endangered species

Orphaned gorilla, famous for viral selfie, dies in the arms of her human rescuer

Sometimes animals become orphaned, and rely on the kindness of humans for survival. Thankfully, there are many people who devote ...

Orangutan reaches out a hand to help man stuck in mud

The orangutan is one of the most incredible animal species on earth. They are one of the closest relatives to ...

Curious baby orangutan notices pregnant woman, gently kisses her 'baby bump'

Apes are the closest relatives to humans in the animal kingdom, and people often find a special connection to these ...

Giant pandas no longer considered endangered, according to Chinese officials

On Wednesday, Chinese officials announced that giant pandas are no longer considered endangered. The species would be reclassified as “vulnerable.” ...

Tokyo zoo surprised and 'extremely happy' after giant panda gives birth to twins

It’s always great news when a new animal is born at the zoo, especially when it is a member of ...

Zoo celebrates birth of rare, critically endangered black rhino baby

For any zoo, the birth of a new baby animal is an occasion to celebrate. But it’s an even bigger ...