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.
Newly discovered glass frog looks a lot like Kermit
April 21, 2015, 10:32 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Muppet-like creature with a see-through belly found hanging out in the jungles of Costa Rica.
Please stop 'rescuing' gopher tortoises, Florida asks
April 6, 2015, 3:57 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Several well-intentioned people have recently moved the terrestrial reptiles into the ocean, mistaking them for sea turtles.
Wild pandas are bouncing back, new survey suggests
March 4, 2015, 11:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Panda populations have grown 16.8 percent in 10 years, according to a report by Chinese authorities.