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
Oct. 8, 2015 Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant's surface, according ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 With their tiny forelimbs and long hindlimbs and feet, jerboas are oddly proportioned creatures that look something like a pint-size cross between a kangaroo and the common ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Biologists have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants. The analysis has shown in which locations fossilized ants are more related to the ants now ... 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