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Aug

Snow leopard cubs make adorable debut at Bronx ZooWith only a few thousand snow leopards remaining in the wild, the 2 young cubs are some of the rarest big cats in the world.

Snow leopard cubs make adorable debut at Bronx Zoo
With only a few thousand snow leopards remaining in the wild, the 2 young cubs are some of the rarest big cats in the world.

20

Aug

Poachers killed more than 100,000 elephants in 3 yearsPoaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.

Poachers killed more than 100,000 elephants in 3 years
Poaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.

30

Jul

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered speciesBy training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered species
By training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

Pangolins may be eaten to extinctionConservationists estimate that more than 1 million pangolins have been removed from their habitats over the last decade.

Pangolins may be eaten to extinction
Conservationists estimate that more than 1 million pangolins have been removed from their habitats over the last decade.

29

Jul

11 photos that prove tigers have a softer side
July 29 is International Tiger Day, a holiday that raises awareness of their endangered status and advocates a global system for conserving their natural habitats.
 
While tigers are known for their striking stripes, massive size, barbed tongues, razor sharp teeth and predatory instinct, it’s also important to recognize how cute and lovable they can be. Here are just a few photos demonstrating the gentle side of these beautiful creatures.

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27

Jul

How United is helping track tiny speciesThe airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

How United is helping track tiny species
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

16

Jul

The big carnivores are in trouble — and that’s no little thingThe majority of Earth’s largest carnivores are threatened with extinction, and the trickle-down effects of that decline can be seen everywhere.

The big carnivores are in trouble — and that’s no little thing
The majority of Earth’s largest carnivores are threatened with extinction, and the trickle-down effects of that decline can be seen everywhere.

Can humanizing animals help us save them?By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

Can humanizing animals help us save them?
By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of waterWater is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water
Water is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.