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Rhode Island zoo welcomes birth of world’s most endangered wolf

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A zoo in Rhode Island has welcomed the birth of a critically endangered red wolf pup. There are only an estimated 23 red wolves left in the wild, Amy Roberts, director of animal programs at the Roger Williams Park ...

Two critically endangered Amur leopard cubs were born at the Saint Louis Zoo

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The Saint Louis Zoo has welcomed two adorable -- and incredibly rare -- bundles of joy: Anya and Irina, critically endangered Amur leopard cubs. Amur leopards are thought to be the world's rarest big cat, with aroun...

Man convicted of starting California wildfire that killed endangered condors was sentenced to 24 years in prison

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A man convicted of starting California's Dolan Fire -- which critically injured a firefighter, destroyed several homes and killed a dozen of endangered condors -- was sentenced to 24 years in prison, prosecutors ann...

The top 10 most endangered rivers in America

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The Colorado River — which provides drinking water, irrigation and electricity for more than 40 million people in the West — is the most endangered river in the United States this year, according to the nonprofit co...

Jersey Zoo welcomes birth of endangered black lion tamarin

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An endangered black lion tamarin has been born at the Jersey Zoo. The zoo celebrated the rare monkey's birth on Twitter, explaining that the youngster, named Grace, was too weak to hold onto her mother, so staff ste...

Florida zoo celebrates the birth of a critically endangered lemur

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A Florida zoo welcomed the birth of one of the world's most endangered primates: a blue-eyed black lemur. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announced the birth on Thursday in a Facebook post. The zoo said the primate...

California man caught with live, endangered sturgeon stuffed in trunk of car

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Wildlife officials in California successfully rescued a rare fish, a green sturgeon, that was found in the back of a suspect's car. Amazingly, the fish survived despite not being stored in water while in the vehicle....

NYC Mayor Eric Adams tearfully pins responsibility on city to ‘do more’ for endangered youth amid crime uptick

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Adams highlighted the life and death of 18-year-old Jayquan McKenley, who was shot and killed Sunday morning while sitting in a car in Brooklyn. McKenley’s death, Adams said, "hit me hard because the more I found out...

DNA can now be pulled from the very air we breathe. It could help track endangered animals

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists are now able to collect and analyze DNA pulled from thin ai...

Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they’ve been in nearly 20 years

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One of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, has declined 8% in population over the past year, which researchers call deeply concerning for the species' survival. The North Atlantic...

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies at Washington zoo after suffering severe injuries during breeding introduction

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Kirana, a 6-year-old Sumatran tiger at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, suffered life-threatening injuries on Friday after being introduced to the zoo’s 2-year-old male Sumatran tiger, Raja, as part of ...

Nearly two dozen species of birds, fish and other wildlife are set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list

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The ivory-billed woodpecker, along with 22 other species of birds, fish, mussels and other wildlife, is set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list, US federal wildlife officials announce...

Swarm of bees kill more than 60 endangered penguins in South Africa

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The 63 birds were found dead inside the Boulders African penguin colony in Simon's Town, located near Cape Town, according to a press release from the South African National Parks (SANParks). The penguins died someti...

Bee swarm kills 63 endangered penguins in South Africa

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Dozens of endangered African penguins were apparently killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa on Friday. The 63 penguins were found dead on Friday at a colony in Simonstown, near Cape Town, according to a statemen...

The Sierra Nevada red fox is now protected and listed as an endangered species

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The Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare California species whose population is dramatically dwindling, has been listed as endangered. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in a news release Monday that the fox ...

Giant pandas are no longer endangered, thanks to conservation efforts, China says

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Giant pandas are no longer endangered, Chinese officials have said, after decades of work to save the creatures helped drive their population in the wild up to 1,800. The species will be re-classified as vulnerable,...

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