[embedded content] The puppy in the video above was only two days old when his mom got hit by a car and passed away. But as luck would have it, the Michigan Human Society found a cat with a litter of kittens and decided to see if she’d accept this little puppy into her family.
Portugal expressed outrage after hunters killed over 500 deer and wild boar in the center of the country at the end of December, as reported by the BBC. Officials were furious at the 16 Spanish hunters that led the massacre, calling it “vile,” and “an environmental crime.” [embedded content] Photos show hunters proudly displaying their
A kitten who was abandoned along with his siblings, found a new lease on life through the kindness of a family. Caroline Grace A litter of four kittens was found abandoned outside at just two weeks old. They were brought to Saving One Life and in desperate need of foster care. Caroline Grace, a volunteer
A young cat walked up to a kind person for help, and brought someone very special with her. Chatons Orphelins Montréal On a weekend last fall, Milena, a volunteer of Chatons Orphelins Montréal (a cat rescue in Montreal, Canada), was on her way to meet another volunteer after leaving a vet clinic. She decided to
Being prey animals, companion parrots are hardwired to be on the lookout for outdoor predators. Parrots are prey animals—in the wild, they must always be on guard against numerous predators. Obviously, each species has its own specific vulnerabilities, depending on where it lives, but whether the predator is a hawk, an owl, or a carnivorous
Humans are driving species to extinction 1,000 times faster than what is considered natural. Now, new research underscores the extent of the planet’s impoverishment. Extinctions don’t just rob the planet of species but also of functional and phylogenetic diversity, the authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argue.
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and former Secretary of State John Kerry sign a document at the State Department in Washington, February, 2015, during a signing ceremony to launch a joint air quality program at select U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP In the lead-up to his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden raised the climate crisis to
We’ve all seen cats jump, but watch the amazing Max and his backflip in the video above! He could certainly give professional acrobats a run for their money. Does anyone know if cats can compete in the Olympics? Our cats are certainly capable of amazing feats. Make sure to give your cat plenty of
Prothonotary Warbler. Photo: Susan Gregory/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s last-minute revocation of a Clean Water Act veto that has protected some the richest wetland and aquatic resources in the Nation since 2008. This revocation opens the door for construction and operation of the
A lynx, one of Europe’s rarest mammals, has been found shot dead in eastern France in a suspected killing by poachers, local officials said Tuesday. The only big cat species to live in the wild in France, the lynx carcass was found on December 31 in the Jura mountains and an autopsy showed it was
Rescuers spotted a tiny kitten who had been left behind, all alone. Weeks later, they found the rest of his family. The Mad Catters Tara, the founder of The Mad Catters (in Perth, Australia) took in a small kitten who had been found crying in a garden. Despite all the effort and time put into
Great Egret. Photo: Claudio Contreras Koob WASHINGTON – “The risk of allowing President Trump to remain in office is too great for our country to bear. He has said he will not participate in the peaceful transition of power and we’ve seen the deadly consequences. “As an internationally recognized American institution for the last 115
Great-tailed Grackle. Photo: Sandrine Biziaux Scherson/Audubon Photography Awards In the beginning, the Mexican legend goes, Zanate, the Great-tailed Grackle, had no voice. This would not do. Being a tricksy and striving sort of bird, he stole himself seven songs from the sea turtle, leaving the turtles silent and himself bursting to the brim with chatter:
Atlantic Puffin with Herring. Photo: Shawn Casey/Audubon Seabird Institute WASHINGTON (January 11, 2021) – Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its final rule that implements Amendment 8 to the Atlantic herring Fishery Management Plan, which recognizes the important role that herring play for seabirds and other marine life. “Amendment 8 provides a huge boost
[embedded content]In the video above, a sweet little kitten named Chamomile is playing with a fluffy cat named Zuko. She actually fell asleep in this position after she was tired from playing with that fluffy tail! Send this video to someone who could use some warm, fuzzy feelings today! It certainly made our day better.
