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Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say

An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determine what is ailing these endangered animals. 

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Trump overhauling enforcement of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, in a move that it says will reduce regulatory burdens but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.

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Rare firefly with double-green flash could be headed for endangered list

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes.

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Rhino saved? Southern white rhino gives birth aided by artificial insemination

The southern white rhinoceros, the only rhino species not endangered, could be one step further away from extinction after a San Diego-based conservation organization said it achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern whi…

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Photographer captures gruesome image of poached elephant

A devastating image captured by a South African photographer shows a mutilated elephant dead on the ground moments after poachers massacred the endangered mammal for its ivory tusks.

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Sturgeon, America’s forgotten dinosaurs, are showing signs of life

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America’s vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation’s rivers until mankind’s craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.

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Actress who allegedly caught endangered clams on TV show could face prison time: reports

An actress from South Korea could face prison time in Thailand for allegedly catching endangered clams during the filming of a TV show, according to reports.

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Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they’ve successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal.

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Bird massacre mystery: More than 500 critically endangered vultures poisoned

More than 500 vultures in Botswana have been poisoned after elephant carcasses were laced with chemicals.

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Last surviving Sumatran rhinoceros dies in Malaysia

Tam was Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros. Today, the 35-year-old died surrounded by his caretakers and vets at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary that had been struggling to save his species.

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Endangered baby tree kangaroo pokes out of mom’s pouch in Mother’s Day reveal video

An endangered baby tree kangaroo has begun to peek out from its mom’s pouch just in time for Mother’s Day in images shared by a Florida zoo.

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All-night search operations with a special mission: to find critically endangered black-footed ferrets

When night falls, a group of well-caffeinated volunteers with high-powered lights go on a special mission. For five long nights, they carefully search the desert to try and find a tiny and stealthy creature — the black-footed ferret.

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World’s fastest shark endangered, 17 other species almost extinct, conservationists say

The world’s fastest shark is now an endangered species, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Alien species are ‘primary cause’ for global extinctions, study finds

Perhaps it’s a good thing we haven’t found E.T. yet – he might cause us to become extinct.

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Illegal taxidermy workshop raided by Spanish police; hundreds of endangered animal stuffings seized

Spanish authorities have seized over 200 stuffed endangered animals after raiding an illegal taxidermy operation that sold them online.

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Earth’s largest animals could disappear – because humans are eating them all

Humanity’s meat eating habits are killing off Earth’s biggest animals at an alarming rate.

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Earth’s largest animals could disappear – because humans are eating them all

Humanity’s meat eating habits are killing off Earth’s biggest animals at an alarming rate.

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Earth’s largest animals could disappear – because humans are eating them all

Humanity’s meat eating habits are killing off Earth’s biggest animals at an alarming rate.

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