Endangered Species

Sloth bears at the Philadelphia Zoo
Courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo
Rachel Kurland
January 09, 2020 - 1:02 pm
A sloth bear cub was born at the zoo in December — the first healthy sloth bear born at the Philadelphia Zoo since 1997. Read more here.
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A kangaroo escapes the wildfire in Australia.
Brett Hemmings/Getty Images
January 07, 2020 - 12:38 pm
The blazes, which have been burning across Australia for months, have razed homes and wiped out entire towns. Nearly half a billion animals have been impacted by the fires in New South Wales alone, with millions potentially dead. Read more here.
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A least tern checks her two eggs on the beach in Gulfport, Miss.
Dave Martin/AP Photo
AP News
October 23, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by the damming of major rivers like the Missouri, the interior least...
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Kirtland's warbler, an endangered songbird that lives in the jack pine forests of northern Michigan
John Flesher/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered.
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bald eagle
Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP, file
August 12, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action, which expands the administration's rewrite of...
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PECO Primate Reserve party
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
July 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1995, a devastating fire claimed the lives of 23 endangered primates at the Philadelphia Zoo. Since then, world-renowned exhibits and programs were created in its place, a collaboration between the zoo and PECO. Now 20 years later, the PECO Primate Reserve is...
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Pennsylvania Game Commission falcons
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 19, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom and Dad falcon were none too pleased to see Arthur McMorris show up for his yearly invasion of their privacy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission falcon expert made his annual trip to Philadelphia City Hall last week to check on the family of falcons that have been...
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