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Because of droughts, wildfires, and lack of food in their mountain homes, black bears are moving down into people's living spaces. Humans like to help where we can, and this article addresses how to help bears through tough times, without endangering anyone.

Beekeeping fights a deadly environmental crisis, rewards you with stress-relief and offers you an extra source of income.

Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest and most majestic of their species. I was honored to document the making of a new family, which I share with you in this article.

Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you.

Pileated Woodpeckers are fascinating birds. Here I share with you my personal observations of a family in the making.

Fennec foxes are cute but cunning. Just like small dogs, you can carry them around and play with them. Make sure that you feed them well. Interestingly, even though fennec foxes are closely related to dogs, their diet is very similar to that of a cat. So, what do fennec foxes regularly eat?

Coyotes are a native species. Some states protect them by law and some don't. As we continue to overlap in urban and rural areas, coyotes, humans, and their pets will cross paths. So, what do you do if you encounter a coyote with your pet?

Did you find a baby bird on the ground? Are you wondering what to do? Does it need water and food? Are the parents coming back? Should you leave it alone and just watch it? Your questions answered.

Thinking of a good name for your squirrel? This article showcases an epic list of best squirrel names.

The bald eagle has a fascinating history in the U.S. They are large raptors with hooked, yellow beaks and claws. They have come off of the endangered species list. The species is on the Great Seal of the U.S. and is used on most official documents from the president. It is on vehicles and podiums.

We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. But once they find a food source, they become regular visitors, which is something most people either love or hate. We are among those who love these noisy, inquisitive, smart birds.

Who wouldn't want to own a pet crow? You could train it to sit on your shoulder and recite poetry! On the other hand, is it legal . and moral? Would a crow make a good pet? Read on to find out.

Are you looking for a list of black and white animals? Here are 20 of the most recognizable black and white species. Learn about why their colors help them camouflage. Enjoy these stunning pictures as well.

Bites, scratches, or worse can happen when we don't approach an animal correctly. Even if we have seen them around or know them from a neighbor, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach an animal.

Do you want to work with wildlife? Have you thought about what kind of careers to pursue so that you can work with wildlife for a living? Here are some tips on how to get hands-on before having to commit to a career path.

Food, shelter, and water are all equally important to birds, particularly during the freezing months. We chose to purchase a heated birdbath so that our backyard birds have the fresh water they need for hydration and bathing, without the need to fly great distances to find a source.

Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats, having been almost wiped out in the early part of the 20th century. This article will explain all about these ducks and the threats they face.

An article about black-footed ferrets, one of the most endangered species on the planet, and how they depend on prairie dogs as the sole providers of both their food and housing.

If you find a lost baby bird, there are several steps you'll need to do to take care of it.

Here are some great tips on avoiding bear contact while in your home and cottage from someone who has seen a bear close-up.

Whether you are naming a wolf for a zoo exhibit, a wolf stuffed animal, or even a pet pooch that wishes to be a wolf, you will likely find a perfect, fierce name match on this list!

Whether you are naming a pet tiger, a tiger for a zoo exhibit, a tiger stuffed animal, or even a house cat that wishes to be a tiger, you will likely find a perfect name match on this list!

Southern California's wild parrot population is growing, raising worries that they might be threatening the survival of native birds.

For the amateur bird watcher: how to establish a friendly relationship with the crows in your neighborhood, how crows communicate, and what they like to eat.

Maligned because of a few of their vampire family members, bats are actually the good guys! Let them teach you life lessons about the benefits of good deeds, working with others, and achieving goals.

Here I will tell you exactly how to safely capture and hold a wild lizard. Before attempting to handle a wild reptile, make sure that it's legal for you to do so in your local area.

Starlings have a very bad reputation and for good reason. They are aggressive and have displaced some of our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots and food sources. Starlings aren't all bad, though. Discover their unique talents and learn how to keep them out of your bird feeders.

Florida is home to over fifty species of snakes, but only six species are venomous. Snakes are generally not a problem and if left alone won't bother you. It is a good idea, however, to learn how to identify the snakes that can cause harm.

Learn what types of food to give an orphaned wild bird and how often you should feed it.

If you have never had the pleasure of hearing or seeing the gorgeous Northern (Baltimore) oriole, here are seven natural ways you can attract them to your yard and gardens. You won't be sorry—they are voracious insect eaters!

What should you do if you find a sick or injured pigeon? These life-saving tips will help you to know exactly how to approach and care for a wild domestic pigeon.

We all love to feed the geese and ducks bread. But have you ever seen the goose with a crooked or deformed wing? It turns out that bread may do more harm than good.

This article teaches you 5 easy steps to help you care for an injured wild bird. Learn what you must do if you find one, how to catch it, how to stabilize it, and whom to call for help.

