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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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Bunny or bird: What do you see in this viral optical illusion video?

Is it a bird? Or is it a bunny?

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Kinkajou barges into Florida woman’s apartment, attacks her boyfriend, officials say

A kinkajou – a tree-dwelling mammal with a prehensile tail – scurried into a Florida apartment and attacked a man who had opened the front door to leave for work, according to officials.  

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Humans played major role in driving cave bear to extinction, study says

Humans played a much bigger role than previously thought in driving the cave bear to extinction, according to new evidence.

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Rare ‘strawberry’ leopard spotted in South Africa

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. 

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Plague kills off Colorado prairie dog colony, state officials say

A prairie dog colony in Weld County, Colorado suffering from plague —  a serious bacterial disease that can spread to humans — has since died off, state wildlife officials announced this week. 

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SEE THE VIDEO: Florida deputies rescue raccoon from vending machine

A raccoon became trapped in a high school vending machine in Florida on Wednesday and local sheriff’s deputies came to the rescue.

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Injured baby raccoon uses custom-built mini-wheelchair

When an injured baby raccoon was brought to Arkansas wildlife rehabilitation specialist Susan Curtis the little mammal was in bad shape.

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Lovable baby deer gets bright pink cast after being hit by car

A charming baby deer who was found limping through downtown Asheville, N.C., with a broken leg has been given a new lease on life after caregivers gave it a bright pink cast.

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Colorado bear breaks into home, escapes through wall like ‘Kool-Aid Man,’ police say

A bear broke into a Colorado home Friday and escaped a responding police officer by crashing through a wall “like the ‘Kool-Aid Man,’” investigators said.

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Bear bites sleeping 13-year-old at Utah campground, officials say

A 13-year-old child sleeping on a Utah campground was bitten in the face by a bear on Friday morning, officials said.

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Adorable orphaned baby koala gets arm cast after falling from tree

Pictures have surfaced of a baby koala wearing a wee little arm cast after the mini marsupial fell out of a tree in Melbourne, Australia.

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Deer covered in tumors caught on camera

An unfortunate deer covered with tumors has been caught on camera by a photographer in southwestern Minnesota.

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Environmentally-friendly monkey goes viral

An environmentally-friendly monkey has gone viral after it was caught on camera drinking from a street tap in India.

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Day-old dolphin calf spotted in British waters

A dolphin calf that is believed to be just one day old was spotted swimming in the waters off the British coast, near Torquay.

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Bald eagle fights fox in incredible midair tussle

A photographer has captured a truly remarkable midair tussle between a bald eagle and a red fox who are fighting over a rabbit.

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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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California photographer snaps sea lion ‘trapped’ in humpback whale’s mouth: ‘The true Jonah experience’

A wildlife photographer in California recently snapped a photo of the moment a humpback whale surfaced and appeared to gobble up an unsuspecting sea lion in its mouth.

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Utah bear steals and eats cougar’s kill, video shows

A bear in Utah was caught on video stealing the deer a cougar had killed and hidden away and attempted to save for another time, wildlife officials said.

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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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