Posted May 28, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Two hundred years ago much of Colorado was inhabited by large herds of American bison, more commonly referred to as buffalo, including the Boulder Valley. By the 20th century the only buffaloes left in Boulder were the sports teams of the University of Colorado. In October, 2011, Ted Turner offered the city of Boulder. Colorado a small herd of 20 bison as a gift.

Posted May 24, 2012 by Ron Callari

You'd expect to find elephants in the African Bush, but perhaps not in the UK, and certainly not at this year's Olympics to
be held in London, July 27 - August 12, 2012. Nonetheless, training for
the baton hand-off are two female African elephants, 20-year old "Five"
and "Latabe," 19. Hailing from the West Midlands Safari Park, these two
lively and affectionate pachyderms were ready for their "close-up" on the world's
largest international stage.

Posted May 24, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The Indian state, Maharashtra, in the western part of the country, is
taking wildlife conservation very seriously, so seriously that it is
allowing forest guards to shoot poachers on sight.  And citizen informers will be rewarded for pointing them out.

Posted May 23, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

In recent months fishermen in Peru began finding hundreds of dead dolphins and porpoises washed up on the beaches of the northern coast there. Now seabirds in the area have also begun dying. While officials have not yet found a definite cause for the two occurrences, they insist that they are unrelated.

Posted May 21, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Spring is here and the news is great for zoos.  Not only is it a
great season for visiting zoos, but you're likely to see a lot of
new cubs of one species or another at this time of year.  Here are three
of the rarer species born in U.S. Zoos the last month; jaguars, and two endangered species - Asian wild dogs, and a Sichuan takin.

Posted May 4, 2012 by John P. Barker

Have lions declared war on small children?  These videos seem to answer "Yes!"  But much of this behavior could be due to one very obvious fact: Lions are cats.  BIG cats...