New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New members of the leaf-nosed bat family have been discovered inhabiting parts of South America — threatened with extinction on account of persistent regional burning.  Modern leaf-nosed bats belong to an ecologically diverse family (Phyllostomidae). They are small creatures that...

Chinese Park Launches Controversial Breeding Program

Chinese Park Launches Controversial Breeding Program

Image: Wikimedia Commons China recently launched a controversial orca breeding program, sparking criticism from activists who say keeping the animals in captivity is dangerous to their health. Chimelong Group, a leading amusement park...

On the Brink: Only 1,100 River Dolphins Remain

On the Brink: Only 1,100 River Dolphins Remain

The Indus River dolphins may not be as beloved as their more famous cousins, but they are in a much higher risk of disappearing. Found only in the freshwater Indus River in South...

This Salamander is Bigger Than Most Humans

This Salamander is Bigger Than Most Humans

 Image:Toby Jungen via Flickr Massive, slow-moving and ancient. Meet the incredibly rare Chinese giant salamander, which can outgrow the average human. Capable of reaching up to 6 feet from head to tail and weighing...

Miraculous Discovery of New Tiger Population in Thailand

Miraculous Discovery of New Tiger Population in Thailand

A recent survey has revealed a new breeding population of Indochinese tigers — offering rare hope to a gravely endangered species.  Camera traps situated in the Eastern Forest Complex of prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai...

First-Ever Panther Kittens Seen North of Florida River

First-Ever Panther Kittens Seen North of Florida River

Last year a female panther crossed the Caloosahatchee River in Florida into the previously separated northern habitat, making for the first crossing in decades and a remarkable step in the conservation of the species — and...

The Newly Discovered Fluorescent “Techno Toad”

The Newly Discovered Fluorescent “Techno Toad”

This psychedelic-looking frog is a real species — recently discovered off the Atlantic coast of South America.  Atelopus includes a large genus of toads, more commonly referred to as harlequin toads or stubfoot toads....

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