Officials in China are taking their biggest step yet in an effort to release more captive-bred pandas into the wild, in hopes of rebuilding dwindling stocks of the animals.
Ever since the revolution in Libya this past summer and fall, the Tripoli Zoo has struggled to find money for the $2,000 in food its animals need every day. Charities have helped but zoo officials say that could run out in the next month.
Two polar bear cubs will be unveiled to the Chinese public during the upcoming New Year's celebration, but the state recently released video of the two cubs rolling around, exploring their world
Orphaned chimpanzees are common in central Africa, their parents poached and killed for exotic restaurants or sold into the pet trade. But a sanctuary for young chimps is taking them in and hopes to return them to the wild.
In Cyprus, there's a tradition of hunting and killing millions of migratory birds. The poaching had dwindled recently but as focus has drifted off the problem, has surged back.
The Peary caribou and the dolphin union caribous live in the shadow of the North Pole. Changing global climates have the diminutive reindeer on the verge of extinction.
Oregon's about to open its first marine reseve, off the coast of Port Orford. Now, scientists are trying to use the area to study the life cycle and patterns of fish, to try and get a better sense of how they live their lives.
Pedro and Buddy, two male penguins at the Toronto Zoo, had taken up nesting together, prompting some to say that this might be another examples of homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Zookeepers intervened, however, in order to breed the endangered species and now they're in the company of females.
In Illinois, the battle to keep Asian Carp out of Lake Michigan and the entire Great Lakes continues. Their hope is that food pantries can be an important ally in the effort to keep the fish at bay.
Scientists from the United States and Australia are teaming up to try and help save disappearing coral reefs, by freezing coral eggs and sperm, so that endangered species aren't lost. The coral can be grown in the lab, and then implanted on the reefs.