This article provides insight into the British Urban Fox, their popularity in cities and how they differ from rural foxes. The information is based on my own experience and observations of foxes in our back garden.

Offering different types of bird feeders filled with a variety of wild bird seed increases the number and variety of birds searching for a meal in your backyard.

The tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a land-dwelling amphibian that returns to the water to breed. Like most amphibians, the young metamorphose from a water-breathing larva to an air-breathing adult.

This article is about the habits and life cycle of the Carolina Wren that live in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana.

General facts about the beautiful hummingbird, its habits and preferences, with a focus on the species and native flora that attract them in Southern California.

My story of the black crow. Learn about black crows and diseases. Are you superstitious?

Here is an in-depth guide on how to feed and house a lost or abandoned baby bird.

Wild animals do not make good pets. Though "rescuing" a squirrel, fawn, raccoon or other wild critters may seem humane, it often has negative consequences for both the animal and the human.

Raising a baby wild bird is not a task to be taken lightly! It requires much time and effort, and should not be undertaken if you have other options. Here are a few things I learned while raising our sparrow.


The Seattle Animal Shelter partners with the PAWS Wildlife Center, a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility located north of Seattle in Lynnwood. A volunteer from PAWS comes to SAS daily to transport animals to the center. PAWS also assists thousands of citizens facing conflicts with wildlife, working with them to find effective, long-term, humane solutions to wildlife problems.

If you have found a sick or injured wild animal, have questions about wild animal behavior, or are experiencing a wildlife problem, visit the PAWS website or call the center at (425) 412-4040.


Animal Abuse

Reasons for Abuse

There are many different reasons why individuals abuse animals. Animal cruelty covers a wide range of actions (or lack of action), so one blanket answer simply isn’t possible. Each type of abuse has displayed certain patterns of behavior that we can use to help understand more about why people commit the crimes we encounter today.

Animal cruelty is often broken down into two main categories: active and passive, also referred to as commission and omission, respectively.

In many cases of neglect where an investigator feels that the cruelty occurred as a result of ignorance, they may attempt to educate the pet owner and then revisit the situation to check for improvements. In more severe cases however, exigent circumstances may require that the animal is removed from the site immediately and taken in for urgent medical care.

Active Cruelty (Acts of Commission)

Implies malicious intent, where a person has deliberately and intentionally caused harm to an animal, and is sometimes referred to as NAI (Non-Accidental Injury). Acts of intentional cruelty are often some of the most disturbing and should be considered signs of serious psychological problems. This type of behavior is often associated with sociopathic behavior and should be taken very seriously.

Animal abuse in violent homes can take many forms and can occur for many reasons. Many times a parent or domestic partner who is abusive may kill, or threaten to kill, the household pets to intimidate family members into sexual abuse, to remain silent about previous or current abuse, or simply to psychologically torture the the victims, flexing their “power.”

Passive Cruelty (Acts of Omission)

Passive cruelty is typified by cases of neglect, where the crime is a lack of action rather than the action itself — however do not let the terminology fool you. Severe animal neglect can cause incredible pain and suffering to an animal.

Examples of neglect are starvation, dehydration, parasite infestations, allowing a collar to grow into an animal’s skin, inadequate shelter in extreme weather conditions, and failure to seek veterinary care when an animal needs medical attention.

If you are aware of any situation of animal abuse or neglect, you must call animal control or local law enforcement. When in doubt, call Wildlife Rescue at 830-336-2725.

This article is reprinted with the permission of Pet-Abuse.com.

Animal Abuse & Pathology
  • Earl Kenneth Shriner, who raped, stabbed, and mutilated a 7-year-old boy, had been widely known in his neighborhood as the man who put firecrackers in dogs’ rectums and strung up cats.
  • Brenda Spencer, who opened fire at a San Diego school, killing two children and injuring nine others, had repeatedly abused cats and dogs, often by setting their tails on fire.
  • Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler” who killed 13 women, trapped dogs and cats in orange crates and shot arrows through the boxes in his youth.
  • Carroll Edward Cole, executed for five of the 35 murders of which he was accused, said his first act of violence as a child was to strangle a puppy.
  • In 1987, three Missouri high school students were charged with the beating death of a classmate. They had histories of repeated acts of animal mutilation starting several years earlier. One confessed that he had killed so many cats he’d lost count. Two brothers who murdered their parents had previously told classmates that they had decapitated a cat.
  • Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer had impaled dogs’ heads, frogs, and cats on sticks.
  • More recently, high school killers such as 15-year-old Kip Kinkel in Springfield, Ore., and Luke Woodham, 16, in Pearl, Miss., tortured animals before embarking on shooting sprees.
  • Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who shot and killed 12 classmates before turning their guns on themselves, bragged about mutilating animals to their friends.

