It's the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice, which animal-rights advocates say it is equivalent to chopping off a person's fingers at the first knuckle.
In the 1980s, there were less than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.
The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season due to a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.
By the turn of the 20th century, America's love affair with Diamondback Terrapin soup — a subsistence food turned gourmet fare — had left the turtle's population teetering. Booze ban to the rescue.
"It was the size of my body, and it was the best thing I've ever done," says biologist and wildlife host Lizzie Daly.
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New York Times columnist Margaret Renkl astonishes with her essays, a woven tapestry that makes one of all the world's beings that strive to live and which, in one way or another, face mortality.
The alligator was spotted in a city park on Tuesday, but has so far managed to evade capture, despite the efforts of a local wrangler known as Alligator Bob.
In a joint operation organized by the World Customs Organization and Interpol, thousands of protected animals, plants and wildlife products were seized in more than 100 countries.
A new study finds that Snowball, a dancing cockatoo, has a repertoire of at least 14 different dance moves, suggesting that the predisposition to dance is embedded in our animal brains.