Adorable Black-Footed Ferret Sure Does Like the Taste of Freedom

This sweet li’ll face belongs to a rare black-footed ferret, one of 30 released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The 25-square-mile site was once a toxic waste dump, but has gotten new life (literally) after a billion-dollar… »10/05/15 9:00pm10/05/15 9:00pm


Now You Can Help Scientists Track Animals in Mozambique From Your Sofa


Everyone wants to help the environment, but all of that actually doing stuff takes a lot of effort, right? Then good news as a new project has launched which will let ordinary people, with no scientific background, contribute to a scientific mission to track the recovery of the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. »9/13/15 2:30pm9/13/15 2:30pm

The Controversial, Mad Science Strategy to Save Earth's Rhinos 

Rhino horn is more precious than gold on the black market, and people’s insatiable demand for the stuff has driven rhinos to the brink of extinction. Now a Seattle-based startup has a radical plan to save these incredible animals: Using synthetic biology to manufacture rhino horns in the lab. »7/17/15 4:53pm7/17/15 4:53pm

Construction begins today on Washington state’s highly anticipated wildlife overpass.

Construction begins today on Washington state’s highly anticipated wildlife overpass. Measuring 150-feet long (45 meters), the bridge will allow bears, cougars, elk, and lizards to cross over the busy I-90 highway. It’s a “critical connective link” that’s expected to dramatically reduce collisions between vehicles and… »6/09/15 7:30pm6/09/15 7:30pm

This Nature Documentary Was Made Inside the World of Grand Theft Auto

Lots of things are wrong with the Grand Theft Auto franchise - violence, sexism, and so on - but I think it's still pretty cool that the GTA 5 universe has wildlife running (and swimming) around. A YouTuber recorded the CGI wildlife and created a tribute to the Attenborough "grandeur of nature"-style documentary. »12/01/14 4:40pm12/01/14 4:40pm

Painted Dogs Took Down A Pregnant Impala and Nat Geo Streamed It Live

In the run-up to Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Week, the network has been livestreaming video from South Africa's Kruger National Park twice each day online via Last week, viewers got a surprise: a pack of wild dogs brought down a pregnant impala. Fair warning: this video is hard to watch. »11/20/14 1:00am11/20/14 1:00am

Meet the "Snot Otter," North America's Biggest Salamander

If you've splashed around in the creeks of Appalachia, you may have been close to the largest salamander in North America, the Eastern hellbender, but you probably wouldn't have known it. Learn about this magnificent critter in a short documentary produced by Freshwaters Illustrated and the US Forest Service. »10/24/14 6:09pm10/24/14 6:09pm