Mexico's Xcaret Ecological Park is reporting progress in its efforts to revive the country's struggling population of scarlet macaws. Human activity has led to a precipitous decline of the species in its natural jungle habitat, but the park says its captive breeding program is helping restore the spectacular bird to its former glory in the wild.
Reuters (Aug. 15, 2013) A breeding program in Mexico makes its third release of macaws into the wild this year as part of its effort to revive the country's struggling population of scarlet ... watch video
AP (Oct. 6, 2014) A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (June 7, 2015) From a cheetah mother with not enough time in the day in Germany to a new lease on life for California sea lions -- animals in the headlines around the globe. Katharine Jackson reports.
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AP (Feb. 26, 2013) Tourists won't see an immediate impact from automatic budget cuts at Everglades National Park, but a top official says wildlife programs could suffer. Park Superintendent Dan Kimball says there are ... watch video
Washington Post (Jan. 26, 2015) As part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Rock Creek Park, visitors to the park on Sunday dissected owl vomit, called pellets. National Park Service Ranger Tony Linforth said the pellets show ... watch video
AP (June 6, 2014) Police discovered a hippopotamus wandering through the streets of a Mexican town early Thursday morning after a walk in the park with its owner. (June 6)
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Reuters (Mar. 19, 2013) Dogs and cats are widely known to be the best of enemies in neighborhoods around the world but at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California, they are forming friendships that are helping to sustain ... watch video
Nov. 27, 2015 Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers are ... read more
Nov. 27, 2015 A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Periods of high extinction on Earth, rather than evolutionary adaptations, may have been a key driver in the diversification of amniotes (today's dominant land vertebrates, ... read more
June 4, 2015 Some near-extinct species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity, according to new research. The study looks at the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis ... read more
May 8, 2013 In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first ... read more