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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.
  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...

    No place to hide for Africa's pangolins amid China buying spree

    DAKAR/LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an...

    Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...

    Cops: Man Who Jumped in Tiger Den Not Drunk or Crazy

    Cops: Man Who Jumped in Tiger Den Not Drunk or Crazy
    NEW YORK, NY -- The 25-year-old man who jumped from a monorail car into the Bronx Zoo's tiger den was not drunk or insane, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. "Apparently he has some fascination with tigers," Kelly told CNN affiliate WABC. "He...