Think that penguins only live in Antarctica on its sheets of ice? Here are five countries where you can find exotic penguins.
The greater one-horned rhinoceros are now critically endangered, with only 3,500 of them left in the wild.
The Caprivi Strip in Namibia is used to be closed to tourists due to conflicts of war. But, now, people can get up close and observe the animals in their natural habitats through the region's array of programs.
Om Sin, or "Piggy Bank" the sea turtle has died due to blood poisoning after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins thrown by locals and tourists. The sea turtle has undergone two surgeries since March 6 with veterinarians removing about 11 pounds of coins all in all in Om Sin's stomach.
China plans to build a 10,500 square-mile national park for pandas in the country's Sichuan province to help the preservation of the endangered species, though, they have to relocate about 172,000 people to have the project realized. Inhabitants of the area have always caused concern and even threatened panda habitats throughout the years.
Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park, has a new park, or rather, bark ranger who has a penchant for belly rubs, and the heart to protect both humans and animals alike. Gracie, the border collie, is the park's newest ranger who uses her herding skills to steer away from a group of deer from mountain lions, or glacier goats and sheep away from hunters or residential areas.
A unanimous council committee decision has rejected to renew the license of South Lakes Safari Zoo after knowing that almost 500 animals died in just two years in its care. The Barrow Council gave its ultimatum of turning down the application of renewal after concerns over animal welfare had been raised.
A town, Sri Racha, near the Gulf of Thailand, has a pond on which people, locals and tourists alike, tossed coins for a turtle that was believed to be holy and brought them luck. However, Om Sin the sea turtle suffered from eating almost 1,000 coins thrown into her pond.
To protect endangered grasslands and wildlife, Australia will see to culling about one million kangaroos this year. Animal activists are baffled and angry at the same time with how Australia treated its animals despite defending that it's for the good of the environment.
About 16 wild bison were reintroduced last week to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada's oldest national park, after more than a century of poaching and hunting that almost drove them to extinction. Park official considered the initiative successful as the animals are adapting well to their new environment.
Animal welfare groups are calling on tourists to stop buying turtle products as it encourages poachers to kill more of the animals. Too Rare To Wear organization has seen Hawkbill turtles as one of the most exploited species of their kind in the world and found 90 percent of their population has been dwindling down through the years.
When boarding a flight, aircrafts don't allow passengers to have their pets with them in the main cabin - they stay at the compartment section in their little cages. However, Japan is set to break that rule with its first "wan wan jet" charter service that allows dogs to be with their owners in flight, hotel, cars and other tourism destinations.
Twelve global leaders from snow leopard countries met in Kathmandu, Nepal to discuss the atrocities made against the big cats and lamented that only 4,000 of them are left in the wild. Last week, the Steering Committee of the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection program (GSLEP) tackled poaching and illegal trades in the northern borders of Asian mountains.
Perhaps one can blame televisions or that one tourist destination who says it's alright for visitors to ride elephants. In reality, there's nothing worth more ignorant than a person wanting to ride the gentle animals that end up getting a good beat when the day ends.
Depressed goat in California has been on a 6-day hunger strike. Amazingly, animal officials in northern California have found out that the only solution to the hunger strike of the depressed goat in California is a reunion with a donkey, its BFF.
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