarctica with a bellyful of sand is recovering after an endoscopy Monday, a New Zealand zoo official said.
The emperor penguin that made its way to New Zealand survived a surgery to remove twigs, stones and sand from its belly.
A young emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from its home might survive ingesting a bellyful of sand, New Zealand zoo officials said.
No matter how many times he steers the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn through Norway's Lofoten Islands, captain Hamish Elliott eagerly anticipates his favorite point: the entrance to Trollfjord, a fairytale-like landscape with towering cliffs on either side.
No comedian of the past two decades has stretched himself -- and I don't just mean his face -- as much as Jim Carrey. Yet recently, it feels as if the karmic entertainment forces have been stretching him back to earlier days.
Turtle researchers help dig a nesting hole for a leatherback turtle, after sharks bit off most of her rear flippers.
Increase of tiger population and human sprawl has created human-tiger conflict. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
Rescuers worked feverishly Friday to save some of the pilot whales who stranded themselves in shallow waters near the Florida Keys.
Volunteers work through the night to save beached pilot whales. WSVN reports
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.
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.
On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.
Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.
They are the largest animals on the planet and spend around 90% of their lives underwater, surfacing to breathe for only fleeting moments.
Human activity and climate change have left about 75% of the world's coral reefs threatened, putting the livelihoods of many countries that depend on the ocean ecosystems at risk, according to a report released this week.
The famed albatrosses of Midway Atoll took a beating from the tsunami, but their population will survive, say biologists on the islands.
CNN's Gary Tuchman describes the scene in Kesennuma, Japan, more than a week after the quake and tsunami.
The massive waves that churned across the Pacific after the Japan earthquake last week swept away nests protecting seabird chicks unable to fly, leaving scores dead west of Hawaii.
American Morning spotlights a 21-year-old silverback gorilla who has started walking like a human.
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.
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.
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.
The mom-and-daughter pair have a VIP visit with dolphins, jellyfish and Beluga whales in Vancouver
Floods have devastated the landscape of the state of Queensland, Australia, but they also present a high risk to the Great Barrier Reef.
Scientists have discovered a new species of elephant, and it's been right under their noses the whole time.
Two European-bred cheetahs are set to take part in a pioneering program to release their young back into the wild in an attempt boost their declining numbers.
The chemistry of the world's oceans is changing at a rate not seen for 65 million years, with far-reaching implications for marine biodiversity and food security, according to a new United Nations study released Thursday.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards shows us a Russian tiger park helping to save the species.
DiCaprio was en route to the Tiger Summit when an engine blew and he emergency landed back in N.Y.
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.
Africanized honey bees have been confirmed in Georgia and are responsible for the death of a 73-year-old man, the state's agricultural commissioner said Thursday.
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.
Biologists in California are celebrating a benchmark in the recovery of an iconic North American bird.
For most divers, a shark in the water can inspire fear, or even dread. Greg Marshall wanted to hitch a ride.
The planet's seas and oceans are richer and more diverse than scientists suspected, the biggest survey of marine life has revealed -- but many mysteries remain.
Penguins didn't always come in black and white, paleontologists said Thursday, citing the discovery of a 36-million-year-old fossil of a bird that, in its day, waddled nearly 5 feet tall.
Word that a teenager climbed aboard a whale for a ride has sent Australian officials to the beach, to warn others not to try such a stunt.
Polar bears clinging to melting ice sheets have become one of the most frequently used images to portray the perils of climate change.
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.
A beachgoer in a remote area of northern New Zealand found a horrific sight Friday morning -- 58 pilot whales stranded on Karikari Beach.
A North Carolina sheriff's deputy found himself in a standoff with a huge swarm of bees that covered his police cruiser.
Tuesday was anything but a routine day for Deputy Brandon Jenkins, who spent three hours in his patrol car after nearly 50,000 honeybees decided to park on it.
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.
Brazilian authorities are rescuing stranded penguins on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Biologists suspect that unusually cold waters off the coast of Brazil were responsible for the deaths of more than 550 penguins that washed up on shore in the past 10 days.
Scientist Hanta Rasamimanana takes CNN into the Madagascan jungle to observe lemurs in their natural habitat.
An intense cold front in southern Latin America continues to blanket the region, causing deaths, school and highway closures, and other woes.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports on the plight of the sea turtles in the Gulf.
Researchers scanning the Peruvian desert for whale fossils have stumbled upon the remains of a "sea monster" three times the size of a modern day killer whale.
After just two days of closed-door negotiations, the leaders who had gathered at the International Whaling Commission in Agadir, Morocco, announced no agreement was reached on the IWC chair's proposal to improve whale conservation.
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could trigger a massive manatee rescue. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
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.
Long before the brown pelican came to symbolize the tragedy of the Gulf oil spill, the giant bird stood for something much greater: survival against all odds.
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.
From pests to attractions, whale shark tourism has revived the fortunes of a Philippine village.
"Welcome to Donsol, the home of the gentle giants," Alan Amanse says smiling broadly at us as we awkwardly scramble onto the traditional fishing boat.
The actor films a PSA asking Obama to help save the whales
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how birds and other sea life drenched in oil are being cared for.
In some ways, a catastrophe of this magnitude could not have happened in a worse place. Or at a worse time of year.
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.
As the "H2O Below" charter boat leaves the dock and heads into Pensacola Bay, it is chock full of divers.
Two hundred and sixty brightly painted life-sized fiberglass elephants have appeared across London.
A remote village in South Africa is ready to put an end to the battle between humans and baboons.
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