A pound of black market rhino horn sells for up to $30,000 — more than gold or cocaine.
The elephant, Satao II, was believed to be about 50 years old and one of a dwindling group of giant "tuskers."
Allowing 800 lions a year to be harvested for their skulls, teeth, and bones has no scientific merits, said leading conservation groups, in response to a recently announced government plan.
A first of its kind study on the impacts of climate change and industrial-scale fishing highlights the need for multinational cooperation on conservation and fighting climate change.
Off the coast of New Zealand, high-tech video gear attached to the swift cetaceans helps scientists glimpse little-seen behaviors such as mother-calf interaction.
Experts say cats may hold even more potential than dogs when it comes to sniffing out missing persons, bombs drugs and diseases.
A 24-year-old female chimpanzee in Japan has a genetic disorder not observed in her species since 1969, one that looks similar to Down syndrome in humans.
The foie gras industry is hit hard by the country's latest defense against the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.
Rumors of the 307-million-year-old Tully monster's vertebrate ways were greatly exaggerated: A new study argues that the bizarre marine animal had no backbone.
All of the newly found frogs are nocturnal and four tiny ones sound just like insects.