The Sochi dog adoption scheme started during the run-up to the Sochi Olympics in 2014, when Russian officials, in an effort to rid the city of packs of stray dogs, began shooting them.
Cannibalism. Bondage. Secret messages in their webs. Two arachnologists explain eight weird and wonderful habits of spiders that you’ve never heard of.
We're always taught to be wary of street animals. But in Istanbul, they're a fixture in the city, whether locals like it or not.
A small porpoise in Mexico is being threatened with extinction on two sides. Legal fishing often sweeps up the five-foot creatures, meanwhile illegal poaching of another endangered species is also sweeping up the few remaining animals.
Shabani is tall, dark, handsome ... and a gorilla. While becoming a sensation in Japan, he's also touched off debates about his hotness, girls love for him — and about Japan's frequent labeling as "weird" by outsiders.
From African lions to Grevy's Zebras, animals at the Toronto Zoo generate 3,000 tons of dung a year. Now the zoo will soon be turning all that poop into energy, thanks to a new biogas plant that uses manure to create electricity.
Reunited, and it feels so good! After four months in quarantine, a former stray dog from Ecuador named Arthur has finally been released to go home with Mikael Lindnord, a member of a Swedish adventure racing team that rescued Arthur during a race last year.
Lions who repeatedly kill livestock are a big problem for farmers, but killing such "problem lions" is an equally big issue for the threatened animals. To save both cattle and cats, conservationists are now trying out mock hunts to chase away lions without getting rid of them for good.
Who doesn't love a good zoo? The animals, for one. Many of the most popular attractions at zoos are animals like tigers and bears, who are particularly prone to boredom and depression when cooped up. That's why some people want to close traditional zoos and take a different approach.