• director September 27, 2019 4:57 pm

    Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

    An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said in a new report Friday that 58% of the continent’s 454 native trees are threatened and 15% are “critically endangered” – one step away from...

  • NBC May 18, 2019 6:38 pm

    San Diego Zoo's Giant Pandas Arrive Safely in China

    After 23 years away from her hometown, San Diego’s beloved former resident – giant panda Bai Yun, and her son, Xiao Liwu – are now safely back in China.

  • China April 9, 2019 7:40 pm

    San Diego Zoo Launches Farewell Party for Giant Pandas

    Like any good, respected icon, the San Diego Zoo’s giant pandas launched their “farewell” tour of sorts on Saturday – a three-week celebration highlighting their time in the city before they are repatriated to China.

  • China March 26, 2019 12:25 pm

    Giant Pandas to Leave San Diego Zoo

    Two giant pandas who have been a favorite of San Diegans for decades will no longer be a part of the San Diego Zoo, officials announced Monday.

  • Asher Klein March 19, 2019 12:03 pm

    Mother Orangutan Shot by 74 Air Gun Pellets in Indonesia, Left Blind

    An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased as the palm oil and paper industries shrink its jungle habitat. An X-ray showed at least 74 air gun pellets in her body, including four in her left eye and two in...

  • United States March 10, 2017 1:45 pm

    Twin Panda Cubs Reach Milestone At Georgia Zoo

    Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only two giant panda twins in the US, have reached a new milestone as they now enjoy all-day play in their dayroom habitat, the Atlanta Zoo said on Thursday.

  • China February 23, 2017 11:52 am

    US-Born Panda Bao Bao Lands in China After Leaving DC Zoo

    An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China. Under an agreement between China and the U.S., such panda cubs must be returned to China before they are 4 years old,...

  • Mexico December 8, 2016 3:03 pm

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • Congress September 4, 2016 11:24 pm

    Hunting Pushes Eastern Gorilla on to Critically Endangered Species List

    The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, cited illegal hunting in downgrading the status of the eastern gorilla on...

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