Wildlife officials are heading to a remote area of Everglades National Park to help pilot whales stranded in shallow water.
On Tuesday, officials found 20 to 30 pilot whales either beached or stranded in waters in a remote area of the Florida park near Highland Beach in northern Monroe County.
Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday.
Park spokeswoman Linda Friar says six of the whales were pushed back into the water. As of Wednesday, 10 whales died.
When James Kenison and his father Doug learned through Facebook that three deer were stranded on Minnesota's Albert Lea Lake, they knew they had to do something.
The owners of a hovercraft tour and training company, the pair headed for the lake on Sunday to save the animals and filmed a sweet video of the rescue.
According to The Saratogian, when the Kenisons arrived at the scene, they found the deer more than a quarter mile from shore. The lake was frozen solid and was so slippery the animals couldn't get their footing on the ice.
Planet of the chimpanzees?
An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.
Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Massachusetts lawyer Steven Wise, filed a second lawsuit Tuesday and plans to file a third Thursday that asks the courts to declare that the chimps are not things to be possessed and caged by people. It also asks that chimps should be released from "illegal detention."
Whatever you do, don't show this to your cat.
Lions roam the lush landscape of the Serengeti, while their domestic counterparts roam the dusty crawl space under your bed. But we've got video evidence that proves that these felines have more in common than you think, even if only one of them will reach a weight of 400 lbs. in their lifetime.
Our friends at National Geographic brought three different types of big kittens – a baby tiger, a lion and two leopards cubs – to our New York City offices to promote their fourth annual Big Cat Week (running through Dec. 6). We are pleased to bestow the following morsels of knowledge upon those who are just as fascinated by felines as we are:
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, R. Kelly and Lady Gaga – sometimes a ditty just sounds better when it's performed by a duo.
Such is the case with Ukranian street busker Sergei Ivanovich, who plays the clarinet for passersby in Dnipropetrovsk's European Square. When he added an adorable stray pooch to his sidewalk act, people took notice, whipping out their camera phones to capture the scene (which has already received more than 200,000 views on YouTube).
If only this feathery fella had an Instagram account.
A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 70-mile journey across the country's remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberley region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper (watch above). The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens.
Paul Walker loved the ocean, cars and staying active. He was a family man, whose 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, moved from Hawaii to California so she'd be closer to her father. He dedicated much of his life to charity and, of course, his fans.
The Fast & Furious star, who died Saturday in a car crash, also loved animals, a passion deeply documented on his social media accounts.
From pooches to sharks, he certainly left his mark on the animal kingdom.
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