Newfound family offers hope for Earth's rarest ape
July 16, 2015, 4:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists thought there were only 25 Hainan gibbons left, but a newly discovered family of three raises the species' population by 12 percent.
U.S. grants new protections for captive chimpanzees
June 12, 2015, 2:54 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The U.S. has officially reclassified all chimpanzees — both in the wild and in captivity — as an endangered species.
50 whales may be a new (and very endangered) species
May 11, 2015, 10:42 a.m. by Russell McLendon
DNA testing suggests Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico might actually be a unique species on the brink of extinction.
Bird with bug-like song finally found after 20 years
May 4, 2015, 3:10 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists first heard the Sichuan bush warbler sing in 1992, but it took two decades to find and identify the new species.