Incredible picture shows lion cub letting out its first roar

A wildlife photographer has captured the moment a lion cub bellowed its first roar, reminiscent of a famous scene in the Disney movie “The Lion King.”

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Massive animals in Australia died from humans and climate change, study says

Nearly 42,000 years ago, massive animals such as six-foot-tall birds, 23-foot long lizards and wombat-like creatures the size of a Buick could be seen roaming the countryside. But a new study has found that these megafaunas became extinct because of hu…

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More than 50 polar bears overrun far-north Russian village

A village in Russia’s Far North has been overrun by more than 50 polar bears.

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Man hits ‘dog’ on Canadian highway, doesn’t realize it’s a coyote

A Canadian man who hit a dog with his car last week and brought it to safety was “extremely surprised” to find out it wasn’t a dog — but a young coyote.

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Baby porpoises are being poisoned by a ‘cocktail of chemicals’

Baby porpoises in the U.K. are being poisoned by what’s described as a “cocktail of chemicals” stemming from pollutants in their mother’s milk.

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Toxic fog blamed for dangerously high mercury levels in mountain lions

A surprising culprit has been fingered for very high mercury levels found in mountain lions living near the California coast — marine fog.

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Sperm whale found dead on Scottish island ‘explodes’ during necropsy, had 220 pounds of trash in stomach

A sperm whale that stranded and died on the shores of an island in Scotland “exploded” when the mammal was opened up for a necropsy. But what researchers found inside was even more surprising: a 220-pound ball of trash inside its stomach.

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Ohio zoo welcomes polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day

An Ohio zoo has released photos of a polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day.

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A blue whale had his heartbeat taken for the first time ever — and scientists are shocked

When the largest animals on Earth grab a snack, their hearts skip a beat — or sometimes 30. 

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Thailand deer dies after eating 15 pounds of garbage dumped by humans

A wild deer has turned up dead in Thailand after apparently eating more than a dozen pounds of discarded plastic bags, instant noodle packaging and other garbage dumped by humans.

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Trump to pardon turkeys Bread and Butter ahead of Thanksgiving

President Trump on Tuesday will pardon two turkeys at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving — a decades-long tradition in which the president uses the power of the office to keep a pair of the meaty birds off holiday tables.

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Amazing pictures show lemur trying to steal photographer’s camera

A curious lemur in Madagascar tried to grab the camera from a photographer who was attempting to take its picture.

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Hares in Ireland being sucked into plane engines near Dublin Airport, reports say

Hares straying too close to the runways at Dublin Airport in Ireland are being sucked up into the engines of taxiing planes, reports said.

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Arizona K-9 police officer killed by fleeing suspect: ‘We lost a brother last night’

An Arizona police K-9 was fatally shot while trying to catch a fleeing suspect who was later found dead, authorities said. 

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Was same-sex behavior hardwired in animals from the beginning?

Evolutionary scientists have been thinking about same-sex sexual behavior all wrong.

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Mystery horse attacks that have killed several animals leave South Carolina investigators stumped

Several horses in South Carolina have died while others suffered serious injuries in a spate of mysterious and violent attacks that left investigators stumped over who – or what – was responsible.

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Kansas police reunite wayward camel, cow and donkey with owner after posting viral ‘Christmas Nativity’ photo

Police in Kansas discovered the odd animal trio roaming together on Sunday in a scene they found reminiscent of a Christmas Nativity come early.

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Your dog’s real age in ‘dog years’ revealed (and it’s not their age multiplied by seven)

Working out your pet’s age in ‘dog years’ simply by multiplying it by seven is actually a myth.

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Rutgers warns of ‘aggressive’ coyote after man bitten

A university in New Jersey is warning students to be on the lookout for an aggressive coyote that bit someone walking near campus.

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Elephant, named Usama bin Laden, dies in captivity after killing 5 villagers in India, officials say

An elephant named Usama bin Laden, after the 9/11 mastermind and former leader of Al Qaeda, has died in captivity, days after he was captured for killing five villagers in India last month, officials said.

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