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Registration is now open for the 50th anniversary of the Walk for Animals

Animal Humane Society is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s Top Nonprofit Workplaces for 2021! We employ over 280 employees across our four locations, including 10 full-time veterinarians. Interested in joining our team? Explore current job openings.

If you're worried about an outdoor cat, determining if they're feral, a stray, or someone's pet is an important step to putting your mind at ease. Learn how to tell the difference, why it matters, and what you can do to help our feline friends in freezing temps.

Whether you've just welcomed a puppy into your family, or you're considering it, our free, live webinar can help you prepare for life with a young dog. Our All About Puppies Seminar covers puppy play, enrichment, preventing unwanted behaviors, and more.

The Walk for Animals is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been five decades since our supporters embarked on the very first Walk for Animals. Since then, the Walk has grown — and so has the impact of your support. AHS is a step ahead and leading the pack for animal welfare in Minnesota and beyond, thanks to you!

It’s time to celebrate, to change lives, and to make the future brighter for animals in need.


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Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

We organize our work around these six areas:

Climate

Freshwater

Wildlife

Forests

Oceans

WWF and Air Wick team up to reseed 1 billion square feet of wildflowers and grasslands in the Northern Great Plains

The women-led effort to restore Brazil's Atlantic Forest

Give monthly and help protect polar bears and other species

Celebrating Women in Sustainability: Una Hrnjak-Hadziahmetovic

5 forest-dwelling species we love

How produce delivered by mail could help both people and nature

Love it or Lose it: Nature needs us now

Donate to WWF and choose a new set of animal-themed masks

Run a race, celebrate a birthday, or honor our planet – and raise money to help protect wildlife and their habitats

Take action to help permanently protect the Arctic Ocean and the wildlife that call it home

World Wildlife Fund

1250 24th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

World Wildlife Fund Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 52-1693387) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

© 2021 World Wildlife Fund. WWF ® and ©1986 Panda Symbol are owned by WWF. All rights reserved.


Species Directory

Common name Scientific name Conservation status ↓
Amur Leopard Panthera pardus orientalis Critically Endangered
Black Rhino Diceros bicornis Critically Endangered
Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus Critically Endangered
Cross River Gorilla Gorilla gorilla diehli Critically Endangered
Eastern Lowland Gorilla Gorilla beringei graueri Critically Endangered
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata Critically Endangered
Javan Rhino Rhinoceros sondaicus Critically Endangered
Orangutan Pongo abelii, Pongo pygmaeus Critically Endangered
Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis Critically Endangered
Sumatran Elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus Critically Endangered
Sumatran Orangutan Pongo abelii Critically Endangered
Sumatran Rhino Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Critically Endangered
Sunda Tiger Panthera tigris sondaica Critically Endangered
Vaquita Phocoena sinus Critically Endangered
Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla gorilla Critically Endangered
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Neophocaena asiaeorientalis ssp. asiaeorientalis Critically Endangered
African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus Endangered
Asian Elephant Elephas maximus indicus Endangered
Black-footed Ferret Mustela nigripes Endangered
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Endangered
Bluefin Tuna Thunnus Thynnus Endangered
Bonobo Pan paniscus Endangered
Bornean Elephant Elephas maximus borneensis Endangered
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes Endangered
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Endangered
Galápagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus Endangered
Ganges River Dolphin Platanista gangetica gangetica Endangered
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas Endangered
Hector's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori Endangered
Humphead Wrasse Cheilinus undulatus Endangered
Indian Elephant Elephas maximus indicus Endangered
Indus River Dolphin Platanista minor Endangered
Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris Endangered
Mountain Gorilla Gorilla beringei beringei Endangered
North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis Endangered
Red Panda Ailurus fulgens Endangered
Sea Lions Zalophus wollebaeki Endangered
Sea Turtle Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae families Endangered
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Endangered
Sri Lankan Elephant Elephas maximus maximus Endangered
Tiger Panthera tigris Endangered
Whale Balaenoptera, Balaena, Eschrichtius, and Eubalaen Endangered
Whale Shark Rhincodon typus Endangered
African Elephant Loxodonta africana Vulnerable
Bigeye Tuna Thunnus obesus Vulnerable
Black Spider Monkey Ateles paniscus Vulnerable
Dugong Dugong dugon Vulnerable
Forest Elephant Vulnerable
Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca Vulnerable
Giant Tortoise Vulnerable

World Wildlife Fund

1250 24th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

World Wildlife Fund Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 52-1693387) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

© 2021 World Wildlife Fund. WWF ® and ©1986 Panda Symbol are owned by WWF. All rights reserved.


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Comments:

  1. Samusho

    I think he is wrong. We need to discuss.

  2. Lane

    Exactly! It is the good idea. I keep him.



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