The world has lost another bright light with the death of orphaned mountain gorilla Ndakasi. Ndakasi, who had lived at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since she was 2 months old, shot to fame in 2019 when her “selfie” with a park ranger went viral.
There are still so many things we do not know about the creatures that live in the depths of the...
There is nothing like a well-deserved nap after a long day, and these elephants definitely deserved it.
Silverback mountain gorillas are powerful creatures. Typically, one adult male leads a band of females and juveniles. Males without a flock of females travel alone or form small groups together. It is relatively uncommon for these family bands to include multiple adult males; however, one group in Rwanda is a heartwarming example of brotherly love.
For many, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Tasmanian devils is the iconic Looney Toons character...
Despite its huge size, a giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands somehow remained out of sight for 112 years. The tortoise of the Chelonoidis phantasticus species was believed to be extinct, until a single female was found on Fernandina Island—the third-largest island of the Galápagos Islands—in Ecuador on July 10, 2019. On the 13 Galapagos Islands, many varieties of tortoises thrive among the other animals, flora, and fauna.
With 8.7 million animal species, our planet is beautifully diverse.
While conducting a routine research survey of endangered giraffe populations, scientists working for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF)
A giraffe on a boat sounds like the beginning to a silly joke, but for conservationists in Kenya it was the only answer to a pressing problem. The rising water levels from recent intense rain along Lake Baringo in western Kenya had stranded several endangered Rothschild's (Nubian) giraffes, as their peninsula home became an island with limited food and crocodiles among the shallows. To rescue the stranded giraffes, U.S.
The devastating Australian bushfires of 2019–20 burned almost half of the country and killed or displaced nearly three billion animals.
The depths of the ocean are a powerful draw for researchers, experienced divers, and photographers alike.