Puffins, one of the oddest, most charming and hardest to see birds to see in the United States, but it’s getting easier because their numbers on Eastern Egg Rock, a southern Maine island hit a record 148 pairs in 2014. Warming water temperature threatened the efforts of Project Puffin to bring the cartoonish seabird back to its lost colonies.
Keep reading Puffins near Portland
Spinner sharks launch themselves out of the water while feeding on schools of small fish. See them jump and spin among surfers.
Keep reading Go see sharks jump and spin off Palm Beach
Ol Pejeta Conservancy asks the public for $35k to buy a drone to protect what may be the world’s last four northern white rhinos from poachers.
Keep reading Rarest rhino species may be saved by crowdfunded drones
The new scorecard for the FWS recovery effort: 58 Mexican wolves in wild. Agents killed 13 on purpose, 18 by accident and let another 43 get killed illegally. Oh, and zero new wolves released since 2007.
Keep reading Seriously? Feds to shoot one of 58 endangered Mexican wolves left in wild
The movie imagines the elusive animal really does survive, only a big drug company wants to kill it off for a magic potion it secretes.This is by no means the movie wildlife watchers would make about the fantastic hope that a living thylacine represents.
Keep reading The Hunter: Crushing the fantasy if the Thylacine wasn’t extinct and someone wanted to kill it off again
Bald eagles chose the post-industrial wasteland of Chicago’s way South Side to build their first nest in the city in 130 years. The Chicago PD cancelled plans for a huge outdoor firing range nearby that environmentalists hated anyway.
Keep reading Chicago so excited about bald eagle nest it cancels nearby shooting range plans
13 endangered whooping cranes now call Wheeler NWR their winter home–maybe permanently–thanks to the quirks of weather, FAA rules and bird stubbornnes.
Keep reading Whooping cranes may make AL home after fluky weather and FAA rules dispute
Thousands of virtually extinct scimitar-horned oryx survive on TX hunting ranches. But only 110 TX oryx are in the species survival plan that spans 211 institutions worldwide. The species doesn’t need Texas hunters.
Keep reading What 60 Minutes’ Love Letter to TX Canned Hunts Got Wrong
South of the Border now lures I-95 travelers with a roadside reptile lagoon full of alligators, turtles and snakes and endangered crocs.
Keep reading I’ll have a rare crocodile with my Mexican-themed kitsch, please