Endangered Species

Scimitar-horned oryx in Chad (© Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi)

Rare antelopes return to Africa

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate a success story and learn about the reintroduction of the oryx to the wild.
Group of cheetah cubs in straw bed (Courtesy of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)

Cheetah cub boom: 10 in a week! [video]

Two litters of cheetah cubs were born during a single week at the Smithsonian Institution’s research facility.
Two elephants (© AP Images)

Hope for elephants: Ivory demand drops in China

Demand for elephant ivory in China has dropped sharply as that country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year.
Face of Sumatran tiger (© Wiklander/Shutterstock)

Top 10 ways to save wildlife

You think you can't save endangered wildlife? Think again. Here are 10 ways you can help.
Two young women in military fatigues (Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit/Facebook)

Black Mambas take a bite out of wildlife poaching

The women of South Africa's Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit have reduced rhino poaching in their reserve and are protecting other irreplaceable wildlife.
Bird and her chick (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Albatross is a mom at 66

The world’s oldest known breeding bird just became a mother again. Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, successfully hatched a chick at a wildlife refuge.
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Celebrating Wildlife Guardians

Tune in on March 2 at 11 a.m. EST/16:00 UTC for a live-streamed interactive video webchat on efforts to end wildlife trafficking.
Panda hanging from tree branch (© AP Images)

Bye-bye, Bao Bao [video]

Washington is saying its farewells to Bao Bao, the beloved giant panda that leaves the National Zoo and heads to China on February 21.
Two bats hovering over agave plant (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

How tequila helps save endangered bats

The lesser long-nosed bat has an unlikely protector: artisanal tequila makers. The bat, which pollinates blue agave, is back from the brink of extinction.