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For a kid, what's more thrilling than pitching a tent and having a summer campout in the backyard? Not much. The sheer act of sleeping under a piece of pitched fabric allows imaginations to run wild, …


Two Tons Of Ivory Intercepted In Hong Kong

Officials with the Ports and Maritime Command were tipped off about a possible shipment of illegal ivory headed to Hong Kong from Malaysia on Tuesday. Upon close inspection, customs officials found…


Petition for Lions’ Endangered Species Status

In the last three decades wild African lions have declined by nearly fifty percent. Even so, they are not listed in the United States as an endangered species yet. Consequently, there are still some v…


5 New Species of Fish Discovered

Researchers have discovered five new species of wild fish endemic to Lake Malawi, which is located between Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. The new fish are in the genus Metriaclima. They are provisio…


Mountain Gorilla Population Increases

A survey of wild mountain gorillas living in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has shown an increase to 480, up from 380. Conducted in the spring of 2010, the survey was supporte…


Hippo Day Spa (video)

Watch how hippos get cleaned in the river at Nzima in Africa in this fascinating National Geographic video. Dozens of freshwater sharks with underhung mouths come up to the hippo as he rests in the…


59% Decrease in Population of Large African Animals

A recent study has stated that large mammals like buffalo and lions in African game parks have decreased by 59 percent from 1970 to 2005. The study was conducted by researchers from the United Nations…


New Rainforest Gecko Species Identified

Adam D. Leaché and Matthew K. Fujita used new DNA analysis techniques to determine that a species of West African rainforest gecko is very likely to be at least four distinct species. West African gec…


32 Black Rhinos Will Fly to Tanzania

A $7 million conservation project will return 20 male and 12 female black rhinos to Tanzania over the next two years. Tanzania reportedly only has 70 rhinos left. The rhino conservation project also a…


Extraordinary Gorilla Reunion (video)

Five years ago, conservationist Damian Aspinall released a gorilla, Kwibi, into the jungles of Gabon. Aspinall returned recently to reunite with a now ten-year-old Kwibi. How did the reunion go? Watch…


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