(Just) 10 Brilliant Photo Finalists From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards

Yes, just 10 unbelievably brilliant photographs to show you from the group of 100 finalists of the British Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2015.  The competition is now 51 years old, the oldest and most prestigious wildlife photography challenge in the world, open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages.   If you're considering entering next year, you will be welcome, but take a look at the kind of competition you'll be facing....

Twin Pandas Fathered by Two Fathers?

It was a heart-breaking story for the world to learn of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda-in-resident giving birth to twins cubs (August 22), only to have one die days later. Pandas are famously challenged to breed in captivity and the twin birth presented an even greater hurdle for 17-year old Mei Xiang, the mother. More shocking was the fact that this female was inseminated by two male pandas.

Animal Friendly Hotels With A Twist Offer Amazing U.S. Vacation Opportunities

Animal friendly hotels with a twist are perfect for animal/nature lovers who can't or don't always want to bring their pets along. With more and more options to traditional accommodations, these lodges make communing with nature and interacting with animals more enjoyable than ever before.

The Circus is NOT Coming to Town?

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . . oh no!”  In 2014, he took an historic stand for animals by reintroducing the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 4525), which would end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses, over concerns about their welfare and safety risks they pose to us.

$250K Cash Reward For World’s Top Animal Advocate

Do you know how many animals are unfortunate enough to have made the ‘rarest primates on the planet’ list? It's unthinkable that in the year 2015 the issue of endangered animal species should continue to be of global concern — that the possibility of their extinction is not more of a clarion call for action?

Fear For Cecil The Lion’s Cubs After Uncle Was Initially Reported Killed

In the wake of Cecil the Lion brutal killing last month and his murder receiving condemnation from around the world, it was initially reported that Cecil’s brother Jericho was also killed by a hunter August 1, according to an announcement issued by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task force. Like something ripped from the Disney animated film, The Lion King, this potential tragedy had Cecil’s line of succession in potential danger — this time, not at the hands of humans, but by fellow lions.

Support Your Local Pollinators: Buy The Bees A Home

Encourage pollinators into your garden by providing the bees a home. This awesome Bee House is just the thing to get your local bees to set up housekeeping right in your yard.