Nighttime falls on the fishing port of Chimbote, a city on Peru’s Pacific coast in Huarmey province. Almensor Gómez, an artisanal fisherman, prepares to leave home with five fellow fishers. But they aren’t going fishing. Instead, the group will stand guard tonight against poachers who use bombs to fish. Armed with handguns, shotguns “and who
A sweet cat and her only kitten blossomed together in foster care. They share an incredible bond. Fox Foster Kittens Two months ago, Rescue Cats of Florida took in a number of cats and kittens from a breeder that had been shut down. They needed help from volunteers to foster the kitties. Gucci the pregnant
Australia is planning to build Antarctica’s biggest infrastructure project: a new airport and runway that would increase the human footprint in the world’s greatest wilderness by an estimated 40%. The mega-scheme is likely to involve blasting petrel rookeries, disturbing penguin colonies and encasing a stretch of the wilderness in more than 115,000 tonnes of concrete.
A tabby kitten insisted on sitting on a warm lap, watching her people, and wouldn’t leave their side. Penny Richards A litter of five newborn kittens were brought to Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Virginia after they were found outside without a mom. Penny Richards, a foster volunteer of the rescue, didn’t hesitate to
A fashion influencer now shares her kills on social media – but her followers aren’t sure about her new hobby. Kristyn Higdon, 28, from Lexington, Kentucky, has interwoven trophy hunting into her online content. She says the pictures of her hunts were met with mixed reaction. Focusing on Wildlife strongly opposes trophy hunting and regards
A very shy kitten found love and kindness and turned into the sweetest shoulder cat. Aly @_hellokirosrescue A 5-week-old kitten was brought to an animal shelter in Los Angeles after she was found as a stray. The little tabby was so frightened that she backed herself into a corner. She didn’t want anyone near her
Susan Fenimore Cooper circa 1855. Photo: W.G. Smith/Public Domain Henry David Thoreau, who famously penned Walden and other works, is considered the father of American nature writing. Yet most people have never heard of Rural Hours, a nature book written by Susan Fenimore Cooper that Thoreau mentioned in his journals. Cooper’s book was published in 1850—four years before Walden. As America’s
Palm cockatoos are one of the largest cockatoos, reaching 1.2 kg and 65 cm (25.6 inches) in length. Also known as Cape York cockatoos, great palm cockatoos, black macaws, goliath cockatoos or great black cockatoos, they occur in lowland New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and Cape York Peninsula north of 14.5°S on mainland Australia. These birds
A kitten found a wonderful family who not only gave him a home but also adopted his trusty cow. Sarah Kelly Workers at a construction site in North Carolina heard a kitten’s cries and located the tiny ball of fur in some rafters. Hoping that the cat mom would return, they decided to wait for
Bald Eagle. Photo: Mark Boyd/Audubon Photography Awards Arizona’s legislative session is set to begin in-person next week. While there are many competing priorities this legislative session, we are hopeful that bills improving water security for people and birds can cut through the noise and bring lawmakers together to improve the lives of Arizonans and the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Danielle Brigida/USFWS On Wednesday afternoon, around the same time that President Trump’s lies about election fraud led a violent mob to invade the U.S. Capitol, it became clear that his administration’s campaign for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was likewise built on bad information and falsehoods. That
Bloodthirsty trophy-hunters are killing one animal every three minutes, a damning exposé of the industry has revealed. More than 1.7 million animals, including lions, elephants and endangered rhinos, have been slaughtered in the past decade, with wealthy hunters competing to kill the most highly prized creatures. The devastating figures have emerged in a book which highlights
Great Horned Owl. Photo: Brian Kushner/Audubon Photography Awards “Like the rest of the world, we watched the events at the U.S. Capitol in horror as anti-democratic zealots violently disrupted what should have been a ceremonial start to the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election. “Every elected official who supports and gives
Canada Geese fly past a coal power plant in Kansas. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP The Clean Air Act, the sweeping federal law designed to control air pollution, has been celebrated for saving millions of human lives since it was first enacted in 1963 and expanded four more times. Its checks on industrial and tailpipe pollutants are
In many ways every child is born a scientist—exploring their world, leading small experiments, asking questions, searching for answers. That innate curiosity and drive to inquiry is what Rachel Carson, the groundbreaking conservationist and author, called a sense of wonder. “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement,” she