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  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate the public about the damage ivory consumption does to elephant populations and secure a moratorium on ivory trading in the U.S., the world’s second largest importer of ivory. The Wildlife Conservation Society and more than 100 other zoos and aquariums are also part of the effort.
  • Vampire deer? Not quite -- but these critters do have fangs

    Vampire deer? Not quite -- but these critters do have fangs
    Conservationists say they’ve spotted rare fanged Kashmir musk deer in remote forests of Afghanistan for the first time in 60 years. Outdoorhub.com is reporting that the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the sitings recently. “Musk...

    Ivory trade and musicians

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s recent European tour (“Tickled by ivory? Not U.S. agency,” Arts and Entertainment, Oct. 23) raises important issues about the conservation of African elephants. It is estimated that some 100,000 elephants...

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]
    Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....

    Eagle vs. deer: Death from above

    Eagle vs. deer: Death from above
    Biologists have released remarkable photographs of a golden eagle attacking a deer in far eastern Russia after a remote digital camera designed to shoot wandering tigers accidentally captured the beasts' mortal struggle. The images, which were published...